Snap Counts: Week 17 at Kansas City

And just like that, it was over.

Three-and-a-half months after the season began on Monday Night Football, Head Coach Jon Gruden’s squad wrapped up 2018 with a 35-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Week 17 loss was certainly not the way the Silver and Black wanted to wrap up the season, but alas, that’s the way things shook out Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium.

With the loss, the Raiders finish the year 4-12, and will now shift their focus to addressing and filling the needs currently on the roster.

However, before we look too far down the road to the Draft, and the Offseason Workout Program, let’s review the playtime percentages from the final outing of 2018 and see what the numbers can teach us.

Table inside Article
Player Pos. Offense Defense Special Teams
K Miller T 66 - 100% 1 - 5%
B Parker T 66 - 100% 1 - 5%
D Good T 66 - 100% 1 - 5%
K Osemele G 66 - 100% 1 - 5%
D Carr QB 66 - 100%
R Hudson C 66 - 100%
J Nelson WR 59 - 89%
M Ateman WR 49 - 74%
J Cook TE 43 - 65%
S Roberts WR 43 - 65%
D Martin RB 43 - 65%
L Smith TE 18 - 27% 11 - 58%
D Carrier TE 16 - 24% 10 - 53%
J Richard RB 16 - 24% 1 - 5%
D Waller TE 15 - 23% 10 - 53%
D Harris WR 10 - 15% 13 - 68%
K Smith FB 10 - 15% 12 - 63%
D Washington RB 7 - 11% 6 - 32%
D Sharpe T 1 - 2% 1 - 5%
E Harris SS 54 - 100% 15 - 79%
T Whitehead LB 54 - 100% 7 - 37%
R Melvin CB 54 - 100% 5 - 26%
K Joseph SS 54 - 100% 5 - 26%
G Conley CB 54 - 100% 2 - 11%
N Morrow LB 45 - 83% 10 - 53%
N Nelson CB 36 - 67% 7 - 37%
A Key DE 34 - 63% 6 - 32%
P Hall DT 30 - 56% 1 - 5%
C McDonald DT 27 - 50% 6 - 32%
J Hankins DT 26 - 48% 5 - 26%
F Rucker DE 25 - 46% 1 - 5%
J Ellis DT 21 - 39%
K Ealy DE 20 - 37%
G Wright DT 18 - 33%
M Gilchrist FS 15 - 28% 4 - 21%
K Wilber LB 12 - 22% 16 - 84%
M Lee LB 9 - 17% 18 - 95%
J Cabinda LB 5 - 9% 7 - 37%
D Leavitt FS 1 - 2% 10 - 53%
T Sieg LS 5 - 26%
J Townsend P 5 - 26%
D Carlson K 3 - 16%
B Benwikere CB 2 - 11%
C Green G 1 - 5%

Offense

Carr eclipses 4,000 yards – 2018 didn’t shake out the way that the Raiders wanted, that’s no secret, but statistically, Derek Carr enjoyed a quality season under center. Once again, Carr played all 66 offensive snaps against the Chiefs, finishing his afternoon 24 of 33 for 185 yards. No. 4 also eclipsed the 4,000 passing yard mark for the first time in his career.

Martin hits 100 yards… again – There might not be a Raider who had a better final month than Doug Martin. In Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, the veteran running back played 43 offensive snaps (65%), and carried the ball 21 times, good for 100 yards. The performance was Martin’s second game in a row hitting the century mark on the ground.

Nelson paces the wide receivers – Another veteran player who really finished 2019 on a high note was Jordy Nelson. Nelson played 59 offensive snaps (89%) in the finale against the Chiefs, hauling in nine catches good for a team-high 78 yards.

Defense

Whitehead paces the defense – After leading the team in tackles nearly every week of 2018, it seems only appropriate that Tahir Whitehead led the Raiders in tackles in their final game of the year. Once again, Whitehead played all 54 defensive snaps, finishing his final game of the campaign with a team-high nine tackles, one tackle for loss, and one pass defensed.

Morrow stays productive – Nicholas Morrow enjoyed a quality second season in Silver and Black. The versatile linebacker saw a noticeable uptick in his playing time over the second half of the season, and that was once again the case Sunday where he played 45 defensive snaps (83%). All told, Morrow recorded six tackles and a quarterback hit.

Conley picks of Mahomes – There admittedly weren’t a ton of defensive highlights from the Raiders Week 17 loss to the Chiefs, but cornerback Gareon Conley did manage to secure his third interception of 2018, a mark that now ties him for the team high. Conley played all 54 defensive snaps, recording the aforementioned interception, as well as three tackles and two passes defensed.

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