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Snap Counts: Kareem Hunt Makes the Most of His 40 Snaps in Debut

Posted Sep 8, 2017

A look at the playtime percentages for the Chiefs against the Patriots

Offensive Notes

Rookie running back Kareem Hunt played 40 offensive snaps (58 percent) in his professional debut and made the most of every one, tallying 246 yards from scrimmage – the most ever in a player’s first game. Hunt averaged 11.2 yards per touch and scored three touchdowns for Kansas City.

Tight end Travis Kelce played 67 of 69 offensive snaps (97 percent) on Thursday night. Kelce had five catches for 40 yards and a rush for four yards.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill was expected to take on a bigger role on offense this season and did just that on Thursday, playing 50 offensive snaps (72 percent). Hill led the Chiefs in catches (7) and receiving yards (133) on the night.

All five of Kansas City’s starting offensive linemen – Mitch Morse, Bryan Witzmann, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher – played the entire game on Thursday night (69 snaps).

Defensive Notes

Linebackers Justin Houston and Derrick Johnson, safety Ron Parker and cornerback Marcus Peters played all 81 defensive snaps on Thursday night. Parker led the Chiefs in tackles with 11 (10.0 solo). Johnson, who was playing in his first regular season game since suffering an Achilles injury last December, recorded eight tackles (4.0 solo). Houston tallied 2.0 sacks.

Cornerback Terrance Mitchell played 74 defensive snaps (91 percent), the third-most of any Chiefs’ defensive back behind Parker and Peters. Mitchell recorded five tackles (4.0 solo) and a pass defensed.

Defensive tackle Allen Bailey led all Kansas City defensive linemen with 65 snaps (80 percent). Bailey notched six tackles (5.0 solo) and a sack in the game. 

Defensive tackle Chris Jones, who spent most of training camp on the PUP (physically unable to perform) List with a knee injury, played 48 defensive snaps (59 percent).

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