The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII.
The tempo of the possession battle in the first half was incredibly lopsided, leading to a 20-snap differential between offense and defense as the clock hit zero. However, that didn’t stop the Chiefs from overcoming their opponent and winning the most important game of the year.
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What else can we learn from snap numbers in the big game? Here’s a look at how Super Bowl snaps came about:
*Snap counts via NFL Game Stats and Information System
- JuJu Smith-Schuster led the Chiefs’ wide receivers in offensive snaps when he basically couldn’t walk after the AFC Championship Game due to his knee injury.
- Jerick McKinnon and Isiah Pacheco had an almost even split of snaps.
- Noah Gray has seen more offensive shots than Justin Watson, Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney.
- Toney played just one first-half snap and just five second-half offensive snaps, but still managed to put points on the board.
- Chad Henne and Ronald Jones were among the only two active players who did not have a Super Bowl snap.
- Nick Bolton, Juan Thornhill, L’Jarius Sneed and Trent McDuffie played 100% of the defensive snaps.
- Willie Gay Jr. had the most defensive snaps he had played in a single game since Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season.
- Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson returned to the platoon at the cornerback position for the Super Bowl.
- Carlos Dunlap saw over 50% of the shots in Super Bowl LVII.
- After playing virtually no defensive snaps in the AFC title game, Leo Chenal returned to about 25% defensive snaps and made a big impact doing so.
- Chenal and Bryan Cook led the team in special teams snaps with 22 each.
- Nazeeh Johnson, Marcus Kemp, Prince Tega Wanogho and Jack Cochrane only played on special teams during the Super Bowl.