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Chiefs-Raiders: Making sense of snap counts

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Demarcus Robinson was on the field more than Mecole Hardman this week.

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders 28-10 on Sunday afternoon. Let’s take a look at which Chiefs players contributed most to the victory.


Starters (offensive): WR Mecole Hardman, 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 Damien Williams and WR Blake Bell.

Starters (defensive): LDE Alex Okafor, LDT Chris Jones, RDT Derrick Nnadi, RDE Frank Clark, LB Anthony Hitchens, LB Damien Wilson, LCB Charvarius Ward, RCB Bashaud Breeland, LB Darron Lee, FS Juan Thornhill and SS Tyrann Mathieu.

Did not play: QB Matt Moore and CB Rashad Fenton.

Inactive: WR Tyreek Hill, LB Reggie Ragland, G Ryan Hunter, G Nick Allegretti, T Martinas Rankin, TE Deon Yelder and DT Khalen Saunders.

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 68
(100%)
46
(100%)
22
(100%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 68
(100%)
46
(100%)
22
(100%)
Patrick Mahomes 68
(100%)
46
(100%)
22
(100%)
Austin Reiter 68
(100%)
46
(100%)
22
(100%)
Mitchell Schwartz 68
(100%)
46
(100%)
22
(100%)
Andrew Wylie 68
(100%)
46
(100%)
22
(100%)
Cameron Erving 65
(96%)
44
(96%)
21
(95%)
Demarcus Robinson 62
(91%)
42
(91%)
20
(91%)
Sammy Watkins 62
(91%)
44
(96%)
18
(82%)
Travis Kelce 57
(84%)
39
(85%)
18
(82%)
Mecole Hardman 50
(74%)
37
(80%)
13
(59%)
Damien Williams 34
(50%)
25
(54%)
9
(41%)
LeSean McCoy 28
(41%)
16
(35%)
12
(55%)
Blake Bell 23
(34%)
13
(28%)
10
(45%)
Anthony Sherman 6
(9%)
2
(4%)
4
(18%)
Byron Pringle 4
(6%)
2
(4%)
2
(9%)
De'Anthony Thomas 4
(6%)
4
(9%)
0
(0%)
Darwin Thompson 4
(6%)
2
(4%)
2
(9%)
Darrel Williams 4
(6%)
4
(9%)
0
(0%)
Eric Fisher 3
(4%)
2
(4%)
1
(5%)
Jeff Allen 2
(3%)
0
(0%)
2
(9%)

Offensive takeaways

  • LT Eric Fisher lasted just three offensive snaps before exiting the game due to his groin injury. OL Cam Erving played the rest of the team’s snaps at left tackle.
  • WRs Demarcus Robinson and Sammy Watkins played the same number of offensive snaps—62, or 91 percent. Last week, WR Mecole Hardman had more snaps then Robinson, but Hardman had 12 less than Robinson this week.
  • RBs Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy were closer to an even timeshare this week. Williams still out-snapped McCoy by six plays, 34-28. Rookie Darwin Thompson came on for four offensive snaps.
  • OL Jeff Allen entered the game as an extra man on two offensive plays.

Defense All Pass Run
Total 60
(100%)
41
(100%)
19
(100%)
Bashaud Breeland 60
(100%)
41
(100%)
19
(100%)
Tyrann Mathieu 60
(100%)
41
(100%)
19
(100%)
Juan Thornhill 60
(100%)
41
(100%)
19
(100%)
Charvarius Ward 60
(100%)
41
(100%)
19
(100%)
Frank Clark 53
(88%)
38
(93%)
15
(79%)
Alex Okafor 53
(88%)
36
(88%)
17
(89%)
Chris Jones 49
(82%)
35
(85%)
14
(74%)
Anthony Hitchens 47
(78%)
30
(73%)
17
(89%)
Damien Wilson 47
(78%)
30
(73%)
17
(89%)
Kendall Fuller 45
(75%)
33
(80%)
12
(63%)
Derrick Nnadi 22
(37%)
15
(37%)
7
(37%)
Emmanuel Ogbah 22
(37%)
17
(41%)
5
(26%)
Xavier Williams 17
(28%)
9
(22%)
8
(42%)
Darron Lee 15
(25%)
8
(20%)
7
(37%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 14
(23%)
9
(22%)
5
(26%)
Ben Niemann 13
(22%)
11
(27%)
2
(11%)
Daniel Sorensen 13
(22%)
11
(27%)
2
(11%)
Joey Ivie 9
(15%)
4
(10%)
5
(26%)
Jordan Lucas 1
(2%)
1
(2%)
0
(0%)

Defensive takeaways

  • The four iron men for the Chiefs (all 60 plays) were CB Bashaud Breeland, CB Tyrann Mathieu, S Juan Thornhill and CB Charvarius Ward.
  • LB Ben Niemann and S Daniel Sorensen each were in the game for 13 defensive snaps, 11 of which were pass plays by the Oakland Raiders.
  • DT Derrick Nnadi recorded 22 snaps to Xavier Williams’ 17.
  • LB Reggie Ragland was inactive for the second week in a row. Reid on Ragland prior to the game: “We feel like Reggie is a starter, but you have to sit somebody, right? We’re lucky to have a little bit of depth at that spot. You always keep special teams in mind, too, as you go through it. But we have full confidence in Reggie. That’s not an issue. It’s a week-to-week thing. He could be up Sunday.” He was not.

Special Teams Snaps
Total 25
(100%)
Ben Niemann 21
(84%)
Daniel Sorensen 21
(84%)
Dorian O'Daniel 20
(80%)
De'Anthony Thomas 19
(76%)
Byron Pringle 18
(72%)
Armani Watts 18
(72%)
Anthony Sherman 17
(68%)
Darron Lee 13
(52%)
Jordan Lucas 12
(48%)
Harrison Butker 9
(36%)
Dustin Colquitt 9
(36%)
Darwin Thompson 9
(36%)
James Winchester 9
(36%)
Charvarius Ward 8
(32%)
Darrel Williams 8
(32%)
Blake Bell 7
(28%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 7
(28%)
Jeff Allen 4
(16%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 4
(16%)
Cameron Erving 4
(16%)
Austin Reiter 4
(16%)
Mitchell Schwartz 4
(16%)
Juan Thornhill 4
(16%)
Damien Williams 4
(16%)
Andrew Wylie 4
(16%)
Mecole Hardman 3
(12%)
Anthony Hitchens 3
(12%)
Chris Jones 3
(12%)
Alex Okafor 3
(12%)
Derrick Nnadi 2
(8%)
Bashaud Breeland 1
(4%)
Frank Clark 1
(4%)
Xavier Williams 1
(4%)
Damien Wilson 1
(4%)

Special teams takeaways

  • Niemann, Sorensen and LB Dorian O’Daniel played in 80 percent (20 plays) or more special-teams snaps for the Chiefs (25 plays).

All Snaps Off Def ST Total
Total 68
(100%)
60
(100%)
25
(100%)
153
(100%)
Jeff Allen 2
(3%)
0
(0%)
4
(16%)
6
(4%)
Blake Bell 23
(34%)
0
(0%)
7
(28%)
30
(20%)
Bashaud Breeland 0
(0%)
60
(100%)
1
(4%)
61
(40%)
Harrison Butker 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
9
(36%)
9
(6%)
Frank Clark 0
(0%)
53
(88%)
1
(4%)
54
(35%)
Dustin Colquitt 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
9
(36%)
9
(6%)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif 68
(100%)
0
(0%)
4
(16%)
72
(47%)
Cameron Erving 65
(96%)
0
(0%)
4
(16%)
69
(45%)
Eric Fisher 3
(4%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
3
(2%)
Kendall Fuller 0
(0%)
45
(75%)
0
(0%)
45
(29%)
Mecole Hardman 50
(74%)
0
(0%)
3
(12%)
53
(35%)
Anthony Hitchens 0
(0%)
47
(78%)
3
(12%)
50
(33%)
Joey Ivie 0
(0%)
9
(15%)
0
(0%)
9
(6%)
Chris Jones 0
(0%)
49
(82%)
3
(12%)
52
(34%)
Travis Kelce 57
(84%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
57
(37%)
Tanoh Kpassagnon 0
(0%)
14
(23%)
7
(28%)
21
(14%)
Darron Lee 0
(0%)
15
(25%)
13
(52%)
28
(18%)
Jordan Lucas 0
(0%)
1
(2%)
12
(48%)
13
(8%)
Patrick Mahomes 68
(100%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
68
(44%)
Tyrann Mathieu 0
(0%)
60
(100%)
0
(0%)
60
(39%)
LeSean McCoy 28
(41%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
28
(18%)
Ben Niemann 0
(0%)
13
(22%)
21
(84%)
34
(22%)
Derrick Nnadi 0
(0%)
22
(37%)
2
(8%)
24
(16%)
Dorian O'Daniel 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
20
(80%)
20
(13%)
Emmanuel Ogbah 0
(0%)
22
(37%)
0
(0%)
22
(14%)
Alex Okafor 0
(0%)
53
(88%)
3
(12%)
56
(37%)
Byron Pringle 4
(6%)
0
(0%)
18
(72%)
22
(14%)
Austin Reiter 68
(100%)
0
(0%)
4
(16%)
72
(47%)
Demarcus Robinson 62
(91%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
62
(41%)
Mitchell Schwartz 68
(100%)
0
(0%)
4
(16%)
72
(47%)
Anthony Sherman 6
(9%)
0
(0%)
17
(68%)
23
(15%)
Daniel Sorensen 0
(0%)
13
(22%)
21
(84%)
34
(22%)
De'Anthony Thomas 4
(6%)
0
(0%)
19
(76%)
23
(15%)
Darwin Thompson 4
(6%)
0
(0%)
9
(36%)
13
(8%)
Juan Thornhill 0
(0%)
60
(100%)
4
(16%)
64
(42%)
Charvarius Ward 0
(0%)
60
(100%)
8
(32%)
68
(44%)
Sammy Watkins 62
(91%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
62
(41%)
Armani Watts 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
18
(72%)
18
(12%)
Damien Williams 34
(50%)
0
(0%)
4
(16%)
38
(25%)
Darrel Williams 4
(6%)
0
(0%)
8
(32%)
12
(8%)
Xavier Williams 0
(0%)
17
(28%)
1
(4%)
18
(12%)
Damien Wilson 0
(0%)
47
(78%)
1
(4%)
48
(31%)
James Winchester 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
9
(36%)
9
(6%)
Andrew Wylie 68
(100%)
0
(0%)
4
(16%)
72
(47%)