Chiefs vs. Broncos Snap Counts: Eight Defenders Played Every Snap

Taking a look at how much playing time Chiefs defense, and others, had on Sunday

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Offense

  • The Chiefs only ran 45 offensive plays in the game, compared to 82 for the Broncos
  • New Chiefs receiver Jason Avant saw 31 snaps (69 percent) in the game
  • Tight end Anthony Fasano played 17 snaps (38 percent) for the Chiefs offense, while Travis Kelce played 37 (82 percent)
  • Donald Stephenson took 11 snaps at right tackle for the Chiefs at the end of the game for Ryan Harris, while Jeff Linkenbach played 17 snaps at left guard when Mike McGlynn left with an injury

Defense

  • Eight different Chiefs defensive players played all 82 snaps against the Broncos offense: Husain Abdullah, Josh Mauga, Ron Parker, Dontari Poe, Phillip Gaines, Justin Houston, Sean Smith and Tamba Hali
  • Vance Walker played 17 snaps for the Chiefs defense, which was the most of his season
  • Chiefs linebacker Joe Mays saw three defensive snaps for the defense, which was his first action on defense since coming back from a wrist injury that sidelined him for the first nine games of the season
  • First round pick Dee Ford saw 14 snaps on special teams
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