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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
Pts 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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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 Yds 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(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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. 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