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Saints' Week 8 snap counts

A look at the New Orleans Saints' snap counts in their 44-23 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Week 8:

OFFENSE (68 snaps)

Quarterback – Drew Brees 68

Running back – Mark Ingram 54, Travaris Cadet 14

Fullback – Erik Lorig 20, Austin Johnson 4

Receiver – Marques Colston 53, Brandin Cooks 46, Kenny Stills 31, Robert Meachem 18

Tight end – Jimmy Graham 42, Benjamin Watson 40, Josh Hill 16

Offensive tackle – Zach Strief 68, Terron Armstead 68, Bryce Harris 2

Guard – Jahri Evans 68, Ben Grubbs 68

Center – Tim Lelito 68

Thoughts: Ingram nearly doubled his snap count for the entire season since the Saints leaned on him so much with Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas out with injuries. Hopefully he can recover fast since the Saints might need a similar output on Thursday night in Carolina if those guys aren’t back. ... Graham also talked about the importance of aggressively treating his sore shoulder and trying to get the swelling down, etc., after his workload increased from 30 to 42 snaps this week. ... I’m surprised Johnson only played four snaps since he touched the ball on three of them. He apparently left early with a knee injury since he’s now on the team’s injury report. ... Meachem wasn’t targeted once in the game, but he likely was an asset as a run blocker since the Saints ran the ball so efficiently.

DEFENSE (68 snaps)

Cornerback – Corey White 67, Keenan Lewis 64, Patrick Robinson 43, Brian Dixon 2

Safety – Kenny Vaccaro 68, Rafael Bush 68, Marcus Ball 23, Vinnie Sunseri 2

Outside linebacker – Junior Galette 48, Kasim Edebali 20, Parys Haralson 7

Inside linebacker – Curtis Lofton 68, David Hawthorne 63, Ramon Humber 5

Defensive end – Cameron Jordan 59, Akiem Hicks 39, Brandon Deaderick 26, Tyrunn Walker 25

Defensive tackle – John Jenkins 27, Brodrick Bunkley 24

Thoughts: I was typing away at the end of the game and didn’t realize until later that undrafted rookie pass rusher Edebali finished with two sacks. That’s easily the biggest impact he’s made to date with limited snaps. ... The Saints were obviously in a lot of nickel and dime looks based on these snap counts -- and based on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ 418 passing yards. ... Since I haven’t reviewed the tape as thoroughly as usual on this short week, I can’t say for sure, but it felt like Robinson held up pretty well in those 43 snaps as the third corner. He wasn’t part of the problem on the 70- or 67-yard pass plays. Green Bay also completed seven other passes between 14 and 27 yards -- but none proved to be huge difference-makers.