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1975 Kansas City Chiefs

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.2, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -3.7, SoS: -0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 282 points (20.1/g), 13th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 341 points (24.4/g), 19th.
 Differential of -59 points (-4.2/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-8.5.

Coach: Paul Wiggin (5-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Chet Franklin
 Defensive Coordinator: Vince Costello

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 282 4207 935 4.5 34 18 23 261 217 395 2360 15 16 5.3 128 487 1847 14 3.8 110
Team Defense 341 5236 915 5.7 42 22 19 289 186 325 2512 18 20 7.1 121 562 2724 24 4.8 149
Lg Rank Offense 13 15 8 16 14 9 12 15 6 15 15 15 13 18
Lg Rank Defense 19 25 6 3 23 2 20 18 14 25 22 25 24 26

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-1 @ Denver Broncos 33 37 18 312 166 146 2 15 425 298 127 4
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-2 New York Jets 24 30 25 339 208 131 1 24 418 127 291 2
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-3 San Francisco 49ers 3 20 13 212 123 89 4 15 215 108 107 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 1-3 Oakland Raiders 42 10 25 370 146 224 1 23 360 269 91 6
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 2-3 @ San Diego Chargers 12 10 15 356 219 137 1 16 216 61 155 2
6 Sun October 26 boxscore W 3-3 Denver Broncos 26 13 17 303 106 197 1 22 352 201 151 4
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 3-4 Houston Oilers 13 17 22 345 208 137 4 13 325 181 144 2
8 Mon November 10 boxscore W 4-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 34 31 21 296 132 164 3 26 436 232 204 7
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 4-5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 3 28 12 201 123 78 2 23 420 181 239 2
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W OT 5-5 Detroit Lions 24 21 20 420 169 251 2 21 366 138 228 2
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L 5-6 @ Baltimore Colts 14 28 18 329 263 66 2 19 423 207 216 1
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 5-7 San Diego Chargers 20 28 17 232 169 63 3 21 412 165 247 4
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L 5-8 @ Cleveland Browns 14 40 15 146 99 47 4 27 481 203 278 3
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 5-9 @ Oakland Raiders 20 28 23 346 229 117 4 24 387 141 246 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
10 Mike Livingston 30 QB 7 7 4-3-0 88 176 50.0% 1245 8 4.5 6 3.4 69 7.1 6.4 14.1 177.9 74.2 17 131 5.77 5.20 8.8 2 2
16 Len Dawson 40 qb 12 5 1-4-0 93 140 66.4% 1095 5 3.6 4 2.9 51 7.8 7.3 11.8 91.3 90.0 23 196 5.52 5.02 14.1 0 1
11 Tony Adams 25 qb 6 2 0-2-0 36 77 46.8% 445 2 2.6 4 5.2 32 5.8 4.0 12.4 74.2 52.1 11 85 4.09 2.50 12.5
14 Ed Podolak 28 PR/RB 14 4 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 2 13 -4.33 -19.33 66.7
88 Walter White 24 14 1 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 27.8 14 5-9-0 217 395 54.9% 2785 15 3.8 16 4.1 69 7.1 6.0 12.8 198.9 73.0 53 425 5.27 4.33 11.8 2 3
Opp Total 14 186 325 57.2% 2703 18 5.5 20 6.2 8.3 6.66 14.5 193.1 77.3 28 191 7.1 5.6 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
27 Woody Green 24 FB 12 11 167 611 5 42 3.7 50.9 13.9 23 215 9.3 1 28 1.9 17.9 826 6 6
14 Ed Podolak 28 PR/RB 14 4 102 351 3 25 3.4 25.1 7.3 37 332 9.0 2 21 2.6 23.7 683 5 3
31 Jeff Kinney 26 rb 13 6 85 304 2 20 3.6 23.4 6.5 21 148 7.0 0 18 1.6 11.4 452 2 1
42 MacArthur Lane 33 rb 9 7 79 311 2 39 3.9 34.6 8.8 25 202 8.1 0 31 2.8 22.4 513 2 5
45 Morris LaGrand 22 11 0 13 38 1 11 2.9 3.5 1.2 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 37 1 1
10 Mike Livingston 30 QB 7 7 13 68 1 28 5.2 9.7 1.9 68 1 6
11 Tony Adams 25 qb 6 2 8 42 0 16 5.3 7.0 1.3 1 -7 -7.0 0 -7 0.2 -1.2 35 0 4
30 Cleo Miller 23 6 0 7 20 0 10 2.9 3.3 1.2 20 0 1
16 Len Dawson 40 qb 12 5 5 7 0 9 1.4 0.6 0.4 7 0 4
88 Walter White 24 14 1 3 -10 0 0 -3.3 -0.7 0.2 23 559 24.3 3 69 1.6 39.9 549 3 0
41 Doug Dressler 27 8 0 3 16 0 11 5.3 2.0 0.4 2 7 3.5 1 4 0.3 0.9 23 1 0
83 Larry Brunson 26 WR 14 14 2 89 0 65 44.5 6.4 0.1 23 398 17.3 2 36 1.6 28.4 487 2 0
85 Barry Pearson 25 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 608 16.9 3 45 2.6 43.4 608 3 1
84 Billy Masters 31 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 314 13.1 3 32 1.7 22.4 314 3 1
80 Reggie Craig 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.7 10 0 1
Team Total 27.8 14 487 1847 14 65 3.8 131.9 34.8 217 2785 12.8 15 69 15.5 198.9 4632 29 38
Opp Total 14 562 2724 24 4.8 194.6 40.1 186 2512 13.5 18 13.3 179.4 5236 42 40

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
49 Charlie Thomas 27 KR 7 0 12 112 0 34 9.3 22 516 0 43 23.5 628
27 Woody Green 24 FB 12 11 16 343 0 50 21.4 1169
80 Reggie Craig 22 14 0 4 19 0 13 4.8 10 247 0 53 24.7 276
14 Ed Podolak 28 PR/RB 14 4 13 96 0 23 7.4 779
30 Cleo Miller 23 6 0 9 171 0 26 19.0 191
15 Kerry Reardon 26 LCB 8 6 5 41 0 11 8.2 41
83 Larry Brunson 26 WR 14 14 1 4 0 4 4.0 1 8 0 8 8.0 499
31 Jeff Kinney 26 rb 13 6 2 39 0 21 19.5 491
85 Barry Pearson 25 WR 14 13 2 31 0 20 15.5 639
41 Doug Dressler 27 8 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 41
55 Bill Peterson 30 LLB 14 9 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 27.8 14 37 303 0 34 8.2 62 1350 0 53 21.8 6285
Opp Total 14 36 503 0 14.0 59 1334 0 22.6

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
3 Jan Stenerud* 33 K 14 0 1 1 8 7 9 8 10 5 4 1 32 22 68.8%% 31 30 96.8%%
44 Jerrel Wilson 34 P 11 0 54 2233 64 1 41.4
5 Jim McCann 26 p 3 0 14 493 52 1 35.2
41 Doug Dressler 27 8 0 4 100 30 0 25.0
Team Total 27.8 14 1 1 8 7 9 8 10 5 4 1 32 22 68.8%% 31 30 96.8%% 72 2826 64 2 39.3
Opp Total 14 22 11 50.0%% 44 40 90.9%% 61 2483 40.7

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
10 Mike Livingston 30 QB 7 7 0 6 5 -4 1
27 Woody Green 24 FB 12 11 0 6 2 0 0
18 Emmitt Thomas* 32 RCB 14 14 6 119 0 36 0 0 0 2 4 0
20 Mike Sensibaugh 26 FS 14 14 5 123 0 38 0 0 0 2 29 0
42 MacArthur Lane 33 rb 9 7 0 5 1 0 0
16 Len Dawson 40 qb 12 5 0 4 1 0 0
63 Willie Lanier* 30 MLB 14 14 5 105 0 61 0
11 Tony Adams 25 qb 6 2 0 4 0 -6 0
40 Jim Marsalis 30 lcb 10 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 0
79 John Matuszak 25 LDE 14 14 0 0 3 1 1
14 Ed Podolak 28 PR/RB 14 4 0 3 0 0 0
15 Kerry Reardon 26 LCB 8 6 3 40 0 28 0
49 Charlie Thomas 27 KR 7 0 0 2 1 -7 0
53 Ken Avery 31 14 5 0 0 2 0 0
46 Jim Kearney 32 SS 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
31 Jeff Kinney 26 rb 13 6 0 1 1 0 0
45 Morris LaGrand 22 11 0 0 1 1 9 0
30 Cleo Miller 23 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
70 Jim Nicholson 26 RT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
85 Barry Pearson 25 WR 14 13 0 1 1 0 0
55 Bill Peterson 30 LLB 14 9 0 0 2 0 0
21 Hise Austin 25 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Wayne Clark 28 1 0 0 1 0 -20 0
80 Reggie Craig 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
77 Charlie Getty 23 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
87 John Lohmeyer 24 LDT 7 1 0 0 1 0 0
51 Jim Lynch 30 RLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
47 Don Martin 26 14 3 0 0 1 12 0
84 Billy Masters 31 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
5 Jim McCann 26 p 3 0 0 1 0 -10 0
58 Jack Rudnay* 28 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
88 Walter White 24 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
67 Mike Wilson 28 t 4 3 0 0 1 0 0
99 Wilbur Young 26 RDE 13 12 0 0 1 6 0
Team Total 27.8 14 20 388 0 61 0 0 38 40 19 2
Opp Total 14 53 40 18 2

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* 33 K 14 0 30 22 96
27 Woody Green 24 FB 12 11 5 1 6 36
14 Ed Podolak 28 PR/RB 14 4 3 2 5 30
84 Billy Masters 31 TE 14 14 3 3 18
85 Barry Pearson 25 WR 14 13 3 3 18
88 Walter White 24 14 1 3 3 18
83 Larry Brunson 26 WR 14 14 2 2 12
31 Jeff Kinney 26 rb 13 6 2 2 12
42 MacArthur Lane 33 rb 9 7 2 2 12
10 Mike Livingston 30 QB 7 7 1 1 2 12
41 Doug Dressler 27 8 0 1 1 6
45 Morris LaGrand 22 11 0 1 1 6
79 John Matuszak 25 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 27.8 14 14 15 2 31 30 22 282
Opp Total 14 24 18 1 1 40 11 2 341

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ DEN L, 33-37 1 69 pass Walter White 69 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ DEN L, 33-37 2 8 pass Woody Green 8 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1975-09-21 @ DEN L, 33-37 3 1 rush Woody Green 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1975-09-28 NYJ L, 24-30 1 4 rush Woody Green 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
5 1975-09-28 NYJ L, 24-30 2 10 rush Ed Podolak 10 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1975-09-28 NYJ L, 24-30 3 36 pass Barry Pearson 36 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1975-10-12 OAK W, 42-10 1 48 pass Walter White 48 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1975-10-12 OAK W, 42-10 1 5 rush Woody Green 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1975-10-12 OAK W, 42-10 1 1 fumble Mike Livingston 1 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1975-10-12 OAK W, 42-10 2 7 pass Ed Podolak 7 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1975-10-12 OAK W, 42-10 4 5 pass Billy Masters 5 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1975-10-12 OAK W, 42-10 4 1 rush Morris LaGrand 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
13 1975-10-19 @ SDG W, 12-10 2 60 pass Walter White 60 yard pass from Mike Livingston
14 1975-10-26 DEN W, 26-13 4 8 rush Mike Livingston 8 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1975-10-26 DEN W, 26-13 4 7 pass Billy Masters 7 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1975-11-02 HOU L, 13-17 2 1 rush Jeff Kinney 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1975-11-10 @ DAL W, 34-31 2 0 fumble John Matuszak 0 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1975-11-10 @ DAL W, 34-31 2 1 rush Ed Podolak 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1975-11-10 @ DAL W, 34-31 2 11 rush Ed Podolak 11 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1975-11-10 @ DAL W, 34-31 4 5 pass Ed Podolak 5 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1975-11-23 DET W, 24-21 1 21 pass Larry Brunson 21 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1975-11-23 DET W, 24-21 1 4 rush MacArthur Lane 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1975-11-23 DET W, 24-21 3 20 rush MacArthur Lane 20 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
24 1975-11-30 @ BAL L, 14-28 4 3 pass Doug Dressler 3 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
25 1975-11-30 @ BAL L, 14-28 4 25 pass Larry Brunson 25 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
26 1975-12-07 SDG L, 20-28 3 1 rush Woody Green 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
27 1975-12-07 SDG L, 20-28 3 17 pass Barry Pearson 17 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
28 1975-12-14 @ CLE L, 14-40 4 1 rush Woody Green 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
29 1975-12-14 @ CLE L, 14-40 4 9 pass Billy Masters 9 yard pass from Tony Adams (Jan Stenerud kick)
30 1975-12-21 @ OAK L, 20-28 2 5 pass Barry Pearson 5 yard pass from Tony Adams (Jan Stenerud kick)
31 1975-12-21 @ OAK L, 20-28 4 1 rush Jeff Kinney 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ DEN W, 37-33 2 13 rush Rick Upchurch 13 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ DEN W, 37-33 2 39 pass Jack Dolbin 39 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
3 1975-09-21 @ DEN W, 37-33 3 90 pass Rick Upchurch 90 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
4 1975-09-21 @ DEN W, 37-33 4 2 fumble Jack Dolbin 2 yard fumble return
5 1975-09-21 @ DEN W, 37-33 4 10 pass Billy Van Heusen 10 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
6 1975-09-28 NYJ W, 30-24 1 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
7 1975-09-28 NYJ W, 30-24 1 1 rush Carl Garrett 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
8 1975-09-28 NYJ W, 30-24 3 2 rush John Riggins 2 yard rush (pass failed)
9 1975-09-28 NYJ W, 30-24 4 9 pass Rich Caster 9 yard pass from Joe Namath (Pat Leahy kick)
10 1975-10-05 SFO W, 20-3 2 24 pass Tom Mitchell 24 yard pass from Norm Snead (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
11 1975-10-05 SFO W, 20-3 4 5 rush Larry Schreiber 5 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
12 1975-10-12 OAK L, 10-42 4 9 pass Cliff Branch 9 yard pass from David Humm (George Blanda kick)
13 1975-10-19 @ SDG L, 10-12 3 2 pass Sam Scarber 2 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Ray Wersching kick)
14 1975-10-26 DEN L, 13-26 4 1 rush Fran Lynch 1 yard rush
15 1975-10-26 DEN L, 13-26 4 19 pass Jon Keyworth 19 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)
16 1975-11-02 HOU W, 17-13 1 77 pass Ken Burrough 77 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
17 1975-11-02 HOU W, 17-13 3 57 pass Ken Burrough 57 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
18 1975-11-10 @ DAL L, 31-34 2 9 rush Roger Staubach 9 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
19 1975-11-10 @ DAL L, 31-34 2 15 pass Golden Richards 15 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
20 1975-11-10 @ DAL L, 31-34 3 47 pass Golden Richards 47 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
21 1975-11-10 @ DAL L, 31-34 3 1 rush Roger Staubach 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
22 1975-11-16 @ PIT W, 28-3 2 42 pass Lynn Swann 42 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
23 1975-11-16 @ PIT W, 28-3 3 10 rush Reggie Harrison 10 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
24 1975-11-16 @ PIT W, 28-3 3 16 pass John Stallworth 16 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw (Roy Gerela kick)
25 1975-11-16 @ PIT W, 28-3 4 21 rush Mike Collier 21 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
26 1975-11-23 DET L, 21-24 2 2 rush Joe Reed 2 yard rush
27 1975-11-23 DET L, 21-24 4 10 pass Ray Jarvis 10 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
28 1975-11-30 @ BAL W, 28-14 2 42 interception Jackie Wallace 42 yard interception return (Toni Linhart kick)
29 1975-11-30 @ BAL W, 28-14 2 1 rush Bill Olds 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
30 1975-11-30 @ BAL W, 28-14 3 70 rush Lydell Mitchell 70 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
31 1975-11-30 @ BAL W, 28-14 3 17 pass Raymond Chester 17 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
32 1975-12-07 SDG W, 28-20 1 5 rush Rickey Young 5 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
33 1975-12-07 SDG W, 28-20 3 8 rush Sam Scarber 8 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
34 1975-12-07 SDG W, 28-20 4 3 rush Rickey Young 3 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
35 1975-12-07 SDG W, 28-20 4 9 rush Dan Fouts 9 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
36 1975-12-14 @ CLE W, 40-14 1 11 rush Greg Pruitt 11 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
37 1975-12-14 @ CLE W, 40-14 3 1 rush Hugh McKinnis 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
38 1975-12-14 @ CLE W, 40-14 3 3 rush Greg Pruitt 3 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
39 1975-12-14 @ CLE W, 40-14 4 40 pass Reggie Rucker 40 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
40 1975-12-14 @ CLE W, 40-14 4 14 rush Greg Pruitt 14 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
41 1975-12-21 @ OAK W, 28-20 1 5 rush Pete Banaszak 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
42 1975-12-21 @ OAK W, 28-20 2 3 rush Pete Banaszak 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
43 1975-12-21 @ OAK W, 28-20 2 16 pass Morris Bradshaw 16 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
44 1975-12-21 @ OAK W, 28-20 4 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)