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1970 Kansas City Chiefs

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7-5-2, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 1.6, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 272 points (19.4/g), 15th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 244 points (17.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of 28 points (2.0/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-6.1.

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
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 272 3577 775 4.6 31 15 14 183 154 289 1719 13 16 5.3 86 448 1858 11 4.1 83
Team Defense 244 3667 861 4.3 43 12 32 226 195 408 2010 15 31 4.5 111 418 1657 10 4.0 83
Lg Rank Offense 15 22 11 15 24 26 25 17 8 18 13 8 12 7
Lg Rank Defense 8 6 3 21 16 23 4 8 1 3 9 11 9 15

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 27 8 218 155 63 4 17 220 88 132 3
2 Mon September 28 boxscore W 1-1 @ Baltimore Colts 44 24 11 295 142 153 4 26 309 228 81 7
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 @ Denver Broncos 13 26 14 121 33 88 5 17 240 100 140 1
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-2 Boston Patriots 23 10 20 346 74 272 5 6 105 29 76 7
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 27 19 14 274 158 116 15 256 174 82 1
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-3 Dallas Cowboys 16 27 12 236 183 53 3 15 327 132 195 1
7 Sun November 1 boxscore T 3-3-1 Oakland Raiders 17 17 16 321 157 164 2 22 278 115 163
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-3-1 Houston Oilers 24 9 11 221 88 133 14 326 252 74 3
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31 14 21 424 257 167 3 15 202 99 103 6
10 Sun November 22 boxscore T 5-3-2 St. Louis Cardinals 6 6 11 212 43 169 3 17 272 119 153 4
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 6-3-2 San Diego Chargers 26 14 16 329 191 138 1 10 196 161 35 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 7-3-2 Denver Broncos 16 0 8 222 18 204 7 146 70 76 6
13 Sat December 12 boxscore L 7-4-2 @ Oakland Raiders 6 20 7 121 59 62 1 23 324 120 204 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 7-5-2 @ San Diego Chargers 13 31 14 237 161 76 22 466 323 143 1

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 35 QB 14 12 5-5-2 141 262 53.8% 1876 13 5.0 14 5.3 61 7.2 5.7 13.3 134.0 71.0 34 277 5.40 4.15 11.5 1 0
10 Mike Livingston 25 qb 4 2 2-0-0 11 22 50.0% 122 0 0.0 1 4.5 31 5.5 3.5 11.1 30.5 47.9 4 42 3.08 1.35 15.4
7 John Huarte 27 1 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -22.50 0.0
14 Ed Podolak 23 PR/RB 14 9 2 2 100.0% 40 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 20.0 20.0 20.0 2.9 118.7 0 0 20.00 20.00 0.0
6 Warren McVea 24 14 2 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.8 14 7-5-2 154 289 53.3% 2038 13 4.5 16 5.5 61 7.1 5.5 13.2 145.6 67.8 38 319 5.26 3.85 11.6 1 0
Opp Total 14 195 408 47.8% 2280 15 3.7 31 7.6 5.6 2.90 11.7 162.9 45.8 35 270 4.5 2.1 7.9

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
14 Ed Podolak 23 PR/RB 14 9 168 749 3 65 4.5 53.5 12.0 26 307 11.8 1 59 1.9 21.9 1056 4 6
38 Wendell Hayes 30 FB 14 14 109 381 5 22 3.5 27.2 7.8 26 219 8.4 0 28 1.9 15.6 600 5 3
45 Robert Holmes 25 KR 14 0 63 206 3 22 3.3 14.7 4.5 23 173 7.5 1 31 1.6 12.4 379 4 4
6 Warren McVea 24 14 2 61 260 0 34 4.3 18.6 4.4 5 26 5.2 0 15 0.4 1.9 286 0 2
21 Mike Garrett 26 3 3 21 62 0 18 3.0 20.7 7.0 4 4 1.0 0 5 1.3 1.3 66 0 1
16 Len Dawson 35 QB 14 12 11 46 0 21 4.2 3.3 0.8 46 0 5
25 Frank Pitts 27 WR 12 10 5 84 0 42 16.8 7.0 0.4 11 172 15.6 2 54 0.9 14.3 256 2 0
89 Otis Taylor 28 WR 13 10 3 13 0 7 4.3 1.0 0.2 34 618 18.2 3 59 2.6 47.5 631 3 1
10 Mike Livingston 25 qb 4 2 3 26 0 16 8.7 6.5 0.8 26 0 0
26 Lew Porter 23 5 1 2 21 0 14 10.5 4.2 0.4 1 29 29.0 0 29 0.2 5.8 50 0 0
80 Billy Cannon 33 6 4 1 6 0 6 6.0 1.0 0.2 7 125 17.9 2 45 1.2 20.8 131 2 0
30 Gloster Richardson 28 12 7 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 5 171 34.2 2 61 0.4 14.3 175 2 0
84 Fred Arbanas 31 TE 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 108 13.5 1 26 1.3 18.0 108 1 0
88 Morris Stroud 24 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 86 21.5 1 50 0.3 6.6 86 1 0
Team Total 26.8 14 448 1858 11 65 4.1 132.7 32.0 154 2038 13.2 13 61 11.0 145.6 3896 24 26
Opp Total 14 418 1657 10 4.0 118.4 29.9 195 2010 10.3 15 13.9 143.6 3667 25 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
14 Ed Podolak 23 PR/RB 14 9 23 311 0 60 13.5 17 348 0 38 20.5 1715
45 Robert Holmes 25 KR 14 0 19 535 0 48 28.2 914
22 Willie Mitchell 30 14 0 4 33 0 17 8.3 33
21 Mike Garrett 26 3 3 3 30 0 18 10.0 96
6 Warren McVea 24 14 2 3 57 0 24 19.0 343
66 Bob Stein 22 14 2 3 23 0 15 7.7 23
26 Lew Porter 23 5 1 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 1 22 0 22 22.0 69
70 Sid Smith 22 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 26.8 14 31 371 0 60 12.0 44 997 0 48 22.7 5264
Opp Total 14 51 414 0 8.1 45 1128 0 25.1

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* 29 P 14 0 76 3415 68 0 44.9
3 Jan Stenerud*+ 28 K 14 0 6 6 9 8 10 9 11 6 6 1 42 30 71.4%% 26 26 100.0%%
Team Total 26.8 14 6 6 9 8 10 9 11 6 6 1 42 30 71.4%% 26 26 100.0%% 76 3415 68 0 44.9
Opp Total 14 28 21 75.0%% 26 25 96.2%% 79 3429 43.4

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
42 Johnny Robinson*+ 32 FS 14 14 10 155 0 57 0 0 0 1 46 1
14 Ed Podolak 23 PR/RB 14 9 0 6 1 0 0
18 Emmitt Thomas 27 RCB 14 14 5 87 0 39 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Len Dawson 35 QB 14 12 0 5 0 0 0
46 Jim Kearney 27 SS 14 14 4 28 0 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
40 Jim Marsalis*+ 25 LCB 14 14 4 26 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Bobby Bell*+ 30 LLB 14 14 3 57 1 45 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Wendell Hayes 30 FB 14 14 0 3 1 0 0
45 Robert Holmes 25 KR 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
63 Willie Lanier* 25 MLB 14 14 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
51 Jim Lynch 25 RLB 14 14 3 40 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0
6 Warren McVea 24 14 2 0 2 0 0 0
22 Willie Mitchell 30 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
76 Mo Moorman 25 RG 13 13 0 0 2 0 0
44 Jerrel Wilson* 29 P 14 0 0 1 1 -9 0
24 Ceasar Belser 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Aaron Brown 27 RDE 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
71 Ed Budde* 30 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
61 Curley Culp 24 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
21 Mike Garrett 26 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
73 Dave Hill 29 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
62 Bob Liggett 24 7 1 0 0 1 0 0
58 Jack Rudnay 23 C 14 8 0 0 1 0 0
66 Bob Stein 22 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
89 Otis Taylor 28 WR 13 10 0 1 0 0 0
54 Clyde Werner 23 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 31 395 1 57 0 0 26 21 37 1
Opp Total 14 38 22 10

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*+ 28 K 14 0 26 30 116
38 Wendell Hayes 30 FB 14 14 5 5 30
45 Robert Holmes 25 KR 14 0 3 1 4 24
14 Ed Podolak 23 PR/RB 14 9 3 1 4 24
89 Otis Taylor 28 WR 13 10 3 3 18
80 Billy Cannon 33 6 4 2 2 12
25 Frank Pitts 27 WR 12 10 2 2 12
30 Gloster Richardson 28 12 7 2 2 12
84 Fred Arbanas 31 TE 6 6 1 1 6
78 Bobby Bell*+ 30 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
42 Johnny Robinson*+ 32 FS 14 14 1 1 6
88 Morris Stroud 24 13 4 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 14 11 13 1 1 26 26 30 272
Opp Total 14 10 15 1 25 21 244

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 @ MIN L, 10-27 2 59 pass Otis Taylor 59 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1970-09-28 @ BAL W, 44-24 1 48 pass Gloster Richardson 48 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1970-09-28 @ BAL W, 44-24 2 13 pass Robert Holmes 13 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1970-09-28 @ BAL W, 44-24 2 46 fumble Johnny Robinson 46 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
5 1970-09-28 @ BAL W, 44-24 2 54 pass Frank Pitts 54 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1970-09-28 @ BAL W, 44-24 4 4 pass Frank Pitts 4 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1970-10-04 @ DEN L, 13-26 3 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1970-10-11 BOS W, 23-10 2 1 rush Robert Holmes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1970-10-11 BOS W, 23-10 4 2 rush Robert Holmes 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1970-10-18 @ CIN W, 27-19 2 59 pass Ed Podolak 59 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1970-10-18 @ CIN W, 27-19 2 26 pass Fred Arbanas 26 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1970-10-18 @ CIN W, 27-19 3 2 rush Wendell Hayes 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
13 1970-10-25 DAL L, 16-27 1 5 rush Ed Podolak 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
14 1970-11-01 OAK T, 17-17 2 4 rush Wendell Hayes 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1970-11-01 OAK T, 17-17 4 13 pass Otis Taylor 13 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1970-11-08 HOU W, 24-9 1 8 rush Ed Podolak 8 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1970-11-08 HOU W, 24-9 2 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1970-11-08 HOU W, 24-9 4 45 interception Bobby Bell 45 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1970-11-15 @ PIT W, 31-14 2 20 pass Billy Cannon 20 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1970-11-15 @ PIT W, 31-14 3 8 pass Billy Cannon 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1970-11-15 @ PIT W, 31-14 4 42 pass Otis Taylor 42 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1970-11-15 @ PIT W, 31-14 4 2 rush Robert Holmes 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1970-11-29 SDG W, 26-14 1 50 pass Morris Stroud 50 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
24 1970-11-29 SDG W, 26-14 3 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
25 1970-12-06 DEN W, 16-0 1 65 rush Ed Podolak 65 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
26 1970-12-20 @ SDG L, 13-31 2 61 pass Gloster Richardson 61 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 @ MIN W, 27-10 2 36 fumble Roy Winston 36 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
2 1970-09-20 @ MIN W, 27-10 2 1 rush Dave Osborn 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
3 1970-09-20 @ MIN W, 27-10 4 1 rush Oscar Reed 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
4 1970-09-28 @ BAL L, 24-44 2 3 pass Roy Jefferson 3 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
5 1970-09-28 @ BAL L, 24-44 4 21 pass Eddie Hinton 21 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
6 1970-09-28 @ BAL L, 24-44 4 2 pass Tom Mitchell 2 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
7 1970-10-04 @ DEN W, 26-13 1 1 rush Willis Crenshaw 1 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
8 1970-10-04 @ DEN W, 26-13 2 2 pass Billy Masters 2 yard pass from Pete Liske (Bobby Howfield kick)
9 1970-10-11 BOS L, 10-23 4 12 pass Bake Turner 12 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Gino Cappelletti kick)
10 1970-10-18 @ CIN L, 19-27 2 5 rush Essex Johnson 5 yard rush
11 1970-10-18 @ CIN L, 19-27 4 7 pass Bruce Coslet 7 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Horst Muhlmann kick)
12 1970-10-25 DAL W, 27-16 2 1 rush Duane Thomas 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
13 1970-10-25 DAL W, 27-16 3 47 rush Duane Thomas 47 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
14 1970-10-25 DAL W, 27-16 3 89 pass Bob Hayes 89 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
15 1970-11-01 OAK T, 17-17 2 3 pass Raymond Chester 3 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
16 1970-11-01 OAK T, 17-17 3 8 pass Raymond Chester 8 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
17 1970-11-15 @ PIT L, 14-31 3 2 rush John Fuqua 2 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
18 1970-11-15 @ PIT L, 14-31 4 7 pass Jon Staggers 7 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Gene Mingo kick)
19 1970-11-29 SDG L, 14-26 1 1 rush Dickie Post 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
20 1970-11-29 SDG L, 14-26 4 28 pass Gary Garrison 28 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)
21 1970-12-12 @ OAK W, 20-6 3 6 rush Marv Hubbard 6 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
22 1970-12-12 @ OAK W, 20-6 4 36 pass Fred Biletnikoff 36 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
23 1970-12-20 @ SDG W, 31-13 2 5 pass Willie Frazier 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1970-12-20 @ SDG W, 31-13 2 5 rush Mike Garrett 5 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
25 1970-12-20 @ SDG W, 31-13 3 3 pass Willie Frazier 3 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)
26 1970-12-20 @ SDG W, 31-13 4 44 pass Mike Garrett 44 yard pass from John Hadl (Mike Mercer kick)