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1974 Kansas City Chiefs

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: -1.3, Defense: -1.1, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 233 points (16.6/g), 18th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 293 points (20.9/g), 21st.
 Differential of -60 points (-4.3/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Hank Stram (5-9-0)

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
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 233 3828 901 4.2 38 13 19 224 211 395 2108 11 25 4.9 113 469 1720 10 3.7 92
Team Defense 293 4464 936 4.8 44 16 19 267 206 408 2663 22 28 6.1 141 502 1801 16 3.6 107
Lg Rank Offense 18 16 21 10 18 6 15 20 23 19 15 17 21 18
Lg Rank Defense 21 25 2 5 21 22 25 24 1 24 18 12 15 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 New York Jets 24 16 16 290 110 180 2 17 348 210 138 6
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-1 @ Oakland Raiders 7 27 11 172 48 124 5 14 295 176 119 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-1 @ Houston Oilers 17 7 13 172 152 20 1 17 206 151 55 4
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-2 Denver Broncos 14 17 11 170 81 89 2 13 221 90 131 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 34 19 257 199 58 9 19 321 202 119 4
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-4 @ Miami Dolphins 3 9 11 200 64 136 1 23 296 107 189 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-4 @ San Diego Chargers 24 14 20 411 149 262 2 20 404 211 193 4
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-5 New York Giants 27 33 29 403 264 139 1 19 346 252 94
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-6 San Diego Chargers 7 14 17 428 347 81 3 13 254 111 143 2
10 Mon November 18 boxscore W 4-6 @ Denver Broncos 42 34 24 364 170 194 2 34 532 459 73 6
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 4-7 @ Cincinnati Bengals 6 33 9 174 140 34 28 438 268 170 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 5-7 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17 13 13 240 84 156 2 15 252 170 82 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 5-8 Oakland Raiders 6 7 14 266 102 164 5 13 193 12 181 4
14 Sat December 14 boxscore L 5-9 Minnesota Vikings 15 35 17 281 198 83 3 22 358 244 114 2

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 39 QB 14 8 3-5-0 138 235 58.7% 1573 7 3.0 13 5.5 84 6.7 4.8 11.4 112.4 65.8 25 199 5.28 3.57 9.6 0 1
10 Mike Livingston 29 qb 8 6 2-4-0 66 141 46.8% 732 4 2.8 10 7.1 48 5.2 2.6 11.1 91.5 42.6 10 101 4.18 1.73 6.6 1 1
9 Dean Carlson 24 1 0 7 15 46.7% 116 0 0.0 1 6.7 34 7.7 4.7 16.6 116.0 45.4 2 13 6.06 3.41 11.8
12 David Jaynes 22 2 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
44 Jerrel Wilson 33 P 14 0 0 2 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 27.1 14 5-9-0 211 395 53.4% 2421 11 2.8 25 6.3 84 6.1 3.8 11.5 172.9 55.0 37 313 4.88 2.78 8.6 1 2
Opp Total 14 206 408 50.5% 2838 22 5.4 28 6.9 7.0 4.95 13.8 202.7 62.5 26 175 6.1 4.2 6.0

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
27 Woody Green 23 FB 10 7 135 509 3 43 3.8 50.9 13.5 26 247 9.5 1 69 2.6 24.7 756 4 5
14 Ed Podolak 27 RB 9 8 101 386 2 14 3.8 42.9 11.2 43 306 7.1 1 26 4.8 34.0 692 3 4
31 Jeff Kinney 25 13 3 63 249 0 21 4.0 19.2 4.8 18 105 5.8 1 16 1.4 8.1 354 1 0
38 Wendell Hayes 34 14 6 57 206 2 19 3.6 14.7 4.1 4 23 5.8 0 9 0.3 1.6 229 2 0
30 Cleo Miller 22 14 2 40 186 0 47 4.7 13.3 2.9 14 149 10.6 0 34 1.0 10.6 335 0 4
24 Willie Ellison 29 5 2 37 114 2 11 3.1 22.8 7.4 5 64 12.8 0 26 1.0 12.8 178 2 2
16 Len Dawson 39 QB 14 8 11 28 0 10 2.5 2.0 0.8 28 0 6
10 Mike Livingston 29 qb 8 6 9 28 0 9 3.1 3.5 1.1 28 0 1
83 Larry Brunson 25 PR 14 5 5 -33 0 0 -6.6 -2.4 0.4 22 374 17.0 2 84 1.6 26.7 341 2 3
17 Elmo Wright 25 WR 13 9 3 26 1 17 8.7 2.0 0.2 13 209 16.1 1 51 1.0 16.1 235 2 0
43 Bill Thomas 25 KR 14 0 3 -3 0 2 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 -3 0 1
9 Dean Carlson 24 1 0 2 17 0 11 8.5 17.0 2.0 17 0 0
85 Barry Pearson 24 14 5 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 27 387 14.3 1 48 1.9 27.6 388 1 0
89 Otis Taylor 32 WR 10 9 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.6 0.1 24 375 15.6 2 64 2.4 37.5 381 2 0
12 David Jaynes 22 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 1
88 Morris Stroud 28 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 141 11.8 2 25 0.9 10.1 141 2 0
80 Andy Hamilton 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 19 0.2 2.5 25 0 0
87 John Strada 22 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.5 16 0 1
Team Total 27.1 14 469 1720 10 47 3.7 122.9 33.5 211 2421 11.5 11 84 15.1 172.9 4141 21 29
Opp Total 14 502 1801 16 3.6 128.6 35.9 206 2663 12.9 22 14.7 190.2 4464 38 34

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
83 Larry Brunson 25 PR 14 5 19 111 0 29 5.8 12 280 0 57 23.3 732
43 Bill Thomas 25 KR 14 0 25 571 0 33 22.8 568
14 Ed Podolak 27 RB 9 8 15 134 0 54 8.9 826
30 Cleo Miller 22 14 2 14 310 0 29 22.1 645
27 Woody Green 23 FB 10 7 5 21 0 8 4.2 1 16 0 16 16.0 793
15 Kerry Reardon 25 11 5 4 30 0 19 7.5 30
22 Donnie Joe Morris 24 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
52 Tommy Humphrey 24 5 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
32 Doug Jones 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
74 Tom Keating 32 LDT 14 12 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Team Total 27.1 14 44 296 0 54 6.7 56 1211 0 57 21.6 5648
Opp Total 14 55 634 0 11.5 54 1333 0 24.7

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 33 P 14 0 83 3462 64 2 41.7
3 Jan Stenerud 32 K 14 0 1 1 7 7 8 5 4 3 4 1 24 17 70.8%% 26 24 92.3%%
Team Total 27.1 14 1 1 7 7 8 5 4 3 4 1 24 17 70.8%% 26 24 92.3%% 83 3462 64 2 41.7
Opp Total 14 14 6 42.9%% 40 33 82.5%% 80 3208 40.1

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
18 Emmitt Thomas*+ 31 RCB 14 14 12 214 2 73 0
16 Len Dawson 39 QB 14 8 0 6 2 -2 0
30 Cleo Miller 22 14 2 0 4 4 0 0
15 Kerry Reardon 25 11 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
83 Larry Brunson 25 PR 14 5 0 3 2 2 0
27 Woody Green 23 FB 10 7 0 5 0 -20 0
20 Mike Sensibaugh 25 FS 14 14 4 85 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Willie Lanier* 29 MLB 14 14 2 28 0 14 0 0 0 2 3 0 1
10 Mike Livingston 29 qb 8 6 0 1 3 0 0
14 Ed Podolak 27 RB 9 8 0 4 0 0 0
74 Tom Keating 32 LDT 14 12 0 0 3 0 0
51 Jim Lynch 29 RLB 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
81 Marvin Upshaw 28 LDE 14 14 1 52 1 52 0 0 0 2 0 0
86 Buck Buchanan 35 RDT 14 9 0 0 2 0 0
24 Willie Ellison 29 5 2 0 2 0 -3 0
12 David Jaynes 22 2 0 0 1 1 -1 0
89 Otis Taylor 32 WR 10 9 0 0 2 0 0
48 Nate Allen 26 LCB 12 8 1 52 0 52 0
78 Bobby Bell 34 LLB 14 10 1 28 1 28 0
77 Charlie Getty 22 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
32 Doug Jones 24 14 0 1 13 0 13 0
85 Barry Pearson 24 14 5 0 0 1 0 0
87 John Strada 22 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
43 Bill Thomas 25 KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Clyde Werner 27 14 3 1 7 0 7 0
99 Wilbur Young 25 RDE 14 14 1 52 1 52 0
Team Total 27.1 14 28 531 5 73 0 0 29 30 -21 0 1
Opp Total 14 37 34 18 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 32 K 14 0 24 17 75
27 Woody Green 23 FB 10 7 3 1 4 24
14 Ed Podolak 27 RB 9 8 2 1 3 18
83 Larry Brunson 25 PR 14 5 2 2 12
24 Willie Ellison 29 5 2 2 2 12
38 Wendell Hayes 34 14 6 2 2 12
88 Morris Stroud 28 TE 14 14 2 2 12
89 Otis Taylor 32 WR 10 9 2 2 12
18 Emmitt Thomas*+ 31 RCB 14 14 2 2 12
17 Elmo Wright 25 WR 13 9 1 1 2 12
78 Bobby Bell 34 LLB 14 10 1 1 6
31 Jeff Kinney 25 13 3 1 1 6
85 Barry Pearson 24 14 5 1 1 6
81 Marvin Upshaw 28 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
99 Wilbur Young 25 RDE 14 14 1 1 6
63 Willie Lanier* 29 MLB 14 14 1 2
Team Total 27.1 14 10 11 5 26 24 17 1 233
Opp Total 14 16 22 1 1 33 6 1 293

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 NYJ W, 24-16 2 2 rush Ed Podolak 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1974-09-15 NYJ W, 24-16 2 52 interception Marvin Upshaw 52 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1974-09-15 NYJ W, 24-16 4 38 interception Emmitt Thomas 38 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1974-09-22 @ OAK L, 7-27 3 52 interception Wilbur Young 52 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
5 1974-09-29 @ HOU W, 17-7 4 8 rush Willie Ellison 8 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1974-09-29 @ HOU W, 17-7 4 8 pass Morris Stroud 8 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1974-10-06 DEN L, 14-17 1 1 rush Willie Ellison 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1974-10-06 DEN L, 14-17 2 28 interception Bobby Bell 28 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1974-10-13 PIT L, 24-34 2 13 pass Barry Pearson 13 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1974-10-13 PIT L, 24-34 3 10 pass Otis Taylor 10 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1974-10-13 PIT L, 24-34 4 13 pass Elmo Wright 13 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1974-10-27 @ SDG W, 24-14 2 12 rush Elmo Wright 12 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
13 1974-10-27 @ SDG W, 24-14 3 2 rush Woody Green 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
14 1974-10-27 @ SDG W, 24-14 4 69 pass Woody Green 69 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1974-11-03 NYG L, 27-33 1 1 rush Woody Green 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1974-11-03 NYG L, 27-33 2 8 pass Morris Stroud 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1974-11-03 NYG L, 27-33 4 23 pass Larry Brunson 23 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1974-11-10 SDG L, 7-14 4 84 pass Larry Brunson 84 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1974-11-18 @ DEN W, 42-34 1 4 pass Ed Podolak 4 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1974-11-18 @ DEN W, 42-34 2 2 rush Ed Podolak 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1974-11-18 @ DEN W, 42-34 3 35 pass Otis Taylor 35 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1974-11-18 @ DEN W, 42-34 3 17 rush Woody Green 17 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1974-11-18 @ DEN W, 42-34 4 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush
24 1974-12-01 @ STL W, 17-13 3 4 pass Jeff Kinney 4 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
25 1974-12-01 @ STL W, 17-13 4 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
26 1974-12-14 MIN L, 15-35 2 73 interception Emmitt Thomas 73 yard interception return

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 NYJ L, 16-24 1 14 pass Rich Caster 14 yard pass from Joe Namath
2 1974-09-15 NYJ L, 16-24 2 7 pass Eddie Bell 7 yard pass from Joe Namath (Bobby Howfield kick)
3 1974-09-22 @ OAK W, 27-7 1 5 pass Dave Casper 5 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
4 1974-09-22 @ OAK W, 27-7 2 9 pass Mike Siani 9 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
5 1974-09-22 @ OAK W, 27-7 2 20 rush Pete Banaszak 20 yard rush
6 1974-09-22 @ OAK W, 27-7 4 2 pass Dave Casper 2 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
7 1974-09-29 @ HOU L, 7-17 3 1 rush Ronnie Coleman 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
8 1974-10-06 DEN W, 17-14 3 2 rush Jon Keyworth 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
9 1974-10-06 DEN W, 17-14 4 3 rush Jon Keyworth 3 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
10 1974-10-13 PIT W, 34-24 1 2 rush Rocky Bleier 2 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
11 1974-10-13 PIT W, 34-24 2 3 rush Preston Pearson 3 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
12 1974-10-13 PIT W, 34-24 2 49 interception Glen Edwards 49 yard interception return (Roy Gerela kick)
13 1974-10-13 PIT W, 34-24 3 31 pass Frank Lewis 31 yard pass from Joe Gilliam (Roy Gerela kick)
14 1974-10-20 @ MIA W, 9-3 4 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
15 1974-10-27 @ SDG L, 14-24 1 18 pass Gary Garrison 18 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Dennis Partee kick)
16 1974-10-27 @ SDG L, 14-24 4 6 rush Don Woods 6 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
17 1974-11-03 NYG W, 33-27 1 7 pass Walker Gillette 7 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1974-11-03 NYG W, 33-27 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush
19 1974-11-03 NYG W, 33-27 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1974-11-03 NYG W, 33-27 4 51 pass Joe Dawkins 51 yard pass from Craig Morton (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1974-11-10 SDG W, 14-7 2 1 rush Bo Matthews 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
22 1974-11-10 SDG W, 14-7 4 71 pass Gary Garrison 71 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Dennis Partee kick)
23 1974-11-18 @ DEN L, 34-42 1 1 rush Jon Keyworth 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
24 1974-11-18 @ DEN L, 34-42 2 1 rush Jon Keyworth 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
25 1974-11-18 @ DEN L, 34-42 2 11 pass Billy Van Heusen 11 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
26 1974-11-18 @ DEN L, 34-42 4 1 rush Jon Keyworth 1 yard rush
27 1974-11-18 @ DEN L, 34-42 4 4 pass Otto Stowe 4 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
28 1974-11-24 @ CIN W, 33-6 1 18 pass Isaac Curtis 18 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
29 1974-11-24 @ CIN W, 33-6 2 19 pass Ed Williams 19 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
30 1974-11-24 @ CIN W, 33-6 2 0 fumble Bob Maddox 0 yard fumble return
31 1974-11-24 @ CIN W, 33-6 2 6 pass Isaac Curtis 6 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
32 1974-11-24 @ CIN W, 33-6 4 11 pass Chip Myers 11 yard pass from Ken Anderson
33 1974-12-01 @ STL L, 13-17 1 22 pass Terry Metcalf 22 yard pass from Jim Hart
34 1974-12-01 @ STL L, 13-17 4 2 rush Terry Metcalf 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
35 1974-12-08 OAK W, 7-6 4 10 pass Cliff Branch 10 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
36 1974-12-14 MIN W, 35-15 2 34 pass Sam McCullum 34 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
37 1974-12-14 MIN W, 35-15 2 10 pass Sam McCullum 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
38 1974-12-14 MIN W, 35-15 3 7 pass Ed Marinaro 7 yard pass from Bob Berry (Fred Cox kick)
39 1974-12-14 MIN W, 35-15 4 3 pass Oscar Reed 3 yard pass from Bob Berry (Fred Cox kick)
40 1974-12-14 MIN W, 35-15 4 6 rush Brent McClanahan 6 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)