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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.


Player Position Offensive Plays Percentage of Total Offensive Plays
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Offensive Guard 76 100%
Cameron Erving Offensive Guard 76 100%
Eric Fisher Offensive Tackle 76 100%
Patrick Mahomes Quarterback 76 100%
Mitch Morse Center 76 100%
Mitchell Schwartz Offensive Tackle 76 100%
Travis Kelce Tight End 71 93%
Tyreek Hill Wide Receiver 69 91%
Sammy Watkins Wide Receiver 68 89%
Chris Conley Wide Receiver 49 64%


-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.


Player Position Defensive Plays Percentage of Total Defensive Plays
Kendall Fuller Cornerback 68 100%
Eric Murray Safety 68 100%
Steve Nelson Cornerback 68 100%
Ron Parker Safety 68 100%
Justin Houston Linebacker 64 94%
Dee Ford Linebacker 62 91%
Anthony Hitchens Linebacker 60 88%
Chris Jones Defensive End 50 74%
Reggie Ragland Linebacker 49 72%
Allen Bailey Defensive End 48 71%


-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.

49ers vs Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 23rd, 2018

-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:

Player Position Special Teams Plays Percentage of Total Special Teams Plays
Demetrius Harris Tight End 24 86%
Terrance Smith Linebacker 22 79%
Jordan Lucas Safety 20 71%
Anthony Sherman Fullback 20 71%
Marcus Kemp Wide Receiver 18 64%
De'Anthony Thomas Wide Receiver 18 64%
Armani Watts Safety 18 64%


-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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