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Here is how the snap counts were broken up during the Denver Broncos 30-23 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8.

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There were some interesting choices made during this game by the coaching staff in terms of personnel.

Here were the Denver Broncons game-day inactives for game 8:

  • WR 17 D.Hamilton
  • S 26 D.Stewart
  • RB 28 R.Freeman
  • LB 45 A.Johnson
  • OLB 56 S. Ray
  • T 66 J.Veldheer
  • C N. Falah

Because Nico Falah was signed off of the Jets practice squad, he had to be placed on our active roster.

Offensive snap percentages

Player Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8
Connor McGovern 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 76% 100% 100%
Matt Paradis 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Jared Veldheer 100% 48% 100% 27% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Garett Bolles 100% 100% 100% 100% 84% 100% 100% 100%
Ronald Leary 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 58% 0%
Case Keenum 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 98% 100% 100%
Emmanuel Sanders 86% 82% 88% 90% 95% 85% 73% 81%
Jeff Heuerman 81% 62% 60% 88% 69% 88% 81% 86%
Demaryius Thomas 72% 89% 79% 85% 61% 73% 69% 71%
Courtland Sutton 59% 82% 78% 70% 77% 53% 68% 67%
Jake Butt 49% 39% 51% 0%
Royce Freeman 39% 24% 43% 27% 39% 38% 31% 0%
Phillip Lindsay 35% 42% 16% 40% 38% 30% 59% 56%
Devontae Booker 26% 33% 38% 33% 29% 33% 10% 44%
DaeSean Hamilton 19% 18% 22% 10% 42% 27% 7% 0%
Andy Janovich 18% 17% 19% 28% 13% 26% 34% 25%
Tim Patrick 12% 6% 3% 3% 8% 3% 27% 26%
Billy Turner 3% 53% 0% 73% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Matt LaCosse 1% 3% 1% 25% 25% 41% 31% 37%
Brian Parker 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 3% 8% 0%
Max Garcia 0% 67% 100% 100%
Chad Kelly 0% 2% 0%
Elijah Wilkinson 16% 0% 2% 3%
Isaiah McKenzie 4%

Brian Parker was game-day active but did not get an offensive snap. Because of the injury to Royce Freeman, Phillip Lindsay played more than 50% of the snaps and Devontae Booker played season high offensive snap percentage. Both Isaiah McKenzie and Elijah Wilkinson got a few offensive snaps.

Defensive snap percentages

Player Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8
Justin Simmons 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Chris Harris 100% 97% 99% 96% 100% 100% 97% 100%
Darian Stewart 100% 97% 88% 100% 92% 97% 11% 0%
Bradley Roby 95% 89% 78% 96% 74% 100% 98% 98%
Bradley Chubb 95% 74% 69% 73% 68% 72% 88% 90%
Von Miller 88% 77% 68% 68% 74% 70% 85% 90%
Brandon Marshall 88% 80% 46% 73% 84% 84% 94% 29%
Derek Wolfe 82% 74% 68% 63% 73% 61% 70% 76%
Adam Jones 67% 31% 0% 68% 15% 0% 0% 0%
Todd Davis 65% 88% 72% 77% 63% 74% 76% 95%
Domata Peko 44% 52% 49% 46% 61% 50% 42% 66%
Will Parks 40% 22% 51% 22% 40% 18% 91% 100%
Adam Gotsis 37% 43% 44% 46% 47% 35% 42% 34%
Shane Ray 32% 28% 43% 36% 32% 24% 0% 0%
Shelby Harris 26% 34% 42% 33% 34% 24% 32% 28%
Zach Kerr 19% 32% 32% 29% 40% 32% 38% 26%
Josey Jewell 12% 22% 53% 32% 40% 27% 11% 64%
Shaquil Barrett 7% 26% 39% 35% 34% 43% 36% 33%
Tramaine Brock 4% 35% 8% 0% 0% 77% 42% 55%
Isaac Yiadom 0% 0% 43% 6% 29% 11% 12% 0%
Shamarko Thomas 0% 0% 8% 0% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Dymonte Thomas 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 14%
DeMarcus Walker 0% 15% 3%

Both Von Miller and Bradley Chubb played 90% of the defensive snaps. Honestly, this is how it should be with elite players at most positions - you want them on the field for as many plays as possible. You can’t have an impact from the sideline as a player. For the first time in his career Will Parks played every defensive snap.

With Brandon Marshall hurting both Todd Davis (95%) and Josey Jewell (64%) played career high levels of the defensive snaps. Even though they were healthy, both Adam Jones and Isaac Yiadom played zero defensive snaps. Domata Peko played a season high 66% of the defensive snaps. Demarcus Walker played one defensive snap. This is turning into another wasted season for Walker.