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The Chiefs finish the regular season qith a victory over the Chargers. How did Chiefs players contribute to the victory?

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 31-21 in Sunday’s season finale, pushing their record to 12-4 for the second consecutive year.

Let’s take a look at how individual Chiefs players contributed to the 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 Damien Williams and WR Mecole Hardman.

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

Did not play: QB Matt Moore and RB LeSean McCoy.

Inactive: QB Chad Henne, CB Morris Claiborne, DB Alex Brown, T Jackson Barton, G Andrew Wylie, TE Deon Yelder and DT Xavier Williams.

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 48
(100%)
25
(100%)
23
(100%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 48
(100%)
25
(100%)
23
(100%)
Eric Fisher 48
(100%)
25
(100%)
23
(100%)
Patrick Mahomes 48
(100%)
25
(100%)
23
(100%)
Austin Reiter 48
(100%)
25
(100%)
23
(100%)
Mitchell Schwartz 48
(100%)
25
(100%)
23
(100%)
Stefen Wisniewski 48
(100%)
25
(100%)
23
(100%)
Travis Kelce 45
(94%)
24
(96%)
21
(91%)
Tyreek Hill 41
(85%)
24
(96%)
17
(74%)
Sammy Watkins 35
(73%)
20
(80%)
15
(65%)
Damien Williams 34
(71%)
20
(80%)
14
(61%)
Demarcus Robinson 21
(44%)
11
(44%)
10
(43%)
Blake Bell 19
(40%)
8
(32%)
11
(48%)
Mecole Hardman 16
(33%)
11
(44%)
5
(22%)
Darwin Thompson 11
(23%)
4
(16%)
7
(30%)
Anthony Sherman 9
(19%)
2
(8%)
7
(30%)
Byron Pringle 7
(15%)
1
(4%)
6
(26%)
Nick Allegretti 2
(4%)
0
(0%)
2
(9%)

Offensive takeaways

  • The Chiefs had their lowest number of total offensive snaps since Week 6.
  • Running back breakdown: Damien Williams, 34; Darwin Thompson, 11; LeSean McCoy did not see the field.
  • WR Demarcus Robinson saw his smallest usage (percentage-wise) since Week 9.

Defense All Pass Run
Total 74
(100%)
49
(100%)
25
(100%)
Tyrann Mathieu 74
(100%)
49
(100%)
25
(100%)
Charvarius Ward 74
(100%)
49
(100%)
25
(100%)
Daniel Sorensen 73
(99%)
49
(100%)
24
(96%)
Kendall Fuller 61
(82%)
40
(82%)
21
(84%)
Chris Jones 59
(80%)
42
(86%)
17
(68%)
Frank Clark 57
(77%)
38
(78%)
19
(76%)
Anthony Hitchens 48
(65%)
25
(51%)
23
(92%)
Armani Watts 46
(62%)
34
(69%)
12
(48%)
Demone Harris 40
(54%)
25
(51%)
15
(60%)
Bashaud Breeland 38
(51%)
22
(45%)
16
(64%)
Rashad Fenton 36
(49%)
27
(55%)
9
(36%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 36
(49%)
28
(57%)
8
(32%)
Derrick Nnadi 35
(47%)
18
(37%)
17
(68%)
Terrell Suggs 34
(46%)
24
(49%)
10
(40%)
Ben Niemann 26
(35%)
24
(49%)
2
(8%)
Damien Wilson 20
(27%)
12
(24%)
8
(32%)
Juan Thornhill 18
(24%)
10
(20%)
8
(32%)
Mike Pennel 14
(19%)
5
(10%)
9
(36%)
Khalen Saunders 12
(16%)
8
(16%)
4
(16%)
Reggie Ragland 8
(11%)
5
(10%)
3
(12%)
Dorian O'Daniel 5
(7%)
5
(10%)
0
(0%)

Defensive takeaways

  • The Chiefs had their highest number of total defensive snaps since Week 11 (also 74). S Tyrann Mathieu and CB Charvarius Ward were the iron men, seeing every snap.
  • CB Bashaud Breeland, who was dealing with an illness, saw his smallest usage (percentage-wise) since the beginning of the season.
  • CB Rashad Fenton saw the most snaps he has since Week 7; CB Kendall Fuller saw the most snaps he has since Week 1.
  • DT Terrell Suggs’ 34 snaps were exactly twice as many snaps as he saw last week.
  • S Daniel Sorensen was used more in this game than any game this season (73 snaps, 99%).

Special Teams Snaps
Total 23
(100%)
Jordan Lucas 18
(78%)
Ben Niemann 18
(78%)
Dorian O'Daniel 18
(78%)
Daniel Sorensen 18
(78%)
Anthony Sherman 17
(74%)
Darron Lee 15
(65%)
Byron Pringle 15
(65%)
Armani Watts 15
(65%)
Harrison Butker 11
(48%)
Blake Bell 10
(43%)
Mecole Hardman 10
(43%)
Darwin Thompson 9
(39%)
Rashad Fenton 8
(35%)
Dustin Colquitt 7
(30%)
James Winchester 7
(30%)
Charvarius Ward 6
(26%)
Nick Allegretti 5
(22%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 5
(22%)
Eric Fisher 5
(22%)
Austin Reiter 5
(22%)
Mitchell Schwartz 5
(22%)
Stefen Wisniewski 5
(22%)
Demarcus Robinson 4
(17%)
Demone Harris 3
(13%)
Anthony Hitchens 3
(13%)
Chris Jones 3
(13%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 3
(13%)
Derrick Nnadi 3
(13%)
Cameron Erving 1
(4%)

All Snaps Off Def ST Total
Total 48
(100%)
74
(100%)
23
(100%)
145
(100%)
Nick Allegretti 2
(4%)
0
(0%)
5
(22%)
7
(5%)
Blake Bell 19
(40%)
0
(0%)
10
(43%)
29
(20%)
Bashaud Breeland 0
(0%)
38
(51%)
0
(0%)
38
(26%)
Harrison Butker 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
11
(48%)
11
(8%)
Frank Clark 0
(0%)
57
(77%)
0
(0%)
57
(39%)
Dustin Colquitt 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
7
(30%)
7
(5%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 48
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(22%)
53
(37%)
Cameron Erving 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
1
(4%)
1
(1%)
Rashad Fenton 0
(0%)
36
(49%)
8
(35%)
44
(30%)
Eric Fisher 48
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(22%)
53
(37%)
Kendall Fuller 0
(0%)
61
(82%)
0
(0%)
61
(42%)
Mecole Hardman 16
(33%)
0
(0%)
10
(43%)
26
(18%)
Demone Harris 0
(0%)
40
(54%)
3
(13%)
43
(30%)
Tyreek Hill 41
(85%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
41
(28%)
Anthony Hitchens 0
(0%)
48
(65%)
3
(13%)
51
(35%)
Chris Jones 0
(0%)
59
(80%)
3
(13%)
62
(43%)
Travis Kelce 45
(94%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
45
(31%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 0
(0%)
36
(49%)
3
(13%)
39
(27%)
Darron Lee 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
15
(65%)
15
(10%)
Jordan Lucas 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
18
(78%)
18
(12%)
Patrick Mahomes 48
(100%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
48
(33%)
Tyrann Mathieu 0
(0%)
74
(100%)
0
(0%)
74
(51%)
Ben Niemann 0
(0%)
26
(35%)
18
(78%)
44
(30%)
Derrick Nnadi 0
(0%)
35
(47%)
3
(13%)
38
(26%)
Dorian O'Daniel 0
(0%)
5
(7%)
18
(78%)
23
(16%)
Mike Pennel 0
(0%)
14
(19%)
0
(0%)
14
(10%)
Byron Pringle 7
(15%)
0
(0%)
15
(65%)
22
(15%)
Reggie Ragland 0
(0%)
8
(11%)
0
(0%)
8
(6%)
Austin Reiter 48
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(22%)
53
(37%)
Demarcus Robinson 21
(44%)
0
(0%)
4
(17%)
25
(17%)
Khalen Saunders 0
(0%)
12
(16%)
0
(0%)
12
(8%)
Mitchell Schwartz 48
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(22%)
53
(37%)
Anthony Sherman 9
(19%)
0
(0%)
17
(74%)
26
(18%)
Daniel Sorensen 0
(0%)
73
(99%)
18
(78%)
91
(63%)
Terrell Suggs 0
(0%)
34
(46%)
0
(0%)
34
(23%)
Darwin Thompson 11
(23%)
0
(0%)
9
(39%)
20
(14%)
Juan Thornhill 0
(0%)
18
(24%)
0
(0%)
18
(12%)
Charvarius Ward 0
(0%)
74
(100%)
6
(26%)
80
(55%)
Sammy Watkins 35
(73%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
35
(24%)
Armani Watts 0
(0%)
46
(62%)
15
(65%)
61
(42%)
Damien Williams 34
(71%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
34
(23%)
Damien Wilson 0
(0%)
20
(27%)
0
(0%)
20
(14%)
James Winchester 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
7
(30%)
7
(5%)
Stefen Wisniewski 48
(100%)
0
(0%)
5
(22%)
53
(37%)