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How did Chiefs players contribute to the big win against the Bears?

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The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Chicago Bears 26-3 on Sunday night, advancing to 11-4 on the season.

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


Starters (offensive): WR Tyreek Hill, LT Eric Fisher, LG Stefen Wisniewski, C Austin Reiter, RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, RT Mitchell Schwartz, TE Travis Kelce, WR Sammy Watkins, QB Patrick Mahomes, RB Spencer Ware and TE Blake Bell.

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

Did not play: T Cameron Erving.

Inactive: QB Chad Henne, CB Morris Claiborne, RB LeSean McCoy, CB Rashad Fenton, T Jackson Barton, G Andrew Wylie 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 63
(100%)
34
(100%)
29
(100%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 63
(100%)
34
(100%)
29
(100%)
Eric Fisher 63
(100%)
34
(100%)
29
(100%)
Austin Reiter 63
(100%)
34
(100%)
29
(100%)
Mitchell Schwartz 63
(100%)
34
(100%)
29
(100%)
Stefen Wisniewski 63
(100%)
34
(100%)
29
(100%)
Patrick Mahomes 62
(98%)
34
(100%)
28
(97%)
Travis Kelce 58
(92%)
33
(97%)
25
(86%)
Tyreek Hill 57
(90%)
33
(97%)
24
(83%)
Sammy Watkins 49
(78%)
27
(79%)
22
(76%)
Damien Williams 34
(54%)
17
(50%)
17
(59%)
Demarcus Robinson 33
(52%)
18
(53%)
15
(52%)
Blake Bell 25
(40%)
14
(41%)
11
(38%)
Spencer Ware 22
(35%)
16
(47%)
6
(21%)
Mecole Hardman 21
(33%)
11
(32%)
10
(34%)
Darwin Thompson 6
(10%)
0
(0%)
6
(21%)
Byron Pringle 4
(6%)
0
(0%)
4
(14%)
Anthony Sherman 4
(6%)
1
(3%)
3
(10%)
Nick Allegretti 2
(3%)
0
(0%)
2
(7%)
Matt Moore 1
(2%)
0
(0%)
1
(3%)

Offensive takeaways

  • As expected, Stefen Wisniewski stepped in for injured left guard Andrew Wylie, marking the first full game he has played all year. All the starting offensive linemen played every snap.
  • In his return to the lineup, Damien Williams led all running back in playing time with 34 snaps (54%). Spencer Ware had 22 snaps (35%). RB Darwin Thompson only saw six plays, the fewest he has seen since Week 10.
  • WR Mecole Hardman saw the most playing time he has had since Week 13.

Defense All Pass Run
Total 59
(100%)
37
(100%)
22
(100%)
Charvarius Ward 59
(100%)
37
(100%)
22
(100%)
Kendall Fuller 53
(90%)
36
(97%)
17
(77%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 52
(88%)
33
(89%)
19
(86%)
Bashaud Breeland 50
(85%)
28
(76%)
22
(100%)
Tyrann Mathieu 50
(85%)
28
(76%)
22
(100%)
Daniel Sorensen 50
(85%)
28
(76%)
22
(100%)
Juan Thornhill 50
(85%)
28
(76%)
22
(100%)
Frank Clark 39
(66%)
22
(59%)
17
(77%)
Chris Jones 38
(64%)
23
(62%)
15
(68%)
Anthony Hitchens 35
(59%)
15
(41%)
20
(91%)
Derrick Nnadi 27
(46%)
12
(32%)
15
(68%)
Ben Niemann 24
(41%)
22
(59%)
2
(9%)
Demone Harris 21
(36%)
16
(43%)
5
(23%)
Khalen Saunders 18
(31%)
11
(30%)
7
(32%)
Terrell Suggs 17
(29%)
12
(32%)
5
(23%)
Mike Pennel 11
(19%)
6
(16%)
5
(23%)
Reggie Ragland 11
(19%)
11
(30%)
0
(0%)
Armani Watts 11
(19%)
11
(30%)
0
(0%)
Alex Brown 9
(15%)
9
(24%)
0
(0%)
Darron Lee 9
(15%)
9
(24%)
0
(0%)
Jordan Lucas 9
(15%)
9
(24%)
0
(0%)
Damien Wilson 6
(10%)
1
(3%)
5
(23%)

Defensive takeaways

  • The Chiefs’ single iron man was CB Charvarius Ward, who played all 59 snaps. CB Kendall Fuller was next up with 53 plays (90%). Fuller saw the most playing time he has had since Week 3.
  • DL Terrell Suggs saw 17 plays in his Kansas City debut — 12 pass and five run plays. DE Frank Clark played two-thirds of the game (66%), and he appears to have recovered nicely from his illness.
  • DT Mike Pennell played the least amount of snaps (11) he has seen in a game in which he was active since his arrival in October.
  • S Daniel Sorensen saw 50 plays, the most for him since Week 10.

Special Teams Snaps
Total 20
(100%)
Anthony Sherman 18
(90%)
Jordan Lucas 15
(75%)
Ben Niemann 15
(75%)
Dorian O'Daniel 15
(75%)
Daniel Sorensen 15
(75%)
Darron Lee 14
(70%)
Byron Pringle 14
(70%)
Armani Watts 13
(65%)
Harrison Butker 11
(55%)
Blake Bell 10
(50%)
Alex Brown 8
(40%)
Dustin Colquitt 8
(40%)
James Winchester 8
(40%)
Darwin Thompson 6
(30%)
Nick Allegretti 5
(25%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 5
(25%)
Eric Fisher 5
(25%)
Mecole Hardman 5
(25%)
Austin Reiter 5
(25%)
Mitchell Schwartz 5
(25%)
Stefen Wisniewski 5
(25%)
Charvarius Ward 4
(20%)
Demarcus Robinson 3
(15%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 2
(10%)
Spencer Ware 2
(10%)
Demone Harris 1
(5%)
Anthony Hitchens 1
(5%)
Chris Jones 1
(5%)
Derrick Nnadi 1
(5%)

Special teams takeaways

  • FB Anthony Sherman saw the most special-teams snaps with 18, followed by S Jordan Lucas, LB Ben Niemann, LB Dorian O’Daniel and S Daniel Sorensen, who all had 15 special-teams snaps apiece.

All Snaps Off Def ST Total
Total 63
(100%)
59
(100%)
20
(100%)
142
(100%)
Nick Allegretti 2
(3%)
0
(0%)
5
(25%)
7
(5%)
Blake Bell 25
(40%)
0
(0%)
10
(50%)
35
(25%)
Bashaud Breeland 0
(0%)
50
(85%)
0
(0%)
50
(35%)
Alex Brown 0
(0%)
9
(15%)
8
(40%)
17
(12%)
Harrison Butker 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
11
(55%)
11
(8%)
Frank Clark 0
(0%)
39
(66%)
0
(0%)
39
(27%)
Dustin Colquitt 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
8
(40%)
8
(6%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 63
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(25%)
68
(48%)
Eric Fisher 63
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(25%)
68
(48%)
Kendall Fuller 0
(0%)
53
(90%)
0
(0%)
53
(37%)
Mecole Hardman 21
(33%)
0
(0%)
5
(25%)
26
(18%)
Demone Harris 0
(0%)
21
(36%)
1
(5%)
22
(15%)
Tyreek Hill 57
(90%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
57
(40%)
Anthony Hitchens 0
(0%)
35
(59%)
1
(5%)
36
(25%)
Chris Jones 0
(0%)
38
(64%)
1
(5%)
39
(27%)
Travis Kelce 58
(92%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
58
(41%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 0
(0%)
52
(88%)
2
(10%)
54
(38%)
Darron Lee 0
(0%)
9
(15%)
14
(70%)
23
(16%)
Jordan Lucas 0
(0%)
9
(15%)
15
(75%)
24
(17%)
Patrick Mahomes 62
(98%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
62
(44%)
Tyrann Mathieu 0
(0%)
50
(85%)
0
(0%)
50
(35%)
Matt Moore 1
(2%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
1
(1%)
Ben Niemann 0
(0%)
24
(41%)
15
(75%)
39
(27%)
Derrick Nnadi 0
(0%)
27
(46%)
1
(5%)
28
(20%)
Dorian O'Daniel 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
15
(75%)
15
(11%)
Mike Pennel 0
(0%)
11
(19%)
0
(0%)
11
(8%)
Byron Pringle 4
(6%)
0
(0%)
14
(70%)
18
(13%)
Reggie Ragland 0
(0%)
11
(19%)
0
(0%)
11
(8%)
Austin Reiter 63
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(25%)
68
(48%)
Demarcus Robinson 33
(52%)
0
(0%)
3
(15%)
36
(25%)
Khalen Saunders 0
(0%)
18
(31%)
0
(0%)
18
(13%)
Mitchell Schwartz 63
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(25%)
68
(48%)
Anthony Sherman 4
(6%)
0
(0%)
18
(90%)
22
(15%)
Daniel Sorensen 0
(0%)
50
(85%)
15
(75%)
65
(46%)
Terrell Suggs 0
(0%)
17
(29%)
0
(0%)
17
(12%)
Darwin Thompson 6
(10%)
0
(0%)
6
(30%)
12
(8%)
Juan Thornhill 0
(0%)
50
(85%)
0
(0%)
50
(35%)
Charvarius Ward 0
(0%)
59
(100%)
4
(20%)
63
(44%)
Spencer Ware 22
(35%)
0
(0%)
2
(10%)
24
(17%)
Sammy Watkins 49
(78%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
49
(35%)
Armani Watts 0
(0%)
11
(19%)
13
(65%)
24
(17%)
Damien Williams 34
(54%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
34
(24%)
Damien Wilson 0
(0%)
6
(10%)
0
(0%)
6
(4%)
James Winchester 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
8
(40%)
8
(6%)
Stefen Wisniewski 63
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(25%)
68
(48%)