A look at the snap counts from the Green Bay Packers’ 27-13 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday:
Offense (54 total snaps)
Quarterback: Scott Tolzien 54.
Noteworthy: Newhouse, a 29-game starter the previous two seasons at left tackle, made his first start of 2013. Filling in for injured right tackle Don Barclay (knee), Newhouse struggled so badly in pass protection -- allowing four quarterback hurries and two hits, according to ProFootballFocus.com -- that the Packers might have to consider giving Derek Sherrod his first action on offense since he broke his right leg nearly two years ago if Barclay can’t go on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Sherrod was active against the Giants and played three snaps on the field goal/PAT team. … Bostick’s role continued to expand in the absence of Jermichael Finley. He lined up mostly off the line of scrimmage and had an impressive 26-yard catch and run. … Kuhn returned to his role as the primary third-down back, likely to give Tolzien a security blanket in pass protection. Franklin’s two snaps were his first on offense since Week 7, but he did not touch the ball.
Defense (67 total snaps)
Noteworthy: Even with all seven defensive linemen active for just the second time this season, Wilson played a season-high 22 snaps in part because Jolly left when he re-injured his groin. Raji played 65.7 percent of the snaps, his highest percentage of the season. … Playing with a smaller cast on his right hand, Matthews nearly played the entire game and was more effective than with the large club cast a week earlier. He registered his first sack since Week 5 and had four quarterback hurries, according to PFF. Jamari Lattimore, who played so well in relief of Brad Jones from Weeks 6-8, didn’t get a snap on defense. … Williams played all of his snaps on the outside rather than moving into the slot in the nickel, as he has done recently, and had one of the finest games of his career with eight tackles and an interception. Without Sam Shields and Casey Hayward, House started on the other side and Hyde played in the slot in nickel, where he had his hands full with Victor Cruz. Bush played in the dime, getting his first extended defensive action since Week 1. Banjo’s playing time has increased the past three weeks at the expense of the struggling Jennings.
Top special-teams contributors (28 total snaps): Bush 25, Lattimore 25, McMillian 24, Bostick 20, Jake Stoneburner 20, Kuhn 17, Franklin 14, Hyde 14, Palmer 14, Banjo 12, Daniels 11, House 10.