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1972 Kansas City Chiefs

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8-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: 0.4, Defense: 2.2, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 287 points (20.5/g), 15th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 254 points (18.1/g), 13th.
 Differential of 33 points (2.4/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Hank Stram (8-6-0)

Stadium: Arrowhead 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 287 3953 894 4.4 32 12 11 245 217 384 2038 20 20 4.9 116 476 1915 6 4.0 118
Team Defense 254 4027 853 4.7 43 19 18 227 186 368 2222 17 24 5.6 116 453 1805 12 4.0 93
Lg Rank Offense 15 17 11 10 9 4 18 5 14 20 13 16 24 15
Lg Rank Defense 13 15 3 3 11 23 18 15 5 13 12 11 10 10

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-1 Miami Dolphins 10 20 16 332 198 134 4 19 296 100 196 2
2 Mon September 25 boxscore W 1-1 @ New Orleans Saints 20 17 20 324 185 139 4 10 152 93 59
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-1 @ Denver Broncos 45 24 14 305 175 130 1 21 332 184 148 4
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 @ Cleveland Browns 31 7 18 283 62 221 1 10 209 112 97 8
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 3-2 Cincinnati Bengals 16 23 22 320 197 123 2 11 251 182 69 2
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 3-3 Philadelphia Eagles 20 21 17 244 152 92 2 12 349 196 153 2
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 4-3 @ San Diego Chargers 26 14 15 268 134 134 2 16 280 199 81 5
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-3 Oakland Raiders 27 14 22 371 181 190 1 20 293 220 73 3
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 5-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 16 16 183 108 75 3 15 318 80 238 5
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 5-5 San Diego Chargers 17 27 22 363 264 99 6 17 294 186 108
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 5-6 @ Oakland Raiders 3 26 11 159 61 98 4 24 420 165 255 1
12 Sun December 3 boxscore W 6-6 Denver Broncos 24 21 12 189 76 113 1 22 328 191 137 5
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 7-6 Baltimore Colts 24 10 21 322 137 185 14 254 148 106 3
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 8-6 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 14 19 290 108 182 1 16 251 166 85 3

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 37 QB 14 12 7-5-0 175 305 57.4 1835 13 4.3 12 3.9 44 6.0 5.1 10.5 131.1 72.8 28 255 4.74 3.90 8.4 2 2
10 Mike Livingston 27 qb 5 2 1-1-0 41 78 52.6 480 7 9.0 8 10.3 36 6.2 3.3 11.7 96.0 61.9 6 42 5.21 2.60 7.1
44 Jerrel Wilson* 31 P 14 0 1 1 100.0 20 0 0.0 0 0.0 20 20.0 20.0 20.0 1.4 118.7 0 0 20.00 20.00 0.0
Team Total 27.0 14 8-6-0 217 384 56.5 2335 20 5.2 20 5.2 44 6.1 4.8 10.8 166.8 70.2 34 297 4.88 3.68 8.1 2 2
Opp Total 14 186 368 50.5 2483 17 4.6 24 6.5 6.7 4.74 13.3 177.4 60.5 32 261 5.6 3.7 8.0

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 25 RB 13 10 171 615 4 30 3.6 47.3 13.2 46 345 7.5 2 27 3.5 26.5 960 6 10
38 Wendell Hayes 32 FB 13 12 128 536 0 28 4.2 41.2 9.8 31 295 9.5 3 29 2.4 22.7 831 3 0
1 Mike Adamle 23 14 4 73 303 1 19 4.2 21.6 5.2 15 76 5.1 0 11 1.1 5.4 379 1 3
31 Jeff Kinney 23 9 2 38 122 1 16 3.2 13.6 4.2 4 45 11.3 0 19 0.4 5.0 167 1 2
35 Jim Otis 24 10 0 29 92 0 12 3.2 9.2 2.9 12 76 6.3 0 13 1.2 7.6 168 0 1
16 Len Dawson 37 QB 14 12 15 75 0 20 5.0 5.4 1.1 75 0 2
10 Mike Livingston 27 qb 5 2 14 133 0 51 9.5 26.6 2.8 133 0 0
89 Otis Taylor* 30 WR 14 12 5 13 0 11 2.6 0.9 0.4 57 821 14.4 6 44 4.1 58.6 834 6 2
26 Robert West 22 11 5 2 2 0 10 1.0 0.2 0.2 9 165 18.3 2 42 0.8 15.0 167 2 0
17 Elmo Wright 23 7 4 1 24 0 24 24.0 3.4 0.1 11 81 7.4 0 14 1.6 11.6 105 0 0
83 Willie Frazier 30 14 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 172 13.2 5 35 0.9 12.3 172 5 0
21 Dennis Homan 26 WR 7 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 135 11.3 1 38 1.7 19.3 135 1 0
88 Morris Stroud 26 TE 14 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 80 20.0 1 44 0.3 5.7 80 1 0
41 Bruce Jankowski 23 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 18 0.5 6.0 24 0 0
48 Nate Allen 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.1 1.4 20 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 476 1915 6 51 4.0 136.8 34.0 217 2335 10.8 20 44 15.5 166.8 4250 26 23
Opp Total 14 453 1805 12 4.0 128.9 32.4 186 2222 11.9 17 13.3 158.7 4027 29 35

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
22 Larry Marshall 22 KR/PR 11 0 18 103 0 29 5.7 23 651 0 48 28.3 754
14 Ed Podolak 25 RB 13 10 8 11 0 12 1.4 7 119 0 23 17.0 1090
1 Mike Adamle 23 14 4 8 185 0 37 23.1 564
31 Jeff Kinney 23 9 2 4 63 0 25 15.8 230
15 Kerry Reardon 23 7 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 2 35 0 18 17.5 38
21 Dennis Homan 26 WR 7 5 2 9 0 8 4.5 144
46 Jim Kearney 29 SS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
81 Marvin Upshaw 26 LDE 14 14 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 27.0 14 29 126 0 29 4.3 46 1057 0 48 23.0 5433
Opp Total 14 38 328 0 8.6 43 1083 0 25.2

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 30 K 14 0 3 3 4 3 13 9 9 5 7 1 36 21 58.3% 32 32 100.0%
44 Jerrel Wilson* 31 P 14 0 66 2960 69 1 44.8
Team Total 27.0 14 3 3 4 3 13 9 9 5 7 1 36 21 58.3% 32 32 100.0% 66 2960 69 1 44.8
Opp Total 14 31 15 48.4% 30 29 96.7% 61 2458 40.3

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
14 Ed Podolak 25 RB 13 10 0 10 1 0 0
20 Mike Sensibaugh 23 FS 14 13 8 65 0 35 0 0 0 3 9 0
46 Jim Kearney 29 SS 14 14 5 192 4 65 0 0 0 2 7 0
22 Larry Marshall 22 KR/PR 11 0 0 3 2 0 0
1 Mike Adamle 23 14 4 0 3 1 0 0
78 Bobby Bell* 32 LLB 14 14 3 56 1 61 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Willie Lanier* 27 MLB 13 13 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 Len Dawson 37 QB 14 12 0 2 1 0 0
40 Jim Marsalis 27 LCB 14 14 2 20 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Clyde Werner 25 14 1 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
61 Curley Culp 26 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 4 0
31 Jeff Kinney 23 9 2 0 2 0 0 0
89 Otis Taylor* 30 WR 14 12 0 2 0 0 0
18 Emmitt Thomas* 29 RCB 14 14 2 46 0 26 0
48 Nate Allen 24 14 0 1 4 0 4 0
87 Aaron Brown 29 12 7 0 0 1 3 0
71 Ed Budde 32 LG 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
10 Mike Livingston 27 qb 5 2 0 0 1 0 0
51 Jim Lynch 27 RLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
50 Mike Oriard 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Jim Otis 24 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Marvin Upshaw 26 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
26 Robert West 22 11 5 0 0 1 8 1
44 Jerrel Wilson* 31 P 14 0 0 0 1 4 0
Team Total 27.0 14 24 396 5 65 0 0 23 26 35 1
Opp Total 14 34 35 16

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 30 K 14 0 32 21 95
14 Ed Podolak 25 RB 13 10 4 2 6 36
89 Otis Taylor* 30 WR 14 12 6 6 36
83 Willie Frazier 30 14 7 5 5 30
46 Jim Kearney 29 SS 14 14 4 4 24
38 Wendell Hayes 32 FB 13 12 3 3 18
26 Robert West 22 11 5 2 1 3 18
1 Mike Adamle 23 14 4 1 1 6
78 Bobby Bell* 32 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
21 Dennis Homan 26 WR 7 5 1 1 6
31 Jeff Kinney 23 9 2 1 1 6
88 Morris Stroud 26 TE 14 7 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 14 6 20 1 5 32 32 21 287
Opp Total 14 12 17 1 29 15 254