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1965 Kansas City Chiefs

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7-5-2, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.3, Offense: 1.4, Defense: 0.9, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 322 points (23.0/g), 2nd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 285 points (20.4/g), 4th.
 Differential of 37 points (2.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Hank Stram (7-5-2)

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 322 4295 850 5.1 40 20 10 232 199 395 2543 22 20 5.9 121 418 1752 15 4.2 101
Team Defense 285 3761 872 4.3 33 13 25 207 216 451 2385 18 20 4.9 113 382 1376 12 3.6 69
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 4 8 3 8 5 3 2 2 3 3 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 4 2 7 4 2 4 2 3 8 2 3 4 6 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ Oakland Raiders 10 37 11 154 42 112 3 12 288 172 116 1
2 Sat September 18 boxscore W 1-1 @ New York Jets 14 10 9 224 81 143 14 231 133 98 1
3 Sun September 26 boxscore T 1-1-1 @ San Diego Chargers 10 10 8 209 87 122 3 12 186 94 92 4
4 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-1-1 Boston Patriots 27 17 19 263 144 119 2 16 206 174 32 3
5 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-1-1 @ Denver Broncos 31 23 15 254 172 82 3 20 290 98 192 5
6 Sun October 17 boxscore L 3-2-1 Buffalo Bills 7 23 12 231 161 70 9 7 127 80 47 4
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 3-3-1 @ Houston Oilers 36 38 32 542 240 302 4 21 366 302 64 1
8 Sun October 31 boxscore W 4-3-1 Oakland Raiders 14 7 16 218 47 171 3 11 167 128 39
9 Sun November 7 boxscore L 4-4-1 New York Jets 10 13 18 314 233 81 3 15 275 183 92 2
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 5-4-1 San Diego Chargers 31 7 14 278 129 149 2 14 330 252 78 7
11 Sun November 21 boxscore T 5-4-2 @ Boston Patriots 10 10 16 326 222 104 3 14 284 169 115 2
12 Sun November 28 boxscore W 6-4-2 Houston Oilers 52 21 23 511 277 234 13 289 122 167 1
13 Sun December 12 boxscore L 6-5-2 @ Buffalo Bills 25 34 18 409 346 63 5 16 323 249 74 2
14 Sun December 19 boxscore W 7-5-2 Denver Broncos 45 35 17 362 362 15 399 229 170

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 30 QB 14 12 6-4-2 163 305 53.4% 2262 21 6.9 14 4.6 67 7.4 6.7 13.9 161.6 81.3 1 1
10 Pete Beathard 23 qb 14 2 1-1-0 36 89 40.4% 632 1 1.1 6 6.7 73 7.1 4.3 17.6 45.1 41.0
32 Curtis McClinton 26 FB 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.5 14 7-5-2 199 395 50.4% 2894 22 5.6 20 5.1 73 7.3 6.2 14.5 206.7 72.1 1 1
Opp Total 14 216 451 47.9% 2711 18 4.0 20 4.4 6.0 4.81 12.6 193.6 61.9 39 326 4.9 3.8 8.0

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 26 FB 14 0 175 661 6 48 3.8 47.2 12.5 37 590 15.9 3 69 2.6 42.1 1251 9 9
36 Mack Lee Hill 25 HB 13 0 125 627 2 66 5.0 48.2 9.6 21 264 12.6 1 46 1.6 20.3 891 3 1
23 Bert Coan 25 KR 14 0 45 137 1 21 3.0 9.8 3.2 9 85 9.4 2 23 0.6 6.1 222 3 2
16 Len Dawson 30 QB 14 12 43 142 2 40 3.3 10.1 3.1 142 2 7
10 Pete Beathard 23 qb 14 2 25 138 4 26 5.5 9.9 1.8 138 4 3
89 Otis Taylor 23 14 0 2 17 0 15 8.5 1.2 0.1 26 446 17.2 5 48 1.9 31.9 463 5 1
44 Jerrel Wilson 24 P 14 0 2 4 0 3 2.0 0.3 0.1 4 0 0
26 Frank Jackson* 26 FL 14 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 1.9 0.1 28 440 15.7 1 73 2.0 31.4 466 1 2
88 Chris Burford 27 SE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 47 575 12.2 6 57 4.3 52.3 575 6 0
84 Fred Arbanas* 26 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 418 17.4 4 67 1.7 29.9 418 4 0
80 Reggie Carolan 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 65 10.8 0 14 0.4 4.6 65 0 0
25 Frank Pitts 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.6 11 0 1
Team Total 25.5 14 418 1752 15 66 4.2 125.1 29.9 199 2894 14.5 22 73 14.2 206.7 4646 37 33
Opp Total 14 382 1376 12 3.6 98.3 27.3 216 2385 11.0 18 15.4 170.4 3761 30 24

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
26 Frank Jackson* 26 FL 14 0 13 163 0 41 12.5 9 260 0 62 28.9 889
23 Bert Coan 25 KR 14 0 19 479 0 52 25.2 701
22 Willie Mitchell 25 PR/RCB 14 0 19 242 1 71 12.7 242
38 Solomon Brannan 23 10 0 5 10 0 8 2.0 9 226 0 32 25.1 236
25 Frank Pitts 22 7 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 5 100 0 32 20.0 115
35 Smokey Stover 27 14 0 3 7 0 7 2.3 7
75 Jerry Mays*+ 26 LDE 14 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 3
51 Jim Fraser 29 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
Team Total 25.5 14 38 419 1 71 11.0 48 1080 0 62 22.5 6145
Opp Total 14 28 401 2 14.3 56 1173 0 20.9

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 24 P 14 0 69 3132 64 1 45.4
81 Tommy Brooker 26 K 14 0 13 5 6 5 5 2 4 1 2 30 13 43.3%% 37 37 100.0%%
51 Jim Fraser 29 14 0 3 81 37 0 27.0
Team Total 25.5 14 13 5 6 5 5 2 4 1 2 30 13 43.3%% 37 37 100.0%% 72 3213 64 1 44.6
Opp Total 14 28 16 57.1%% 33 33 100.0%% 83 3660 44.1

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
32 Curtis McClinton 26 FB 14 0 0 9 0 0 0
16 Len Dawson 30 QB 14 12 0 7 0 0 0
24 Fred Williamson 28 LCB 14 0 6 89 0 51 0
78 Bobby Bell*+ 25 LLB 14 0 4 73 1 38 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Willie Mitchell 25 PR/RCB 14 0 2 44 1 37 0 0 3 0 0 0
42 Johnny Robinson*+ 27 RS 14 0 5 99 0 50 0
10 Pete Beathard 23 qb 14 2 0 3 0 0 0
38 Solomon Brannan 23 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
23 Bert Coan 25 KR 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
55 E.J. Holub* 27 RLB 14 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 Frank Jackson* 26 FL 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
69 Sherrill Headrick* 28 MLB 14 0 1 1 0 1 0
36 Mack Lee Hill 25 HB 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Bobby Hunt 25 LS 14 0 1 28 0 28 0
25 Frank Pitts 22 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Otis Taylor 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 20 342 2 51 0 0 33 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 37 24 11

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
81 Tommy Brooker 26 K 14 0 37 13 76
32 Curtis McClinton 26 FB 14 0 6 3 9 54
88 Chris Burford 27 SE 11 0 6 6 36
89 Otis Taylor 23 14 0 5 5 30
10 Pete Beathard 23 qb 14 2 4 4 1 26
84 Fred Arbanas* 26 TE 14 0 4 4 24
23 Bert Coan 25 KR 14 0 1 2 3 18
36 Mack Lee Hill 25 HB 13 0 2 1 3 18
16 Len Dawson 30 QB 14 12 2 2 12
22 Willie Mitchell 25 PR/RCB 14 0 1 1 2 12
78 Bobby Bell*+ 25 LLB 14 0 1 1 6
26 Frank Jackson* 26 FL 14 0 1 1 6
80 Reggie Carolan 26 14 0 1 2
44 Jerrel Wilson 24 P 14 0 1 2
Team Total 25.5 14 15 22 1 2 40 3 37 13 322
Opp Total 14 12 18 2 2 33 16 285

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-12 @ OAK L, 10-37 1 20 pass Curtis McClinton 20 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
2 1965-09-18 @ NYJ W, 14-10 2 19 pass Chris Burford 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
3 1965-09-18 @ NYJ W, 14-10 4 24 pass Chris Burford 24 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
4 1965-09-26 @ SDG T, 10-10 3 12 pass Otis Taylor 12 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
5 1965-10-03 BOS W, 27-17 1 36 interception Bobby Bell 36 yard interception return (Tommy Brooker kick)
6 1965-10-03 BOS W, 27-17 2 1 rush Curtis McClinton 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
7 1965-10-03 BOS W, 27-17 4 37 interception Willie Mitchell 37 yard interception return (Tommy Brooker kick)
8 1965-10-10 @ DEN W, 31-23 1 2 rush Curtis McClinton 2 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
9 1965-10-10 @ DEN W, 31-23 2 2 rush Pete Beathard 2 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
10 1965-10-10 @ DEN W, 31-23 3 20 rush Pete Beathard 20 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
11 1965-10-10 @ DEN W, 31-23 4 2 rush Curtis McClinton 2 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
12 1965-10-17 BUF L, 7-23 1 18 pass Fred Arbanas 18 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
13 1965-10-24 @ HOU L, 36-38 1 48 rush Curtis McClinton 48 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
14 1965-10-24 @ HOU L, 36-38 1 8 rush Mack Lee Hill 8 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
15 1965-10-24 @ HOU L, 36-38 4 40 pass Curtis McClinton 40 yard pass from Len Dawson (two point pass successful)
16 1965-10-24 @ HOU L, 36-38 4 9 pass Otis Taylor 9 yard pass from Len Dawson (two point run successful)
17 1965-10-31 OAK W, 14-7 2 19 pass Chris Burford 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
18 1965-10-31 OAK W, 14-7 4 1 rush Len Dawson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
19 1965-11-07 NYJ L, 10-13 2 57 pass Chris Burford 57 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
20 1965-11-14 SDG W, 31-7 1 1 rush Curtis McClinton 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
21 1965-11-14 SDG W, 31-7 2 20 pass Chris Burford 20 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
22 1965-11-14 SDG W, 31-7 4 7 pass Curtis McClinton 7 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
23 1965-11-14 SDG W, 31-7 4 8 pass Mack Lee Hill 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
24 1965-11-21 @ BOS T, 10-10 2 8 pass Chris Burford 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
25 1965-11-28 HOU W, 52-21 1 45 pass Otis Taylor 45 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
26 1965-11-28 HOU W, 52-21 2 5 pass Fred Arbanas 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
27 1965-11-28 HOU W, 52-21 2 66 rush Mack Lee Hill 66 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
28 1965-11-28 HOU W, 52-21 3 22 pass Frank Jackson 22 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
29 1965-11-28 HOU W, 52-21 4 1 rush Len Dawson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
30 1965-11-28 HOU W, 52-21 4 7 rush Pete Beathard 7 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
31 1965-11-28 HOU W, 52-21 4 27 pass Fred Arbanas 27 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Tommy Brooker kick)
32 1965-12-12 @ BUF L, 25-34 1 67 pass Fred Arbanas 67 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
33 1965-12-12 @ BUF L, 25-34 4 19 pass Otis Taylor 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
34 1965-12-12 @ BUF L, 25-34 4 22 pass Bert Coan 22 yard pass from Len Dawson (two point pass successful)
35 1965-12-19 DEN W, 45-35 1 3 pass Bert Coan 3 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
36 1965-12-19 DEN W, 45-35 1 11 rush Curtis McClinton 11 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
37 1965-12-19 DEN W, 45-35 1 8 pass Otis Taylor 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
38 1965-12-19 DEN W, 45-35 2 4 rush Bert Coan 4 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
39 1965-12-19 DEN W, 45-35 3 71 punt Willie Mitchell 71 yard punt return (Tommy Brooker kick)
40 1965-12-19 DEN W, 45-35 4 1 rush Pete Beathard 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-12 @ OAK W, 37-10 2 14 pass Art Powell 14 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
2 1965-09-12 @ OAK W, 37-10 3 5 pass Art Powell 5 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
3 1965-09-12 @ OAK W, 37-10 4 3 rush Dick Wood 3 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
4 1965-09-12 @ OAK W, 37-10 4 58 punt Claude Gibson 58 yard punt return (Mike Mercer kick)
5 1965-09-18 @ NYJ L, 10-14 4 37 pass Don Maynard 37 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
6 1965-09-26 @ SDG T, 10-10 4 64 punt Speedy Duncan 64 yard punt return (Herb Travenio kick)
7 1965-10-03 BOS L, 17-27 2 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
8 1965-10-03 BOS L, 17-27 4 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
9 1965-10-10 @ DEN L, 23-31 2 2 rush Cookie Gilchrist 2 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
10 1965-10-10 @ DEN L, 23-31 3 7 rush Cookie Gilchrist 7 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
11 1965-10-10 @ DEN L, 23-31 4 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (run failed)
12 1965-10-17 BUF W, 23-7 4 30 pass Charley Ferguson 30 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1965-10-17 BUF W, 23-7 4 18 fumble George Saimes 18 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1965-10-24 @ HOU W, 38-36 3 64 pass Charley Frazier 64 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
15 1965-10-24 @ HOU W, 38-36 3 49 pass Ode Burrell 49 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
16 1965-10-24 @ HOU W, 38-36 3 17 pass Willie Frazier 17 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
17 1965-10-24 @ HOU W, 38-36 3 9 pass Willie Frazier 9 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
18 1965-10-24 @ HOU W, 38-36 4 9 pass Bob McLeod 9 yard pass from George Blanda (Jack Spikes kick)
19 1965-10-31 OAK L, 7-14 1 1 rush Clem Daniels 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
20 1965-11-07 NYJ W, 13-10 3 31 pass Don Maynard 31 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
21 1965-11-14 SDG L, 7-31 2 51 pass Lance Alworth 51 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
22 1965-11-21 @ BOS T, 10-10 4 10 pass J.D. Garrett 10 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
23 1965-11-28 HOU L, 21-52 3 0 fumble Norm Evans 0 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
24 1965-11-28 HOU L, 21-52 4 48 rush Ode Burrell 48 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
25 1965-11-28 HOU L, 21-52 4 16 rush Ode Burrell 16 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
26 1965-12-12 @ BUF W, 34-25 1 66 pass Bo Roberson 66 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
27 1965-12-12 @ BUF W, 34-25 2 13 pass Bo Roberson 13 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
28 1965-12-12 @ BUF W, 34-25 4 1 rush Bobby Smith 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1965-12-12 @ BUF W, 34-25 4 47 pass Ed Rutkowski 47 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
30 1965-12-19 DEN L, 35-45 1 44 rush Cookie Gilchrist 44 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
31 1965-12-19 DEN L, 35-45 2 71 pass Abner Haynes 71 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
32 1965-12-19 DEN L, 35-45 2 7 pass Lionel Taylor 7 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
33 1965-12-19 DEN L, 35-45 3 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
34 1965-12-19 DEN L, 35-45 4 28 pass Hewritt Dixon 28 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)