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Cardinals vs. Chiefs results: A look at the offensive and defensive rotations

We take a peek at some rotations to start.

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It seemed everyone in the world played for the Arizona Cardinals, but with all the rotations, it might have been hard to know who played with the first and second team rotations.

To the best of my ability, I noted who was in there. The third string is less important right now, as the majority of those players will not be on the roster come the regular season.

1st team offense

The offensive line was what it has been. Darren Fells was the one tight end to start. Rookie J.J. Nelson was the third receiver in three-wide sets.

1st team defense


Justin Bethel started in place of Jerraud Powers, but that was precautionary. The starting safeties in base sets were Tyrann Mathieu and Deone Bucannon, a combination I have not seen yet. The base inside linebackers were Kevin Minter and Kenny Demens. The outside linebackers were Alex Okafor and Lorenzo Alexander. The defensive line was Frostee Rucker, Corey Peters and Calais Campbell, as it has been.


Mathieu played in the slot. Bucannon played linebacker with Minter. Rashad Johnson and Tony Jefferson were at safety. Lorenzo Alexander stayed in with Okafor at outside linebacker.

2nd team offense

The offensive line, from left to right, was Bradley Sowell, Ted Larsen, Lyle Sendlein, Earl Watford and D.J. Humphries. Kerwynn Williams was the running back. The three receivers were Nelson, Jaron Brown and Brittan Golden. Troy Niklas was at tight end.

2nd team defense


The defensive line was Ed Stinson, Xavier Williams and Josh Mauro. The linebackers were LaMarr Woodley, Kenny Demens, Andrae Kirk and Kareem Martin. Justin Bethel and Jimmy Legree were at corner, while Tony Jefferson and Harold Jones-Quartey were the safties.


I didn't catch who the slot corner was, but Williams came out. In dime, it was Markus Golden and Woodley off the edge and Kenny Demens left for Alani Fua.

I will get to see more when I rewatch the game.