Chiefs vs. Chargers: Snap Counts & Playtime Percentages

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  • The Chiefs offense ran 74 plays in the game, compared to just 52 for the Chargers.
  • Six Chiefs offensive players played every snap against the Chargers: QB Alex Smith, LT Eric Fisher, LG Mike McGlynn, C Rodney Hudson, RG Zach Fulton and RT Ryan Harris
  • After an injury to receiver Junior Hemingway (20 snaps) midway through the game, Frankie Hammond stepped into his place and had 24 snaps (32 percent).
  • Second-year tight end Travis Kelce saw action on 39 snaps (53 percent) of the offensive plays.
  • In the Chiefs last game against the San Francisco 49ers, Jamaal Charles saw action on 78 percent of the plays. On Sunday, he was out there for 77 percent of the plays.
  • Defensively, the Chiefs had five players play all 52 snaps on defense: safety Husain Abdullah, linebacker Josh Mauga, safety Ron Parker, linebacker Justin Houston and cornerback Sean Smith.
  • Jamell Fleming got the start at cornerback in place of Marcus Cooper and played 51 of the 52 snaps.
  • Rookie Phillip Gaines saw the most extensive action on defense in his young career on Sunday, playing 34 snaps (65 percent) at the nickelback spot.
  • Dee Ford played nine snaps on special teams
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