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1963 Kansas City Chiefs

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5-7-2, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.2, Offense: 1.0, Defense: 4.2, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 347 points (24.8/g), 3rd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 263 points (18.8/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 84 points (6.0/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Hank Stram (5-7-2)

Stadium: Kansas City Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: William Jewell College (Liberty, Missouri)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Lamar Hunt
General Manager Jack Steadman
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 347 4348 875 5.0 38 16 15 250 231 439 2651 30 22 5.6 141 400 1697 12 4.2 94
Team Defense 263 4173 849 4.9 45 19 15 228 218 429 2627 18 26 5.7 130 386 1546 12 4.0 83
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 2 5 3 6 5 2 1 6 3 3 4 3
Lg Rank Defense 3 5 3 2 4 4 3 2 5 6 5 5 3 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ Denver Broncos 59 7 20 478 358 120 2 12 181 95 86 7
3 Sun September 22 boxscore T 1-0-1 @ Buffalo Bills 27 27 20 290 241 49 3 17 356 242 114 1
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-1-1 @ San Diego Chargers 10 24 12 164 137 27 4 17 294 140 154 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 2-1-1 Houston Oilers 28 7 21 337 212 125 2 12 287 241 46 6
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-2-1 Buffalo Bills 26 35 21 299 176 123 2 16 397 300 97 3
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-3-1 San Diego Chargers 17 38 17 325 247 78 3 18 402 255 147
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 2-4-1 @ Houston Oilers 7 28 20 352 129 223 7 19 310 218 92 3
9 Sun November 3 boxscore L 2-5-1 @ Oakland Raiders 7 10 16 255 112 143 1 20 332 243 89 2
9 Fri November 8 boxscore L 2-6-1 Oakland Raiders 7 22 9 61 -22 83 3 16 286 123 163 1
11 Sun November 17 boxscore T 2-6-2 @ Boston Patriots 24 24 20 330 234 96 1 25 474 366 108 3
11 Sun December 1 boxscore L 2-7-2 @ New York Jets 0 17 13 296 177 119 3 10 179 97 82 1
12 Sun December 8 boxscore W 3-7-2 Denver Broncos 52 21 23 371 212 159 2 27 413 197 216 4
13 Sat December 14 boxscore W 4-7-2 Boston Patriots 35 3 22 398 174 224 3 7 105 31 74 6
14 Sun December 22 boxscore W 5-7-2 New York Jets 48 0 16 392 264 128 2 12 157 79 78 7

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
16 Len Dawson 28 QB 14 13 5-7-1 190 352 54.0% 2389 26 7.4 19 5.4 82 6.8 5.8 12.6 170.6 77.5 1 0
12 Eddie Wilson 23 qb 14 1 0-0-1 39 82 47.6% 537 3 3.7 2 2.4 48 6.5 6.2 13.8 38.4 71.0 1 0
32 Curtis McClinton 24 FB 14 0 1 3 33.3% 33 1 33.3 0 0.0 33 11.0 17.7 33.0 2.4 115.3
28 Abner Haynes 26 HB 14 0 1 1 100.0% 24 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 24.0 24.0 24.0 1.7 118.7
30 Jack Spikes 26 K 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 23.7 14 5-7-2 231 439 52.6% 2983 30 6.8 22 5.0 82 6.8 5.9 12.9 213.1 76.1 2 0
Opp Total 14 218 429 50.8% 2929 18 4.2 26 6.1 6.8 4.94 13.4 209.2 61.6 34 302 5.7 3.9 7.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
32 Curtis McClinton 24 FB 14 0 142 568 3 36 4.0 40.6 10.1 27 301 11.1 3 46 1.9 21.5 869 6 4
28 Abner Haynes 26 HB 14 0 99 352 4 46 3.6 25.1 7.1 33 470 14.2 2 73 2.4 33.6 822 6 6
30 Jack Spikes 26 K 14 0 84 257 2 15 3.1 18.4 6.0 11 125 11.4 1 30 0.8 8.9 382 3 4
16 Len Dawson 28 QB 14 13 37 272 2 43 7.4 19.4 2.6 272 2 4
23 Bert Coan 23 8 0 18 100 0 51 5.6 12.5 2.3 2 35 17.5 0 31 0.3 4.4 135 0 1
44 Jerrel Wilson 22 P 14 0 9 41 0 12 4.6 2.9 0.6 2 21 10.5 0 15 0.1 1.5 62 0 2
12 Eddie Wilson 23 qb 14 1 8 45 0 21 5.6 3.2 0.6 45 0 0
26 Frank Jackson 24 FL/PR 14 0 3 52 1 25 17.3 3.7 0.2 50 785 15.7 8 82 3.6 56.1 837 9 3
88 Chris Burford 25 SE 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.7 0.1 68 824 12.1 9 69 4.9 58.9 834 9 0
84 Fred Arbanas*+ 24 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 373 11.0 6 40 2.4 26.6 373 6 2
81 Tommy Brooker 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 32 16.0 0 16 0.2 3.6 32 0 0
85 Dick Johnson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 17 8.5 1 11 0.4 3.4 17 1 0
Team Total 23.7 14 401 1697 12 51 4.2 121.2 28.6 231 2983 12.9 30 82 16.5 213.1 4680 42 28
Opp Total 14 386 1546 12 4.0 110.4 27.6 218 2627 12.1 18 15.6 187.6 4173 30 29

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
45 Dave Grayson* 24 KR/RCB 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 20 564 1 99 28.2 566
28 Abner Haynes 26 HB 14 0 6 57 0 20 9.5 12 317 0 45 26.4 1196
25 Charley Warner 23 14 0 4 25 0 13 6.3 9 215 0 33 23.9 240
26 Frank Jackson 24 FL/PR 14 0 11 95 0 39 8.6 1 20 0 20 20.0 952
30 Jack Spikes 26 K 14 0 2 12 0 10 6.0 394
35 Smokey Stover 25 14 0 2 18 0 18 9.0 18
42 Johnny Robinson* 25 RS 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
44 Jerrel Wilson 22 P 14 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 82
Team Total 23.7 14 23 195 0 39 8.5 47 1166 1 99 24.8 6041
Opp Total 14 31 336 1 10.8 62 1338 0 21.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
44 Jerrel Wilson 22 P 14 0 61 2628 72 1 43.1
30 Jack Spikes 26 K 14 0 2 1 6 1 3 2 13 2 15.4%% 24 23 95.8%%
81 Tommy Brooker 24 9 0 2 2 7 4 4 1 14 6 42.9%% 20 20 100.0%%
12 Eddie Wilson 23 qb 14 1 1 43 43 0 43.0
Team Total 23.7 14 4 3 13 5 7 3 27 8 29.6%% 44 43 97.7%% 62 2671 72 1 43.1
Opp Total 14 24 10 41.7%% 30 27 90.0%% 70 2814 40.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
45 Dave Grayson* 24 KR/RCB 14 0 5 17 0 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
28 Abner Haynes 26 HB 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
20 Bobby Hunt 23 LS 14 0 6 228 0 66 0
55 E.J. Holub+ 25 LLB 14 0 5 60 0 24 0
16 Len Dawson 28 QB 14 13 0 4 0 0 0
32 Curtis McClinton 24 FB 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
30 Jack Spikes 26 K 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
26 Frank Jackson 24 FL/PR 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
42 Johnny Robinson* 25 RS 14 0 3 41 0 19 0
48 Duane Wood* 26 LCB 14 0 3 23 0 23 0
84 Fred Arbanas*+ 24 TE 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
69 Sherrill Headrick 26 MLB 14 0 2 49 1 38 0
44 Jerrel Wilson 22 P 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
78 Bobby Bell 23 LDE 14 0 1 20 0 20 0
23 Bert Coan 23 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 Charley Warner 23 14 0 1 12 0 12 0
Team Total 23.7 14 26 450 1 66 0 0 28 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 36 29 10 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
88 Chris Burford 25 SE 14 0 9 9 1 56
26 Frank Jackson 24 FL/PR 14 0 1 8 9 54
30 Jack Spikes 26 K 14 0 2 1 3 23 2 47
81 Tommy Brooker 24 9 0 20 6 38
84 Fred Arbanas*+ 24 TE 14 0 6 6 36
28 Abner Haynes 26 HB 14 0 4 2 6 36
32 Curtis McClinton 24 FB 14 0 3 3 6 36
16 Len Dawson 28 QB 14 13 2 2 12
45 Dave Grayson* 24 KR/RCB 14 0 1 1 6
69 Sherrill Headrick 26 MLB 14 0 1 1 6
85 Dick Johnson 5 0 1 1 6
75 Jerry Mays 24 RDT 14 0 1 1 6
48 Duane Wood* 26 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 23.7 14 12 30 1 1 1 1 46 1 43 8 1 345
Opp Total 14 12 18 1 2 27 10 2 263

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-07 @ DEN W, 59-7 1 17 pass Curtis McClinton 17 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
2 1963-09-07 @ DEN W, 59-7 1 38 interception Sherrill Headrick 38 yard interception return (Tommy Brooker kick)
3 1963-09-07 @ DEN W, 59-7 2 15 pass Chris Burford 15 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
4 1963-09-07 @ DEN W, 59-7 2 99 kickoff Dave Grayson 99 yard kickoff return (Tommy Brooker kick)
5 1963-09-07 @ DEN W, 59-7 3 21 pass Frank Jackson 21 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
6 1963-09-07 @ DEN W, 59-7 3 81 pass Frank Jackson 81 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
7 1963-09-07 @ DEN W, 59-7 3 33 pass Chris Burford 33 yard pass from Curtis McClinton (Tommy Brooker kick)
8 1963-09-07 @ DEN W, 59-7 4 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
9 1963-09-22 @ BUF T, 27-27 1 31 pass Fred Arbanas 31 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
10 1963-09-22 @ BUF T, 27-27 3 2 pass Chris Burford 2 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
11 1963-09-22 @ BUF T, 27-27 4 19 pass Chris Burford 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (two point pass successful)
12 1963-09-29 @ SDG L, 10-24 4 2 pass Fred Arbanas 2 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
13 1963-10-06 HOU W, 28-7 2 14 pass Fred Arbanas 14 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
14 1963-10-06 HOU W, 28-7 2 69 pass Chris Burford 69 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
15 1963-10-06 HOU W, 28-7 3 4 pass Fred Arbanas 4 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
16 1963-10-06 HOU W, 28-7 4 12 pass Frank Jackson 12 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
17 1963-10-13 BUF L, 26-35 1 17 rush Curtis McClinton 17 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
18 1963-10-13 BUF L, 26-35 3 33 pass Chris Burford 33 yard pass from Len Dawson (run failed)
19 1963-10-13 BUF L, 26-35 3 4 rush Abner Haynes 4 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
20 1963-10-20 SDG L, 17-38 2 73 pass Abner Haynes 73 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
21 1963-10-20 SDG L, 17-38 4 7 pass Fred Arbanas 7 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
22 1963-10-27 @ HOU L, 7-28 2 22 pass Chris Burford 22 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
23 1963-11-03 @ OAK L, 7-10 2 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
24 1963-11-08 OAK L, 7-22 3 4 rush Curtis McClinton 4 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
25 1963-11-17 @ BOS T, 24-24 1 11 pass Frank Jackson 11 yard pass from Eddie Wilson (Jack Spikes kick)
26 1963-11-17 @ BOS T, 24-24 3 5 rush Curtis McClinton 5 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
27 1963-11-17 @ BOS T, 24-24 4 28 pass Curtis McClinton 28 yard pass from Eddie Wilson (Jack Spikes kick)
28 1963-12-08 DEN W, 52-21 1 19 pass Frank Jackson 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
29 1963-12-08 DEN W, 52-21 1 18 blocked punt Duane Wood 18 yard blocked punt return (Jack Spikes kick)
30 1963-12-08 DEN W, 52-21 2 13 pass Frank Jackson 13 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
31 1963-12-08 DEN W, 52-21 3 1 rush Jack Spikes 1 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
32 1963-12-08 DEN W, 52-21 3 22 rush Frank Jackson 22 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
33 1963-12-08 DEN W, 52-21 4 1 rush Len Dawson 1 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
34 1963-12-08 DEN W, 52-21 4 15 pass Chris Burford 15 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
35 1963-12-14 BOS W, 35-3 2 14 pass Chris Burford 14 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
36 1963-12-14 BOS W, 35-3 3 8 pass Fred Arbanas 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
37 1963-12-14 BOS W, 35-3 3 43 rush Len Dawson 43 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
38 1963-12-14 BOS W, 35-3 4 6 pass Frank Jackson 6 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
39 1963-12-14 BOS W, 35-3 4 36 rush Abner Haynes 36 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
40 1963-12-22 NYJ W, 48-0 1 1 rush Jack Spikes 1 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
41 1963-12-22 NYJ W, 48-0 1 82 pass Frank Jackson 82 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
42 1963-12-22 NYJ W, 48-0 1 15 pass Jack Spikes 15 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
43 1963-12-22 NYJ W, 48-0 3 11 pass Dick Johnson 11 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
44 1963-12-22 NYJ W, 48-0 3 46 pass Abner Haynes 46 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
45 1963-12-22 NYJ W, 48-0 4 58 fumble Jerry Mays 58 yard fumble return
46 1963-12-22 NYJ W, 48-0 4 25 pass Curtis McClinton 25 yard pass from Eddie Wilson (Jack Spikes kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-07 @ DEN L, 7-59 2 15 pass Lionel Taylor 15 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
2 1963-09-22 @ BUF T, 27-27 1 26 interception Mike Stratton 26 yard interception return
3 1963-09-22 @ BUF T, 27-27 2 20 pass Bill Miller 20 yard pass from Jack Kemp
4 1963-09-22 @ BUF T, 27-27 2 2 rush Jack Kemp 2 yard rush (two point run successful)
5 1963-09-22 @ BUF T, 27-27 3 9 rush Jack Kemp 9 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
6 1963-09-29 @ SDG W, 24-10 1 19 pass Dave Kocourek 19 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
7 1963-09-29 @ SDG W, 24-10 2 35 pass Dave Kocourek 35 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
8 1963-09-29 @ SDG W, 24-10 2 15 pass Keith Lincoln 15 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
9 1963-10-06 HOU L, 7-28 4 4 pass Dave Smith 4 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
10 1963-10-13 BUF W, 35-26 1 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
11 1963-10-13 BUF W, 35-26 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
12 1963-10-13 BUF W, 35-26 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
13 1963-10-13 BUF W, 35-26 3 63 pass Roger Kochman 63 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
14 1963-10-13 BUF W, 35-26 4 89 pass Elbert Dubenion 89 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Mack Yoho kick)
15 1963-10-20 SDG W, 38-17 3 44 pass Lance Alworth 44 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
16 1963-10-20 SDG W, 38-17 3 7 rush Paul Lowe 7 yard rush (George Blair kick)
17 1963-10-20 SDG W, 38-17 4 73 pass Lance Alworth 73 yard pass from Tobin Rote (George Blair kick)
18 1963-10-20 SDG W, 38-17 4 76 rush Keith Lincoln 76 yard rush (George Blair kick)
19 1963-10-20 SDG W, 38-17 4 21 rush Paul Lowe 21 yard rush (George Blair kick)
20 1963-10-27 @ HOU W, 28-7 3 6 pass Bob McLeod 6 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
21 1963-10-27 @ HOU W, 28-7 3 24 pass Bob McLeod 24 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
22 1963-10-27 @ HOU W, 28-7 4 90 interception Mark Johnston 90 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
23 1963-10-27 @ HOU W, 28-7 4 20 pass Willard Dewveall 20 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
24 1963-11-03 @ OAK W, 10-7 4 85 punt Claude Gibson 85 yard punt return (Mike Mercer kick)
25 1963-11-08 OAK W, 22-7 2 24 pass Art Powell 24 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
26 1963-11-08 OAK W, 22-7 2 34 pass Art Powell 34 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
27 1963-11-17 @ BOS T, 24-24 2 8 pass Tony Romeo 8 yard pass from Babe Parilli
28 1963-11-17 @ BOS T, 24-24 2 1 rush Babe Parilli 1 yard rush (run failed)
29 1963-11-17 @ BOS T, 24-24 4 47 rush Larry Garron 47 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
30 1963-12-01 @ NYJ W, 17-0 2 20 pass Don Maynard 20 yard pass from Dick Wood (Dick Guesman kick)
31 1963-12-01 @ NYJ W, 17-0 3 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
32 1963-12-08 DEN L, 21-52 2 3 rush Hewritt Dixon 3 yard rush (two point pass successful)
33 1963-12-08 DEN L, 21-52 4 10 pass Lionel Taylor 10 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)