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The Chiefs opponents continue to run a lot more plays on offense than them

Let’s review the snap counts from the Kansas City Chiefs 24-10 win over the Chargers. The Chiefs once again ran fewer offensive plays than their opponent. In Week 1, the Patriots ran 13 more offensive plays. In Week 2, the Eagles ran 19 more offensive plays. This week, the Chargers ran 20 more offensive plays than the Chiefs.

Snap counts from the Chargers game...


QB Alex Smith: 53

Alex Smith is not good under pressure. PFF recorded him as being pressured on five of his 28 dropbacks and getting sacked on all five of those.

Offensive line

G Bryan Witzmann: 53

C Zach Fulton: 53

G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: 53

OT Mitch Schwartz: 53

OT Eric Fisher: 53

See the note above. Eric Fisher had a pretty good day on the left side. Mitch Schwartz saw a lot of pressure from Melvin Ingram on his side. The Chiefs were without C Mitch Morse, who was replaced by Zach Fulton.

Wide receiver

WR Chris Conley: 43

WR Tyreek Hill: 39

WR Albert Wilson: 27

WR Demarcus Robinson: 7

Chris Conley was practically invisible in this game. I remember halfway through wondering if he or Travis Kelce were even playing. Tyreek Hill seemed to come up limping a couple of times so here’s to hoping the Chiefs can manage his snaps this year.

Running back

RB Kareem Hunt: 37

RB Charcandrick West: 14

FB Anthony Sherman: 9

RB Akeem Hunt: 1

I am told that Kareem Hunt is pretty good. I don’t remember Akeem Hunt’s one snap - anyone?

Tight end

TE Travis Kelce: 53

TE Demetrius Harris: 22

TE Ross Travis: 4

Kelce played every snap?!?! He had one catch for one yard. The theory that this was some sort of punishment is an interesting one, I’ll say that.


CB Terrance Mitchell: 73

CB Marcus Peters: 70

CB Phillip Gaines: 55

CB Kenneth Acker: 1

Mitchell gave up a bunch of yards but he had two picks. That’s a fair tradeoff. Speaking of picks, Peters finally gets on the board.


S Ron Parker: 73

S Daniel Sorensen: 71

S Eric Murray: 46

This is your safety rotation with Eric Berry out. Parker and Sorensen are the main ones with Murray subbing in.


LB Justin Houston: 65

LB Derrick Johnson: 55

LB Frank Zombo: 44

LB Ramik Wilson: 21

LB Kevin Pierre-Louis: 19

LB Dee Ford: 34

LB Tanoh Kpassagnon: 2

Houston missed the first few plays on the Chiefs second defensive drive and I freaked out thinking something was wrong. He was sick earlier this week so maybe that was it but he came right back in. Ford also left with a hip injury. No word yet on the severity. Also note that KPL was in there for Derrick Johnson for a few snaps. I don’t know if that was injury related or what but DJ usually plays every snap.

Defensive line

DE Allen Bailey: 52

NT Bennie Logan: 42

DE Chris Jones: 39

DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches: 28

NT Roy Miller: 13

Look at that d-line rotation. This is going to be a tough group to stop if they can rotate and stay fresh like that. Bailey had some good pressure in this game.

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