A look at the snaps played by offensive skill-position players in the Patriots' season finale (full-year totals to be posted later today):
(snaps include false start penalty on Nick Kaczur and a third-down punt by QB Matt Cassel)
ANALYSIS: Because of the ferocious wind, this was a game in which the Patriots played mostly with power run-based packages. That explains the season low snaps for WRs Wes Welker (15) and Jabar Gaffney (16), as the offense hardly used its spread attack and was instead in one-receiver groupings. ... Not including the season opener, when he was serving a suspension, RB Kevin Faulk registered a season low in snaps (6). ... The 46 snaps were easily a season high for TE/FB Russ Hochstein, as were the 28 snaps for FB Heath Evans as this was a "two-back" type of game. ... TE Benjamin Watson took a two-play breather in the second quarter, but played every other snap. ... The 58 team snaps tied a season low, joining the season opener against the Chiefs.