The Chiefs defeated their AFC West rival, the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. With the sudden departure of running back Kareem Hunt, the team adjusted their offense to compensate. That means several new players were in getting snaps for the team.

Let’s take a look at Kansas City’s snap counts from the game, along with some observations at the bottom.

*Snap counts via NFL Game Statistics and Information System

  • Spencer Ware is your new RB1 for the Chiefs. Everyone figured he’d carry the load and that seems to be the case. He played in nearly 70% of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps. The Chiefs did work in Damien Williams a bit and I thought he did a nice job with just 19 snaps. I won’t be shocked if they utilize him more frequently moving forwards.
  • Darrel Williams saw 3 offensive snaps, but was not targeted and didn’t receive any carries. He also saw 10 snaps on special teams. Andy Reid said on Monday that Williams is a good player and will get more opportunities moving forward.
  • Demarcus Robinson and Demetrius Harris continue to work into the Chiefs offense in a bigger role until the return of Sammy Watkins. Both made some key plays that helped lead the Chiefs to victory over the Raiders.
  • Jeff Allen saw three snaps at left tackle after Eric Fisher got poked in the eye. That’s right. Left tackle. He appears to be backing up the Chiefs as both tackle and a guard.
  • Gehrig Dieter saw 7 offensive snaps for the Chiefs. This was the first NFL action of his career. He was targeted on one snap, but the ball was overthrown.
  • Dorian O’Daniel and Reggie Ragland saw a more equal amount of snaps this week. Ragland recorded his fewest snaps of the season in Week 11 while O’Daniel reached a career high.
  • Ron Parker continues to be the Chiefs’ safety with the most snaps. Eric Murray saw the most snaps after Parker. Sorensen is still seeing the fewest snaps. Jordan Lucas has essentially been relegated to special teams only. When Eric Berry returns I expect the top-3 guys to be Parker, Berry, and Sorensen with Murray taking a back seat to the veteran.
  • On special teams Demetrius Harris and Anthony Sherman continue to see the most snaps of offensive players. Charvarius Ward and Frank Zombo have those honors for the defense. Ben Niemann is a close third.
  • Tanoh Kpassagnon saw the fewest snaps of any Chiefs player in Week 13. He had just five snaps on special teams. I can’t help, but wonder about his future in Kansas City.