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Steelers Week 2 Offensive Snap Count: Wide Receivers All Getting Equal Opportunities


What used to be two dogs fighting for one bone has turned into three.

And those three receivers - Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders - are all getting equal opportunities on the field. The amount of times they're getting the ball may be a different story, but their snap counts were almost exactly equal in Pittsburgh's Week 2 win over the Jets.

Of 66 offensive snaps, Brown and Wallace had 41, and Sanders had 40. Brown led the game with seven catches and a game-high 79 yards. Wallace had five catches for 74 yards, and Sanders caught three passes for 33 yards.

Each of them had had a big play (a catch over 15 yards), and the even distribution of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a cause-and-effect relationship with their playing time.

Simply put, they're all producing so they're all getting on the field.

Add in tight end Heath MIller's three catches, and six other Steelers with one catch, Roethlisberger completed passes to every eligible receiver who played in Week 2 except third-string TE David Paulson and running back Baron Batch.

Here are the offensive snap totals for the Steelers.

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Of 66 offensive plays:

Ramon Foster RG 66
Willie Colon T 66
Heath Miller TE 66
Ben Roethlisberger QB 66
Maurkice Pouncey C 66
Max Starks T 66
Marcus Gilbert T 65
Antonio Brown WR 41
Mike Wallace WR 41
Emmanuel Sanders WR 40
Leonard Pope TE 27
Isaac Redman RB 25
Will Johnson FB 23
Jonathan Dwyer RB 23
David Paulson TE 15
Baron Batch RB 10
Jerricho Cotchery WR 10
Chris Rainey RB 9
Mike Adams T 1