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1969 Kansas City Chiefs

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11-3-0, Finished 2nd in AFL West Division  · 1969 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 11.9, Offense: 3.5, Defense: 8.4, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 359 points (25.6/g), 2nd of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 177 points (12.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 182 points (13.0/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.8-2.2.

Coach: Hank Stram (11-3-0)

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 359 4607 899 5.1 39 19 4 258 196 351 2387 16 20 6.3 125 522 2220 19 4.3 129
Team Defense 177 3163 788 4.0 47 15 17 181 200 426 2072 10 32 4.4 111 314 1091 6 3.5 53
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 7 8 3 8 6 7 3 4 1 1 1 2
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 1 5 1 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 14 boxscore W 1-0 @ San Diego Chargers 27 9 14 273 206 67 3 16 295 250 45 5
2 Sun September 21 boxscore W 2-0 @ Boston Patriots 31 0 25 395 163 232 2 6 82 39 43 1
3 Sun September 28 boxscore L 2-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 19 24 17 265 139 126 3 7 301 209 92 4
4 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-1 @ Denver Broncos 26 13 19 350 182 168 15 212 132 80 1
5 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-1 Houston Oilers 24 0 14 244 81 163 7 7 101 70 31 9
6 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-1 Miami Dolphins 17 10 17 403 298 105 2 14 236 153 83 3
7 Sun October 26 boxscore W 6-1 Cincinnati Bengals 42 22 26 508 195 313 3 7 196 131 65 2
8 Sun November 2 boxscore W 7-1 @ Buffalo Bills 29 7 14 245 98 147 3 14 144 39 105 6
9 Sun November 9 boxscore W 8-1 San Diego Chargers 27 3 17 308 209 99 3 10 174 104 70 5
10 Sun November 16 boxscore W 9-1 @ New York Jets 34 16 23 424 285 139 1 22 410 333 77 5
11 Sun November 23 boxscore L 9-2 Oakland Raiders 24 27 26 436 238 198 7 15 262 142 120
12 Thu November 27 boxscore W 10-2 Denver Broncos 31 17 17 285 133 152 2 17 236 151 85 2
13 Sun December 7 boxscore W 11-2 Buffalo Bills 22 19 17 277 131 146 3 17 237 144 93 2
14 Sat December 13 boxscore L 11-3 @ Oakland Raiders 6 10 12 194 29 165 14 277 175 102 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 20 boxscore W 12-3 @ New York Jets 13 6 14 276 177 99 19 235 148 87 4
ConfChamp Sun January 4 boxscore W 13-3 @ Oakland Raiders 17 7 13 207 121 86 4 18 233 154 79 4
SuperBowl Sun January 11 boxscore W 14-3 N Minnesota Vikings 23 7 18 273 122 151 1 13 239 172 67 5

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* 34 QB 9 7 5-2-0 98 166 59.0% 1323 9 5.4 13 7.8 55 8.0 5.5 13.5 147.0 69.9 13 89 6.89 4.63 7.3 1 2
10 Mike Livingston* 24 qb 9 6 6-0-0 84 161 52.2% 1123 4 2.5 6 3.7 93 7.0 5.8 13.4 124.8 67.4 11 124 5.81 4.70 6.4 0 1
15 Jacky Lee 30 qb 3 1 0-1-0 12 20 60.0% 109 1 5.0 1 5.0 31 5.5 4.2 9.1 36.3 70.6 2 38 3.23 2.09 9.1
6 Warren McVea 23 KR 11 0 1 3 33.3% 50 1 33.3 0 0.0 50 16.7 23.3 50.0 4.5 121.5 0 0 16.67 23.33 0.0
12 Tom Flores 32 5 0 1 1 100.0% 33 1 100.0 0 0.0 33 33.0 53.0 33.0 6.6 158.3 0 0 33.00 53.00 0.0
Team Total 26.8 14 11-3-0 196 351 55.8% 2638 16 4.6 20 5.7 93 7.5 5.9 13.5 188.4 71.4 26 251 6.33 4.79 6.9 1 3
Opp Total 14 200 426 46.9% 2491 10 2.3 32 7.5 5.8 2.94 12.5 177.9 42.1 48 419 4.4 1.8 10.1

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
21 Mike Garrett 25 HB 14 0 168 732 6 34 4.4 52.3 12.0 43 432 10.0 2 41 3.1 30.9 1164 8 4
45 Robert Holmes* 24 FB 14 0 150 612 2 25 4.1 43.7 10.7 26 266 10.2 3 33 1.9 19.0 878 5 9
6 Warren McVea 23 KR 11 0 106 500 7 80 4.7 45.5 9.6 7 71 10.1 0 22 0.6 6.5 571 7 1
38 Wendell Hayes 29 14 0 62 208 4 11 3.4 14.9 4.4 9 64 7.1 0 17 0.6 4.6 272 4 2
10 Mike Livingston* 24 qb 9 6 15 102 0 39 6.8 11.3 1.7 102 0 4
26 Paul Lowe 33 7 0 10 33 0 18 3.3 4.7 1.4 33 0 1
25 Frank Pitts 26 SE 14 0 5 28 0 11 5.6 2.0 0.4 31 470 15.2 2 51 2.2 33.6 498 2 0
89 Otis Taylor 27 FL 11 0 2 -2 0 10 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 41 696 17.0 7 79 3.7 63.3 694 7 1
84 Fred Arbanas 30 TE 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 16 258 16.1 0 44 1.1 18.4 259 0 0
16 Len Dawson* 34 QB 9 7 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 3 0 0
12 Tom Flores 32 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0 0 0
15 Jacky Lee 30 qb 3 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.0 0.3 3 0 0
30 Gloster Richardson 27 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 381 16.6 2 39 1.8 29.3 381 2 0
Team Total 26.8 14 522 2220 19 80 4.3 158.6 37.3 196 2638 13.5 16 79 14.0 188.4 4858 35 34
Opp Total 14 314 1091 6 3.5 77.9 22.4 200 2072 10.4 10 14.3 148.0 3163 16 25

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
22 Willie Mitchell 29 PR 14 0 13 101 0 35 7.8 7 178 0 36 25.4 279
6 Warren McVea 23 KR 11 0 13 318 0 40 24.5 889
1 Noland Smith 26 6 0 9 107 0 64 11.9 4 125 0 37 31.3 232
21 Mike Garrett 25 HB 14 0 8 28 0 10 3.5 1192
14 Ed Podolak 22 4 0 7 165 0 28 23.6 165
26 Paul Lowe 33 7 0 5 116 0 30 23.2 149
38 Wendell Hayes 29 14 0 2 81 0 45 40.5 353
45 Robert Holmes* 24 FB 14 0 2 54 0 36 27.0 932
20 Goldie Sellers 27 14 0 2 15 0 8 7.5 15
78 Bobby Bell*+ 29 LLB 14 0 1 53 1 53 53.0 53
Team Total 26.8 14 32 251 0 64 7.8 41 1090 1 53 26.6 6199
Opp Total 14 43 502 0 11.7 59 1431 0 24.3

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* 27 K 14 0 9 9 6 4 8 6 9 6 3 2 35 27 77.1%% 38 38 100.0%%
44 Jerrel Wilson 28 P 14 0 68 3022 62 0 44.4
Team Total 26.8 14 9 9 6 4 8 6 9 6 3 2 35 27 77.1%% 38 38 100.0%% 68 3022 62 0 44.4
Opp Total 14 27 15 55.6%% 17 16 94.1%% 84 3612 43.0

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 Robert Holmes* 24 FB 14 0 0 9 2 0 0
18 Emmitt Thomas 26 RCB 14 0 9 146 1 45 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Willie Mitchell 29 PR 14 0 1 27 0 27 0 0 4 3 1 0
42 Johnny Robinson+ 31 RS 14 0 8 158 0 33 0
46 Jim Kearney 26 LS 14 0 5 143 1 60 0 0 2 0 0 0
10 Mike Livingston* 24 qb 9 6 0 4 2 0 0
63 Willie Lanier* 24 MLB 14 0 4 70 0 44 0 0 0 1 5 0
21 Mike Garrett 25 HB 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
51 Jim Lynch 24 RLB 14 0 3 18 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Bobby Bell*+ 29 LLB 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
87 Aaron Brown 26 RDE 14 0 0 0 3 12 0
38 Wendell Hayes 29 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
14 Ed Podolak 22 4 0 0 3 0 0 0
20 Goldie Sellers 27 14 0 0 1 2 19 1
1 Noland Smith 26 6 0 0 2 1 0 0
60 George Daney 23 14 0 0 0 2 5 1
40 Jim Marsalis* 24 LCB 14 0 2 33 0 28 0
6 Warren McVea 23 KR 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
89 Otis Taylor 27 FL 11 0 0 1 1 8 0
24 Ceasar Belser 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Paul Lowe 33 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
66 Bob Stein 21 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 32 595 2 60 0 0 34 27 50 2
Opp Total 14 26 25 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* 27 K 14 0 38 27 119
21 Mike Garrett 25 HB 14 0 6 2 8 48
6 Warren McVea 23 KR 11 0 7 7 42
89 Otis Taylor 27 FL 11 0 7 7 42
45 Robert Holmes* 24 FB 14 0 2 3 5 30
38 Wendell Hayes 29 14 0 4 4 24
25 Frank Pitts 26 SE 14 0 2 2 12
30 Gloster Richardson 27 13 0 2 2 12
78 Bobby Bell*+ 29 LLB 14 0 1 1 6
60 George Daney 23 14 0 1 1 6
46 Jim Kearney 26 LS 14 0 1 1 6
20 Goldie Sellers 27 14 0 1 1 6
18 Emmitt Thomas 26 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 14 19 16 1 2 2 40 38 27 359
Opp Total 14 6 10 3 16 15 1 177

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-14 @ SDG W, 27-9 2 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1969-09-14 @ SDG W, 27-9 3 55 pass Otis Taylor 55 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1969-09-14 @ SDG W, 27-9 4 9 pass Otis Taylor 9 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1969-09-21 @ BOS W, 31-0 1 22 pass Mike Garrett 22 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
5 1969-09-21 @ BOS W, 31-0 1 16 pass Otis Taylor 16 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1969-09-21 @ BOS W, 31-0 2 4 rush Mike Garrett 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1969-09-21 @ BOS W, 31-0 3 1 rush Robert Holmes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1969-09-28 @ CIN L, 19-24 2 11 pass Gloster Richardson 11 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1969-09-28 @ CIN L, 19-24 4 10 rush Wendell Hayes 10 yard rush
10 1969-10-05 @ DEN W, 26-13 4 12 rush Warren McVea 12 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1969-10-05 @ DEN W, 26-13 4 60 interception Jim Kearney 60 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1969-10-12 HOU W, 24-0 1 2 rush Mike Garrett 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
13 1969-10-12 HOU W, 24-0 1 5 fumble George Daney 5 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
14 1969-10-12 HOU W, 24-0 2 33 pass Robert Holmes 33 yard pass from Tom Flores (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1969-10-19 MIA W, 17-10 1 14 pass Robert Holmes 14 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1969-10-19 MIA W, 17-10 2 9 rush Mike Garrett 9 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1969-10-26 CIN W, 42-22 1 4 rush Wendell Hayes 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1969-10-26 CIN W, 42-22 2 27 pass Robert Holmes 27 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1969-10-26 CIN W, 42-22 2 10 pass Gloster Richardson 10 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1969-10-26 CIN W, 42-22 3 10 pass Mike Garrett 10 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1969-10-26 CIN W, 42-22 4 80 rush Warren McVea 80 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1969-10-26 CIN W, 42-22 4 21 fumble Goldie Sellers 21 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1969-11-02 @ BUF W, 29-7 4 34 rush Mike Garrett 34 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
24 1969-11-02 @ BUF W, 29-7 4 5 rush Mike Garrett 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
25 1969-11-09 SDG W, 27-3 2 5 rush Mike Garrett 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
26 1969-11-09 SDG W, 27-3 3 50 pass Frank Pitts 50 yard pass from Warren McVea (Jan Stenerud kick)
27 1969-11-09 SDG W, 27-3 4 2 rush Warren McVea 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
28 1969-11-16 @ NYJ W, 34-16 1 18 pass Otis Taylor 18 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
29 1969-11-16 @ NYJ W, 34-16 2 7 pass Otis Taylor 7 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
30 1969-11-16 @ NYJ W, 34-16 3 2 rush Warren McVea 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
31 1969-11-16 @ NYJ W, 34-16 4 10 pass Otis Taylor 10 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
32 1969-11-23 OAK L, 24-27 1 5 rush Warren McVea 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
33 1969-11-23 OAK L, 24-27 2 31 pass Otis Taylor 31 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
34 1969-11-23 OAK L, 24-27 4 42 pass Frank Pitts 42 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
35 1969-11-27 DEN W, 31-17 2 1 rush Warren McVea 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
36 1969-11-27 DEN W, 31-17 2 1 rush Warren McVea 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
37 1969-11-27 DEN W, 31-17 4 45 interception Emmitt Thomas 45 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
38 1969-11-27 DEN W, 31-17 4 53 kickoff Bobby Bell 53 yard kickoff return (Jan Stenerud kick)
39 1969-12-07 BUF W, 22-19 1 3 rush Robert Holmes 3 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
40 1969-12-13 @ OAK L, 6-10 4 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (run failed)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-14 @ SDG L, 9-27 3 9 rush John Hadl 9 yard rush
2 1969-09-28 @ CIN W, 24-19 1 17 pass Eric Crabtree 17 yard pass from Greg Cook (Horst Muhlmann kick)
3 1969-09-28 @ CIN W, 24-19 4 80 pass Bob Trumpy 80 yard pass from Sam Wyche (Horst Muhlmann kick)
4 1969-09-28 @ CIN W, 24-19 4 10 rush Jess Phillips 10 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
5 1969-10-05 @ DEN L, 13-26 4 22 pass Al Denson 22 yard pass from Pete Liske (Bobby Howfield kick)
6 1969-10-19 MIA L, 10-17 4 9 rush Mercury Morris 9 yard rush (Karl Kremser kick)
7 1969-10-26 CIN L, 22-42 2 59 pass Bob Trumpy 59 yard pass from Sam Wyche (Horst Muhlmann kick)
8 1969-10-26 CIN L, 22-42 3 70 interception Harry Gunner 70 yard interception return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
9 1969-11-02 @ BUF L, 7-29 1 14 pass Marlin Briscoe 14 yard pass from Dan Darragh (Bruce Alford kick)
10 1969-11-16 @ NYJ L, 16-34 2 40 pass George Sauer 40 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
11 1969-11-16 @ NYJ L, 16-34 4 10 pass Don Maynard 10 yard pass from Joe Namath (run failed)
12 1969-11-23 OAK W, 27-24 2 22 interception George Atkinson 22 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
13 1969-11-23 OAK W, 27-24 2 22 pass Warren Wells 22 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
14 1969-11-23 OAK W, 27-24 3 75 interception Dan Conners 75 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
15 1969-11-27 DEN L, 17-31 4 1 rush Fran Lynch 1 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
16 1969-11-27 DEN L, 17-31 4 1 rush Wandy Williams 1 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
17 1969-12-07 BUF L, 19-22 3 17 pass Marlin Briscoe 17 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Bruce Alford kick)
18 1969-12-07 BUF L, 19-22 4 32 rush O.J. Simpson 32 yard rush (pass failed)
19 1969-12-13 @ OAK W, 10-6 4 8 pass Charlie Smith 8 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)