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Gunther Cunningham

Gunther Cunningham

Born: June 19, 1946 in Munich, Germany
College: Oregon   (school history)

Coaching Results

Challenges
Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Num Won Notes
1999 53 Kansas City Chiefs NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 2 2 0
2000 54 Kansas City Chiefs NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 3 8 2
18 yrs 32 16 16 0 .500 0 0 0 2.7 10 2
11 yrs KAN 32 16 16 0 .500 0 0 0 2.5 10 2
5 yrs DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2
2 yrs RAI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0

Games over .500: 0
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1992 RAI 28 16 28 15 14 23 23 22 15 11 23 12 16 18 24 8 21 24 9 11 28 23 12 25 2 28 6 10 1 27 15
1993 RAI 28 6 18 18 10 13 14 6 19 26 15 27 8 19 5 17 9 4 9 21 23 22 20 26 12 25 3 5 11 17 14
1995 KAN 30 1 1 3 5 14 12 1 3 1 13 5 5 20 25 15 1 23 2 1 12 6 3 2 2 5 25 5 5 17 1
1996 KAN 30 10 11 15 19 22 24 2 6 4 7 8 6 18 26 20 6 28 18 11 20 14 13 12 14 22 16 22 12 16 22
1997 KAN 30 1 3 2 10 14 5 2 3 5 9 12 7 23 24 14 3 20 11 1 4 5 7 3 16 13 10 16 6 4 16
1998 KAN 30 18 14 16 16 19 14 19 20 23 3 26 19 10 16 26 18 19 9 22 7 24 18 28 10 2 8 7 3 21 14
1999 KAN 31 9 1 6 10 12 8 6 1 4 7 15 5 27 22 11 7 8 14 13 2 12 11 13 10 2 25 16 24 5 9
2000 KAN 31 19 11 17 13 8 9 9 25 25 20 22 8 5 5 5 9 6 18 19 16 18 17 16 15 11 21 20 23 21 14
2004 KAN 32 18 22 10 5 1 2 14 7 5 1 3 8 6 4 8 17 4 31 29 27 4 12 26 29 28 22 32 30 24 32
2005 KAN 32 11 8 9 1 1 6 6 6 4 2 5 17 17 6 23 3 3 25 16 7 2 7 11 20 5 27 30 28 14 26
2006 KAN 32 9 10 13 17 16 15 14 3 9 6 12 21 27 22 20 6 13 16 11 10 20 18 17 21 5 12 18 9 20 21
2007 KAN 32 27 28 26 24 31 31 22 30 32 30 31 19 11 20 24 23 28 13 14 28 26 28 12 25 27 4 5 4 23 14
2008 KAN 32 30 8 29 27 24 26 13 29 16 28 4 6 9 20 8 21 26 31 29 9 29 30 29 31 2 18 28 18 17 28
2009 DET 32 31 32 31 29 26 27 32 24 24 22 28 7 6 21 24 32 28 32 32 24 22 25 26 21 4 21 32 32 30 32
2010 DET 32 20 11 17 20 17 15 12 24 23 18 20 9 3 12 11 16 26 21 19 11 19 24 27 24 4 10 16 13 19 21
2011 DET 32 7 4 8 9 5 4 11 31 29 23 13 8 1 4 3 19 12 23 23 3 10 23 6 30 3 28 22 22 5 8
2012 DET 32 28 30 23 2 3 17 27 25 23 6 18 27 1 2 18 22 14 13 27 27 14 16 18 24 25 12 14 19 23 18
2013 DET 32 20 28 13 5 6 13 30 14 17 10 22 29 5 3 8 20 8 16 15 21 4 6 8 20 25 19 23 13 17 20
18 yrs %tile 53 55 55 61 57 56 59 52 53 60 52 63 62 56 56 58 50 48 47 53 54 51 48 46 60 52 46 55 46 45
11 yrs KAN 59 69 61 60 56 59 72 65 66 67 61 68 52 47 52 70 51 49 55 62 57 56 54 47 68 48 45 56 50 46
5 yrs DET 37 38 46 63 68 56 33 29 31 54 40 53 93 77 63 35 48 38 31 49 60 44 50 29 65 47 36 41 44 41
2 yrs OAK 64 21 45 61 39 38 54 43 38 36 34 61 38 52 59 50 54 71 46 13 23 46 13 79 9 88 77 82 25 52

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1992 46 NFL Los Angeles Raiders Defensive Coordinator
1993 47 NFL Los Angeles Raiders Defensive Coordinator
1995 49 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1996 50 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1997 51 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1998 52 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1999 53 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach
2000 54 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach
2001 55 NFL Tennessee Titans Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
2002 56 NFL Tennessee Titans Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
2003 57 NFL Tennessee Titans Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
2004 58 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
2005 59 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
2006 60 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
2007 61 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
2008 62 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
2009 63 NFL Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator
2010 64 NFL Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator
2011 65 NFL Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator
2012 66 NFL Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator
2013 67 NFL Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
1999-11-14 1 10 1-10 KAN 30 U Elvis Grbac sacked by Warren Sapp for -9 yards. Elvis Grbac fumbles (forced by Warren Sapp), recovered by Warren Sapp at KAN-21 (tackle by Tim Grunhard).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
1999-12-18 1 25 1-25 PIT 24 U Mike Tomczak pass incomplete intended for Bobby Shaw (defended by Jerome Woods).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
1999Challenges: 2 Overturned: 0 Upheld: 2
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2000-09-03 2 20 2-20 KAN 33 U Elvis Grbac pass incomplete intended for Sylvester Morris.
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2000-09-24 1 10 1-10 KAN 37 U Tony Richardson right tackle for 3 yards (tackle by Jimmy Spencer). Tony Richardson fumbles (forced by Jimmy Spencer), recovered by Maa Tanuvasa at KAN-40 (tackle by Troy Drayton).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2000-10-02 3 2 3-2 SEA 31 O Jon Kitna pass complete to Christian Fauria for 2 yards (tackle by Donnie Edwards).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Jon Kitna pass incomplete intended for Christian Fauria
2000-10-15 3 14 3-14 RAI 25 U Elvis Grbac pass complete to Sylvester Morris for 13 yards (tackle by Anthony Dorsett). Sylvester Morris fumbles (forced by Anthony Dorsett), recovered by Charles Woodson at OAK-12 (tackle by Tim Grunhard).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2000-10-15 3 17 3-17 RAI 39 U Rich Gannon pass complete to Jon Ritchie for 17 yards (tackle by Marvcus Patton).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2000-11-05 1 8 1-8 KAN 8 U Napoleon Kaufman up the middle for 7 yards (tackle by Greg Wesley).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2000-11-19 1 10 1-10 BUF 39 O Elvis Grbac pass incomplete intended for Derrick Alexander.
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Elvis Grbac pass complete to Derrick Alexander for 35 yards
2000-12-10 2 7 2-7 CAR 16 U Frank Moreau right end for 1 yard (tackle by Sean Gilbert). Frank Moreau fumbles (forced by Sean Gilbert), recovered by Eugene Robinson at CAR-14.
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2000Challenges: 8 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 6
TotalChallenges: 10 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 8

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Herman Edwards Defensive Coordinator
Jeff Fisher Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
Marty Schottenheimer Defensive Coordinator
Jim Schwartz Defensive Coordinator
Art Shell Defensive Coordinator
Dick Vermeil Defensive Coordinator