Cardinals vs. Jaguars: Offensive and defensive snap counts

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

A couple of players get time on the field that have not for some time.

Snap counts are in and recorded and there is little to surprise you on offense. However, playing time went a little differently on defense, including rookie Kevin MInter getting his first defensive action of the season and his NFL career.

On offense, there were 69 official snaps. Carson Palmer and the starting offensive line (Bradley Sowell, Daryn Colledge, Lyle Sendlein, Paul Fanaika, Eric Winston) took every snap. Reserve tackle Bobby Massie got one snap as a tackle eligible.

The running back snaps were pretty evenly split between Andre Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall. For the first time in several weeks, Mendenhall got more than Ellington -- 35 to 29. Alfonso Smith was used for five snaps and Stepfan Taylor was in for three.

Among the receivers, Larry Fitzgerald led with 64 snaps, followed by Michael Floyd with 62, Andre Roberts with 36 and Jaron Brown with four, Teddy Williams with one and Patrick Peterson with one.

The tight ends were used a lot again. Jim Dray was in for 48, Rob Housler 41 and Jake Ballard 15.

It was on defense where playing time changed a little.

There were 61 defensive snaps and this week only Yeremiah Bell and Karlos Dansby played every snap.

Among the other defensive backs, Tyrann Mathieu was in for all but one snap, as was Patrick Peterson. Jerraud Powers was on the field for 58, Rashad Johnson for 36, Javier Arenas for five and Tony Jefferson found playing time for two snaps.

Among the linebackers, it was the veterans to lead teh way. Dansby was on the field for every snap, as mentioned, and John Abraham, who was a part-timer to start the season, logged 60 of 61 snaps on the field. Daryl Washington logged 54, Matt Shaughnessy 41, Marcus Benard 18, Jasper Brinkley 18 and Kevin Minter had his first defensive snap of the season -- one.

On the defensive line, Calais Campbell led with 51, the Darnell Dockett with 47, Frostee Rucker with 25, Dan Williams with 20 and Alameda ta'amu only got four snaps to round out the defensive playing time.

I have not charted the formations, so I have not seen how they may have been used differently.

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