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Defensive snap counts in Arizona Cardinals win over the Los Angeles Rams

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

What a performance by the Arizona Cardinals defense.

How did they go about that with the personnel and snap counts? Let’s take a look.

Jalen Thompson - 68 (100%)
Jordan Hicks - 68 (100%)
Budda Baker - 68 (100%)
Robert Alford - 66 (97%)
Isaiah Simmons - 65 (96%)
Marco Wilson - 64 (94%)
Chandler Jones - 61 (90%)

The Cardinals have four players under 26 years old getting the majority of the snaps, plus Byron Murphy Jr. who was a bit banged up on Sunday. That is five players that you know you can build around, plus Zaven Collins lurking. What a turnaround from three years ago.

J.J. Watt - 49 (72%)
Byron Murphy Jr. - 48 (71%)
Markus Golden - 48 (71%)

This is kind of fascinating because no other defensive player was in for more than 50% of the snaps. That means on Jones, Watt and Golden are front 4/5 guys playing a lot.

Zach Allen - 29 (43%)
Rashard Lawrence - 19 (28%)
Devon Kennard - 17 (25%)
Antonio Hamilton - 16 (24%)
Leki Fotu - 15 (22%)
Corey Peters - 15 (22%)
Michael Dogbe - 14 (21%)
Dennis Gardeck - 5 (7%)
Deionte Thompson - 4 (6%)
Zaven Collins - 4 (6%)
Ezekiel Turner - 3 (4%)
Tanner Vallejo - 2 (3%)

Seriously, this is fascinating to me, what do you think?