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How were Chiefs players used in Sunday’s loss to the Titans?

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The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Tennessee Titans 35-32 on Sunday, falling to 6-4 on the season — and 1-3 against the AFC South.

Let’s see how Chiefs players contributed to the loss.


Starters (offensive): WR Tyreek Hill, LT Cameron Erving, LG Martinas Rankin, C Austin Reiter, RG Andrew Wylie, RT Mitchell Schwartz, TE Travis Kelce, WR Sammy Watkins, QB Patrick Mahomes, RB Damien Williams and WR Demarcus Robinson.

Starters (defensive): LDE Emmanuel Ogbah, LDT Derrick Nnadi, RDT Chris Jones, RDE Tanoh Kpassagnon, LB Anthony Hitchens, LB Damien Wilson, LB Reggie Ragland, LCB Bashaud Breeland, RCB Charvarius Ward, FS Juan Thornhill and SS Tyrann Mathieu.

Did not play: QB Matt Moore.

Inactive: QB Chad Henne, RB LeSean McCoy, CB Kendall Fuller, DT Mike Pennel, T Eric Fisher, G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 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 77
(100%)
52
(100%)
25
(100%)
Cameron Erving 77
(100%)
52
(100%)
25
(100%)
Patrick Mahomes 77
(100%)
52
(100%)
25
(100%)
Austin Reiter 77
(100%)
52
(100%)
25
(100%)
Andrew Wylie 77
(100%)
52
(100%)
25
(100%)
Mitchell Schwartz 74
(96%)
50
(96%)
24
(96%)
Travis Kelce 73
(95%)
51
(98%)
22
(88%)
Tyreek Hill 64
(83%)
44
(85%)
20
(80%)
Sammy Watkins 59
(77%)
39
(75%)
20
(80%)
Damien Williams 57
(74%)
35
(67%)
22
(88%)
Demarcus Robinson 52
(68%)
38
(73%)
14
(56%)
Martinas Rankin 39
(51%)
27
(52%)
12
(48%)
Stefen Wisniewski 39
(51%)
26
(50%)
13
(52%)
Blake Bell 32
(42%)
17
(33%)
15
(60%)
Mecole Hardman 18
(23%)
16
(31%)
2
(8%)
Darrel Williams 15
(19%)
13
(25%)
2
(8%)
Darwin Thompson 5
(6%)
4
(8%)
1
(4%)
Anthony Sherman 4
(5%)
0
(0%)
4
(16%)
Byron Pringle 3
(4%)
1
(2%)
2
(8%)
Deon Yelder 3
(4%)
2
(4%)
1
(4%)
Nick Allegretti 2
(3%)
1
(2%)
1
(4%)

Offensive takeaways

  • RT Mitch Schwartz missed three offensive snaps, ending his snap streak of 7,894. Schwartz hadn’t missed a snap in his career before Sunday.
  • Because of offensive line injuries, OL Steven Wisniewski had 39 offensive snaps.
  • With RB LeSean McCoy a healthy scratch, Damien Williams saw 57 offensive snaps, Darrel Williams had 15 and Darwin Thompson had 5.
  • WR Mecole Hardman saw 18 snaps, his most since Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.
  • The offense as a whole had a higher snap count than the defense, which is somewhat unusual for a losing effort.
  • TE Travis Kelce led all skill-position players with 73 snaps (95 percent).

Defense All Pass Run
Total 50
(100%)
23
(100%)
27
(100%)
Tyrann Mathieu 50
(100%)
23
(100%)
27
(100%)
Charvarius Ward 50
(100%)
23
(100%)
27
(100%)
Juan Thornhill 48
(96%)
22
(96%)
26
(96%)
Bashaud Breeland 43
(86%)
18
(78%)
25
(93%)
Chris Jones 42
(84%)
19
(83%)
23
(85%)
Frank Clark 40
(80%)
19
(83%)
21
(78%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 38
(76%)
19
(83%)
19
(70%)
Anthony Hitchens 36
(72%)
12
(52%)
24
(89%)
Daniel Sorensen 32
(64%)
17
(74%)
15
(56%)
Derrick Nnadi 28
(56%)
10
(43%)
18
(67%)
Damien Wilson 27
(54%)
9
(39%)
18
(67%)
Emmanuel Ogbah 23
(46%)
13
(57%)
10
(37%)
Joey Ivie 17
(34%)
9
(39%)
8
(30%)
Reggie Ragland 17
(34%)
6
(26%)
11
(41%)
Rashad Fenton 14
(28%)
11
(48%)
3
(11%)
Ben Niemann 14
(28%)
11
(48%)
3
(11%)
Khalen Saunders 13
(26%)
3
(13%)
10
(37%)
Jordan Lucas 10
(20%)
4
(17%)
6
(22%)
Morris Claiborne 7
(14%)
5
(22%)
2
(7%)

Defensive takeaways

  • The two iron men for the Chiefs defense were S Tyrann Mathieu and CB Charvarius Ward (50 defensive snaps for 100 percent).
  • DE Frank Clark played 40 defensive snaps in his return to the lineup. Clark missed the previous two games with a neck issue.
  • LB Reggie Ragland came back for just 17 defensive snaps after a season-high 44 against the Vikings.
  • DL Mike Pennel, who had been good in recent weeks as run stopper, was inactive. DL Khalen Saunders saw just 13 defensive snaps.

Special Teams Snaps
Total 32
(100%)
Anthony Sherman 24
(75%)
Jordan Lucas 23
(72%)
Dorian O'Daniel 23
(72%)
Darron Lee 19
(59%)
Byron Pringle 19
(59%)
Armani Watts 19
(59%)
Harrison Butker 17
(53%)
Ben Niemann 15
(47%)
Daniel Sorensen 15
(47%)
Blake Bell 14
(44%)
Mecole Hardman 14
(44%)
Darrel Williams 14
(44%)
Dustin Colquitt 10
(31%)
Rashad Fenton 10
(31%)
James Winchester 10
(31%)
Nick Allegretti 9
(28%)
Austin Reiter 9
(28%)
Stefen Wisniewski 9
(28%)
Andrew Wylie 9
(28%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 8
(25%)
Mitchell Schwartz 8
(25%)
Darwin Thompson 8
(25%)
Juan Thornhill 8
(25%)
Charvarius Ward 8
(25%)
Cameron Erving 7
(22%)
Anthony Hitchens 4
(13%)
Chris Jones 4
(13%)
Derrick Nnadi 4
(13%)
Demarcus Robinson 4
(13%)
Emmanuel Ogbah 3
(9%)
Martinas Rankin 2
(6%)
Joey Ivie 1
(3%)
Deon Yelder 1
(3%)

Special teams takeaways

  • FB Anthony Sherman (24), S Jordan Lucas (23) and LB Dorian O’Daniel (23) were the special teams leaders for the Chiefs.

All Snaps Off Def ST Total
Total 77
(100%)
50
(100%)
32
(100%)
159
(100%)
Nick Allegretti 2
(3%)
0
(0%)
9
(28%)
11
(7%)
Blake Bell 32
(42%)
0
(0%)
14
(44%)
46
(29%)
Bashaud Breeland 0
(0%)
43
(86%)
0
(0%)
43
(27%)
Harrison Butker 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
17
(53%)
17
(11%)
Morris Claiborne 0
(0%)
7
(14%)
0
(0%)
7
(4%)
Frank Clark 0
(0%)
40
(80%)
0
(0%)
40
(25%)
Dustin Colquitt 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
10
(31%)
10
(6%)
Cameron Erving 77
(100%)
0
(0%)
7
(22%)
84
(53%)
Rashad Fenton 0
(0%)
14
(28%)
10
(31%)
24
(15%)
Mecole Hardman 18
(23%)
0
(0%)
14
(44%)
32
(20%)
Tyreek Hill 64
(83%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
64
(40%)
Anthony Hitchens 0
(0%)
36
(72%)
4
(13%)
40
(25%)
Joey Ivie 0
(0%)
17
(34%)
1
(3%)
18
(11%)
Chris Jones 0
(0%)
42
(84%)
4
(13%)
46
(29%)
Travis Kelce 73
(95%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
73
(46%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 0
(0%)
38
(76%)
8
(25%)
46
(29%)
Darron Lee 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
19
(59%)
19
(12%)
Jordan Lucas 0
(0%)
10
(20%)
23
(72%)
33
(21%)
Patrick Mahomes 77
(100%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
77
(48%)
Tyrann Mathieu 0
(0%)
50
(100%)
0
(0%)
50
(31%)
Ben Niemann 0
(0%)
14
(28%)
15
(47%)
29
(18%)
Derrick Nnadi 0
(0%)
28
(56%)
4
(13%)
32
(20%)
Dorian O'Daniel 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
23
(72%)
23
(14%)
Emmanuel Ogbah 0
(0%)
23
(46%)
3
(9%)
26
(16%)
Byron Pringle 3
(4%)
0
(0%)
19
(59%)
22
(14%)
Reggie Ragland 0
(0%)
17
(34%)
0
(0%)
17
(11%)
Martinas Rankin 39
(51%)
0
(0%)
2
(6%)
41
(26%)
Austin Reiter 77
(100%)
0
(0%)
9
(28%)
86
(54%)
Demarcus Robinson 52
(68%)
0
(0%)
4
(13%)
56
(35%)
Khalen Saunders 0
(0%)
13
(26%)
0
(0%)
13
(8%)
Mitchell Schwartz 74
(96%)
0
(0%)
8
(25%)
82
(52%)
Anthony Sherman 4
(5%)
0
(0%)
24
(75%)
28
(18%)
Daniel Sorensen 0
(0%)
32
(64%)
15
(47%)
47
(30%)
Darwin Thompson 5
(6%)
0
(0%)
8
(25%)
13
(8%)
Juan Thornhill 0
(0%)
48
(96%)
8
(25%)
56
(35%)
Charvarius Ward 0
(0%)
50
(100%)
8
(25%)
58
(36%)
Sammy Watkins 59
(77%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
59
(37%)
Armani Watts 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
19
(59%)
19
(12%)
Damien Williams 57
(74%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
57
(36%)
Darrel Williams 15
(19%)
0
(0%)
14
(44%)
29
(18%)
Damien Wilson 0
(0%)
27
(54%)
0
(0%)
27
(17%)
James Winchester 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
10
(31%)
10
(6%)
Stefen Wisniewski 39
(51%)
0
(0%)
9
(28%)
48
(30%)
Andrew Wylie 77
(100%)
0
(0%)
9
(28%)
86
(54%)
Deon Yelder 3
(4%)
0
(0%)
1
(3%)
4
(3%)