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Offensive and defensive snap counts for Arizona Cardinals in Week 10

A look at the playing time split against the Rams.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It's snap count time!

Let's see how the playing time for the Arizona Cardinals was against the St. Louis Rams.


There were 66 snaps, according to the league's Rams/Cardinals game book.

The starting offensive line played all 66 snaps. There were no substitutions or injuries.

Quarterback: Carson Palmer, 57; Drew Stanton, 9

This is where we make sad faces. Palmer won't get anymore snaps this season.

Running back: Andre Ellington, 53; Marion Grice, 9; Robert Hughes, 4

More of the same. Ellington is playing a lot. But no one was doing well in the backfield and Grice made a couple of mistakes. One led to Palmer's interception.

Wide receiver: Larry Fitzgerald, 64; Michael Floyd, 58; John Brown, 41; Jaron Brown, 7; Ted Ginn, 5

Note that Jaron Brown was out there only seven snaps, but had three third down receptions that got first downs. Floyd was almost invisible again.

Tight end: John Carlson, 59; Rob Housler, 17; Troy Niklas, 13

There are many who wish Carlson played less. He is dropping passes and blocking less than well. Even Housler has improved a lot in his blocking. And did you see Niklas with his catch? Yes!


There were 62 defensive snaps, according to the game book. Four players -- Rashad Johnson, Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie and Larry Foote -- never left the field. That means they never went to a jumbo goalline set.

Defensive backs: Rashad Johnson, 62; Antonio Cromartie, 62; Patrick Peterson, 62; Jerraud Powers, 49; Tyrann Mathieu, 44; Deone Bucannon, 44; Justin Bethel, 16; Tony Jefferson, 13

The one wrinkle this week was seeing Bethel. He came in to play outside and Cromartie moved inside, playing almost an OLB position. He rushed the passer and covered tight ends.

Linebackers: Larry Foote, 62; Alex Okafor, 50; Sam Acho, 31; Kevin Minter, 17; Marcus Benard, 3

Benard got a sack in only three snaps. Well done. With the Cards playing more 3-2 dime, the playing time at OLB is almost all Okafor. Add in the seven DBs Arizona used at times and that means not many snaps for the linebackers.

Defensive linemen: Calais Campbell, 45; Frostee Rucker, 32; Tommy Kelly, 32; Kareem Martin, 25; Dan Williams, 21; Ed Stinson, 12

Stinson was hurt and then injured his toe. He left the game and appeared later. That led to Martin getting playing time. He was much better. Campbell played a little less. But as is the norm, the Cardinals want to keep their linemen outside of Campbell playing more or less the same.