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January 19, 2015 at 10:44 PM

Seahawks snap counts vs. Green Bay Packers

Here are the snap counts for Sunday’s NFC Championship game win over the Green Bay Packers.

Offensively, no real surprises though it’s worth noting that Ricardo Lockette played a season-high 45 snaps, 64 percent overall, as the de facto replacement for the injured Paul Richardson.

The Seahawks had hinted at replacing Richardson being sort of a committee thing. But that’s not how it was Sunday as Chris Matthews got seven snaps, Kevin Norwood four and Bryan Walters three.

Defensively what stands out is that the Seahawks played as much nickel as they have in a long time, with three cornerbacks on the field for 51 of the  69 snaps (the 51 played by Jeremy Lane), and it appeared as if they went to almost full-time nickel after the first couple of series. (Byron Maxwell came out for the two goal line stand plays which is why he shows 67 of 69 snaps).

Also of note is the playing time for two of the game’s true unsung heroes — linemen Demarcus Dobbs and Landon Cohen. Dobbs, essentially filling in for Jordan Hill, played 33 snaps, more than Kevin Williams or Tony McDaniel.

Cohen is maybe the most unsung hero of the game as he saw his first action as a Seahawk and first of any kind since the 2013 season, and played 14 snaps. Cohen spent two years with the Patriots (2010-11), so he’ll be seeing some old friends in the Super Bowl.

Deshawn Shead played the four snaps that Earl Thomas sat out when he went to the locker room to have his shoulder examined the first non-garbage time snaps Thomas has missed since the San Diego game in week two.

Also interesting seeing Malcolm Smith in for two snaps in a goal line package — he had an assisted tackle on a third-down play from the one (the play following the reversal of the apparent John Kuhn touchdown on second down) helping force one of Green Bay’s early field goals.

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