Snap observations: Lions find right mix at safety vs. Jags

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Rafael Bush scores on an interception return against the Jaguars.

Detroit -- The Detroit Lions continued to mix and match their safeties, including multiple three-safety packages, in Sunday's 26-19 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The variety turned out to be a winning combination for defensive coordinator Teryl Austin as the group tallied three turnovers and made or assisted on the tackle for five third-down stops.

Rafael Bush, seeing his most snaps since starting in Week 4 for an injured Tavon Wilson, came up with his first career touchdown, intercepting a deflected pass and returning it 39 yards for the score. Miles Killebrew played just 12 snaps, but made five tackles, including four on third down that forced Jacksonville to punt. And Wilson recovered a second-quarter fumble forced by Glover Quin and hauled in the game-sealing interception in the closing seconds.

Here are some additional observations from the snap count report:

• The safeties weren't the only defensive backs being shuffled in and out of the lineup. The Lions also continued to rotate Nevin Lawson, this week getting Johnthan Banks his first playing time since being traded to Detroit. He played 21 snaps and made tackles on back-to-back plays in the third quarter.

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• With Theo Riddick banged up with a hand injury, Dwayne Washington received a bigger workload and was heavy utilized when on the field. The rookie running back played 24 snaps and either carried the ball or was targeted in the passing game on 62.5 percent of those plays. It ended up being a rough day for Washington, in part because of poor run blocking. He finished with six yards on 13 carries.

• Laken Tomlinson, who was benched earlier this season, got his first offensive snaps in more than a month. He subbed in for six snaps, briefly replacing both Graham Glasgow and Larry Warford.

• The Lions made the decision to bench Tyrunn Walker heading into this game with Stefan Charles seeing the biggest benefit. A free-agent addition this offseason, he played a season-high 28 snaps against the Jaguars, recording a five-yard tackle for loss and a quarterback hit.

PlayerPositionOffense%Defense%Special Teams%
Travis SwansonC57100%  516%
Riley ReiffT57100%  516%
Taylor DeckerT57100%  516%
Matthew StaffordQB57100%    
Graham GlasgowC5596%  516%
Larry WarfordG5393%  516%
Marvin JonesWR5189%    
Golden TateWR4782%    
Eric EbronTE4681%    
Anquan BoldinWR3968%    
Theo RiddickRB3358%    
Dwayne WashingtonRB2442%    
Matthew MulliganTE1730%  1031%
Andre RobertsWR1323%  1134%
Michael BurtonFB814%  516%
Laken TomlinsonG611%  516%
Corey RobinsonT59%  516%
Clay HarborTE24%  1650%
Glover QuinFS  66100%412%
Tahir WhiteheadLB  66100%412%
Darius SlayCB  6598%412%
Tavon WilsonSS  5177%619%
Rafael BushSS  4568%1238%
Nevin LawsonCB  4568%825%
Kerry HyderDE  4568%  
Ziggy AnsahDE  4061%  
Devin TaylorDE  3959%39%
Quandre DiggsCB  3858%825%
Haloti NgataDT  3858%412%
Josh BynesLB  3655%1031%
Stefan CharlesDT  2842%39%
Khyri ThorntonDT  2639%39%
A'Shawn RobinsonDT  2538%39%
Anthony ZettelDE  2436%619%
Johnthan BanksCB  2132%928%
Antwione WilliamsLB  1624%2062%
Miles KillebrewSS  1218%2475%
Brandon CopelandDE  12%2372%
Thurston ArmbristerLB    2784%
Johnson BademosiCB    2372%
Don CareyFS    2062%
Zach ZennerRB    1856%
Sam MartinP    1753%
Don MuhlbachLS    1134%
Matt PraterK    516%