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Chiefs Notebook: Travis Kelce Plays Nearly Every Snap in Victory

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

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 42-37, on Sunday afternoon to stay 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 Guard58100%
Cameron ErvingOffensive Guard58100%
Eric FisherOffensive Tackle58100%
Patrick MahomesQuarterback58100%
Mitch MorseCenter58100%
Mitchell SchwartzOffensive Tackle58100%
Travis KelceTight End5798%
Tyreek HillWide Receiver5188%
Sammy WatkinsWide Receiver4883%
Kareem HuntRunning Back4069%


-Tight end Travis Kelce played all but one offensive snap on Sunday (58) and made the most of his time on the field, catching seven passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. It marked Kelce's third-career game with multiple touchdowns.

-Wide receiver Chris Conley recorded 36 offensive snaps (62 percent) in his second dose of regular-season action since rupturing his Achilles tendon in Week 5 of last season. Conley also played 62 percent of the Chiefs' offensive snaps last week.

-Wide receiver Sammy Watkins played 48 offensive snaps (83 percent), recording 131 yards of total offense on seven touches.

-Tight end Demetrius Harris tallied 17 offensive snaps (29 percent) in his first game of the season.


PlayerPositonDefensive SnapsPercentage of Total Defensive Plays
Steve NelsonCornerback8199%
Ron ParkerSafety8199%
Eric MurraySafety7996%
Kendall FullerCornerback7794%
Anthony HitchensLinebacker7794%
Orlando ScandrickCornerback7490%
Justin HoustonLinebacker7085%
Dee FordLinebacker6579%
Chris JonesDefensive End5567%
Allen BaileyDefensive Tackle5162%


Safety Ron Parker (3.0 tackles) and cornerback Steve Nelson (3.0 tackles) each played 81 defensive snaps (99 percent) on Sunday. Nelson recorded a tackle-for-loss in the game.

Linebacker Anthony Hitchens tallied 77 defensive snaps (94 percent), recording a team-high 12 tackles (7.0 solo) on the afternoon.

Rookie safety Armani Watts saw his playtime increase from just three defensive plays last week to 16 on Sunday (20 percent).

Special Teams:

PlayerPositionSpecial Teams SnapsPercentage of Total Special Teams Snaps
Demetrius HarrisTight End3086%
Jordan LucasSafety2983%
Anthony ShermanFullback2571%
Marcus KempWide Receiver2469%
De'Anthony ThomasWide Receiver2469%


-In addition to his 17 snaps on offense, tight end Demetrius Harris played a team-high 30 special teams snaps on Sunday (86 percent).

-Safety Jordan Lucas tallied 29 special teams snaps (83 percent). The third-year safety played a team-high 24 snaps on special teams last week.

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