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St. Louis Rams At Arizona Cardinals: Snap Counts, Playing Time And Personnel Analysis

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Here's what the Rams did on the personnel front to get the better of the Cardinals and adjust to the loss of OLB Alec Ogletree.

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Offense

Rodger Saffold T 53 100.00%
Greg Robinson T 53 100.00%
Rob Havenstein T 53 100.00%
Jamon Brown G 53 100.00%
Tim Barnes C 53 100.00%
Nick Foles QB 53 100.00%
Kenny Britt WR 49 92.45%
Tavon Austin WR 47 88.68%
Jared Cook TE 40 75.47%
Todd Gurley RB 36 67.92%
Stedman Bailey WR 29 54.72%
Lance Kendricks TE 28 52.83%
Benny Cunningham RB 15 28.30%
Cory Harkey TE 13 24.53%
Brian Quick WR 6 11.32%
Tre Mason RB 2 3.77%

Kenny Britt was back to his Week 2 >90% rate with Brian Quick just getting started and Chris Givens off to Baltimore.

And the Rams went pretty heavy with their three TE flex plays. The 75-50-25 rate (or greater) for Jared Cook, Lance Kendricks and Cory Harkey is roughly what the Rams have gone for when going heavy. The only game they haven't gone heavy? The aforementioned Week 2 game in Washington where the Rams went down early and leaned into their WR corps with a season-high work rate for Stedman Bailey; the TE rate in that game was roughly 75-40-15.

And now the final key is looking at the RB committee. Benny came in just under 30% the last two weeks while Tre Mason's work rate plummeted in Todd Gurley's coming out party. We'll have to see how this plays out in Green Bay this weekend and moving forward...

Defense

T.J. McDonald SS 74 100.00%
Rodney McLeod FS 73 98.65%
Janoris Jenkins CB 73 98.65%
Trumaine Johnson CB 73 98.65%
James Laurinaitis LB 73 98.65%
Aaron Donald DT 64 86.49%
Robert Quinn DE 57 77.03%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 55 74.32%
Mark Barron SS 52 70.27%
Chris Long DE 51 68.92%
Alec Ogletree LB 48 64.86%
Michael Brockers DT 33 44.59%
William Hayes DE 24 32.43%
Akeem Ayers LB 22 29.73%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 18 24.32%
Nick Fairley DT 15 20.27%
Daren Bates LB 8 10.81%
Cameron Lynch LB 1 1.35%

Get better, Alec Ogletree. His injury left open some time for Mark Barron, Akeem Ayers and the deep linebacking plays in Daren Bates and even Cameron Lynch. Barron was the primary beneficiary, having averaged roughly a 33% work rate in his first three games and seeing that double on Sunday. We'll have to see how Jeff Fisher and Gregg Williams scheme for that with time to prepare rather than just adjusting on the fly.

Special Teams

Cody Davis FS 26 86.67%
Daren Bates LB 23 76.67%
Cory Harkey TE 21 70.00%
Cameron Lynch LB 20 66.67%
Christian Bryant SS 20 66.67%
Bradley Marquez WR 20 66.67%
Bryce Hager LB 20 66.67%
Benny Cunningham RB 18 60.00%
Stedman Bailey WR 11 36.67%
Demetrius Rhaney C 11 36.67%
Johnny Hekker P 11 36.67%
Garrett Reynolds G 11 36.67%
Jake McQuaide LS 11 36.67%
Rodney McLeod FS 9 30.00%
Greg Zuerlein K 9 30.00%
T.J. McDonald SS 8 26.67%
Janoris Jenkins CB 7 23.33%
Marcus Roberson CB 7 23.33%
Trumaine Johnson CB 6 20.00%
Aaron Donald DT 6 20.00%
Robert Quinn DE 6 20.00%
Chris Long DE 6 20.00%
Michael Brockers DT 6 20.00%
William Hayes DE 6 20.00%
Mark Barron SS 5 16.67%
Rodger Saffold T 4 13.33%
Greg Robinson T 4 13.33%
Rob Havenstein T 4 13.33%
Jamon Brown G 4 13.33%
Cody Wichmann G 4 13.33%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 3 10.00%
Akeem Ayers LB 2 6.67%
Tavon Austin WR 1 3.33%

No rest for Christian Bryant. Promoted from the practice squad late in the week, he was immediately pressed into action on Sunday.

Strange to see Greg Robinson and Akeem Ayers picking up snaps in specials for the first time this season.

And Cody Wichmann made it onto the field for the first time since Week 1.