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1968 Kansas City Chiefs

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.0, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 10.1, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 371 points (26.5/g), 4th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 170 points (12.1/g), 1st.
 Differential of 201 points (14.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.1-1.9.

Coach: Hank Stram (12-2-0)

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

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Lamar Hunt
Executive VP/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 371 4503 831 5.4 27 16 11 223 156 270 2276 20 11 7.7 89 537 2227 16 4.1 123
Team Defense 170 4089 871 4.7 49 12 23 215 214 461 2823 14 37 5.6 140 365 1266 4 3.5 52
Lg Rank Offense 4 4 2 8 6 10 7 4 1 1 1 1 2 3
Lg Rank Defense 1 4 1 7 4 10 9 3 1 4 1 2 1 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 9 boxscore W 1-0 @ Houston Oilers 26 21 17 265 61 204 19 440 385 55 3
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 1-1 New York Jets 19 20 11 201 83 118 1 18 397 296 101 2
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 Denver Broncos 34 2 17 341 196 145 2 13 245 194 51 4
3 Sat September 28 boxscore W 3-1 @ Miami Dolphins 48 3 17 431 268 163 3 12 234 138 96 6
5 Sat October 5 boxscore W 4-1 @ Buffalo Bills 18 7 20 353 141 212 2 11 251 136 115 5
6 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-1 Cincinnati Bengals 13 3 15 265 129 136 2 7 116 17 99 1
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 6-1 Oakland Raiders 24 10 19 310 16 294 10 222 169 53 2
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 7-1 San Diego Chargers 27 20 15 374 180 194 1 22 395 297 98 4
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 7-2 @ Oakland Raiders 21 38 14 327 229 98 3 25 539 469 70 3
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 8-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 16 9 16 304 49 255 1 15 283 126 157 2
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 9-2 Boston Patriots 31 17 12 339 312 27 6 15 262 184 78 4
12 Thu November 28 boxscore W 10-2 Houston Oilers 24 10 15 321 242 79 1 12 244 151 93 2
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 11-2 @ San Diego Chargers 40 3 20 371 188 183 4 17 211 136 75 7
14 Sat December 14 boxscore W 12-2 @ Denver Broncos 30 7 15 302 183 119 1 19 249 124 125 4
Playoffs
Division Sun December 22 boxscore L 12-3 @ Oakland Raiders 6 41 13 312 242 70 4 22 454 336 118

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* 33 QB 14 13 11-2-0 131 224 58.5% 2109 17 7.6 9 4.0 92 9.4 9.1 16.1 150.6 98.6 2 2
15 Jacky Lee 29 qb 6 1 1-0-0 25 45 55.6% 383 3 6.7 1 2.2 61 8.5 8.8 15.3 63.8 96.8
21 Mike Garrett 24 HB 13 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 26.5 14 12-2-0 156 270 57.8% 2492 20 7.4 11 4.1 92 9.2 8.9 16.0 178.0 96.4 2 2
Opp Total 14 214 461 46.4% 3262 14 3.0 37 8.0 7.1 4.07 15.2 233.0 46.9 45 439 5.6 2.8 8.9

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
45 Robert Holmes 23 FB 14 0 174 866 7 76 5.0 61.9 12.4 19 201 10.6 0 43 1.4 14.4 1067 7 5
21 Mike Garrett 24 HB 13 0 164 564 3 37 3.4 43.4 12.6 33 359 10.9 3 43 2.5 27.6 923 6 6
38 Wendell Hayes 28 11 0 85 340 4 25 4.0 30.9 7.7 12 108 9.0 1 22 1.1 9.8 448 5 1
23 Bert Coan 28 12 0 40 160 1 24 4.0 13.3 3.3 2 15 7.5 0 12 0.2 1.3 175 1 1
32 Curtis McClinton 29 9 0 24 107 0 19 4.5 11.9 2.7 3 -4 -1.3 0 5 0.3 -0.4 103 0 0
16 Len Dawson* 33 QB 14 13 20 40 0 22 2.0 2.9 1.4 40 0 4
25 Frank Pitts 25 SE 13 0 11 107 0 28 9.7 8.2 0.8 30 655 21.8 6 90 2.3 50.4 762 6 1
89 Otis Taylor 26 FL 11 0 5 41 1 30 8.2 3.7 0.5 20 420 21.0 4 67 1.8 38.2 461 5 0
44 Jerrel Wilson 27 P 14 0 5 1 0 3 0.2 0.1 0.4 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.0 15 0 0
84 Fred Arbanas 29 TE 14 0 3 14 0 8 4.7 1.0 0.2 11 189 17.2 0 48 0.8 13.5 203 0 0
1 Noland Smith 25 KR/PR 12 0 2 -2 0 1 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.3 13 0 1
10 Mike Livingston 23 1 0 2 2 0 3 1.0 2.0 2.0 2 0 2
30 Gloster Richardson 26 13 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 22 494 22.5 6 92 1.7 38.0 491 6 0
26 Paul Lowe 32 1 0 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -10.0 1.0 -10 0 0
80 Reggie Carolan 29 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0 19 0.1 1.9 26 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 537 2227 16 76 4.1 159.1 38.4 156 2492 16.0 20 92 11.1 178.0 4719 36 26
Opp Total 14 365 1266 4 3.5 90.4 26.1 214 2823 13.2 14 15.3 201.6 4089 18 22

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
1 Noland Smith 25 KR/PR 12 0 18 270 1 80 15.0 23 549 0 37 23.9 832
20 Goldie Sellers 26 14 0 7 129 1 76 18.4 2 40 0 25 20.0 169
24 Ceasar Belser 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 4 38 0 22 9.5 38
23 Bert Coan 28 12 0 5 100 0 31 20.0 275
21 Mike Garrett 24 HB 13 0 2 4 0 9 2.0 927
42 Johnny Robinson*+ 30 RS 14 0 2 26 0 16 13.0 26
52 Bud Abell 28 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
60 George Daney 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
46 Jim Kearney 25 LS 14 14 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
22 Willie Mitchell 28 RCB 13 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
65 Remi Prudhomme 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 31 450 2 80 14.5 38 736 0 37 19.4 5905
Opp Total 14 31 220 0 7.1 54 1044 0 19.3

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
3 Jan Stenerud* 26 K 14 0 10 10 6 6 10 8 6 4 8 2 40 30 75.0%% 40 39 97.5%%
44 Jerrel Wilson 27 P 14 0 63 2841 70 0 45.1
80 Reggie Carolan 29 14 0 2 101 52 0 50.5
Team Total 26.5 14 10 10 6 6 10 8 6 4 8 2 40 30 75.0%% 40 39 97.5%% 65 2942 70 0 45.3
Opp Total 14 27 14 51.9%% 18 18 100.0%% 73 3124 42.8

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
21 Mike Garrett 24 HB 13 0 0 6 2 0 0
42 Johnny Robinson*+ 30 RS 14 0 6 40 0 16 0 0 0 2 28 0
78 Bobby Bell*+ 28 LLB 14 0 5 95 0 50 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 Len Dawson* 33 QB 14 13 0 4 3 0 0
46 Jim Kearney 25 LS 14 14 3 23 0 23 0 0 1 2 0 0
22 Willie Mitchell 28 RCB 13 0 5 46 0 46 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Ceasar Belser 24 14 0 0 4 1 0 0
45 Robert Holmes 23 FB 14 0 0 5 0 0 0
63 Willie Lanier*+ 23 MLB 14 14 4 120 1 75 0
51 Jim Lynch* 23 RLB 14 14 3 73 1 49 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 Emmitt Thomas* 25 LCB 14 0 4 25 0 14 0
10 Mike Livingston 23 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
20 Goldie Sellers 26 14 0 3 19 0 19 0
1 Noland Smith 25 KR/PR 12 0 0 1 2 35 0
52 Bud Abell 28 12 0 2 14 0 12 0
87 Aaron Brown 25 RDE 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
86 Buck Buchanan*+ 29 RDT 14 0 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
25 Frank Pitts 25 SE 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
23 Bert Coan 28 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 Wendell Hayes 28 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
99 Ernie Ladd 30 14 0 1 3 0 3 0
30 Gloster Richardson 26 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 37 469 2 75 0 0 26 22 63 0 1
Opp Total 14 24 22 10 1

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
3 Jan Stenerud* 26 K 14 0 39 30 129
45 Robert Holmes 23 FB 14 0 7 7 42
21 Mike Garrett 24 HB 13 0 3 3 6 36
25 Frank Pitts 25 SE 13 0 6 6 36
30 Gloster Richardson 26 13 0 6 6 36
38 Wendell Hayes 28 11 0 4 1 5 30
89 Otis Taylor 26 FL 11 0 1 4 5 30
23 Bert Coan 28 12 0 1 1 6
63 Willie Lanier*+ 23 MLB 14 14 1 1 6
51 Jim Lynch* 23 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
20 Goldie Sellers 26 14 0 1 1 6
1 Noland Smith 25 KR/PR 12 0 1 1 6
86 Buck Buchanan*+ 29 RDT 14 0 1 2
Team Total 26.5 14 16 20 2 2 40 39 30 1 371
Opp Total 14 4 14 18 14 1 170

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-09 @ HOU W, 26-21 2 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1968-09-09 @ HOU W, 26-21 2 6 rush Otis Taylor 6 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1968-09-15 NYJ L, 19-20 3 80 punt Noland Smith 80 yard punt return (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1968-09-22 DEN W, 34-2 3 17 rush Robert Holmes 17 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
5 1968-09-22 DEN W, 34-2 4 6 rush Robert Holmes 6 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1968-09-22 DEN W, 34-2 4 20 pass Otis Taylor 20 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1968-09-22 DEN W, 34-2 4 14 pass Otis Taylor 14 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1968-09-28 @ MIA W, 48-3 1 28 pass Gloster Richardson 28 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1968-09-28 @ MIA W, 48-3 1 4 rush Bert Coan 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1968-09-28 @ MIA W, 48-3 1 41 pass Otis Taylor 41 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1968-09-28 @ MIA W, 48-3 2 76 rush Robert Holmes 76 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1968-09-28 @ MIA W, 48-3 2 15 pass Wendell Hayes 15 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
13 1968-09-28 @ MIA W, 48-3 4 22 interception Jim Lynch 22 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
14 1968-10-05 @ BUF W, 18-7 1 15 pass Gloster Richardson 15 yard pass from Len Dawson
15 1968-10-13 CIN W, 13-3 4 1 rush Robert Holmes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1968-10-20 OAK W, 24-10 1 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1968-10-20 OAK W, 24-10 2 4 rush Robert Holmes 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1968-10-20 OAK W, 24-10 3 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1968-10-27 SDG W, 27-20 1 6 rush Robert Holmes 6 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1968-10-27 SDG W, 27-20 2 55 pass Frank Pitts 55 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1968-10-27 SDG W, 27-20 4 13 rush Mike Garrett 13 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1968-11-03 @ OAK L, 21-38 1 29 pass Gloster Richardson 29 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1968-11-03 @ OAK L, 21-38 3 92 pass Gloster Richardson 92 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
24 1968-11-03 @ OAK L, 21-38 4 61 pass Frank Pitts 61 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Jan Stenerud kick)
25 1968-11-10 @ CIN W, 16-9 4 27 rush Robert Holmes 27 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
26 1968-11-17 BOS W, 31-17 1 90 pass Frank Pitts 90 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
27 1968-11-17 BOS W, 31-17 1 76 punt Goldie Sellers 76 yard punt return (Jan Stenerud kick)
28 1968-11-17 BOS W, 31-17 2 77 pass Gloster Richardson 77 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
29 1968-11-17 BOS W, 31-17 4 43 pass Mike Garrett 43 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
30 1968-11-28 HOU W, 24-10 2 37 pass Mike Garrett 37 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
31 1968-11-28 HOU W, 24-10 3 33 pass Frank Pitts 33 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
32 1968-11-28 HOU W, 24-10 4 43 pass Frank Pitts 43 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
33 1968-12-08 @ SDG W, 40-3 1 5 pass Gloster Richardson 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
34 1968-12-08 @ SDG W, 40-3 2 7 pass Mike Garrett 7 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
35 1968-12-08 @ SDG W, 40-3 2 68 pass Frank Pitts 68 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
36 1968-12-08 @ SDG W, 40-3 3 1 rush Mike Garrett 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
37 1968-12-08 @ SDG W, 40-3 3 75 interception Willie Lanier 75 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
38 1968-12-14 @ DEN W, 30-7 2 67 pass Otis Taylor 67 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
39 1968-12-14 @ DEN W, 30-7 2 3 rush Mike Garrett 3 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
40 1968-12-14 @ DEN W, 30-7 3 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-09 @ HOU L, 21-26 1 5 rush Hoyle Granger 5 yard rush (John Wittenborn kick)
2 1968-09-09 @ HOU L, 21-26 4 5 pass Mac Haik 5 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
3 1968-09-09 @ HOU L, 21-26 4 59 pass Mac Haik 59 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
4 1968-09-15 NYJ W, 20-19 1 57 pass Don Maynard 57 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
5 1968-09-15 NYJ W, 20-19 2 30 pass Don Maynard 30 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
6 1968-10-05 @ BUF L, 7-18 1 5 pass Haven Moses 5 yard pass from Dan Darragh (Bruce Alford kick)
7 1968-10-20 OAK L, 10-24 3 45 pass Billy Cannon 45 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
8 1968-10-27 SDG L, 20-27 2 9 pass Gary Garrison 9 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
9 1968-10-27 SDG L, 20-27 4 5 pass Willie Frazier 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
10 1968-11-03 @ OAK W, 38-21 1 29 pass Warren Wells 29 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
11 1968-11-03 @ OAK W, 38-21 2 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
12 1968-11-03 @ OAK W, 38-21 2 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
13 1968-11-03 @ OAK W, 38-21 2 4 rush Daryle Lamonica 4 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
14 1968-11-03 @ OAK W, 38-21 3 17 pass Billy Cannon 17 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
15 1968-11-17 BOS L, 17-31 1 1 pass R.C. Gamble 1 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
16 1968-11-17 BOS L, 17-31 3 5 pass Aaron Marsh 5 yard pass from Tom Sherman (Gino Cappelletti kick)
17 1968-11-28 HOU L, 10-24 3 66 pass Jim Beirne 66 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Wayne Walker kick)
18 1968-12-14 @ DEN L, 7-30 2 12 pass Billy Van Heusen 12 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)