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:

PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentage of Total Offensive Snaps
Laurent Duvernay-TardifOffensive Guard78100%
Cameron ErvingOffensive Guard78100%
Eric FisherOffensive Tackle78100%
Patrick MahomesQuarterback78100%
Mitchell SchwartzOffensive Tackle78100%
Mitch MorseCenter78100%
Chris ConleyWide Receiver7394%
Travis KelceTight End7394%
Tyreek HillWide Receiver7090%
Kareem HuntRunning Back4558%
Demarcus RobinsonWide Receiver4558%

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:

PlayerPositionDefensive SnapsPercentage of Total Defensive Snaps
Kendall FullerCornerback60100%
Eric MurraySafety60100%
Steve NelsonCornerback60100%
Ron ParkerSafety60100%
Anthony HitchensLinebacker5897%
Justin HoustonLinebacker5897%
Allen BaileyDefensive End5287%
Chris JonesDefensive End4880%
Orlando ScandrickCornerback4168%
Dee FordLinebacker3050%

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:

PlayerPositionSpecial Teams SnapsPercentage of Special Teams Snaps
Demetrius HarrisTight End2382%
Terrance SmithLinebacker2382%
Anthony ShermanFullback2071%
Marcus KempWide Receiver1864%
Armani WattsSafety1864%

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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