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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.


Player Position Offensive Plays Percentage of Total Offensive Plays
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Offensive Guard 58 100%
Cameron Erving Offensive Guard 58 100%
Eric Fisher Offensive Tackle 58 100%
Patrick Mahomes Quarterback 58 100%
Mitch Morse Center 58 100%
Mitchell Schwartz Offensive Tackle 58 100%
Travis Kelce Tight End 57 98%
Tyreek Hill Wide Receiver 51 88%
Sammy Watkins Wide Receiver 48 83%
Kareem Hunt Running Back 40 69%


-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.


Player Positon Defensive Snaps Percentage of Total Defensive Plays
Steve Nelson Cornerback 81 99%
Ron Parker Safety 81 99%
Eric Murray Safety 79 96%
Kendall Fuller Cornerback 77 94%
Anthony Hitchens Linebacker 77 94%
Orlando Scandrick Cornerback 74 90%
Justin Houston Linebacker 70 85%
Dee Ford Linebacker 65 79%
Chris Jones Defensive End 55 67%
Allen Bailey Defensive Tackle 51 62%


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:

Player Position Special Teams Snaps Percentage of Total Special Teams Snaps
Demetrius Harris Tight End 30 86%
Jordan Lucas Safety 29 83%
Anthony Sherman Fullback 25 71%
Marcus Kemp Wide Receiver 24 69%
De'Anthony Thomas Wide Receiver 24 69%


-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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