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Pittsburgh Steelers snap totals vs. the San Francisco 49ers

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to dominate the 49ers in every facet of Sunday's game. Let's take a look at the snap totals to find comparisons of the players who saw the field the most.

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Throughout the chaos of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 43-18 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, the Steelers' overall snap totals at key positions can be extremely telling in terms of the coaching staff's overall trust in a player. For instance, the Steelers Week-1 game against the Patriots saw the team deploy several three-safety sets which gave increased snap totals to Robert Golden in preference to Shamarko Thomas.

Similarly, in the Week-2 victory over the 49ers, the numbers can be telling. For example, is Bud Dupree's 51 defensive snaps versus Arthur Moats' 39 snaps a sign of things to come? Only time will tell, but as the saying goes, "the numbers never lie."

Snap Totals by position:
Offense (57 plays)


Ben Roethlisberger: 53
Michael Vick: 4

Wide Receiver:

Antonio Brown: 52
Markus Wheaton: 52
Darrius Heyward-Bey: 46

Tight Ends:

Heath Miller: 48
Matt Spaeth: 17
Will Johnson: 5

Offensive Line:

Ramon Foster: 57
Kelvin Beachum: 57
David DeCastro: 57
Cody Wallace: 57
Marcus Gilbert: 53
Alejandro Villenueva: 4

Running Backs:

DeAngelo Williams: 53
Roosevelt Nix: 8
Jordan Todman: 4

Defense (90 plays)


William Gay: 87
Antwon Blake: 76
Ross Cockrell: 39
Brandon Boykin: 11


Will Allen: 90
Mike Mitchell: 87


Lawrence Timmons: 90
Ryan Shazier: 74
Bud Dupree: 51
James Harrison: 50
Jarvis Jones: 40
Arthur Moats: 39
Sean Spence: 16
Vince Williams: 3
Terence Garvin: 3

Defensive Line:

Stephon Tuitt: 73
Cameron Heyward: 68
Steve McLendon: 39
Cam Thomas: 30
Daniel McCullers: 22

The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the St. Louis Rams on the road in Week 3 with a 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff.