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Snap Counts: Steven Nelson Plays Majority of Snaps in Season Debut

Posted Oct 31, 2017

Nelson played 73 percent of Kansas City’s defensive snaps after returning from injured reserve

Offensive Notes

Tight end Travis Kelce played 58 offensive snaps (94 percent) on Monday, the most of any skill position player. Kelce made the most of his time on the field, hauling in a team-high seven catches for a season-high 133 yards. The performance marked Kelce’s ninth regular season game with 100-plus yards receiving since the beginning of last season, the most in the NFL.

Center Mitch Morse played all 62 offensive snaps in his return to the field. Morse had been sidelined for the last five games with a foot injury prior to suiting up on Monday.

Defensive Notes

Defensive back Steven Nelson played 53 defensive snaps (73 percent) in his season debut. Nelson was placed on injured reserve prior to the regular season with a core muscle injury before being activated on Monday. The third-year defensive back recorded four tackles (2.0 solo) and a pass defensed in the game.

Cornerback Kenneth Acker played all 73 defensive snaps, recording six tackles (5.0 solo), a pass defensed and his first interception since joining the Chiefs last season. Predominantly a special teams player so far this season, Acker had played just 13 defensive snaps all year before playing every snap on Monday.

Cornerback Marcus Peters played every defensive snap and had himself a night, tallying two tackles, a pass defensed, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. The pick was Peters’ league-leading 17th since 2015, and he’s just the fifth player since 2000 to notch a pick, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery for a score in a game.

Safeties Ron Parker and Daniel Sorensen and linebacker Derrick Johnson also played all 73 snaps on defense. Parker is the only Chief to play every defensive snap this season.

Linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon played a season-high 10 defensive snaps, recording two tackles. 

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