The NFL released its official snapcounts for the games over the weekend and the numbers are in. The Arizona Cardinals had a lot more offensive snaps than did the Minnesota Vikings. Arizona ran 71 offensive plays to Minnesota's 52.
The Cards had six players in for every single snap -- John Skelton, Larry Fitzgerald and four of the five starting offensive linemen. Guard Adam Snyder came out of the game with a left thigh contusion after 26 plays and Rich Ohrnberger replaced him for the remaining 45 plays.
At running back, the coaching staff rode the Hyphen. LaRod Stephens-Howling was in on 54 plays and William Powell only saw the field on offense for eight plays. Alfonso Smith did not get any reps. Fullback Reagan Maui'a was in on 19 plays.
As for the receivers other than Fitz, Andre Roberts played 53 snaps, Early Doucet 36 and Michael Floyd 29. Tight end Rob Housler played 50 snaps and Jeff King 36.
Defensively, Adrian Wilson, William Gay, Patrick Peterson and Daryl Washington were the iron men, playing in all 52 snaps.
In place of Kerry Rhodes, James Sanders saw a few more plays than Rashad Johnson. Sanders was in on 31 plays and Johnson in 20. Since that does not match the total of Vikings' plays, I would have to think that William Gay was in at safety for a play.
Paris Lenon did not see every snap like last week, so Stew Bradley saw some time. However, that time was only two plays. Bradley did log a tackle. Lenon was in on 50 plays.
Linebackers Sam Acho and O'Brien Schofield played 49 and 50 snaps.
On the defensive line, DT Dan Williams saw more time. He was in on 29 plays, and he only had one tackle, the same number of tackles as Bradley, who was on the field for two plays. Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett were each in on 45 plays. Nick was in on nine plays, picking up a sack , while David Carter and Vonnie Holliday played seven snaps.
Cornerback Jamell Fleming only say 15 plays on defense.