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Week 8 offensive snap counts for Arizona Cardinals

Let's look at the playing time once again.

Against  the Cleveland Browns, the Arizona Cardinals offense played 81 snaps -- that is a ton. Let's take a look at the playing time on that side of the ball.

Quarterback: Carson Palmer, 81

This is easy. He never left the game. This is a good thing.

Offensive line: Jared Veldheer, 81; Mike Iupati, 81; Lyle Sendlein, 81; Jonathan Cooper, 81; Bobby Massie, 81; A.Q. Shipley, 13

Shipley lined up at fullback and at tight end. The rest just played their positions.

Running backs: Chris Johnson, 51; Andre Ellington, 26, David Johnson, 6; Stepfan Taylor, 4

I did not recall seeing Taylor in the game, but the fact that David Johnson played more tells us a couple of things. One is Bruce Arians was trying involve Ellington more and the other is the Cardinals did not used their "nickel" offense as much. Arians said he wanted Ellington be in the game more, but got some personnel groups messed up.

Wide receivers: Larry Fitzgerald, 77; Michael Floyd, 67; Jaron Brown, 38; J.J. Nelson, 20; Brittan Golden, 3

I believe Golden's only snaps were on kneeldowns. Nelson played a lot and finally got a catch. However, he made a lot of mental errors, according to Bruce Arians. It was his fault a touchdown pass to Michael Floyd wax taken off the board.

Tight ends: Jermaine Gresham, 66; Troy Niklas, 34

Yes, Gresham played a lot. The Cardinals were able to play a lot with two and three tight ends because of the number of run attempts. You see a lot more big formations this season when they run the ball with Chris Johnson.