Chiefs Notebook: Chris Conley and Demarcus Robinson Each Haul in Critical Catches with Increased Playing Time

Here’s a look at the playtime percentages from Monday night’s win

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Denver Broncos, 27-23, in thrilling fashion on Monday night to remain undefeated on the season.

Here's a look at the players on offense, defense and special teams that saw the most action in the victory.

Offense:

Player Position Offensive Snaps Percentage of Total Offensive Snaps
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Offensive Guard 78 100%
Cameron Erving Offensive Guard 78 100%
Eric Fisher Offensive Tackle 78 100%
Patrick Mahomes Quarterback 78 100%
Mitchell Schwartz Offensive Tackle 78 100%
Mitch Morse Center 78 100%
Chris Conley Wide Receiver 73 94%
Travis Kelce Tight End 73 94%
Tyreek Hill Wide Receiver 70 90%
Kareem Hunt Running Back 45 58%
Demarcus Robinson Wide Receiver 45 58%

Notes:

-Wide receiver Chris Conley played 73 offensive snaps (94 percent), matching tight end Travis Kelce for the most among all pass-catchers. It was by far the highest percentage of snaps played for Conley this season, as the fourth-year receiver saw an uptick in playing time following an injury to fellow wideout Sammy Watkins. Conley caught four passes for 13 yards in the game, hauling in a 5-yard catch on third down late in the game to move the chains. The Chiefs went on to score a touchdown on that drive to narrow the deficit to just three points before taking the lead on their next offensive possession.

-Wide receiver Demarcus Robinson also saw his playing time increase on Monday, staying on the field for a season-high 58 percent of Kansas City's offensive snaps (45). Robinson hauled in two catches for 31 yards on the night, including a 23-yard catch on the Chiefs' game-winning drive.

Defense:

Player Position Defensive Snaps Percentage of Total Defensive Snaps
Kendall Fuller Cornerback 60 100%
Eric Murray Safety 60 100%
Steve Nelson Cornerback 60 100%
Ron Parker Safety 60 100%
Anthony Hitchens Linebacker 58 97%
Justin Houston Linebacker 58 97%
Allen Bailey Defensive End 52 87%
Chris Jones Defensive End 48 80%
Orlando Scandrick Cornerback 41 68%
Dee Ford Linebacker 30 50%

Notes:

-Cornerbacks Kendall Fuller (7 tackles, 1 pass defensed) and Steven Nelson (3 tackles) and safeties Ron Parker (5 tackles) and Eric Murray (6 tackles, 1 interception) each played all 60 defensive snaps on Monday night. It marked the third time in four games this season that all four players stayed on the field for every defensive snap. Murray made the most of his time on the field, tallying the first interception of his career.

-Linebacker Justin Houston was on the field for all but two defensive snaps (58), recording two tackles and a sack on the night. The veteran linebacker has seen his playing time increase every week so far this season, from 77 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps in Week 1 to 97 percent on Monday.

-Linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon played a season-high 30 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps (18).

Special Teams:

Player Position Special Teams Snaps Percentage of Special Teams Snaps
Demetrius Harris Tight End 23 82%
Terrance Smith Linebacker 23 82%
Anthony Sherman Fullback 20 71%
Marcus Kemp Wide Receiver 18 64%
Armani Watts Safety 18 64%

Notes:

-Tight end Demetrius Harris tallied 23 snaps on special teams (82 percent), sharing the team-lead with linebacker Terrance Smith. Harris also played a season-high 40 percent of the Chiefs' offensive snaps (31), catching two passes for 59 yards.

-Linebacker Ben Niemann played 14 snaps on special teams (50 percent) in the rookie linebacker's first game action since Week 1.

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