Bills snap counts: Depth chart breakdown at Patriots

Here’s how the Buffalo Bills (4-3) depth chart broke down via snap counts in their 29-25 loss vs. the New England Patriots in Week 7:


  • TE Dawson Knox played in 63 percent of snaps despite now needing wrist surgery

  • OL Spencer Brown was the only player on the O-line to miss snaps–he has been dealing with a knee issue. 

  • QB Josh Allen did not miss playing time due to his shoulder injury he is playing with. 

  • At RB, James Cook and Latavius Murray saw an even split is snaps despite Cook’s 13 carries (56 yards) and Murray’s four carries (8 yards). 

  • For the fourth-straight game, WR Khalil Shakir played more than WR Deonte Harty–Last week he played 14 more and only five more vs. the Pats.

  • WR Gabe Davis played in 96 percent of snaps and recorded one catch for six yards. 


  • DL Von Miller played in only six snaps after seeing 27 last week vs. the Patriots. 

  • At DT without Ed Oliver (toe) and DaQuan Jones (pectoral), Tim Settle (36 snaps) and Jordan Phillips (34 snaps) led the interior D-line.

  • Tyrel Dodson replaced rookie third-round pick Dorian Williams at LB. 

  • DE AJ Epenesa led edge defenders in snaps played for the first time in 2023, although the rotationw as heavy.

  • CB Kaiir Elam was inactive but the former first-round pick did not see playing time. 

Special teams

  • LB Baylon Spector dropped 67 to 58 percent of snaps after sustaining a hamstring injury. 

  • After Dodson replaced Williams on defense, Williams took Dodson’s special teams snaps (29%). 

  • CB Siran Neal, LB Tyler Matakevich, CB Cam Lewis played in Tier 1 (79%) of special teams snaps vs. Patriots–FB Reggie Gilliams dropped to 75 percent as the Bills only punted once. 

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire