Cardinals Vs. Bills: Player snapcounts

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Find out who played a lot and who played a little.

Against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals ran 73 offensive plays and 69 defensive plays. Six players played all of those snaps on offense. Two did so on defense.

On offense, the whole starting offensive line and Larry Fitzgerald were in for every single play. Kevin Kolb was in there for 61 plays and John Skelton for the last 12.

Of the receivers, aside from Fitz, Andre Roberts was in 78 percent of the snaps with 57, Michael Floyd in almost half the snaps with 36, Early Doucet was in for 34 plays and LaRon Byrd had his debut in the NFL, appearing in one play.

The running back split was 38 snaps for LaRod Stephens-Howling, 26 for William Powell and two for Alfonso Smith. Fullback Reagan Maui'a was in for 19 plays.

The tight ends? Jeff King was in for 39 plays, Rob Housler for 41.

Defensively, two players were in for every play -- two of the veterans. Adrian Wilson and Paris Lenon never left the field.

Patrick Peterson and William Gay left the field for one play each -- playing 68 reps.

The busiest defensive lineman was Calais Campbell, who played 66 snaps. Darnell Dockett was not far off with 64. The defense was mostly in nickel, as Dan Williams only played 11 snaps, David Carter and Vonnie Holliday four and Nick Eason two.

Daryl Washington left the field for five plays. O'Brien Schofield and Sam Acho played 61 and 60 snaps, with Quentin Groves getting 17. Jamell Fleming was in on 58 plays, Rashad Johnson in 21 and Kerry Rhodes 52.

The player with the least amount of defensive reps? Stew Bradley, who was in for one play.

Last season, it was Wilson and Lenon who played the most snaps in the league at their positions. Wilson I understand. Lenon clearly has the respect and trust of Ray Horton. To start the season, we saw a lot of Reggie Walker, especially in nickel packages. Walker was out, so I thought that Bradley might see the field. Nope.

What do you think of the snap counts? Anyone who should have gotten more reps?

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