The numbers are in and we have the numbers that the league released regarding playing time. We now know who played a lot, a little and not at all on Sunday for the Arizona Cardinals vs. the St. Louis Rams.
Offensively, there were 68 official snaps (compared to only 54 defensive snaps -- domination). As you can imagine, Carson Palmer and the starting offensive line got all 68 snaps. Reserve tackle Bobby Massie saw playing time for three snaps, as he was used as a jumbo tight end.
Among the receivers, Larry Fitzgerald led the way with 64 snaps. Next was Michael Floyd, who had 61. This is notable. I have previously written that I thought he might have gotten shaken up on his second and final catch of the game. I didn't see him after that. Jaron Brown was out wide where Floyd would line up.
I thought perhaps I could be mistaken and that he was rotated in and out during the game. Based on the numbers, it did not look that way. There were four offensive snaps after that play, and I know he was not in any of those plays. He would have had the same amount of time as Fitz on the field. That tells me he was shaken up on his play, even though that does not mean that it is serious. We will find out more when Wednesday's injury report comes out.
After Fitz and Floyd, Andre Roberts had 40 snaps and Jaron Brown had 10. Patrick Peterson got two offensive snaps lined out wide.
Rashard Mendenhall led the running backs in snaps with 33. Andre Ellington got 23, while Stepfan Taylor saw 12 and Alfonso Smith only one.
Jim Dray had the most playing time among the tight ends. He played 46 snaps, Rob Housler played 32, while Jake Ballard was out there for 13 snaps.
Defensively, Three veterans saw all 54 snaps -- safety Yeremiah Bell and linebackers Karlos Dansby and Daryl Wahsington. Not far behind were Patrick Peterson and Jerraud Powers, with 52.
Among the other defensive backs, Rashad Johnson played 37 snaps, Tyrann Mathieu played 36, Antoine Cason played 21 and Javier Arenas saw three snaps.
Cason was the dime corner before Mathieu's injury and saw playing time in the first half there. After Mathieu went down, he became the nickel corner, but he lined up outside with Powers sliding over to the slot. Javier Arenas then became the dime DB. Tony Jefferson did not see any defensive snaps.
Among the linebackers, after Dansby and Washington, John Abraham played 49 snaps to lead the way for those that rotated in and out. Matt Shaughnessy played 32 and Marcus Benard played 14.
On the defensive line, Calais Campbell played 46, Darnell Dockett played 45, Frostee Rucker and Dan Williams played 17, while Alameda Ta'amu played 11.
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