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Chiefs cornerback Mo Claiborne made his Chiefs debut after serving a four-week suspension to start the season.

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs dropped their first game of the season to the Indianapolis Colts 19-13 on Sunday night. How did the members of the Chiefs contribute to the loss?


Starters (offensive): WR Demarcus Robinson, LT Cameron Erving, LG Andrew Wylie, C Austin Reiter, RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, RT Mitchell Schwartz, TE Travis Kelce, WR Sammy Watkins, QB Patrick Mahomes, RB Damien Williams and TE Blake Bell.

Starters (defensive): LDE Emmanuel Ogbah, LDT Chris Jones, RDT Derrick Nnadi, RDE Frank Clark, LB Anthony Hitchens, LB Damien Wilson, LCB Charvarius Ward, RCB Bashaud Breeland, CB Kendall Fuller, FS Juan Thornhill and SS Tyrann Mathieu.

Did not play: QB Matt Moore.

Inactive: WR Tyreek Hill, RB Darwin Thompson, LB Dorian O’Daniel, T Greg Senat, T Eric Fisher, G Nick Allegretti and DE Alex Okafor.

Editor’s Note: Arrowhead Pride obtains snap count data from the NFL’s game stats and information system, which allows us to break out snap counts by run or pass on offensive and defensive plays. Because GSIS data ignores plays that were nullified by penalties, total offensive and defensive snap counts will vary from other sources, which get their data from NFL Gamebooks

Offense All Pass Run
Total 57
(100%)
43
(100%)
14
(100%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 57
(100%)
43
(100%)
14
(100%)
Cameron Erving 57
(100%)
43
(100%)
14
(100%)
Patrick Mahomes 57
(100%)
43
(100%)
14
(100%)
Austin Reiter 57
(100%)
43
(100%)
14
(100%)
Mitchell Schwartz 57
(100%)
43
(100%)
14
(100%)
Travis Kelce 52
(91%)
42
(98%)
10
(71%)
Demarcus Robinson 52
(91%)
40
(93%)
12
(86%)
Andrew Wylie 46
(81%)
35
(81%)
11
(79%)
Byron Pringle 44
(77%)
34
(79%)
10
(71%)
Mecole Hardman 34
(60%)
28
(65%)
6
(43%)
Damien Williams 32
(56%)
21
(49%)
11
(79%)
Blake Bell 27
(47%)
18
(42%)
9
(64%)
LeSean McCoy 13
(23%)
12
(28%)
1
(7%)
Ryan Hunter 12
(21%)
8
(19%)
4
(29%)
Darrel Williams 12
(21%)
10
(23%)
2
(14%)
De'Anthony Thomas 6
(11%)
5
(12%)
1
(7%)
Anthony Sherman 5
(9%)
1
(2%)
4
(29%)
Deon Yelder 4
(7%)
2
(5%)
2
(14%)
Sammy Watkins 2
(4%)
2
(5%)
0
(0%)
Martinas Rankin 1
(2%)
0
(0%)
1
(7%)

Offensive takeaways

  • Starting WR Sammy Watkins tried to play through a hamstring issue, but checked out after just two plays.
  • WR Byron Pringle’s workload — 44 offensive snaps — was by far the greatest of his career. Pringle made the most of his snaps, leading the Chiefs in receiving yards and scoring the game’s only touchdown. Pringle out-snapped rookie WR Mecole Hardman, 44-34.
  • RB Damien Williams had the most snaps at running back in his return to the lineup with 32, ahead of both LeSean McCoy (13) and Darrel Williams (12).

Defense All Pass Run
Total 74
(100%)
29
(100%)
45
(100%)
Bashaud Breeland 74
(100%)
29
(100%)
45
(100%)
Tyrann Mathieu 74
(100%)
29
(100%)
45
(100%)
Juan Thornhill 68
(92%)
26
(90%)
42
(93%)
Ben Niemann 63
(85%)
26
(90%)
37
(82%)
Frank Clark 60
(81%)
22
(76%)
38
(84%)
Emmanuel Ogbah 60
(81%)
26
(90%)
34
(76%)
Damien Wilson 60
(81%)
17
(59%)
43
(96%)
Derrick Nnadi 56
(76%)
17
(59%)
39
(87%)
Charvarius Ward 52
(70%)
23
(79%)
29
(64%)
Kendall Fuller 49
(66%)
25
(86%)
24
(53%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 40
(54%)
20
(69%)
20
(44%)
Chris Jones 33
(45%)
18
(62%)
15
(33%)
Khalen Saunders 31
(42%)
6
(21%)
25
(56%)
Darron Lee 25
(34%)
4
(14%)
21
(47%)
Morris Claiborne 22
(30%)
6
(21%)
16
(36%)
Daniel Sorensen 20
(27%)
15
(52%)
5
(11%)
Anthony Hitchens 11
(15%)
3
(10%)
8
(18%)
Xavier Williams 10
(14%)
2
(7%)
8
(18%)
Reggie Ragland 5
(7%)
4
(14%)
1
(2%)
Jordan Lucas 1
(1%)
1
(3%)
0
(0%)

Defensive takeaways

  • The iron men for the Chiefs defense were CB Bashaud Breeland and S Tyrann Mathieu, who each had 74 defensive snaps for 100 percent.
  • LB Ben Niemann (63 snaps) and DT Derrick Nnadi (56 snaps) had increased workloads due to the injuries of LB Anthony Hitchens and DT Xavier Williams, respectively.
  • DT Khalen Saunders saw 31 defensive snaps in his Chiefs debut.
  • CB Mo Claiborne said the plan was to get him about 20 defensive snaps; he had 22. Claiborne after the game: “To my understanding, that is what the plan was. I don’t believe that they were trying to allow me to get any more than 20 (plays), or something like that. The plan was to just come in, get a couple of series and just put something on film out there.”

Special Teams Snaps
Total 25
(100%)
Jordan Lucas 22
(88%)
Daniel Sorensen 22
(88%)
Blake Bell 18
(72%)
Darron Lee 18
(72%)
Rashad Fenton 17
(68%)
Ben Niemann 17
(68%)
Anthony Sherman 17
(68%)
Armani Watts 17
(68%)
De'Anthony Thomas 14
(56%)
Darrel Williams 13
(52%)
Byron Pringle 9
(36%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 8
(32%)
Harrison Butker 7
(28%)
Dustin Colquitt 7
(28%)
Mecole Hardman 7
(28%)
Reggie Ragland 7
(28%)
Charvarius Ward 7
(28%)
James Winchester 7
(28%)
Derrick Nnadi 5
(20%)
Emmanuel Ogbah 5
(20%)
Morris Claiborne 4
(16%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 3
(12%)
Ryan Hunter 3
(12%)
Chris Jones 3
(12%)
Martinas Rankin 3
(12%)
Austin Reiter 3
(12%)
Mitchell Schwartz 3
(12%)
Khalen Saunders 2
(8%)
Andrew Wylie 2
(8%)
Cameron Erving 1
(4%)
Anthony Hitchens 1
(4%)
Demarcus Robinson 1
(4%)
Juan Thornhill 1
(4%)

Special teams takeaways

  • S Jordan Lucas and S Daniel Sorensen shared a tie for the lead in special-teams snaps with 22. TE Blake Bell and LB Darron Lee were right behind them with 18 apiece.

All Snaps Off Def ST Total
Total 57
(100%)
74
(100%)
25
(100%)
156
(100%)
Blake Bell 27
(47%)
0
(0%)
18
(72%)
45
(29%)
Bashaud Breeland 0
(0%)
74
(100%)
0
(0%)
74
(47%)
Harrison Butker 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
7
(28%)
7
(4%)
Morris Claiborne 0
(0%)
22
(30%)
4
(16%)
26
(17%)
Frank Clark 0
(0%)
60
(81%)
0
(0%)
60
(38%)
Dustin Colquitt 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
7
(28%)
7
(4%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 57
(100%)
0
(0%)
3
(12%)
60
(38%)
Cameron Erving 57
(100%)
0
(0%)
1
(4%)
58
(37%)
Rashad Fenton 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
17
(68%)
17
(11%)
Kendall Fuller 0
(0%)
49
(66%)
0
(0%)
49
(31%)
Mecole Hardman 34
(60%)
0
(0%)
7
(28%)
41
(26%)
Anthony Hitchens 0
(0%)
11
(15%)
1
(4%)
12
(8%)
Ryan Hunter 12
(21%)
0
(0%)
3
(12%)
15
(10%)
Chris Jones 0
(0%)
33
(45%)
3
(12%)
36
(23%)
Travis Kelce 52
(91%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
52
(33%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 0
(0%)
40
(54%)
8
(32%)
48
(31%)
Darron Lee 0
(0%)
25
(34%)
18
(72%)
43
(28%)
Jordan Lucas 0
(0%)
1
(1%)
22
(88%)
23
(15%)
Patrick Mahomes 57
(100%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
57
(37%)
Tyrann Mathieu 0
(0%)
74
(100%)
0
(0%)
74
(47%)
LeSean McCoy 13
(23%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
13
(8%)
Ben Niemann 0
(0%)
63
(85%)
17
(68%)
80
(51%)
Derrick Nnadi 0
(0%)
56
(76%)
5
(20%)
61
(39%)
Emmanuel Ogbah 0
(0%)
60
(81%)
5
(20%)
65
(42%)
Byron Pringle 44
(77%)
0
(0%)
9
(36%)
53
(34%)
Reggie Ragland 0
(0%)
5
(7%)
7
(28%)
12
(8%)
Martinas Rankin 1
(2%)
0
(0%)
3
(12%)
4
(3%)
Austin Reiter 57
(100%)
0
(0%)
3
(12%)
60
(38%)
Demarcus Robinson 52
(91%)
0
(0%)
1
(4%)
53
(34%)
Khalen Saunders 0
(0%)
31
(42%)
2
(8%)
33
(21%)
Mitchell Schwartz 57
(100%)
0
(0%)
3
(12%)
60
(38%)
Anthony Sherman 5
(9%)
0
(0%)
17
(68%)
22
(14%)
Daniel Sorensen 0
(0%)
20
(27%)
22
(88%)
42
(27%)
De'Anthony Thomas 6
(11%)
0
(0%)
14
(56%)
20
(13%)
Juan Thornhill 0
(0%)
68
(92%)
1
(4%)
69
(44%)
Charvarius Ward 0
(0%)
52
(70%)
7
(28%)
59
(38%)
Sammy Watkins 2
(4%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
2
(1%)
Armani Watts 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
17
(68%)
17
(11%)
Damien Williams 32
(56%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
32
(21%)
Darrel Williams 12
(21%)
0
(0%)
13
(52%)
25
(16%)
Xavier Williams 0
(0%)
10
(14%)
0
(0%)
10
(6%)
Damien Wilson 0
(0%)
60
(81%)
0
(0%)
60
(38%)
James Winchester 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
7
(28%)
7
(4%)
Andrew Wylie 46
(81%)
0
(0%)
2
(8%)
48
(31%)
Deon Yelder 4
(7%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
4
(3%)