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Jaguars vs. Dolphins: Snap count and playing time

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Let's take a quick look at last week's Jaguars vs. Dolphins game where several young players got their first snaps of the season.

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Rob Foldy

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost 27-13 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but not without giving some players on both offense and defense their first significant snaps of the season.

Thanks to the good people at Pro Football Focus for helping to compile this information for us.

Offense - 72 snaps

Quarterback: Blake Bortles (72)

Running backs: Denard Robinson (40), Will Ta'ufo-ou (18), Toby Gerhart (16), and Jordan Todman (16)

Wide receivers: Allen Robinson (65), Cecil Shorts (62), Allen Hurns (39), Marqise Lee (22), and Ace Sanders (3)

Offensive line: Zane Beadles (72), Luke Bowanko (72), Brandon Linder (72), Austin Pasztor (72), Josh Wells (56), and Luke Joeckel (16)

Tight ends: Clay Harbor (61) and Nic Jacobs (18)

Toby Gerhart's 16 snaps are the second-lowest of the season and an indication that the Jaguars are (very) happy with Denard Robinson's production so far. The fact that he had as many carries as pass blocks doesn't bode well either. Josh Wells was better than expected in relief of Luke Joeckel, giving up one pressure but making up for it with stout run blocking.

Defense  - 61 snaps

Defensive linemen: Chris Clemons (46), Sen'Derrick Marks (42), Ryan Davis (28), Roy Miller (28), Red Bryant (26), Tyson Alualu (23), Abry Jones (21), Ziggy Hood (19), and Chris Smith (11)

Linebackers: J.T. Thomas (61), Telvin Smith (40), Dekoda Watson (21), and Geno Hayes (21)

Secondary: Josh Evans (61), Demetrius McCray (61), Johnathan Cyprien (51), Dwayne Gratz (51), Will Blackmon (40), and Jeremy Harris (10)

For J.T. Thomas to play every defensive snap is impressive, as Paul Posluszny only did it three times before getting injured in Week 7. Also, to be able to get the kind of production out of the defensive line with Chris Clemons leading with just 46 sacks is indicative of the quality of scheme and depth the Jaguars have. With Will Blackmon out "indefinitely" it'll be interesting to see who fills the void at nickel cornerback and takes those 40 snaps. Jeremy Harris seems like the guy, but Week 8 was his first game all season.