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Patriots vs Dolphins: Miami defensive snap counts from Week 1 victory

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Weekly, we will take a look back at the snap counts for the Miami Dolphins from their most recent game. This week, it's a look at the team's 33-20 win over the New England Patriots.

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Earlier today, we took a look at the Miami Dolphins offensive snap counts against the New England Patriots. We come back now to look at the Dolphins' defensive snaps in their 33-20 victory over their AFC East rivals.

The defense held up during 86 defensive plays, with 17 different 20 Dolphins players taking at least one defensive snap. Miami also had eight players take snaps only on special teams during the contest, which are listed in the chart below.

Week 1
vs. Patriots
33-20 Dolphins win

Player Position Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps
Cortland Finnegan Cornerback 86 100% 4
Brent Grimes Cornerback 86 100% 4
Louis Delmas Safety 86 100%
Jimmy Wilson Safety 84 98% 4
Olivier Vernon Defensive end 78 91% 4
Jared Odrick Defensive tackle 69 80% 4
Jason Trusnik Linebacker 67 78% 23
Cameron Wake Defensive end 62 72% 1
Jelani Jenkins Linebacker 59 69% 14
Will Davis Cornerback 57 66% 6
Earl Mitchell Defensive tackle 46 53% 4
Randy Starks Defensive tackle 46 53% 4
Derrick Shelby Defensive end 20 23% 19
Anthony Johnson Defensive tackle 18 21% 6
Dannell Ellerbe Linebacker 18 21%
Koa Misi Linebacker 17 20%
Chris McCain Linebacker 16 19% 11
Jamar Taylor Cornerback 15 17% 20
Jonathan Freeny Linebacker 14 16% 25
Michael Thomas Cornerback 2 2% 26
Walt Aikens Defensive back 20
Caleb Sturgis Kicker 15
Orleans Darkwa Running back 14
Nater Garner Guard 10
Brandon Fields Punter 9
John Denney Long snapper 9
Dallas Thomas Guard 7
Sammy Seamster Defensive back 6

Dolphins season snap counts - Defense

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