The numbers are in and we have the league's official snap counts for the game between the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings. Being the preseason, the playing time is heavily in favor of backups. Let's look at the numbers for this week.
At quarterback, Ryan Lindley led the way with 38 snaps. Drew Stanton played 18 and Carson Palmer 14.
At running back, it was Robert Hughes that played the most. He got 20 snaps, while Zach Bauman got 15, Stepfan Taylor got 14, Jonathan Dwyer got 11, Andre Ellington got nine and Jalen Parmele got six.
At receiver, Brittan Golden got the most snaps with 46. Walt Powell was next with 33 snaps. Kevin Ozier played 27. Jaron Brown played 26. Then it was Ted Ginn with 14, Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown with 13 and Dan Buckner with four.
Among the tight ends, Darren Fells led the way with 43 snaps. Troyo NIklas played 24, Rob Housler played 13, John Carlson 12 and Andre Hardy seven.
On the offensive line, Bradley Sowell and John Estes got more snaps than anyone else on both teams. Both played 56 snaps. Philip Blake played 41. Tom Draheim got 38 snaps. Kevin Palmer played 34, Earl Watford 32, Max Starks 22 (before leaving with an ankle injury). Paul Fanaika played 15 snaps. Then, all with 14, it was Bobby Massie, Anthony Steen, Jared Veldheer and Ted Larsen.
Among defensive linemen, Ed Stinson led the way with 35 snaps. He was followed by Christian Tupou with 30, Justin Renfrow with 25, Kareem Martin with 23, Frostee Rucker with 18, Dan Williams with 14, Anthony McCloud with 14, Calais Campbell with 11 and Darnell Dockett with nine.
For the linebackers, Adrian Tracy and Derrell Johnson played the most with 26 snaps. Marcus Benard played 21, as did Alex Okafor and Lorenzo Alexander. Kenny Demens played 20. Jonathan Brown played 18. Sam Acho played 16, as did Larry Foote. Desmond Bishop played 15 snaps and then Jojo Dickson got 14, Matt Shaughnessy got 12, Keenan Clayton got eight and Glenn Carson got seven.
Anthony Walters led the defensive backs and all defensive players with 43 snaps. After that, it was Deone Bucannon and Orhian Johnson with 26, Brandon Sermons with 24, Jimmy Legree with 23, Justin Bethel with 22, Jerraud Powers with 19, Rashad Johnson, Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie with 16, Tony Jefferson with 15, Bryan McCann with 13 and Curtis Taylor with nine.
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