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Let’s take a look at how individual Chiefs players contributed to Sunday’s win against the Raiders

Oakland Raiders v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders 40-9, taking control of the AFC West with four games left in the season.

Let’s see how individual Chiefs contributed to the win.


Starters (offensive): WR Tyreek Hill, LT Eric Fisher, LG Andrew Wylie, C Austin Reiter, RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, RT Mitchell Schwartz, TE Travis Kelce, WR Sammy Watkins, QB Patrick Mahomes, RB LeSean McCoy and WR Demarcus Robinson.

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

Did not play: T Cameron Erving.

Inactive: QB Chad Henne, S Jordan Lucas, RB Damien Williams, DE Demone Harris, T Jackson Barton, G Nick Allegretti and TE Deon Yelder.

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 59
(100%)
30
(100%)
29
(100%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 59
(100%)
30
(100%)
29
(100%)
Eric Fisher 59
(100%)
30
(100%)
29
(100%)
Austin Reiter 59
(100%)
30
(100%)
29
(100%)
Mitchell Schwartz 59
(100%)
30
(100%)
29
(100%)
Andrew Wylie 59
(100%)
30
(100%)
29
(100%)
Patrick Mahomes 58
(98%)
30
(100%)
28
(97%)
Travis Kelce 53
(90%)
30
(100%)
23
(79%)
Tyreek Hill 47
(80%)
26
(87%)
21
(72%)
Sammy Watkins 36
(61%)
26
(87%)
10
(34%)
Blake Bell 32
(54%)
9
(30%)
23
(79%)
Demarcus Robinson 32
(54%)
20
(67%)
12
(41%)
Mecole Hardman 23
(39%)
7
(23%)
16
(55%)
LeSean McCoy 23
(39%)
14
(47%)
9
(31%)
Darwin Thompson 19
(32%)
7
(23%)
12
(41%)
Darrel Williams 16
(27%)
9
(30%)
7
(24%)
Anthony Sherman 6
(10%)
1
(3%)
5
(17%)
Byron Pringle 5
(8%)
1
(3%)
4
(14%)
Gehrig Dieter 2
(3%)
0
(0%)
2
(7%)
Matt Moore 1
(2%)
0
(0%)
1
(3%)
Stefen Wisniewski 1
(2%)
0
(0%)
1
(3%)

Offensive takeaways

  • As has been the case most of the season, TE Travis Kelce led all skill-position players in snaps — this week with 53 (90%). TE Blake Bell had 32 snaps (52%).
  • Chiefs RB breakdown: LeSean McCoy (23), Darwin Thompson (19), Darrel Williams (16); Williams left the game due to a hamstring injury.
  • Sunday marked the first time OL Cam Erving hasn’t played a single snap since Week 1.

Defense All Pass Run
Total 57
(100%)
32
(100%)
25
(100%)
Juan Thornhill 57
(100%)
32
(100%)
25
(100%)
Charvarius Ward 52
(91%)
30
(94%)
22
(88%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 49
(86%)
30
(94%)
19
(76%)
Tyrann Mathieu 47
(82%)
23
(72%)
24
(96%)
Anthony Hitchens 43
(75%)
19
(59%)
24
(96%)
Bashaud Breeland 39
(68%)
22
(69%)
17
(68%)
Alex Okafor 38
(67%)
25
(78%)
13
(52%)
Damien Wilson 38
(67%)
14
(44%)
24
(96%)
Chris Jones 33
(58%)
17
(53%)
16
(64%)
Derrick Nnadi 31
(54%)
13
(41%)
18
(72%)
Frank Clark 30
(53%)
12
(38%)
18
(72%)
Daniel Sorensen 27
(47%)
17
(53%)
10
(40%)
Reggie Ragland 25
(44%)
11
(34%)
14
(56%)
Morris Claiborne 23
(40%)
12
(38%)
11
(44%)
Mike Pennel 23
(40%)
14
(44%)
9
(36%)
Khalen Saunders 20
(35%)
13
(41%)
7
(28%)
Kendall Fuller 16
(28%)
15
(47%)
1
(4%)
Ben Niemann 14
(25%)
13
(41%)
1
(4%)
Darron Lee 10
(18%)
9
(28%)
1
(4%)
Armani Watts 10
(18%)
9
(28%)
1
(4%)
Rashad Fenton 2
(4%)
2
(6%)
0
(0%)

Defensive takeaways

  • Only one iron man for the Chiefs on Sunday, and it was the guy with the pick-six: S Juan Thornhill played 57 snaps for 100%.
  • CB Kendall Fuller played 16 snaps in his return and they were nearly all pass plays (15).
  • With DE Frank Clark leaving the game early due to a shoulder injury after 30 snaps, Tanoh Kpassagnon was third on the team in snaps with 49.
  • DL Chris Jones registered a season-low 33 snaps but still managed a sack.

Special Teams Snaps
Total 23
(100%)
Anthony Sherman 18
(78%)
Ben Niemann 17
(74%)
Armani Watts 17
(74%)
Dorian O'Daniel 16
(70%)
Darron Lee 14
(61%)
Byron Pringle 14
(61%)
Harrison Butker 13
(57%)
Darwin Thompson 12
(52%)
Blake Bell 10
(43%)
Daniel Sorensen 10
(43%)
Dustin Colquitt 8
(35%)
Kendall Fuller 8
(35%)
Mecole Hardman 8
(35%)
James Winchester 8
(35%)
Gehrig Dieter 7
(30%)
Juan Thornhill 7
(30%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 6
(26%)
Eric Fisher 6
(26%)
Austin Reiter 6
(26%)
Mitchell Schwartz 6
(26%)
Charvarius Ward 6
(26%)
Stefen Wisniewski 6
(26%)
Andrew Wylie 6
(26%)
Rashad Fenton 4
(17%)
Demarcus Robinson 4
(17%)
Chris Jones 3
(13%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 3
(13%)
Derrick Nnadi 3
(13%)
Alex Okafor 3
(13%)
Anthony Hitchens 2
(9%)
Reggie Ragland 1
(4%)
Darrel Williams 1
(4%)

Special teams takeaways

  • The special teams leaders were FB Anthony SHerman (18), LB Ben Niemann (17), S Armani Watts (17) and LB Dorian O’Daniel (16).

All Snaps Off Def ST Total
Total 59
(100%)
57
(100%)
23
(100%)
139
(100%)
Blake Bell 32
(54%)
0
(0%)
10
(43%)
42
(30%)
Bashaud Breeland 0
(0%)
39
(68%)
0
(0%)
39
(28%)
Harrison Butker 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
13
(57%)
13
(9%)
Morris Claiborne 0
(0%)
23
(40%)
0
(0%)
23
(17%)
Frank Clark 0
(0%)
30
(53%)
0
(0%)
30
(22%)
Dustin Colquitt 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
8
(35%)
8
(6%)
Gehrig Dieter 2
(3%)
0
(0%)
7
(30%)
9
(6%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 59
(100%)
0
(0%)
6
(26%)
65
(47%)
Rashad Fenton 0
(0%)
2
(4%)
4
(17%)
6
(4%)
Eric Fisher 59
(100%)
0
(0%)
6
(26%)
65
(47%)
Kendall Fuller 0
(0%)
16
(28%)
8
(35%)
24
(17%)
Mecole Hardman 23
(39%)
0
(0%)
8
(35%)
31
(22%)
Tyreek Hill 47
(80%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
47
(34%)
Anthony Hitchens 0
(0%)
43
(75%)
2
(9%)
45
(32%)
Chris Jones 0
(0%)
33
(58%)
3
(13%)
36
(26%)
Travis Kelce 53
(90%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
53
(38%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 0
(0%)
49
(86%)
3
(13%)
52
(37%)
Darron Lee 0
(0%)
10
(18%)
14
(61%)
24
(17%)
Patrick Mahomes 58
(98%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
58
(42%)
Tyrann Mathieu 0
(0%)
47
(82%)
0
(0%)
47
(34%)
LeSean McCoy 23
(39%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
23
(17%)
Matt Moore 1
(2%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
1
(1%)
Ben Niemann 0
(0%)
14
(25%)
17
(74%)
31
(22%)
Derrick Nnadi 0
(0%)
31
(54%)
3
(13%)
34
(24%)
Dorian O'Daniel 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
16
(70%)
16
(12%)
Alex Okafor 0
(0%)
38
(67%)
3
(13%)
41
(29%)
Mike Pennel 0
(0%)
23
(40%)
0
(0%)
23
(17%)
Byron Pringle 5
(8%)
0
(0%)
14
(61%)
19
(14%)
Reggie Ragland 0
(0%)
25
(44%)
1
(4%)
26
(19%)
Austin Reiter 59
(100%)
0
(0%)
6
(26%)
65
(47%)
Demarcus Robinson 32
(54%)
0
(0%)
4
(17%)
36
(26%)
Khalen Saunders 0
(0%)
20
(35%)
0
(0%)
20
(14%)
Mitchell Schwartz 59
(100%)
0
(0%)
6
(26%)
65
(47%)
Anthony Sherman 6
(10%)
0
(0%)
18
(78%)
24
(17%)
Daniel Sorensen 0
(0%)
27
(47%)
10
(43%)
37
(27%)
Darwin Thompson 19
(32%)
0
(0%)
12
(52%)
31
(22%)
Juan Thornhill 0
(0%)
57
(100%)
7
(30%)
64
(46%)
Charvarius Ward 0
(0%)
52
(91%)
6
(26%)
58
(42%)
Sammy Watkins 36
(61%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
36
(26%)
Armani Watts 0
(0%)
10
(18%)
17
(74%)
27
(19%)
Darrel Williams 16
(27%)
0
(0%)
1
(4%)
17
(12%)
Damien Wilson 0
(0%)
38
(67%)
0
(0%)
38
(27%)
James Winchester 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
8
(35%)
8
(6%)
Stefen Wisniewski 1
(2%)
0
(0%)
6
(26%)
7
(5%)
Andrew Wylie 59
(100%)
0
(0%)
6
(26%)
65
(47%)