Saints snap counts vs. Falcons: Alex Anzalone plays season-high total (1 Viewer)

(Photo by David Grunfeld, | The Times-Picayune)

By Josh Katzenstein, | The Times-Picayune

New Orleans Saints linebacker Alex Anzalone has made several key plays in recent weeks, and in Thursday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, he played his most snaps of the 2018 season.

It’s hard to decipher whether Anzalone’s increased role was related to how they wanted to defense Atlanta’s offense or his recent play.

However, this was just the third time this season Anzalone has played more than A.J. Klein, and one of those games was the Week 10 blowout over the Bengals when Klein and others got to rest in the second half. Anzalone played 30 snaps in that game, which was actually his highest percentage of the year (70 percent).

Demario Davis, as usual, led the Saints linebackers Thursday by playing 69 of 70 defensive snaps (99 percent), but Anzalone was second with 43 snaps (61 percent). Klein played 36 snaps (51 percent). ...

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