Jets' Play Counts vs. Oakland

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Some players showed up for their first plays or their most plays of the season on this week's play count list.

And no name on the list was bigger than QB Geno Smith, who saw his first game action this season, including preseason, in relief of the injured Ryan Fitzpatrick in the 34-20 loss at Oakland.

"I've been preparing the same way since the first injury occurred," Smith said of his August broken jaw. "I've been preparing the same way, as if I was going to be a starter, knowing that I wasn't. I tried my best every single day to get better, focus on one little thing, trying to improve, and today was my first game of the year, my first action.

"I think I did some decent things, but I've got a lot of things to improve on."

Once Fitzpatrick went to the sideline with a left thumb ligament problem after the first six offensive plays, the entire offensive "battery" was new, since Nick Mangold (neck) was deactivated and Wesley Johnson made his NFL debut as the starting center. Johnson played all 73 offensive plays.

Another newcomer to the offense was WR Kenbrell Thompkins, whose contributions were needed with Chris Owusu waived/injured, Quincy Enunwa still on NFL suspension, and Devin Smith (ankle) sidelined. Thompkins — the former Patriot and Raider who had 15 catches in 12 games for the Silver & Black last season — was in for 53 offensive plays and had six receptions for 41 yards Sunday.

Defensively, the most interesting play count total was 78 — those were the number of defensive (61) and special teams (17) plays logged by Marcus Williams, the highest total on the Jets at Oakland and Williams' most as a pro.

Williams got the snaps as the starting safety alongside Marcus Gilchrist for the injured Calvin Pryor (anikle). Dion Bailey, announced before the game as the starter for Pryor, was in for eight defensive plays and 20 on specials.

The play counts below from the NFL play-by-play for the game include all offensive, defensive and special teams plays plus some penalty plays. The numbers sometimes are revised during the week.

OFFENSIVE LINE * POS OFF DEF    ST  Total
Carpenter, James G 73 4 77
Colon, Willie G 73 4 77
Ferguson, D'Brickashaw T 73 4 77
Giacomini, Breno T 73 4 77
Johnson, Wesley C 73 73
Qvale, Brent T 1 4 5
Winters, Brian G 4 4
WIDE RECEIVERS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Marshall, Brandon WR 66 66
Decker, Eric WR 63 63
Kerley, Jeremy WR 56 3 59
Thompkins, Kenbrell WR 53 6 59
TIGHT ENDS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Cumberland, Jeff TE 29 14 43
Davis, Kellen TE 17 11 28
RUNNING BACKS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Ivory, Chris RB 46 46
Stacy, Zac RB 27 11 38
Bohanon, Tommy FB 7 19 26
QUARTERBACKS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Smith, Geno QB 65 65
Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB 8 8
DEFENSIVE LINE POS OFF DEF ST Total
Wilkerson, Muhammad DE 59 6 65
Richardson, Sheldon DT 57 57
Harrison, Damon NT 44   44
Williams, Leonard DE 43 7 50
Bowen, Stephen DE 14 14
Douzable, Leger DE 5 12 17
Barnes, T.J. NT 2 7 9
LINEBACKERS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Davis, Demario ILB 63 7 70
Harris, David ILB 63 7 70
Pace, Calvin OLB 29 6 35
Coples, Quinton OLB 19 7 26
Mauldin, Lorenzo OLB 9 8 17
Reillly, Trevor ILB 8 20 28
Henderson, Erin ILB 19 19
Lattimore, Jamari ILB 19 19
DEFENSIVE BACKS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Gilchrist, Marcus FS 63 14 77
Revis, Darrelle CB 63 7 70
Williams, Marcus CB 61 17 78
Cromartie, Antonio CB 60 6 66
Skrine, Buster CB 16 2 18
Bailey, Dion SS 8 20 28
McDougle, Dexter CB 6 7 13
Walls, Darrin CB 2 19 21
SPECIALISTS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Folk, Nick K 9 9
Purdum, Tanner LS 8 8
Quigley, Ryan P 8 8
TEAM 73 63 30 166*

DID NOT PLAY: Ridley, Stevan; Dozier, Dakota

INACTIVE: Petty, Bryce; Smith, Devin; Pryor, Calvin; Powell, Bilal; Harrison, Jarvis; Ijalana, Ben; Mangold, Nick

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