Chiefs-Bengals snap counts: early-season echoes in a return to usual - Arrowhead pride

In Week 17, the Kansas city Chiefs fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 34-31 on a latest-2nd box goal at Paul Brown Stadium, bringing their listing to 11-5.

Let's see how the Chiefs used their gamers in this unexpected loss.

Starters (offensive): WR Tyreek Hill, TE Blake Bell, LT Lucas Niang, LG Joe Thuney, C Creed Humphrey, RG Trey Smith, RT Andrew Wylie, TE Travis Kelce, WR Demarcus Robinson, QB Patrick Mahomes and RB Darrel Williams.

Starters (shielding): LDE Melvin Ingram, LDT Jarran Reed, RDT Chris Jones, RDE Frank Clark, LB Willie homosexual Jr., LB Anthony Hitchens, LCB Charvarius Ward, CB L'Jarius Sneed, RCB Rashad Fenton, S Juan Thornhill and S Tyrann Mathieu.

did not play: QB Chad Henne, T Orlando Brown Jr. and QB Shane Buechele.

Inactive: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, CB Deandre Baker, OL Kyle long and T Prince Tega Wanogho.

Offensive takeaways

Sunday's online game began with an extraordinary circumstance: beginning left address Orlando Brown Jr. suffered a calf damage all through pre-online game warmups. The Chiefs spoke back by means of relocating nominal correct address Lucas Niang to the left side and giving Andrew Wylie (who had been filling in for Niang throughout fresh video games) another delivery on the appropriate aspect. however after simply five snaps, Niang left the online game with a serious harm. beginning left defend Joe Thuney moved to left address and Nick Allegretti took his lace on the inner. Thuney, Allegretti, center Creed Humphrey, appropriate preserve Trey Smith and Wylie played the leisure of the offensive snaps.

After a number of weeks where both Travis Kelce and Blake Bell overlooked time on the Reserve/COVID record — or performed less after returning — the tight conclusion place lower back to average. Kelce, Bell and rookie Noah gray all had utilization inside their general stages.

At running lower back, besides the fact that children, the Chiefs were devoid of starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who become injured in Week 16 towards the Pittsburgh Steelers. against the l. a. Chargers in Week 15, Edwards-Helaire had been used as the bell cow operating lower back — getting 73% of the snaps — for the primary time since the opening week of the season. against the Bengals, Darrel Williams stepped appropriate into that function — while Jerick McKinnon (who become getting back from damage) and Derrick Gore had most effective minimal use.

There had also been some COVID-linked shuffling at vast receiver in recent weeks. Tyreek Hill didn't have a large game towards Cincinnati— however it wasn't as a result of he was on the box less. as a substitute, he changed into correct lower back in his general latitude. Byron Pringle had his lowest percentage of use when you consider that Week 9 towards the eco-friendly Bay Packers, whereas Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman — each of whom gave the impression to be on the way out earlier in the season — appear to have based new average ranges within the last few weeks. After lacking the Chargers online game on the COVID listing, Josh Gordon's utilization begun to trend back up. We'll see if he gets lower back to being a starter who sees large utilization.

protecting takeaways

On protection, every person become back from damage, very own and COVID-related absences. So on the again end of the secondary, we noticed the commonplace pattern: beginning protection Tyrann Mathieu and beginning cornerbacks Charvarius Ward and L'Jarius Sneed were on the container for essentially each snap.

safety Juan Thornhill's utilization become additionally back in his standard latitude — however for the first time for the reason that early in the season, changed into used significantly extra regularly against the flow. Fellow protection Daniel Sorensen additionally returned to his general latitude. Like Thornhill, he changed into used in a different way than he had been for rather a long time — seeing equal use in opposition t the run and the move.

Per pro football center of attention, Ward became back to enjoying backyard very nearly completely, while Sneed also back to his regular function: taking part in mostly in the slot. Rashad Fenton — additionally lower back to his usual latitude — played primarily on the outside when Sneed become in the slot. With the secondary back to average, Mike Hughes had only a handful of defensive snaps.

on the second stage, Anthony Hitchens become also used extra frequently than he had been when you consider that early within the season — aside from the Chargers online game, the place he was used extra on account of Willie gay's absence. each homosexual and Nick Bolton returned to their ordinary use.

Chris Jones became a different participant who discovered himself again in his common latitude of use — and his regular place. in keeping with PFF, he changed into on the inside about twice as often because the backyard — pretty a great deal precisely as he turned into used in 2020.

in the meantime, Frank Clark and Melvin Ingram had been additionally of their ordinary degrees again, with Mike Danna and Alex Okafor spelling them primarily on running snaps.

And among the many rest of the defensive tackles, it turned into one more return to ordinary.

data Offense Offense All move Run complete 58(100%) 35(a hundred%) 23(100%) Creed Humphrey fifty eight(one hundred%) 35(a hundred%) 23(one hundred%) Patrick Mahomes 58(a hundred%) 35(100%) 23(one hundred%) Trey Smith 58(a hundred%) 35(a hundred%) 23(100%) Joe Thuney 58(100%) 35(one hundred%) 23(one hundred%) Andrew Wylie 58(100%) 35(a hundred%) 23(100%) Nick Allegretti 53(ninety one%) 32(ninety one%) 21(91%) Tyreek Hill 49(eighty four%) 30(86%) 19(eighty three%) Darrel Williams 48(eighty three%) 29(83%) 19(eighty three%) Travis Kelce 45(78%) 32(ninety one%) 13(57%) Demarcus Robinson 37(sixty four%) 23(sixty six%) 14(61%) Byron Pringle 29(50%) 19(54%) 10(forty three%) Blake Bell 21(36%) 9(26%) 12(52%) Mecole Hardman 18(31%) 10(29%) 8(35%) Josh Gordon 12(21%) 7(20%) 5(22%) Noah grey 10(17%) 7(20%) three(13%) Derrick Gore 7(12%) four(eleven%) 3(13%) Michael Burton 6(10%) 1(3%) 5(22%) Lucas Niang 5(9%) three(9%) 2(9%) Jerick McKinnon four(7%) 2(6%) 2(9%) Marcus Kemp three(5%) 2(6%) 1(four%) Austin Blythe 1(2%) 0(0%) 1(4%) protection protection All pass Run complete 63(100%) forty four(one hundred%) 19(a hundred%) Tyrann Mathieu 63(one hundred%) 44(a hundred%) 19(one hundred%) L'Jarius Sneed 60(95%) 44(100%) sixteen(eighty four%) Charvarius Ward 60(ninety five%) forty four(a hundred%) sixteen(eighty four%) Juan Thornhill fifty three(84%) forty one(93%) 12(sixty three%) Chris Jones forty eight(76%) 36(eighty two%) 12(63%) Rashad Fenton forty seven(seventy five%) 40(ninety one%) 7(37%) Frank Clark forty four(70%) 36(eighty two%) 8(forty two%) Anthony Hitchens 43(68%) 26(fifty nine%) 17(89%) Melvin Ingram 43(sixty eight%) 35(80%) eight(42%) Willie homosexual Jr. forty two(67%) 26(fifty nine%) 16(eighty four%) Jarran Reed 41(sixty five%) 31(70%) 10(fifty three%) Daniel Sorensen 26(forty one%) 18(forty one%) eight(forty two%) Nick Bolton 25(forty%) 9(20%) sixteen(84%) Tershawn Wharton 24(38%) 14(32%) 10(53%) Alex Okafor 20(32%) 9(20%) eleven(58%) Michael Danna 19(30%) eight(18%) eleven(58%) Derrick Nnadi 19(30%) 7(16%) 12(sixty three%) Ben Niemann 15(24%) 15(34%) 0(0%) Mike Hughes 1(2%) 1(2%) 0(0%) special teams special teams Snaps complete 29(one hundred%) Ben Niemann 24(eighty three%) Marcus Kemp 23(seventy nine%) Dorian O'Daniel 23(79%) Armani Watts 23(seventy nine%) Noah gray 20(69%) Daniel Sorensen 18(sixty two%) Zayne Anderson 17(fifty nine%) Michael Burton 15(fifty two%) Mike Hughes 15(52%) Jerick McKinnon 12(41%) Blake Bell eleven(38%) Harrison Butker 11(38%) Michael Danna 9(31%) Byron Pringle eight(28%) Tommy Townsend 8(28%) James Winchester eight(28%) Derrick Nnadi 7(24%) Tershawn Wharton 7(24%) Rashad Fenton 6(21%) Anthony Hitchens 6(21%) Alex Okafor 6(21%) Nick Allegretti 5(17%) Austin Blythe 5(17%) Creed Humphrey 5(17%) Trey Smith 5(17%) Joe Thuney 5(17%) Andrew Wylie 5(17%) Nick Bolton 4(14%) L'Jarius Sneed three(10%) Mecole Hardman 2(7%) Jarran Reed 1(three%) Demarcus Robinson 1(three%) Charvarius Ward 1(3%) All Snaps All Snaps Off Def ST total total 58(a hundred%) 63(a hundred%) 29(a hundred%) a hundred and fifty(a hundred%) Nick Allegretti 53(91%) 0(0%) 5(17%) 58(39%) Zayne Anderson 0(0%) 0(0%) 17(fifty nine%) 17(eleven%) Blake Bell 21(36%) 0(0%) eleven(38%) 32(21%) Austin Blythe 1(2%) 0(0%) 5(17%) 6(four%) Nick Bolton 0(0%) 25(40%) 4(14%) 29(19%) Michael Burton 6(10%) 0(0%) 15(52%) 21(14%) Harrison Butker 0(0%) 0(0%) eleven(38%) eleven(7%) Frank Clark 0(0%) 44(70%) 0(0%) forty four(29%) Michael Danna 0(0%) 19(30%) 9(31%) 28(19%) Rashad Fenton 0(0%) 47(75%) 6(21%) fifty three(35%) Willie gay Jr. 0(0%) 42(sixty seven%) 0(0%) forty two(28%) Josh Gordon 12(21%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 12(8%) Derrick Gore 7(12%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 7(5%) Noah gray 10(17%) 0(0%) 20(sixty nine%) 30(20%) Mecole Hardman 18(31%) 0(0%) 2(7%) 20(13%) Tyreek Hill forty nine(84%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 49(33%) Anthony Hitchens 0(0%) forty three(68%) 6(21%) 49(33%) Mike Hughes 0(0%) 1(2%) 15(fifty two%) sixteen(11%) Creed Humphrey fifty eight(a hundred%) 0(0%) 5(17%) 63(forty two%) Melvin Ingram 0(0%) forty three(sixty eight%) 0(0%) 43(29%) Chris Jones 0(0%) 48(seventy six%) 0(0%) 48(32%) Travis Kelce 45(78%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 45(30%) Marcus Kemp three(5%) 0(0%) 23(seventy nine%) 26(17%) Patrick Mahomes 58(a hundred%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 58(39%) Tyrann Mathieu 0(0%) 63(a hundred%) 0(0%) 63(42%) Jerick McKinnon 4(7%) 0(0%) 12(41%) 16(11%) Lucas Niang 5(9%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 5(3%) Ben Niemann 0(0%) 15(24%) 24(eighty three%) 39(26%) Derrick Nnadi 0(0%) 19(30%) 7(24%) 26(17%) Dorian O'Daniel 0(0%) 0(0%) 23(seventy nine%) 23(15%) Alex Okafor 0(0%) 20(32%) 6(21%) 26(17%) Byron Pringle 29(50%) 0(0%) 8(28%) 37(25%) Jarran Reed 0(0%) 41(65%) 1(3%) 42(28%) Demarcus Robinson 37(sixty four%) 0(0%) 1(three%) 38(25%) Trey Smith fifty eight(one hundred%) 0(0%) 5(17%) sixty three(forty two%) L'Jarius Sneed 0(0%) 60(95%) 3(10%) 63(42%) Daniel Sorensen 0(0%) 26(forty one%) 18(sixty two%) 44(29%) Juan Thornhill 0(0%) fifty three(84%) 0(0%) 53(35%) Joe Thuney fifty eight(a hundred%) 0(0%) 5(17%) 63(forty two%) Tommy Townsend 0(0%) 0(0%) 8(28%) 8(5%) Charvarius Ward 0(0%) 60(ninety five%) 1(3%) 61(41%) Armani Watts 0(0%) 0(0%) 23(79%) 23(15%) Tershawn Wharton 0(0%) 24(38%) 7(24%) 31(21%) Darrel Williams 48(83%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 48(32%) James Winchester 0(0%) 0(0%) eight(28%) 8(5%) Andrew Wylie 58(100%) 0(0%) 5(17%) 63(forty two%)

Editor's be aware: Arrowhead pride obtains snap count facts from the NFL's game stats and information gadget, which permits us to get away snap counts through run or move on offensive and protecting plays. as a result of GSIS statistics ignores plays that were nullified by penalties, complete offensive and protecting snap counts will differ from different sources, which get their information from NFL Gamebooks

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