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Giants-Titans Snap Counts: Changing times, roster reflected in playing time

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How was the playing time for the Giants distributed on Sunday?

Henry Hynoski played a season-high 24 snaps on Sunday
Henry Hynoski played a season-high 24 snaps on Sunday
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With all of the injuries the New York Giants have suffered this season, and the voluminous losing they have done, the names on the roster have changed drastically. That, of course, means so has the playing time. Let's look at Sunday's snap counts during a 36-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans and see what information we can glean.

Offense

The running back snap distribution was noteworthy. Rashad Jennings was active, but played only 14 snaps. He carried just twice and caught one pass. Andre Williams (24 carries, 131 yards, 3 catches) played 52 snaps. Orleans Darkwa received six snaps, his first as a Giant. He carried once for no gain and was targeted once on an Eli Manning incompletion.

Tight end Adrien Robinson received 13 snaps. Larry Donnell played 49 snaps, but did not start. Daniel Fells did, playing 32 snaps.

Fullback Henry Hynoski played 24 snaps, the most he has played in a game this season. Is it a coincidence that the Giants ran the ball better?

Rookie wide receiver Corey Washington played four snaps. Kevin Ogletree was on the field for 15 plays.

Defense

OK, here we go with the stuff you guys are probably most interested in.

Defensive end Damontre Moore played a career-high 45 snaps, only being on the sideline for 13 plays. Cullen Jenkins actually started at defensive end, but played only 14 snaps. Undrafted free agent Kerry Wynn played 35 snaps.

Markus Kuhn got the glory with his fumble recover for a touchdown. Kuhn, though, played only 16 snaps. Rookie third-round pick Jay Bromley played 23, just three less than Johnathan Hankins.

Devon Kennard had a huge game with two sacked and a half-dozen, all of which was accomplished in just 32 snaps.

The cornerback and safety snaps showed the continued evolution of the Giants' defensive backfield following season-ending injuries to Prince Amukamara, Walter Thurmond and Trumaine McBride.

At cornerback, mid-season waiver claim Chykie Brown, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, started and played 56 of 58 snaps. Mike Harris, signed off the Detroit Lions practice squad, played 50 snaps in his second game as an active player. Veteran corner Zack Bowman played only on special teams. Jayron Hosley, the failed 2012 third-round pick, was inactive.

At safety, Stevie Brown played all 58 snaps while Quintin Demps was the third safety and played just 26.