The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 30-27 in Week 11, with some great performances from key players.
It was one of those rare occasions in the NFL where the Chiefs’ offense and defense saw an equal number of snaps. This leaves both units in good shape for their upcoming Week 12 afternoon round with the Los Angeles Rams.
What else can we learn from the weekly snap numbers? Here’s a look at how Snaps came down in week 11:
*Snap counts through the NFL Game Statistics and Information System
- With players like JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman out, a variety of offensive pass catchers saw a higher than usual percentage of snaps. Guys like Jody Fortson and Noah Gray were a big part of the game plan.
- Skyy Moore set a new career high for offensive snaps at 27. His previous high was 26 in Week 9, but this week he contributed more than any other game. He recorded five receptions on six targets for 63 yards.
- Kadarius Toney only played 14 snaps on offense before being eliminated with an injury. Clyde Edwards-Helaire only played five snaps before his high ankle sprain.
- Jerick McKinnon saw more snaps than Isiah Pacheco this week, but Pacheco was the more effective rusher in Week 11, posting over 100 rushing yards for the first time in his career.
- Marcus Kemp played four offensive snaps and Cornell Powell only played a single offensive snap. Most of their contributions came on special teams playing 17 and 15 snaps respectively.
- Justin Reid and Nick Bolton were the only defenders who played 100% of defensive snaps this week. L’Jarius Sneed had to miss a series when spotters pulled him out of the game.
- Frank Clark played 52 snaps on his return from suspension. While he hasn’t picked up any sacks this week, he at least appeared fit for a healthy dose of snaps.
- Mike Danna was highly productive despite playing less than 50% of defensive snaps. He picked up two sacks during the game.
- Juan Thornhill played 33 snaps before ending the game with an injury, allowing Bryan Cook to play the most defensive snaps he had seen since Week 4.
- Jack Cochrane, Nazeeh Johnson, Geron Christian and Prince Tega Wanogho were the only players outside of Specialists to only play special teams snaps. Deon Bush led the team in special teams snaps with 21.