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Chiefs snap counts: Alex Smith-Nick Foles, Spencer Ware-Charcandrick West

Reviewing the snap counts from the Kansas City Chiefs 30-14 win over the Colts on Sunday...


QB Nick Foles: 45

QB Alex Smith: 29

I usually skip over this section because what’s there to say? Not this week. Alex Smith went down twice - once in the first half and once in the second half. He stayed out in the second half. Foles was 6/9 in the first half and 10/13 in the second half. We’ll see what this week brings....

Offensive line

C Mitch Morse: 74

G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: 74

OT Eric Fisher: 74

RT Mitch Schwartz: 74

G Parker Ehinger: 42

G Zach Fulton: 33

OT Jah Reid: 1

Injuries here too. Ehinger went down with what the Chiefs called a knee sprain. It will be good news if that stays a sprain because the TV cameras caught a pain-filled yelp when the injury came. Anyway, Fulton replaced Ehinger. Tough to beat a backup that started 16 games for you two years ago.

Tight end

TE Travis Kelce: 67

TE Demetrius Harris: 36

TE James O’Shaughnessy: 14

The multiple tight end sets continue. I doubt many other teams in the league have their second tight end playing 50 percent (!!) of the snaps. Credit Andy Reid for doing something different. Also credit Kelce for coming out hot early. He had three catches and nearly 50 yards on the first drive. He is capable of doing this every week. He should be a focal point.

Wide receiver

WR Jeremy Maclin: 65

WR Chris Conley: 54

WR Tyreek Hill: 21

WR Albert Wilson: 20

WR De’Anthony Thomas: 12

Tyreek Hill, man. He had five catches for 98 yards in those 21 snaps, not to mention his special teams contributions. Tyreek is turning into a real NFL receiver and not just a gadget player. He had 49 and 34-yard receptions. This comes after last week’s 38-yard touchdown. His four receiving touchdowns lead the team. Do the Chiefs have something special here?

Running Back

RB Charcandrick West: 42

RB Spencer Ware: 26

FB Anthony Sherman: 10

NT Dontari Poe: 1

Spencer Ware’s share of the Chiefs offense was the second highest in the league behind David Johnson of the Cardinals. His injury is a big deal. I believe in Charcandrick West as a part time replacement but the Chiefs can’t hit their ceiling without Ware or a healthy Jamaal Charles, which I’m concerned we might not see at all this year.

The NFL does these snap counts and releases them to the media. They had Poe with an offensive snap. Did I just miss this? Can someone in the comments let me know where this was.


CB Steven Nelson: 66

CB Marcus Peters: 66

CB Phillip Gaines: 54

DJ White missed this game with a hand injury. No word on how long he’ll be out. The Chiefs can survive without him but they’re obviously thin. Gaines is hard to count on with his injury history but he came up big with a pick in this game. His first career pick, actually.


S Eric Berry: 66

S Ron Parker: 66

S Daniel Sorensen: 47

S Eric Murray: 5

I figured Sorensen would play a ton with the Colts throwing the ball so much. He continues to flash here and there, including a forced fumble.


LB Derrick Johnson: 66

LB Dee Ford: 62

LB Tamba Hali: 44

LB Ramik Wilson: 18

LB Frank Zombo: 16

LB Dadi Nicolas: 10

Since when did Dee Ford become good? Seven sacks this year. Aweome. Also ... DADI! Yes of course there’s going to be a Dadi breakdown sometime this week, whether it’s us or someone else.

Defensive line

NT Dontari Poe: 54

DE Jaye Howard: 44

DE Chris Jones: 28

NT Rakeem Nunez-Roches: 9

DE Kendall Reyes: 3

This is the rotation with Allen Bailey out for the year. Jones had his first career sack by beating his man one on one.

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