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Snap Count Report: Patriots at Jets

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NFL: New England Patriots at New York Jets Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the Patriots' snap counts on offense and defense from their Week 6 win against the Jets.


For those that wanted to see more Dion Lewis in the Patriots' backfield, you got your wish.

Mike Gillislee's first-quarter fumble was a huge factor, but Lewis played a season-high 29 snaps and touched the ball 11 times, which was also a season high.

The Patriots went heavy against the Jets, with fullback James Develin featured nearly as much as Danny Amendola, who was the team's third wide receiver.

Coming into the game the Jets run defense ranked 30th in the NFL, allowing 143 rushing yards per game, and the Patriots attacked that weakness gaining 118 yards on the ground, and averaging nearly five yards per carry (4.7).

Develin logged a season-high 25 snaps, while third tackle LaAdrian Waddle was used some as an extra blocker.

As for tight end Rob Gronkowski, the three-time All-Pro didn't appear to have any limitations after missing the team's Week 5 game due to a thigh injury.

Gronk missed just five offensive plays, and recorded his 15th career multi-TD game in the regular season, tying a Patriots record with Randy Moss.

As stated earlier, Danny Amendola's playing time was down this week after a season-high 55 snaps in Week 5.

Amendola's importance to the offense is obvious, and there's a good chance the team will continue to try and manage his workload to keep him healthy for the entire season.

Lastly, tight end Dwayne Allen, whose lackluster play has been a big topic of discussion, played a season-low five snaps in Week 6.


There were a number of interesting storylines to monitor from a play-time perspective on defense in this one.

First, without two of their top three corners due to injury, the Patriots turned to veteran Johnson Bademosi to play alongside Malcolm Butler.

Bademosi came over in a trade with the Lions late in the preseason and had played exclusively on special teams up until this point, but injuries forced him into the lineup.

Bademosi held up well for someone that isn't known for their talents as a corner and is a willing tackler that plays hard all the time.

In that sense, he really reminds you of fellow special-team standout Matthew Slater.

Also of note, the Patriots played just two linebackers other than Dont'a Hightower, who moved around the defensive front once again.

Kyle Van Noy and Elandon Roberts were the only other true linebackers to see playing time, as Jordan Richards was featured as a fourth linebacker.

Richards played in 34 of 75 snaps on defense (45.3%), which was his highest snap total since Week 1.

Finally, rookie defensive lineman Deatrich Wise, who has emerged as one of the team's best pass rushers, played a season-high 59 snaps against the Jets.

Wise has been extremely productive despite playing just 39% of the team's defensive snaps in the first five weeks.

You'd expect the rookies' workload to continue to increase as he gets more experience with the NFL game.

(h/t Pro Football Focus: