Patriots' offensive snaps: All in for 'Gronk'

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A look at snaps played by New England Patriots skill-position players on offense in the team's 17-16 victory over the New York Jets (kneeldowns not included; penalties included):

Tight end

Rob Gronkowski -- 61 of 61

Tim Wright -- 32 of 61

Nate Solder -- 19 of 61

Michael Hoomanawanui -- 9 of 61

Cameron Fleming -- 4 of 61

Quick-hit thoughts: Gronkowski was the only skill-position player outside of Tom Brady to play every offensive snap, another sign that he's fully back to top form. Wright played just seven snaps in the first half, so his usage in the second half (25 snaps) -- as the Patriots went to an increased tempo -- was a notable in-game personnel adjustment. Solder and Fleming had snaps counted as a tight end when they declared eligible, but these snaps don't account for their regular work as offensive linemen.

Wide receiver

Brandon LaFell -- 57 of 61

Danny Amendola -- 44 of 61

Brian Tyms -- 13 of 61

Quick-hit thoughts: The Patriots were without Julian Edelman and it showed at times, as this group didn't consistently gain separation. Amendola's 44 snaps were his third-highest total of the season, and they came one week after he played a season-low 12 offensive snaps against Miami. This group looks different with Edelman.

Running back

Shane Vereen -- 39 of 61

Jonas Gray -- 16 of 61

Brandon Bolden -- 8 of 61

Quick-hit thoughts: Gray had led the team at halftime with 12 snaps, but things quickly shifted to Vereen (11 snaps at halftime) as the Patriots increased the tempo and went with a 2-WR, 2-TE, 1-RB package that featured Vereen. That also reflected some critical adjustments in the second half.


James Develin -- 3 of 61

Quick-hit thoughts: Not a big two-back game, as the Patriots elected to use extra offensive linemen up front instead. But Develin was on the field for Gray's 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter and also Bolden's game-sealing 17-yard run on third-and-1.


Tom Brady -- 61 of 61

Quick-hit thoughts: Brady wasn't coming out of this game and had the reward at the end to take three kneels in the victory formation.