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Falcons vs. Cardinals: Snap Counts for Week 13

A breakdown of snaps for the Falcons offense, defense and special teams.

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This game would have gone down as a complete blowout if the Falcons had turned even one of Matt Bryant's field goals into a touchdown, but an eleven point victory against a team that was 9-2 going into the game makes me tingle in all the right ways.

Ditto the Falcons, who had to get a little creative with their snap counts this week down Roddy White and Paul Soliai. Without further ado, here's our weekly snap counts look for the offense, defense and special teams.


Matt Ryan: 79 (100%)
Jake Matthews: 79
James Stone: 79
Jon Asamoah: 79
Ryan Schraeder: 79
Justin Blalock: 77
Levine Toilolo: 72
Julio Jones: 72
Harry Douglas: 54
Devin Hester: 40
Steven Jackson: 35
Eric Weems: 34
Jacquizz Rodgers: 26
Devonta Freeman: 21
Bear Pascoe: 18
Patrick DiMarco: 13
Drew Davis: 5
Gabe Carimi: 5
Harland Gunn: 2

No real surprises here. James Stone was the weak link on the line yesterday, but Jake Matthews was decent, Jon Asamoah was effective and Ryan Schraeder was terrific on the right side of the line. That all kept Matt Ryan relatively safe.

Freeman continues to pull down more snaps without Antone Smith, Gabe Carimi is in on jumbo packages and Eric Weems and Devin Hester got nice bumps with Roddy White out. Otherwise, you've seen this all before, except it hasn't been as effective as it was Sunday.


Robert McClain: 55 (100%)
William Moore: 55
Paul Worrilow: 55
Dwight Lowery: 55
Desmond Trufant: 51
Josh Wilson: 45
Corey Peters: 40
Malliciah Goodman: 37
Jonathan Babineaux: 37
Kroy Biermann: 36
Kemal Ishmael: 24
Osi Umenyiora: 20
Joplo Bartu: 19
Cliff Matthews: 14
Tyson Jackson: 14
Jonathan Massaquoi: 13
Prince Shembo: 12
Ra'Shede Hageman: 11
Stansly Maponga: 9
Javier Arenas: 3

William Moore stepped right back into his starting role, leaving limited snaps for Ishmael and none for Dezmen Southward. The Falcons rolled with three cornerbacks quite a lot, with Javier Arenas barely seeing the field. Biermann's snaps were reduced a bit in favor of guys like Cliff Matthews and Stansly Maponga.

Ultimately, the Falcons went with a drastically different front not just because Paul Soliai was out, but because they had no reason to fear the Arizona ground game. That led to a huge reduction in snaps for Tyson Jackson, in particular, and led to a nice defensive performance against a one-dimensional team. Chances are you won't see a repeat of this next week against Green Bay, which has a much more balanced attack.

Special Teams

Nate Stupar: 20
Eric Weems: 19
Matt Bosher: 18
Javier Arenas: 17
Patrick DiMarco: 16
Cliff Matthews: 15
Kemal Ishmael: 15
Drew Davis: 13
Levine Toilolo: 12
Devonta Freeman: 12
Harland Gunn: 11
Josh Harris: 11
Josh Wilson: 10
Tyson Jackson: 10
Malliciah Goodman: 10
Matt Bryant: 8

With Stupar, Weems, Davis, Arenas and Matthews out there, the Falcons have a nice group of special teamers taking care of business on returns. Otherwise, no surprises here whatsoever.