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Where did the playing time go on Sunday?

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

As we do each week, we look at how the snaps were divided both on offense an on defense for each game of the Arizona Cardinals. On Sunday, the Cardinals ran 52 total plays. They had 59 total snaps. How did the playing time look? Let's see.

Quarterback: Carson Palmer, 59

In a relief, Carson Palmer did not leave the game. With the score the way it was, there was some question as to whether the Cardinals should have pulled Palmer from the game and had Drew Stanton finish the game.

Offensive line: Jared Veldheer, Ted Larsen, Lyle Sendlein, Jonathan Cooper, Earl Watford -- all 59

Again, this shows there were no health issues. Every lineman played all the snaps.

Running back: Chris Johnson, 34; David Johnson, 16; Kerwynn Williams, 8; Stepfan Taylor, 2

Based on the numbers, you can see the Cardinals went with two running backs once. Chris Johnson was the main guy and Johnson saw some time. In the coming weeks, we will see if David Johnson gets any more work than this.

Wide receiver: Larry Fitzgerald, 57; John Brown, 50; Michael Floyd, 39; Jaron Brown, 11; J.J. Nelson, 1

If I had to guess, this is how the playing time distribution will go the rest of the way. Fitz and Smokey will be the top two guys, Floyd is number three and then after that it won't matter much.

Tight end: Darren Fells, 44; Jermaine Gresham, 25; Troy Niklas, 8

This appears to be the way things will go, too,  barring injury.