The Arizona Cardinals defense was on the field for 62 plays. However, there were 72 snaps. Let's see how those snaps were divided up.
Against the Bears, only one player never left the field. That was safety Rashad Johnson. That was a change over last week.
Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu and Jerraud Powers were only two snaps short of being ironmen. Deone Bucannon, who played every snap in Week 1, saw less, but perhaps that was because he had a groin injury that left him questionable for the game.
Defensive backs: Rashad Johnson, 72; Patrick Peterson, 70; Tyrann Mathieu, 70; Jerraud Powers, 70; Deone Bucannon, 59; Tony Jefferson, 54; Chris Clemons, 6
When Clemons is out there, you know one thing -- seven defensive backs. I will have to go back and look, but I woudl guess the two snaps without the other defensive backs were at the goalline.
Linebackers: Kevin Minter, 61; Alex Okafor, 61; Markus Golden, 28; Sean Weatherspoon, 18; LaMarr Woodley, 15; Kareem Martin, 12; Alani Fua, 8
Fua getting playing time probably had more to do with Bucannon getting a rest. Bucannon technically played all linebacker. It appears that Woodley's primary backup is Golden.
Defensive linemen: Calais Campbell, 56; Frostee Rucker, 40; Josh Mauro, 26; Ed Stinson, 26; Rodney Gunter; 22; Cory Redding, 18
Based on the amount of playing time for Mauro, you can tell the Cards went with their 3-2-6 nickel/dime set more. He typically is in there for packages with three wide receivers, but there is still more of a run threat. He played very well and got a game ball. And what you can see is the youngsters on the line get more time than Redding, the veteran.