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Reviewing the snap counts from the Kansas City Chiefs 19-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday....

Quarterback

QB Nick Foles: 58

No Alex Smith or Tyler Bray in this game. Foles played every snap and ended up kneeling it out. (There was a joke in there about another one of Alex’s backups kneeling but I couldn’t quite find it)

Offensive line

G Zach Fulton: 58

G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: 58

OT Eric Fisher: 58

OT Mitch Schwartz: 58

C Mitch Morse: 58

Fulton started in place of Parker Ehinger who is now on IR. The Chiefs signed Mike Person to the active roster last week. He was inactive.

Wide receiver

WR Chris Conley: 51

WR Albert Wilson: 41

WR Tyreek Hill: 34

WR De’Anthony Thomas: 10

WR Jeremy Maclin: 2

Maclin was hurt pretty early. He was dealing with an injured groin this week and it flared up after just two plays. He had to dive for one play so I wondered if that factored into it. This really shows their depth with Conley, Wilson and Tyreek all plyaing more than usual. Even DAT contributed.

Remember when we debated whether Maclin or Travis Kelce was the most important offensive Chief (behind the quarterback)? The Chiefs played a good chunk of that game without either of them.

Tight end

TE Travis Kelce: 43

TE Demetrius Harris: 30

TE James O’Shaughnessy: 13

Kelce was suspended at the start of the fourth quarter. He still had a pretty good game with five catches for 58 yards. The ref completely missed the pass interference on him and he should have been upset ... but not to the point where you’re throwing your flag at the ref and getting ejected.

Running back

RB Charcandrick West: 45

FB Anthony Sherman: 11

RB Knile Davis: 10

The Chiefs depth showed here too. West played most of the game with Spencer Ware out. Knile Davis was re-signed on Saturday and played 10 snaps on Sunday. Inactive for this game? New Chief Bishop Sankey. Makes me wonder if he’s going to stick around. He was signed before the Chiefs knew they could get Knile back.

Safety

S Ron Parker: 77

S Eric Berry: 77

S Daniel Sorensen: 44

S Eric Murray: 1

Parker was trucked by Chris Ivory but stayed in the game. He almost made up for it later with an interception on the goalline. He should’ve caught that one as Blake Bortles threw it right to him. Sorensen was involved with DJ Alexander in that special teams fumble. His big plays continue.

Cornerback

CB Marcus Peters: 77

CB Steven Nelson: 76

CB Phillip Gaines: 64

The Jaguars avoided Marcus Peters for most of the day. I noticed only a couple of targets on him. They did have the big 51-yard pass play to Marqise Lee that came over Peters’ head. Peters and Gaines led the team in tackles which is not always ideal for a corner.

Linebacker

LB Derrick Johnson: 77

LB Dee Ford: 76

LB Tamba Hali: 53

LB Ramik Wilson: 30

LB Frank Zombo: 24

This is going to be interesting in a few weeks when Justin Houston is healthy. You can’t take Dee Ford off the field for too many snaps. Houston will at some point get healthy and be an every snap player (we think). Then what do you do with this rotation? What happens to Tamba and Zombo? Tamba has a little something left but clearly he’s not the same guy he was earlier in his career. It’s a good position to be in -- if Houston is healthy.

Defensive line

NT Dontari Poe: 61

DE Chris Jones: 44

DE Jaye Howard: 41

DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches: 13

DE Kendall Reyes: 12

Again, the depth. Nacho (that’s Nunez-Roches) came in for a bit after Chris Jones was briefly injured. Reyes was picked up a couple weeks ago and played 12 snaps. Jaye Howard wasn’t at full strength after being on the injury report all week. Poe played a ton of snaps. This d-line goes deep.