The numbers are in and we can look at the snap counts on offense and defense for the Arizona Cardinals in their Week 13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
There were 69 offensive snaps this past week. Drew Stanton and the offensive line played every snap.
Running backs: Kerwynn Williams, 25; Stepfan Taylor, 17; Marion Grice, 14; Robert Hughes, 10
I guess the big surprise was Williams. Everyone expected Grice to get more carries, but it was Williams whose hot had gave him more playing time. Taylor got the early snaps, but then saw his time go to the other backs later on.
Receivers: Michael Floyd, 62; Larry Fitzgerald, 58; John Brown, 45; Jaron Brown, 22; Ted Ginn, 12
Nothing surprising here.
Tight ends: Darren Fells, 42; Rob Housler, 21; John Carlson, 17
Looky, looky. John Carlson's snaps have dried up. He gets the snaps in one tight end sets. Fells is getting more and more time. That is interesting. Carlson has been absolutely awful at blocking this year.
There were 65 snaps this week and four players -- Rashad Johnson, Tony Jefferson, Patrick Peterson and Larry Foote -- played every snap.
Defensive backs: Rashad Johnson, 65; Tony Jefferson, 65; Patrick Peterson, 65; Antonio Cromartie, 48; Jerraud Powers, 36; Deone Bucannon, 36; Justin Bethel, 18
Bethel came in to replace Cro and it appears that Powers never left the slot. Bethel was also in for one play as a seventh DB. That was the third and 19 the Chiefs converted on their last touchdown drive.
Linebackers: Larry Foote, 65; Alex Okafor, 60; Kevin Minter, 30; Matt Shaughnessy, 30; Sam Acho, 20; Lorenzo Alexander, 15
Arizona changed things up a little bit with their nickel package. With Shuaghnessy back, they almost got rid of their 3-2-6 looks. They went with 2-3-6 with Shaughnessy in as a second OLB (who also is like a DE). That is why there were so many linebacker snaps.
Defensive linemen: Calais Campbell, 57; Tommy Kelly, 44; Dan Williams, 30; Frostee Rucker,, 27; Josh Mauro 3
You can see what I was saying about the linebackers in the DL snaps, especially Mauro's. Mauro got a ton of playing playing while Ed Stinson and Shaughnessy were out. Now that Shaughnessy is back, he is the better option. That means less Mauro and less Stinson once he is healthy.
Are there any other things you can takeaway from the playing time?