49ers play time: Moss was No. 4 receiver

49ers play time: Moss was No. 4 receiver
September 17, 2012, 2:36 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Randy Moss, one of the most productive players in NFL history, was the 49ers' No. 4 wide receiver Sunday night in the team's 27-19 nationally televised victory over the Detroit Lions.Mario Manningham, whom the 49ers signed to a two-year, 7.375 million contract in the offseason, moved into the team's main role in two-receiver formations to join Michael Crabtree. Crabtree played 45 of the team's 63 offensive plays (including plays that were nullified by penalties). Crabtree came up big Sunday night on the 49ers' final drive with three third-down receptions. He finished with six catches for 67 yards.RATTO: Crabtree moves the chains
Manningham played 60 percent of the 49ers' snaps, and caught three passes for 28 yards. He also had a career-long 29-yard run on an end-around on the opening drive.When the 49ers went with three wide receivers, Kyle Williams typically lined up in the slot. Williams played 22 snaps or 35 percent of the time. He did not catch a pass.
Moss, 35, a 14-year veteran, played just 16 snaps (25 percent). Quarterback Alex Smith directed two passes Moss' way, one which he caught for a 14-yard gain. Smithdirected another pass Moss' way in the end zone on the final play of the firstquarter. Lions cornerback Jacob Lacey was called for pass-interference, givingthe 49ers a first-and-goal at the 1. Frank Gore scored on the next play.In Week 1 game in Green Bay, Moss played 31 percent of the team's snaps. He caught four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown to become No. 2 all-time with 154 touchdown catches. Moss ranks fifth in career receiving yards (14,919) and ninth with 959 receptions.Here is how the 49ers' play time broke down on offense, defense and special teams:Offense (63)
63 -- QB Alex Smith, RT Anthony Davis, LG Mike Iupati, RT Alex Boone, C Jonathan Goodwin
62 -- LT Joe Staley
54 -- TE Vernon Davis
45 -- RB Frank Gore, WR Michael Crabtree
38 -- WR Mario Manningham
35 -- TE Delanie Walker
25 -- FB Bruce Miller
22 -- WR Kyle Williams
18 -- RB Kendall Hunter
16 -- WR Randy Moss
8 -- FB Will Tukuafu
5 -- OL Leonard Davis
4 -- OL Daniel Kilgore
1 -- TE Demarcus DobbsMAIOCCO: 49ers' O-line not impressed with Lions front four
Defense (65)
65 -- S Dashon Goldson, LB Patrick Willis, CB Tarell Brown, OLB Aldon Smith, LB NaVorro Bowman, CB Carlos Rogers, SS Donte Whitner, DT Justin Smith
64 -- DT Ray McDonald
60 -- OLB Ahmad Brooks
57 -- CB Chris Culliver
8-- NT Isaac Sopoaga
5 -- CB Perrish Cox
1 -- DT Ricky Jean FrancoisSpecial teams (30)
25 -- Demarcus Dobbs
23 -- Darcel McBath
19 -- Will Tukuafu
17 -- Anthony Dixon, C.J. Spillman, Larry Grant, Tavares Gooden
15 -- Tramaine Brock
12 -- Delanie Walker
11 -- Bruce Miller, Daniel Kilgore
9 -- Dashon Goldson, Andy Lee, Brian Jennings
7 -- Trenton Robinson
6 -- Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Leonard Davis, Kendall Hunter, Patrick Willis, Tarell Brown, Ray McDonald, Ahmad Brooks, Ricky Jean Francois
5 -- Alex Boone, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox
4 -- Kendall Hunter, Ray McDonald, Tarell Brown, Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Patrick Willis, Ricky Jean Francois
3 -- Kyle Williams
2 -- NaVorro Bowman
1 -- Vernon Davis