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1973 Kansas City Chiefs

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7-5-2, AFC West Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.9, Offense: -4.2, Defense: 5.1, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 231 points (16.5/g), 19th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 192 points (13.7/g), 5th.
 Differential of 39 points (2.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-5.5.

Coach: Hank Stram (7-5-2)

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 231 3536 863 4.1 31 18 9 208 173 313 1743 10 13 5.0 93 511 1793 11 3.5 106
Team Defense 192 3575 855 4.2 39 18 24 209 157 324 1619 11 21 4.5 95 493 1956 11 4.0 90
Lg Rank Offense 19 20 11 20 20 17 19 20 6 18 11 19 16 24
Lg Rank Defense 5 7 4 6 6 7 4 5 5 5 11 9 10 12

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-1 Los Angeles Rams 13 23 16 270 230 40 2 22 358 80 278 1
2 Sun September 23 boxscore W 1-1 @ New England Patriots 10 7 16 305 156 149 1 18 202 162 40 2
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 2-1 Oakland Raiders 16 3 13 233 64 169 1 8 149 72 77 4
4 Sun October 7 boxscore W 3-1 Denver Broncos 16 14 19 349 170 179 1 10 270 112 158 1
5 Sun October 14 boxscore T 3-1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 10 10 9 149 53 96 1 16 315 146 169 2
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 3-2-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 6 14 12 267 163 104 3 19 334 138 196 3
7 Mon October 29 boxscore L 3-3-1 @ Buffalo Bills 14 23 8 105 67 38 4 21 309 63 246 3
8 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-3-1 @ San Diego Chargers 19 0 17 332 144 188 1 11 190 99 91 4
9 Mon November 12 boxscore W 5-3-1 Chicago Bears 19 7 19 327 130 197 4 9 146 66 80 3
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 6-3-1 Houston Oilers 38 14 18 266 147 119 4 13 262 216 46 5
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 6-4-1 @ Denver Broncos 10 14 17 242 103 139 2 12 219 137 82 1
12 Sun December 2 boxscore T 6-4-2 Cleveland Browns 20 20 17 345 137 208 3 14 265 121 144 4
13 Sat December 8 boxscore L 6-5-2 @ Oakland Raiders 7 37 8 106 82 24 4 24 353 94 259
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 7-5-2 San Diego Chargers 33 6 19 240 97 143 12 203 113 90 6

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
10 Mike Livingston 28 QB 8 8 4-3-1 75 145 51.7 916 6 4.1 7 4.8 48 6.3 5.0 12.2 114.5 65.2 16 124 4.92 3.71 9.9
16 Len Dawson 38 qb 8 6 3-2-1 66 101 65.3 725 2 2.0 5 5.0 48 7.2 5.3 11.0 90.6 72.4 14 104 5.40 3.79 12.2 2 1
11 Pete Beathard 31 9 0 31 64 48.4 389 2 3.1 1 1.6 44 6.1 6.0 12.5 43.2 71.7 9 68 4.40 4.33 12.3
23 Leroy Keyes 26 3 0 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
14 Ed Podolak 26 RB 14 13 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
44 Jerrel Wilson 32 P 14 0 1 1 100.0 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 9.0 9.0 0.6 104.2 0 0 9.00 9.00 0.0
Team Total 27.6 14 7-5-2 173 313 55.3 2039 10 3.2 13 4.2 48 6.5 5.3 11.8 145.6 68.6 39 296 4.95 3.86 11.1 2 1
Opp Total 14 157 324 48.5 1942 11 3.4 21 6.5 6.0 3.76 12.4 138.7 51.7 38 323 4.5 2.5 10.5

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 26 RB 14 13 210 721 3 25 3.4 51.5 15.0 55 445 8.1 0 25 3.9 31.8 1166 3 7
24 Willie Ellison 28 10 7 108 411 2 19 3.8 41.1 10.8 9 64 7.1 0 17 0.9 6.4 475 2 3
38 Wendell Hayes 33 FB 13 7 95 352 2 27 3.7 27.1 7.3 18 134 7.4 0 27 1.4 10.3 486 2 2
31 Jeff Kinney 24 14 1 50 128 1 8 2.6 9.1 3.6 11 126 11.5 0 25 0.8 9.0 254 1 2
10 Mike Livingston 28 QB 8 8 19 94 2 28 4.9 11.8 2.4 94 2 4
11 Pete Beathard 31 9 0 6 16 1 11 2.7 1.8 0.7 16 1 1
16 Len Dawson 38 qb 8 6 6 40 0 13 6.7 5.0 0.8 40 0 4
17 Elmo Wright 24 WR 11 11 5 29 0 13 5.8 2.6 0.5 16 252 15.8 2 44 1.5 22.9 281 2 1
89 Otis Taylor 31 WR 14 14 4 -14 0 5 -3.5 -1.0 0.3 34 565 16.6 4 46 2.4 40.4 551 4 2
6 Warren McVea 27 7 0 4 5 0 2 1.3 0.7 0.6 5 0 1
82 Gary Butler 22 14 3 2 10 0 9 5.0 0.7 0.1 8 124 15.5 2 48 0.6 8.9 134 2 1
23 Leroy Keyes 26 3 0 2 1 0 2 0.5 0.3 0.7 1 -6 -6.0 0 -6 0.3 -2.0 -5 0 1
88 Morris Stroud 27 TE 14 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 216 18.0 2 48 0.9 15.4 216 2 1
26 Robert West 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 65 16.3 0 23 0.5 8.1 65 0 0
80 Andy Hamilton 23 5 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 35 17.5 0 20 0.4 7.0 35 0 0
70 Dave Smith 26 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 20 10.0 0 17 1.0 10.0 20 0 0
76 Mo Moorman 28 RG 13 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 -1 0 0
Team Total 27.6 14 511 1793 11 28 3.5 128.1 36.5 173 2039 11.8 10 48 12.4 145.6 3832 21 36
Opp Total 14 493 1956 11 4.0 139.7 35.2 157 1619 10.3 11 11.2 115.6 3575 22 33

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 23 KR/PR 10 0 29 180 0 31 6.2 14 391 0 38 27.9 571
14 Ed Podolak 26 RB 14 13 11 90 0 48 8.2 1256
6 Warren McVea 27 7 0 8 146 0 29 18.3 151
31 Jeff Kinney 24 14 1 5 130 0 40 26.0 384
15 Kerry Reardon 24 12 0 2 9 0 6 4.5 2 45 0 23 22.5 54
54 Clyde Werner 26 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
26 Robert West 23 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 65
Team Total 27.6 14 42 279 0 48 6.6 31 725 0 40 23.4 4836
Opp Total 14 48 446 0 9.3 40 1031 0 25.8

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
44 Jerrel Wilson 32 P 14 0 80 3642 68 1 45.5
3 Jan Stenerud 31 K 14 0 6 5 4 3 10 8 15 8 3 38 24 63.2% 23 21 91.3%
Team Total 27.6 14 6 5 4 3 10 8 15 8 3 38 24 63.2% 23 21 91.3% 80 3642 68 1 45.5
Opp Total 14 27 13 48.1% 22 21 95.5% 84 3604 42.9

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 26 RB 14 13 0 7 1 0 0
20 Mike Sensibaugh 24 FS 14 14 3 58 0 27 0 0 0 4 45 0
63 Willie Lanier*+ 28 MLB 14 14 3 47 1 29 0 0 0 3 10 0
22 Larry Marshall 23 KR/PR 10 0 0 3 3 0 0
46 Jim Kearney 30 SS 14 14 3 30 0 24 0 0 1 1 0 0
10 Mike Livingston 28 QB 8 8 0 4 1 0 0
18 Emmitt Thomas 30 RCB 14 14 3 65 0 33 0 0 1 1 0 0
16 Len Dawson 38 qb 8 6 0 4 0 -1 0
51 Jim Lynch 28 RLB 14 14 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 3 23 0
24 Willie Ellison 28 10 7 0 3 0 0 0
31 Jeff Kinney 24 14 1 0 2 1 0 0
40 Jim Marsalis 28 10 0 2 36 0 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Mo Moorman 28 RG 13 10 0 0 3 0 0
15 Kerry Reardon 24 12 0 2 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Otis Taylor 31 WR 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
48 Nate Allen 25 LCB 14 14 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 16 0
82 Gary Butler 22 14 3 0 1 1 0 0
61 Curley Culp 27 LDT 13 12 0 0 2 0 0
38 Wendell Hayes 33 FB 13 7 0 2 0 0 0
44 Jerrel Wilson 32 P 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
11 Pete Beathard 31 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Bobby Bell 33 LLB 14 14 1 24 0 24 0
86 Buck Buchanan 34 RDT 14 14 1 17 0 17 0
71 Ed Budde 33 LG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
74 Pat Holmes 33 10 1 1 17 0 17 0
23 Leroy Keyes 26 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 John Lohmeyer 22 7 0 0 0 1 19 1
6 Warren McVea 27 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Jack Rudnay* 26 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
67 George Seals 31 13 2 0 0 1 0 0
88 Morris Stroud 27 TE 14 11 0 1 0 0 0
17 Elmo Wright 24 WR 11 11 0 1 0 0 0
99 Wilbur Young 24 RDE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.6 14 21 328 1 36 0 0 36 34 112 1
Opp Total 14 39 33 15

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 31 K 14 0 21 24 93
89 Otis Taylor 31 WR 14 14 4 4 24
14 Ed Podolak 26 RB 14 13 3 3 18
82 Gary Butler 22 14 3 2 2 12
24 Willie Ellison 28 10 7 2 2 12
38 Wendell Hayes 33 FB 13 7 2 2 12
10 Mike Livingston 28 QB 8 8 2 2 12
88 Morris Stroud 27 TE 14 11 2 2 12
17 Elmo Wright 24 WR 11 11 2 2 12
11 Pete Beathard 31 9 0 1 1 6
31 Jeff Kinney 24 14 1 1 1 6
63 Willie Lanier*+ 28 MLB 14 14 1 1 6
87 John Lohmeyer 22 7 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.6 14 11 10 1 1 23 21 24 231
Opp Total 14 11 11 21 13 192