The absence of safety TJ Ward must have been a big one for the Denver Broncos because the Chiefs right ends had a field day against Denver.
We covered Kelce’s 11-catch, 160-yard performance quite a bit. The Broncos did double him at times but Andy Reid was able to scheme him into single coverage on other plays.
“Inside though we were able to kind of get some matchups there, especially on third down, get him singled up,” Alex Smith said. “He just separated all day. I thought he did a great job seeing leverage, winning, made some great catches and some great runs after.”
Kelce played 70 snaps, one off of his season high. Who did set a career high in snaps is Demetrius Harris. He had a whopping 50 snaps out of 76 total. That is a season-high for him and it’s not really close. I would venture to guess that no other No. 2 tight end in the league had 50 snaps this week. He had career highs in catches and yards but of course all we remember is him being the guy who caught Dontari Poe’s pass.
The third tight end, James O’Shaughnessy, got in on the action too. His 13 snaps were one off of a season high as well.