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Week 3 defensive snap counts for Arizona Cardinals

Some backups got some snaps

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

In the 47-7 Arizona Cardinals win over the San Francisco 49ers, there were 50 offensive plays and 51 total snaps by the Niners on offense. Typically, there are players who are in the game for every snap for the Cardinals. Because of the score, that wasn't the case this past week.

Let's see how playing time worked out:

Defensive backs: Jerraud Powers, 50; Rashad Johnson, 42; Patrick Peterson, 42; Tyrann Mathieu, 42; Deone Bucannon, 42; Tony Jefferson, 19; Justin Bethel, 12; Chris Clemons, 9

The fourth quarter was about the backups and Powers was out there with them. Tony Jefferson didn't get more playing time because the Cardinals played base defense almost the entire game. San Francisco played with two tight ends almost every play.

Linebackers: Kevin Minter, 42; Alex Okafor, 34; LaMarr Woodley, 30; Markus Golden, 17; Kareem Martin, 17; Alani Fua, 9; Sean Weatherspoon, 9

Okafor would have played a little bit more, but left the game with a finger injury. Minter continues to keep Weatherspoon off the field. Spoon is apparently only getting garbage time snaps now.

Defensive line: Rodney Gunter, 41; Calais Campbell, 26; Frostee Rucker, 25; Ed Stinson, 25; Cory Redding, 17; Josh Mauro, 11

Notice how little Campbell had to play. I didn't even see him on the field in the fourth quarter. Gunter played a lot and played well. The defensive line had a good game, as did everyone, it seems.