CHARLOTTE, N.C. — C.J. Spiller’s return has divvied up the carries in the Saints’ backfield a little bit so far.

But Mark Ingram remains the lead back for New Orleans.

Ingram got 44 snaps, Khiry Robinson took 15 and C.J. Spiller took 16, doubling his workload from his Saints debut against Tampa Bay.

On the defensive side of the ball, New Orleans’ biggest shift came on the defensive line. Instead of going with the speed guys, the Saints gave rookie Tyeler Davison the highest workload of his young career and chose Tavaris Barnes over speedy pass rusher Obum Gwacham for the active roster, a move likely made to try and limit Carolina’s running game.

One other thing to watch: Wide receiver Joe Morgan was the only position player who was active and didn’t receive a snap.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the snap counts from Sunday’s 27-22 loss.

AZTBCAR
Quarterback
Drew Brees7478INJ
Luke McCown0072
Running back
Mark Ingram455144
Khiry Robinson171615
C.J. SpillerINJ716
Marcus Murphy000
Wide receiver
Brandin Cooks736658
Brandon Coleman584134
Marques Colston464044
Willie Snead183944
Joe MorganX100
Seantavius Jones0XX
Fullback/Tight End
Ben Watson685962
Josh Hill183129
Austin Johnson14248
Offensive Line
Terron Armstead747871
Tim Lelito747872
Max Unger747872
Jahri Evans7478INJ
Zach Strief747872
Andrus Peat357
Senio Kelemete0072
Mike McGlynnXINA0
Offensive Total747872
Defensive Line
Cam Jordan546658
Kevin Williams242830
John Jenkins393730
Akiem Hicks422828
Tyeler Davison191232
Bobby Richardson144023
Tavaris Barnes14INA11
Kaleb EullsINAINAINA
Obum GwachamINA8INA
Linebacker
Stephone Anthony626566
Hau’oli Kikaha595461
Dannell EllerbeINJINJINJ
David Hawthorne223329
Ramon Humber252631
Kasim Edebali42322
Michael MautiST11
Cornerback
Brandon Browner616565
Keenan LewisINJINJINJ
Delvin Breaux616565
Damian Swann393438
Kyle Wilson1485
Brian DixonSTSTST
Safety
Jairus ByrdINJINJINJ
Kenny Vaccaro626666
Rafael Bush21INJINJ
Jamarca Sanford4111
Kenny PhillipsX6664
Don JonesSTSTST
Defensive Total626666