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David Johnson's offensive playing time reduced for more Andre Ellington against Seatte

A look at the offensive snap counts from Sunday Night Football.

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The Arizona Cardinals played a whole bunch on offense on Sunday Night Football in their 39-32 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. They had 89 offensive snaps, compared to Seattle's 61. That is a ton of time on the field. No wonder the game was nearly four hours long.

Let's see how the playing time was split up on Sunday.

Quarterback: Carson Palmer, 89

Of course! He was out there for every snap, as he has almost every game he plays in for Arizona. That's why we got to see Drew Stanton dance and celebrate during and after Andre Ellington scored the clinching touchdown.

Offensive line: Jared Veldheer, 89; Lyle Sendlein, 89; Jonathan Cooper, 89; Bobby Massie, 89; Earl Watford, 57; Mike Iupati, 32

The loss of Iupati was a scary moment. That meant Watford got significant time, but at guard.

Running backs: Chris Johnson, 49; Andre Ellington, 35; David Johnson, 8

As we have begun to see more and more, Ellington is getting almost all the playing time after Chris Johnson. Of course, David Johnson is their nickel running back and they didn't really need to go to all pass mode.

Receivers: Larry Fitzgerald, 82; Michael Floyd, 62; John Brown, 59; Jaron Brown, 17; Brittan Golden, 3

John Brown appears to have "lost" his starting job to Floyd, who lost his to Brown when he was hurt. Now Floy di hurt again. We will see how time is divided up down the road. It is a shame Floyd got hurt, though Jaron Brown made three very clutch catches in his 17 snaps. Golden drew a flag and made a key block.

Tight ends: Jermaine Gresham, 73; Darren Fells, 50; Troy Niklas, 6

Fells was kept behind Gresham in his first game back. Niklas, who had two touchdown catches in Cleveland, barely saw the field. We'll see if Gresham gets more snaps than Fells moving forward.


Are there any other takeaways we can get from the playing time?