A look at the New Orleans Saints’ snap counts in their 27-24 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10:
OFFENSE (81 snaps)
Quarterback -- Drew Brees 81
Fullback -- Erik Lorig 18
Center -- Jonathan Goodwin 81
Thoughts: Some impressively high snap counts from guys who were nursing injuries during the week. Strief and Goodwin didn’t miss a snap. Stills (thigh) and Ingram (shoulder) showed no ill effects from the injuries that limited them in practice during the week, with both taking on heavy workloads. And as I wrote earlier this morning, Graham is nearly all the way back from his shoulder injury, based on both his snap count and his production. ... Toon played his first offensive snaps of the season with Robert Meachem sidelined by an injury but didn’t see much action. He was never targeted.
DEFENSE (69 snaps)
Thoughts: Once again, Robinson played a ton of snaps without being noticed much (which is a good thing). I haven’t watched the tape yet, but it seemed as though he stepped up big while Lewis was battling an injury. ... The Saints say they like to try and limit Galette’s snaps to keep him fresh, but he and Jordan both played a ton. It’s probably because they were getting off the field so much during a great second-half performance, so they were getting plenty of rest between series. ... I lumped Deaderick in with the tackles this week since he played so many snaps compared to the other two true nose tackles. Interesting the Saints didn’t play their big men more against a team that likes to run so much -- but they made some adjustments after being pushed around early.