Patriots' offensive snaps: Brandon LaFell, Rob Gronkowski lead charge

SAN DIEGO -- Offensive snaps played by New England Patriots skill-position players in Sunday's win against the Chargers (penalties included, not kneel-downs):


Brandon LaFell -- 74 of 76

Julian Edelman -- 57 of 76

Danny Amendola -- 18 of 76

Brian Tyms -- 2 of 76

Quick-hit thoughts: LaFell's only two snaps not played were at the 1-yard line in the first quarter when the Patriots went to a jumbo package with three tight ends, a fullback and running back, and the first play of the second half when the Patriots appeared to be setting up a deep shot for Tyms out of the 2-WR/2-TE/1-RB package. ... Edelman's numbers were a bit down as a result of more one-receiver, three-tight end groupings utilized. ... Amendola was part of the three-receiver, two-tight end package that was called on after the Patriots fell behind 14-3 and quickened the pace, with eight of his 18 snaps coming at that time.


Rob Gronkowski -- 75 of 76

Michael Hoomanawanui -- 41 of 76

Tim Wright -- 33 of 76

Marcus Cannon -- 1 of 76

Quick-hit thoughts: Gronkowski came off on the fourth play of the fourth quarter, after he caught a pass for no gain and safety Eric Weddle tackled him. Gronkowski walked slowly to the sideline, took a quick drink and was right back into the game. ... The 41 snaps for Hoomanawanui were his most since playing 45 against the Bears on Oct. 26 as the Patriots wanted a bit more size at the line of scrimmage and used a majority of multiple tight-end packages in the game. ... Wright's 33 snaps mark his second-highest total of the season, behind 61 against Detroit.


Shane Vereen -- 34 of 76

LeGarrette Blount -- 30 of 76

Jonas Gray -- 3 of 76

Brandon Bolden -- 1 of 76

Quick-hit thoughts: It's been a decisive turn in the direction of Blount, who has seized the opening provided by Gray three weeks ago and not looked back to assume the top "big back" role. ... The Patriots ran nine plays in the game without a running back.


James Develin -- 11 of 76

Quick-hit thoughts: While the Patriots made a concerted effort to establish the run, they did so more with multiple tight ends than a lead-blocking fullback. Although Develin seemed to take advantage of the chances he did have.


Tom Brady -- 76 of 76

Quick-hit thoughts: He wasn't about to give up the chance to kneel on the ball at the end of the game, as getting into victory formation is part of the sweet reward for a week of hard work.