Who led the AFC South in playing time?

After I saw a post at PFT about New England offensive lineman Ryan Wendell leading the league in playing time, I went to see who played the most snaps in the regular season from our four teams.

Tennessee cornerback Jason McCourty played the fifth-most snaps in the NFL -- 1,282.

Note that a defensive guy being among the league-leaders is both a compliment to his durability and an indictment of his unit. A defender doesn’t want the opportunity to play too many snaps, because it means his defense is on the field too much.

Here are the team by team leaders, with their league rank and overall snaps, which includes any special teams work.


CB Jason McCourty, fifth, 1,282

S Michael Griffin, 10th, 1,270

CB Alterraun Verner, 17th, 1,235


S Dawan Landry, 14th, 1,244

MLB Paul Posluszny, 18th, 1,233

OLB Russell Allen, 46th, 1,172


LT Anthony Castonzo, 15th, 1,239

RG Mike McGlynn, 16th, 1,237

QB Andrew Luck, 48th, 1,169


LG Wade Smith, 31st, 1,193

LT Duane Brown, 32nd, 1,192

S Glover Quin, 47th, 1,171

You can flip through playing time numbers league-wide or by position at this fine page from Football Outsiders.