Cardinals’ Week 10 defensive snap counts, observations vs. Falcons

The Arizona Cardinals beat the Atlanta Falcons 25-23 on Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak. In the game, they played 71 defensive snaps.

How were those snaps divided up?

Below are the individual snap counts for each player who got in the game on defense, grouped by position.

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Defensive line

Jonathan Ledbetter, 42; Dante Stills, 41; Kevin Strong, 38; Roy Lopez, 34; Leki Fotu, 28

The split from top to bottom is only 14 snaps difference. Ledbetter and Strong both left the game with injuries, though Strong returned.

Outside linebacker

BJ Ojulari, 37; Zaven Collins, 37; Dennis Gardeck, 35; Victor Dimukeje, 24; Cameron Thomas, 15; Jesse Luketa, 7

Thomas’ role diminished and OJulari’s grew. Ojulari played a career high and had two sacks.

Inside linebacker

Kyzir White, 71; Josh Woods, 33

The Cardinals used a lot of big nickel on Sunday, opting to take out a linebacker instead of a defensive lineman. White continues to never come off the field.


Marco Wilson, 54; Antonio Hamilton, 52; Garrett Williams, 52; Starling Thomas, 36

Thomas actually got the start but played the least. Williams played the most he has since being activated.

Arizona is now going with a cornerback rotation.


Budda Baker, 71; Jalen Thompson, 71; Andre Chachere, 3

Baker and Thompson never left the field and Chachere was used in dime defenses.

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