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1971 Kansas City Chiefs

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10-3-1, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.1, Offense: 0.6, Defense: 4.5, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (21.6/g), 8th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 208 points (14.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of 94 points (6.7/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-4.1.

Coach: Hank Stram (10-3-1)

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
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 302 4190 859 4.9 26 13 13 240 183 337 2347 15 13 6.3 119 487 1843 14 3.8 108
Team Defense 208 3768 813 4.6 33 6 25 223 209 418 2468 11 27 5.5 125 367 1300 9 3.5 73
Lg Rank Offense 8 9 4 7 8 18 7 10 4 7 8 12 9 18
Lg Rank Defense 5 7 16 26 10 25 24 5 3 11 3 3 7 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Diego Chargers 14 21 17 231 115 116 2 21 356 254 102 1
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-1 @ Houston Oilers 20 16 19 286 207 79 2 15 198 172 26 3
3 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-1 @ Denver Broncos 16 3 11 159 66 93 3 9 222 160 62 5
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-1 San Diego Chargers 31 10 21 388 167 221 11 179 125 54 2
5 Mon October 18 boxscore W 4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 38 16 15 348 285 63 2 18 322 251 71 4
6 Sun October 24 boxscore W 5-1 Washington Redskins 27 20 20 325 163 162 2 16 304 205 99 2
7 Sun October 31 boxscore T 5-1-1 @ Oakland Raiders 20 20 18 248 87 161 2 19 252 141 111 2
8 Sun November 7 boxscore L 5-2-1 @ New York Jets 10 13 10 190 95 95 3 11 145 9 136
9 Sun November 14 boxscore W 6-2-1 Cleveland Browns 13 7 23 384 201 183 2 15 292 247 45 3
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 7-2-1 Denver Broncos 28 10 16 387 255 132 3 15 319 190 129 3
11 Thu November 25 boxscore L 7-3-1 @ Detroit Lions 21 32 19 258 139 119 2 22 381 223 158 2
12 Mon December 6 boxscore W 8-3-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 26 17 20 427 255 172 1 18 331 219 112 1
13 Sun December 12 boxscore W 9-3-1 Oakland Raiders 16 14 17 304 194 110 2 18 207 114 93 3
14 Sun December 19 boxscore W 10-3-1 Buffalo Bills 22 9 14 255 118 137 15 260 158 102 3
Playoffs
Division Sat December 25 boxscore L OT 10-4-1 Miami Dolphins 24 27 23 451 238 213 4 22 407 263 144 2

Passing

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* 36 QB 14 13 9-3-1 167 301 55.5 2504 15 5.0 13 4.3 82 8.3 7.4 15.0 178.9 81.6 30 303 6.65 5.79 9.1 3 3
10 Mike Livingston 26 qb 3 1 1-0-0 12 28 42.9 130 0 0.0 0 0.0 36 4.6 4.6 10.8 43.3 57.1 4 39 2.84 2.84 12.5
7 John Huarte 28 1 0 2 6 33.3 18 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 3.0 3.0 9.0 18.0 42.4 1 5 1.86 1.86 14.3
14 Ed Podolak 24 PR/RB 13 11 2 2 100.0 42 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 21.0 21.0 21.0 3.2 118.7 0 0 21.00 21.00 0.0
Team Total 26.4 14 10-3-1 183 337 54.3 2694 15 4.5 13 3.9 82 8.0 7.1 14.7 192.4 79.4 35 347 6.31 5.54 9.4 3 3
Opp Total 14 209 418 50.0 2703 11 2.6 27 6.5 6.5 4.09 12.9 193.1 52.6 28 235 5.5 3.3 6.3

Rushing & Receiving

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
14 Ed Podolak 24 PR/RB 13 11 184 708 9 25 3.8 54.5 14.2 36 252 7.0 0 23 2.8 19.4 960 9 5
38 Wendell Hayes 31 FB 14 14 132 537 1 27 4.1 38.4 9.4 16 150 9.4 1 26 1.1 10.7 687 2 1
6 Warren McVea 25 12 3 68 288 3 19 4.2 24.0 5.7 5 -3 -0.6 0 10 0.4 -0.3 285 3 1
35 Jim Otis 23 13 0 49 184 0 14 3.8 14.2 3.8 13 81 6.2 2 26 1.0 6.2 265 2 1
45 Robert Holmes 26 6 0 21 35 0 6 1.7 5.8 3.5 2 16 8.0 0 12 0.3 2.7 51 0 1
1 Mike Adamle 22 8 0 13 43 0 15 3.3 5.4 1.6 1 6 6.0 1 6 0.1 0.8 49 1 0
16 Len Dawson* 36 QB 14 13 12 24 0 8 2.0 1.7 0.9 24 0 8
10 Mike Livingston 26 qb 3 1 5 11 0 5 2.2 3.7 1.7 11 0 1
89 Otis Taylor*+ 29 WR 14 14 1 25 1 25 25.0 1.8 0.1 57 1110 19.5 7 82 4.1 79.3 1135 8 0
17 Elmo Wright 22 WR 14 14 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.7 0.1 26 528 20.3 3 69 1.9 37.7 518 3 1
83 Willie Frazier 29 8 1 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 2 41 20.5 0 23 0.3 5.1 39 0 0
88 Morris Stroud 25 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 454 20.6 1 54 1.6 32.4 454 1 0
21 Dennis Homan 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 47 23.5 0 29 0.3 5.9 47 0 1
70 Sid Smith 23 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 0.9 12 0 0
Team Total 26.4 14 487 1843 14 27 3.8 131.6 34.8 183 2694 14.7 15 82 13.1 192.4 4537 29 23
Opp Total 14 367 1300 9 3.5 92.9 26.2 209 2468 11.8 11 14.9 176.3 3768 20 16

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
14 Ed Podolak 24 PR/RB 13 11 14 84 0 23 6.0 3 65 0 25 21.7 1109
15 Kerry Reardon 22 KR 6 0 3 5 0 4 1.7 12 308 0 41 25.7 313
21 Dennis Homan 25 8 0 10 61 0 18 6.1 108
6 Warren McVea 25 12 3 9 177 0 37 19.7 462
20 Mike Sensibaugh 22 7 0 5 -2 0 3 -0.4 4 71 0 25 17.8 69
1 Mike Adamle 22 8 0 7 149 0 34 21.3 198
45 Robert Holmes 26 6 0 7 171 0 41 24.4 222
38 Wendell Hayes 31 FB 14 14 4 75 0 34 18.8 762
24 Ceasar Belser 27 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
84 Bruce Bergey 25 6 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Team Total 26.4 14 33 150 0 23 4.5 47 1031 0 41 21.9 5718
Opp Total 14 40 286 0 7.2 47 1071 0 22.8

Kicking & Punting

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
3 Jan Stenerud* 29 K 14 0 13 12 9 5 8 4 9 4 5 1 44 26 59.1% 32 32 100.0%
44 Jerrel Wilson* 30 P 14 0 64 2864 68 1 44.8
66 Bob Stein 23 14 0 1 1 0.0%
Team Total 26.4 14 13 12 9 5 9 4 9 4 5 1 45 26 57.8% 32 32 100.0% 64 2864 68 1 44.8
Opp Total 14 32 20 62.5% 21 20 95.2% 67 2727 40.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
16 Len Dawson* 36 QB 14 13 0 8 3 -14 0
18 Emmitt Thomas* 28 RCB 14 14 8 145 1 36 0
63 Willie Lanier*+ 26 MLB 14 14 2 38 0 21 0 0 0 3 3 0
14 Ed Podolak 24 PR/RB 13 11 0 5 0 0 0
46 Jim Kearney 28 SS 14 14 3 46 0 29 0 0 0 1 20 0
40 Jim Marsalis 26 LCB 14 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Johnny Robinson 33 FS 14 14 4 53 0 29 0
38 Wendell Hayes 31 FB 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
21 Dennis Homan 25 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
51 Jim Lynch 26 RLB 14 14 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 4 0
20 Mike Sensibaugh 22 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
44 Jerrel Wilson* 30 P 14 0 0 1 1 -11 0
78 Bobby Bell* 31 LLB 14 14 1 26 1 26 0
87 Aaron Brown 28 RDE 13 13 1 68 1 68 0
86 Buck Buchanan* 32 RDT 14 14 1 9 0 9 0
23 David Hadley 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
45 Robert Holmes 26 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
10 Mike Livingston 26 qb 3 1 0 1 0 -1 0
6 Warren McVea 25 12 3 0 1 0 0 0
35 Jim Otis 23 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
70 Sid Smith 23 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
66 Bob Stein 23 14 0 1 5 0 5 0
89 Otis Taylor*+ 29 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
77 Jim Tyrer* 32 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
17 Elmo Wright 22 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
99 Wilbur Young 22 de 13 1 1 3 0 3 0
Team Total 26.4 14 27 403 3 68 0 0 23 15 1 0
Opp Total 14 35 16 10 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Jan Stenerud* 29 K 14 0 32 26 110
14 Ed Podolak 24 PR/RB 13 11 9 9 54
89 Otis Taylor*+ 29 WR 14 14 1 7 8 48
6 Warren McVea 25 12 3 3 3 18
17 Elmo Wright 22 WR 14 14 3 3 18
38 Wendell Hayes 31 FB 14 14 1 1 2 12
35 Jim Otis 23 13 0 2 2 12
1 Mike Adamle 22 8 0 1 1 6
78 Bobby Bell* 31 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
87 Aaron Brown 28 RDE 13 13 1 1 6
88 Morris Stroud 25 TE 14 13 1 1 6
18 Emmitt Thomas* 28 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 14 14 15 3 32 32 26 302
Opp Total 14 9 11 1 20 20 1 208