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Arizona Cardinals week one defensive and special teams snap counts

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Detroit Lions v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals played 84 defensive snaps in their 27-27 tie with the Detroit Lions.

Let’s take a look at how the snap counts played out in game one.

Defensive Line

Zac Allen - 62 snaps
Rodney Gunter - 59 snaps
Corey Peters - 50 snaps
Clint McDonald - 24 snaps
Jonathan Bullard - 15 snaps

Clearly the Cardinals like and are going to lean on Zac Allen. The rest of the snaps make sense. Peters at 60% of the snaps and Gunter at 65% of the snaps.

Edge

Chandler Jones - 81 snaps
Terrell Suggs - 65 snaps
Cassius Marsh - 13 snaps
Brooks Reed - 11 snaps

It is the Chandler Jones and Terrell Suggs show, with a sprinkling in of Marsh and Reed.

Linebacker

Jordan Hicks - 84 snaps
Haason Reddick - 48 snaps
Joe Walker - 36 snaps

Hicks played the entire game, while Reddick was on the field more than Joe Walker, but it didn’t feel like it.

Cornerback

Byron Murphy - 84 snaps
Tramaine Brock - 69 snaps
Chris Jones - 55 snaps

Three corners got time. We will see if Kevin Peterson begins to see some time now, but the corners were not bad, they each blew one assignment, but they were not bad.

Safety

Budda Baker - 84 snaps
D.J. Swearinger - 84 snaps

A huge departure from the old days. Two safeties played the whole game.

Special Teams

J.R. Sweezy - 5
Justin Pugh - 5
D.J. Humphries - 5
Justin Murray - 5
Christian Kirk - 8
Maxx Williams - 27
Chase Edmonds - 15
Trent Sherfield - 22
Mason Cole - 5
Jordan Hicks - 6
Budda Baker - 5
Byron Murphy - 1
Chandler Jones - 1
Tramaine Brock - 5
Zack Allen - 11
Rodney Gunter - 1
Chris Jones - 20
Corey Peters - 11
Haason Reddick - 1
Joe Walker - 34
McDonald - 1
Bullard - 4
Marsh - 19
Reed - 15

Special Teams Only

Dennis Gardeck - 35
Ezekiel Turner - 34
Charles Washington - 29
D.J. Foster - 29
Deionte Thompson - 21
Aaron Brewer - 13
Andy Lee - 13
Zane Gonzalez - 12
Kevin Peterson - 7
Jalen Thompson - 7
Andy Isabella - 7