Chiefs Notebook: WR Tyreek Hill Plays Nearly Every Offensive Snap in Huge Game

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

The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the New England Patriots, 43-40, on Sunday night for their first loss of the season.

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

Offense:

Player Position Offensive Snaps Percentage of Total Offensive Snaps
Jordan Devey Offensive Guard / Center 54 100%
Cameron Erving Offensive Guard 54 100%
Eric Fisher Offensive Tackle 54 100%
Patrick Mahomes Quarterback 54 100%
Mitchell Schwartz Offensive Tackle 54 100%
Sammy Watkins Wide Receiver 54 100%
Tyreek Hill Wide Receiver 53 98%
Travis Kelce Tight End 51 94%
Chris Conley Wide Receiver 38 70%
Andrew Wylie Offensive Guard 32 59%

Notes:

-Wide receiver Tyreek Hill played all but one offensive snap (53), catching seven passes for 142 yards and a career-high three touchdowns.

-Guard Andrew Wylie played 32 offensive snaps (59 percent) after starting center Mitch Morse suffered a concussion in the first half. Fellow guard Jordan Devey, who made his first start of the season on Sunday, took over at center following Morse's departure while Wylie slid in for Devey at guard.

-Wide receiver Sammy Watkins played every offensive snap on Sunday (54), hauling in two catches for 18 yards.

Defense:

Player Position Defensive Snaps Percentage of Total Defensive Snaps
Anthony Hitchens Linebacker 78 100%
Jordan Lucas Defensive Back 78 100%
Steve Nelson Cornerback 78 100%
Ron Parker Safety 78 100%
Breeland Speaks Linebacker 76 97%
Kendall Fuller Cornerback 74 95%
Dee Ford Linebacker 72 92%
Allen Bailey Defensive End 58 74%
Chris Jones Defensive End 56 72%
Reggie Ragland Linebacker 49 63%

Notes:

-Safety Jordan Lucas, who made the first start of his career on Sunday, played all 78 of Kansas City's defensive snaps. Lucas recorded 10 tackles (4 solo) and a pass defensed in the game.

-Cornerback Steve Nelson (4 tackles), safety Ron Parker (9 tackles) and linebacker Anthony Hitchens (14 tackles) also played every defensive snap for Kansas City.

-Rookie linebacker Breeland Speaks played a career-high 97 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps (76), tallying six tackles (2.0 solo), a sack and a forced fumble.

-Defensive back Josh Shaw, who signed with the Chiefs on Oct. 2, played 22 defensive snaps (28 percent) in his first game-action with Kansas City.

Special Teams:

Player Position Special Teams Snaps Percentage of Total Special Teams Snaps
Terrance Smith Linebacker 28 78%
Charvarius Ward Cornerback 28 78%
Demetrius Harris Tight End 27 75%
Anthony Sherman Fullback 27 75%
Marcus Kemp Wide Receicer 19 53%
Dorian O'Daniel Linebacker 19 53%
Ben Niemann Linebacker 19 53%
Frank Zombo Linebacker 19 53%

Notes:

-Linebacker Terrance Smith and rookie cornerback Charvarius Ward each played a team-high 28 special teams snaps on the night.

-Rookie defensive back Tremon Smith played 18 snaps on special teams (50 percent), returning four kickoffs for 180 yards on the night - including a 97-yard return that set up a Kansas City touchdown.

-Linebacker Frank Zombo, who signed with Kansas City last week, played 19 snaps on special teams (53 percent). Zombo also chipped in eight snaps on defense (10 percent).

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