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49ers Snap Count: Week 16 at Los Angeles Rams

It's time for our weekly look at the snap count totals for the San Francisco 49ers. Here are some playing-time observations from the team's Week 16 road win over the Los Angeles Rams. Below is a list of reps for each player, broken down by phase of the game.



-- Filling in for injured veteran Torrey Smith, Rod Streater played 51 of 75 snaps on offense and started his first game of the season for the 49ers. Streater posted season highs with six catches for 63 yards. He also caught a key touchdown in the fourth quarter to set up Colin Kaepernick's go-ahead, two-point conversion. Rookie wideout Aaron Burbridge played a career-high 38 snaps on offense. Chris Harper saw the field for 37 snaps, a week after playing a career-high 49 offensive plays against the Atlanta Falcons.

-- Speaking of career highs, John Theus made his first start at right tackle and played all 75 snaps on offense. He was joined by Kaepernick and three other linemen (Trent Brown, Andrew Tiller, Zane Beadles) as the only offensive players to play every snap against the Rams.

-- Defensively, safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Antoine Bethea, as well as cornerback Tramaine Brock, were the only San Francisco defenders to play all 59 snaps on Saturday. The 49ers defensive performance was much improved against Los Angeles. A week prior, San Francisco's defense logged 68 defensive snaps.

-- "Ironman" DeForest Buckner played 93 percent of his team's defensive snaps against Los Angeles. Buckner was on the field for 55 plays. What a slacker.

-- With Pierre Garçon going down in the second half with a left knee sprain, Shaun Draughn saw an increase in playing time. Hyde played 31 snaps on offense; Draughn was on the field for 42 plays. Third-string running back DuJuan Harris played five snaps on offense. Both Draughn and Harris are expected to have bigger roles in Week 17 for Hyde, who is done for the season.

-- The 49ers had several players make season debuts on Saturday. Rookie offensive lineman Alex Balducci played three snaps at right guard when first-round pick Joshua Garnett briefly left the game with a finger injury. Recently signed tight end Jim Dray logged nine snaps on offense. New linebacker Carl Bradford earned one snap on defense and 25 plays on special teams. Rookie cornerback Prince Charles Iworah, who was promoted off the practice squad, saw the field for 16 plays on special teams. Lastly, linebacker Wynton McManis, another practice squad call up, logged one snap on defense and two snaps on special teams.

-- Reserve safeties Marcus Ball and Vinnie Sunseri led the 49ers with 28 special teams plays apiece.

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