Chiefs Notebook: TE Travis Kelce Leads All Pass-Catchers in Snaps for Third-Straight Week

Here’s a look at the playtime percentages from Sunday’s victory

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 38-27, on Sunday afternoon to remain undefeated on the season.

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


PlayerPositionOffensive PlaysPercentage of Total Offensive Plays
Laurent Duvernay-TardifOffensive Guard76100%
Cameron ErvingOffensive Guard76100%
Eric FisherOffensive Tackle76100%
Patrick MahomesQuarterback76100%
Mitch MorseCenter76100%
Mitchell SchwartzOffensive Tackle76100%
Travis KelceTight End7193%
Tyreek HillWide Receiver6991%
Sammy WatkinsWide Receiver6889%
Chris ConleyWide Receiver4964%


-Tight end Travis Kelce played 71 offensive snaps (93 percent), leading all skill-position players for a third-straight week. The sixth-year tight end hauled in a team-leading eight catches for 114 yards on the day, marking a second-consecutive game with triple-digit receiving yards.

-Running back Spencer Ware played double-digit offensive snaps for the first time this season with 18 (24 percent). Ware, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, caught two passes for 29 yards.

-Tight end Demetrius Harris played 26 offensive snaps (34 percent) in his second game of the season, catching a touchdown late in the first half. Harris also played a team-high 86 percent of the Chiefs' snaps on special teams.

-Wide receiver Marcus Kemp only logged one offensive play, but he made it count as the second-year player recorded his first-career reception.


PlayerPositionDefensive PlaysPercentage of Total Defensive Plays
Kendall FullerCornerback68100%
Eric MurraySafety68100%
Steve NelsonCornerback68100%
Ron ParkerSafety68100%
Justin HoustonLinebacker6494%
Dee FordLinebacker6291%
Anthony HitchensLinebacker6088%
Chris JonesDefensive End5074%
Reggie RaglandLinebacker4972%
Allen BaileyDefensive End4871%


-Safeties Ron Parker (7 tackles) and Eric Murray (5 tackles) and cornerbacks Steve Nelson (4 tackles) and Kendall Fuller (5 tackles) played all 68 defensive snaps on Sunday. Murray tallied a pass defensed in the game while Nelson had a tackle-for-loss.

-Linebacker Justin Houston played a season-high 94 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps (64), notching two sacks and two forced fumbles. Houston is one of just three players this season to tally multiple sacks and forced fumbles in a game, joining Von Miller and Myles Garrett.


-Linebacker Reggie Ragland played 72 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps (49) - by far his highest percentage of the season. Ragland matched Parker with a team-leading seven tackles (4.0 solo) in the contest.

Special Teams:

PlayerPositionSpecial Teams PlaysPercentage of Total Special Teams Plays
Demetrius HarrisTight End2486%
Terrance SmithLinebacker2279%
Jordan LucasSafety2071%
Anthony ShermanFullback2071%
Marcus KempWide Receiver1864%
De'Anthony ThomasWide Receiver1864%
Armani WattsSafety1864%


-Linebacker Terrance Smith played 22 snaps on special teams (79 percent) - the second-most of any player. Smith also logged 16 snaps on defense (24 percent).

-Safety Jordan Lucas played 20 special teams snaps (71 percent), marking a third-straight week that he's played at least 70 percent of Kansas City's snaps on special teams.

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