Chiefs snap counts, Week 6: Nick Allegretti, Daniel Kilgore unleashed

Charles Goldman
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The Kansas City Chiefs bounced back with an impressive win over the Buffalo Bills on the road in Week 6. They got the job done mostly on the ground, with a total of 245 rushing yards outweighing the passing yards on the day. Can the snaps tell us anything about this marked improvement on the ground?

Here’s how the snaps shook out in Week 6:

*Snap counts via NFL Game Statistics and Information System

Observations

  • Mitchell Schwartz only played in eight snaps during the game before exiting with a back injury. Nick Allegretti played in 65 snaps on the day and had a great day moving folks in the ground game along with Daniel Kilgore who notched the start in place of Austin Reiter.

  • Reiter, who Andy Reid said is dealing with a tender knee, played five snaps on special teams. That suggests this change could have more to do with performance as opposed to injury.

  • Demarcus Robinson saw the most snaps of any wide receiver on the day with 69. That’s significant because in the past it had been Mecole Hardman who benefited from the snaps with Sammy Watkins out. Hardman barely out-snapped Byron Pringle, who had 28 snaps on the day.

  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a monster day on just 67% of the offensive snaps. It just goes to show you there are built-in snaps for Le’Veon Bell once he is ready to play.

  • Ricky Seals-Jones played in just two forgettable snaps during his Chiefs debut.

  • Five players in the secondary played in 100% of the Chiefs’ defensive snaps. They just so happen to be the starters in the secondary from the 2019 season. It just shows you how trusted and reliable Mathieu, Sorensen, Thornhill, Breeland and Ward are.

  • Alex Okafor played in just 15 defensive snaps before suffering a hamstring injury. Surprisingly Taco Charlton played just 13 snaps in relief of Frank Clark and Tanoh Kpassagnon.

  • Willie Gay Jr. played in just two defensive snaps on the day. I’ll be curious to find out if that was just a personnel package thing or if the Chiefs are moving away from playing the rookie as much.

  • Armani Watts, Dorian O’Daniel and Antonio Hamilton all tied for the most special teams snaps on the day with 20.