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Travis Kelce was a full time tight end for Chiefs as they beat the Seahawks

Updating the Chiefs-Seahawks snap counts.

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

TE Travis Kelce played full time snaps in the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. This was the highest percentage of offensive snaps Kelce has played in a single game. It came because TE Anthony Fasano was ruled out with a knee injury before the game. The Chiefs, who like to run two tight end sets, turned to Kelce as their primary tight end and TE Phillip Supernaw, who was signed last week, as the second tight end.

Kelce ended the game with three receptions for 37 yards, which doesn't seem like a lot. But then you realize Smith only completed 11 passes for 108 yards and see it's actually a third of the passing offense.

Also of note in this week's snap counts is the total number of offensive plays each team ran. The Seahawks ran 25 more offensive snaps than the Chiefs did. Yet the Chiefs still won. That's a heck of a game.

Let's take a peek at this week's snap counts.


Position Player Snaps
C Rodney Hudson 48
G Zach Fulton 48
G Mike McGlynn 48
OT Eric Fisher 48
OT Ryan Harris 48
QB Alex Smith 48
TE Travis Kelce 46
RB Jamaal Charles 40
WR Dwayne Bowe 35
WR Frankie Hammond 32
WR Junior Hemingway 24
FB Anthony Sherman 17
RB De'Anthony Thomas 16
TE Phillip Supernaw 13
OT Donald Stephenson 6
RB Knile Davis 6
G Jeff Linkenbach 2
RB Charcandrick West 2
FB Dontari Poe 1

  • Would you believe Knile Davis only played six snaps? He carried the ball on five of those.
  • WRs AJ Jenkins and Donnie Avery did not play, which led to 32 snaps for Frankie Hammond. That's the most he's seen in a game since he replaced Dwayne Bowe in Week 1.
  • The Chiefs ran a few heavy plays with Donald Stephenson and Jeff Linkenbach coming in. I love that package and wish the Chiefs would bring three offensive tackles in more often.
  • Dontari Poe, fullback.
  • RB Charcandrick West came in for two snaps after being activated from the practice squad last week.
  • RB Cyrus Gray and TE Demetrius Harris were placed on IR last week so they did not play.


Position Player Snaps
CB Sean Smith 73
LB Justin Houston 73
LB Josh Mauga 73
LB Tamba Hali 73
S Eric Berry 73
CB Ron Parker 71
NT Dontari Poe 71
DE Allen Bailey 66
S Husain Abdullah 64
CB Phillip Gaines 51
DE Jaye Howard 30
LB James-Michael Johnson 29
S Kurt Coleman 27
DT Kevin Vickerson 18
DE Vance Walker 11

  • CB Chris Owens was ruled out which led to Phillip Gaines seeing plenty of time in his spot.
  • Tamba Hali once again played every snap. Earlier the Chiefs were giving some of his snaps to Josh Martin, who has been injured (but was active on Sunday).
  • Five Chiefs played every snap while two more played all but two snaps.
  • Kevin Vickerson is the Chiefs run stopper on the defensive line. Big Vick comes in on run plays, of which there were many on Sunday. He played a season-high 18 snaps. Also a nod to Vance Walker, who played more snaps than usual too.
  • This is the first time in a while I remember Husain Abdullah taking so many plays off (nine).
  • One day after signing a new four-year contract extension, Allen Bailey played all but seven snaps on defense.
  • Joe Mays played special teams but no snaps on defense.

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