Arizona Cardinals Week 16 offensive and defensive snaps counts show disappearance of Rob Housler

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

See who got playing time and who didn't.

The league released the snap count numbers for Sunday's games and we now get to see who on the Arizona Cardinals got significant time and who did not.

According to those numbers, the Cardinals had 75 offensive snaps, compared to 52 defensive snaps. Arizona dominated time of possession, controlling the ball on offense for over 37 minutes.

On offense, there was one very notable drop in playing time -- tight end Rob Housler. He only played four snaps. It appears that after he tipped a ball in the end zone that went for an interception -- one he should have caught for the touchdown -- he did not play again.

Quarterback Carson Palmer and his starting offensive line played all 75 snaps, as is customary. Backup tackle Bobby Massie saw 17 snaps of playing time as a jumbo tight end/tackle eligible.

Among the running backs, Rashard Mendenhall played 31 snaps, while Andre Ellington played 30, Stepfan Taylor 19 and Alfonso Smith one.

Among receivers, Larry Fitgzerald led the group with 64 snaps, followed by Michael Floyd with 58, Andre Roberts with 21, Jaron Brown with 12 and Brittan Golden with 11.

Jim Dray led the tight ends with 61 snaps, while Jake Ballard saw an increase in playing time. He was on the field for 46 snaps, while Housler played four.

On the defensive side of the ball, there were four players that never left the field. Safety Yeremiah Bell and linebackwers Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington are regulars to this, but there was one other player that played all 52 snaps -- safety Tony Jefferson.

Cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Jerraud Powers played 50 of the 52, while Antoine Cason played 34 and Javier Arenas was on the field for five defense snaps (one of which he logged a sack) to round out the defensive backfield.

Among the linebackers, after Dansby and Washington, John Abraham played 48 snaps, Matt Shaughnessy 45 and Marcus Benard six.

On the defensive line, Darnell Dockett led with 49 snaps, followed by Calais Campbell's 43. Frostee Rucker played 14, Alameda Ta'amu 11 and Dan Williams nine.

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