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Colts' snap count: Moncrief gets more snaps than Nicks

INDIANAPOLIS -- Here's a breakdown of the snap count for the Indianapolis Colts in their victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Running backs

Trent Richardson 38 of 79

Ahmad Bradshaw 33 of 79

Daniel "Boom" Herron 8 of 79

Note: Richardson remains the starter, but the workload was pretty even. Herron got eight snaps because Richardson left the game in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.

Receivers

T.Y. Hilton 63 of 79

Reggie Wayne 61 of 79

Donte Moncrief 23 of 79

Hakeem Nicks 19 of 79

Griff Whalen 5 of 79

Note: It's not surprising Hilton and Wayne lead the receivers in snaps. What is surprising, though, is that the rookie Moncrief had more snaps than the veteran Nicks. Nicks was only targeted by quarterback Andrew Luck once and didn't have a reception for the first time this season.

Tight ends

Coby Fleener 60 of 79

Dwayne Allen 55 of 59

Jack Doyle 28 of 79

Note: Without a fullback on the roster, the Colts aren't hesitating to have all three tight ends on the field together, with one lining up in the backfield as a fullback. All three had at least one catch.

Defensive line

Cory Redding 42 of 56

Ricky Jean Francois 41 of 56

Zach Kerr 21 of 56

Montori Hughes 15 of 56

Josh Chapman 9 of 56

Note: The hope was that Chapman would be the anchor in the middle of the defensive line, but only playing nine snaps is alarming, especially when you take into consideration that Kerr, an undrafted rookie, had 12 more snaps than him.

Linebackers

D'Qwell Jackson 56 of 56

Jerrell Freeman 51 of 56

Bjoern Werner 41 of 56

Andy Studebaker 25 of 56

Jonathan Newsome 24 of 56

Erik Walden 22 of 56

Josh McNary 5 of 56

Note: Walden only played 22 snaps because he was ejected in the second quarter for touching an official. Freeman would have played all 56 snaps like Jackson, but he left the game momentarily because of a hip pointer.

Secondary

Vontae Davis 56 of 56

Greg Toler 56 of 56

Mike Adams 56 of 56

Sergio Brown 49 of 56

Josh Gordy 39 of 56

Loucheiz Purifoy 8 of 56

Note: Davis, Toler and Adams have been the backbone of the secondary for the Colts this season. Adams continues to prove he can be effective at the age of 33. Davis and Toler deserve just as much credit as the front seven because their coverage skills allow the Colts to be an effective pass rush team.