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Chiefs 29, Redskins 20: Five takeaways from the game plus your questions and comments.

Posted by Arrowhead Pride: For Kansas City Chiefs Fans on Monday, October 2, 2017

I noted in last week’s snap counts post that the opponents were running a lot more offensive plays than the Kansas City Chiefs. I can report that didn’t last long because the Chiefs ran 76 offensive plays compared to 50 for the Redskins in Monday’s game. That’s quite a gap, especially for a team that needed a 59 minutes and 56 seconds to win.

Redskins-Chiefs snap counts....

Quarterback

QB Alex Smith: 76

Alex Smith even came out for the final two point conversion where they downed it. That was a perfect time to get Patrick Mahomes some experience kneeling the ball in victory formation.

Offensive line

RT Mitch Schwartz: 76

LT Eric Fisher: 76

C Zach Fulton: 76

G Bryan Witzmann: 76

G Jordan Devey: 74

G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: 2

OT Cameron Erving: 1

First, let’s point out that Eric Fisher played the whole game after landing on the injury report all week with a bad back. We didn’t get a chance to see what the Chiefs would’ve done if he were out because he played every snap. Cameron Erving came in on one of the plays near the goal line. LDT went down very early and he was replaced by Jordan Devey. You wonder if Parker Ehinger will at least be active next week in Houston (he was inactive against Washington).

Wide receiver

WR Chris Conley: 71

WR Tyreek Hill: 58

WR Albert Wilson: 43

WR Demarcus Robinson: 4

WR De’Anthony Thomas: 3

This is pretty typical for the Chiefs so far this season. Conley has been pacing everyone in snaps with Tyreek and Albert Wilson following behind. Speaking of Wilson, 63 yards and the biggest catch of the game? I’ll take that from your third receiver.

Tight end

TE Travis Kelce: 71

TE Demetrius Harris: 40

TE Ross Travis: 4

That’s a lot of snaps for Harris. We remember him for a dropped pass or two (I thought he solved that problem) but 40 snaps is quite a bit. The Chiefs were facing a good Redskins defensive front seven that was winning the battle the first half of the game.

Running back

RB Kareem Hunt: 50

RB Charcandrick West: 20

FB Anthony Sherman: 12

RB Akeem Hunt: 3

Kareem Hunt was able to pound away at ‘em in the second half. Isn’t that how you envision this going? The Chiefs build a lead and then Hunt wears them down in the second half. We should also point out Charcandrick West who had a good game — five catches for 33 yards. Two first downs.

Safety

S Daniel Sorensen: 50

S Ron Parker: 50

S Eric Murray: 28

The defense played 50 snaps total. Sorensen has slid into that safety role. His longterm deal is looking better and better. The same goes for Parker who is a regular that plays every snap.

Cornerback

CB Marcus Peters: 50

CB Terrance Mitchell: 49

CB Phillip Gaines: 29

We spent a lot of time talking about the Chiefs second cornerback this offseason. Now that the season has started Mitchell has slid right in there and done pretty well. He got dinged for a few penalties this season but I think you have to like what he’s been able to do. He was especially tough Monday against the Redskins while Marcus Peters had a weak game.

Linebacker

LB Justin Houston: 50

LB Derrick Johnson: 50

LB Frank Zombo: 47

LB Reggie Ragland: 21

LB Terrance Smith: 3

Reggie Ragland got the start for the Chiefs. Andy Reid didn’t fully explain why after the game except that they wanted to get a look at Ragland. FYI, Ramik Wilson’s deal is up after this year. Ragland is under contract through 2019.

Defensive line

DE Allen Bailey: 37

DE Chris Jones: 36

NT Bennie Logan: 32

DE Jarvis Jenkins: 9

NT Roy Miller: 5

DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches: 4

Nacho was a regular last year when Bailey was injured but he only saw four snaps in this game. I haven’t done a good rewatch on this but it seemed like a quiet game for Chris Jones.