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1977 Kansas City Chiefs

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.9, Offense: 0.9, Defense: -5.8, SoS: 3.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 225 points (16.1/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 349 points (24.9/g), 27th.
 Differential of -124 points (-8.9/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 3.7-10.3.

Coach: Tom Bettis (1-6-0) and Paul Wiggin (1-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
 Training Camp: William Jewell College (Liberty, Missouri)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Lamar Hunt
General Manager Jim Schaaf
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 225 3936 878 4.5 47 21 23 228 190 374 2093 11 26 5.0 110 456 1843 13 4.0 95
Team Defense 349 4993 992 5.0 44 23 22 304 175 333 2022 15 21 5.6 113 634 2971 23 4.7 169
Lg Rank Offense 17 16 26 25 16 9 12 20 24 19 26 20 13 9
Lg Rank Defense 27 28 5 2 28 10 14 18 11 21 28 28 28 28

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-1 @ New England Patriots 17 21 21 335 155 180 2 19 381 140 241 4
2 Sun September 25 boxscore L 0-2 San Diego Chargers 7 23 9 149 74 75 3 20 287 73 214 3
3 Mon October 3 boxscore L 0-3 Oakland Raiders 28 37 14 322 128 194 29 539 297 242 4
4 Sun October 9 boxscore L 0-4 @ Denver Broncos 7 23 14 166 80 86 6 16 312 188 124 2
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 0-5 Baltimore Colts 6 17 13 219 117 102 4 16 241 80 161 1
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 1-5 @ San Diego Chargers 21 16 19 285 170 115 2 19 342 226 116 4
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 1-6 @ Cleveland Browns 7 44 16 256 119 137 6 34 526 204 322 3
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 2-6 Green Bay Packers 20 10 20 301 124 177 15 199 115 84
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 2-7 @ Chicago Bears 27 28 24 358 184 174 3 24 431 184 247 3
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 2-8 Denver Broncos 7 14 14 300 160 140 2 21 376 127 249 3
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 2-9 @ Houston Oilers 20 34 18 337 246 91 3 21 370 74 296 6
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 2-10 Cincinnati Bengals 7 27 10 239 167 72 5 24 326 102 224 1
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 2-11 Seattle Seahawks 31 34 21 334 189 145 5 21 342 133 209 5
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 2-12 @ Oakland Raiders 20 21 15 335 180 155 6 25 321 79 242 5

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 32 QB 13 11 1-10-0 143 282 50.7% 1823 9 3.2 15 5.3 49 6.5 4.7 12.7 140.2 59.8 30 285 4.93 3.34 9.6
11 Tony Adams 27 qb 14 3 1-2-0 47 92 51.1% 691 2 2.2 11 12.0 63 7.5 2.6 14.7 49.4 43.6 18 136 5.05 0.91 16.4 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 2-12-0 190 374 50.8% 2514 11 2.9 26 7.0 63 6.7 4.2 13.2 179.6 53.3 48 421 4.96 2.71 11.4 0 0
Opp Total 14 175 333 52.6% 2244 15 4.5 21 6.3 6.7 4.80 12.8 160.3 62.7 25 222 5.6 3.8 7.0

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
14 Ed Podolak 30 13 6 133 550 5 41 4.1 42.3 10.2 32 313 9.8 0 23 2.5 24.1 863 5 2
32 Tony Reed 22 RB 14 8 126 505 2 59 4.0 36.1 9.0 12 125 10.4 0 20 0.9 8.9 630 2 7
39 Mark Bailey 23 rb 14 4 66 266 2 37 4.0 19.0 4.7 17 206 12.1 1 47 1.2 14.7 472 3 4
43 John Brockington 29 FB 10 7 54 161 1 12 3.0 16.1 5.4 19 222 11.7 1 48 1.9 22.2 383 2 0
42 MacArthur Lane 35 3 3 25 79 1 9 3.2 26.3 8.3 3 40 13.3 0 21 1.0 13.3 119 1 0
10 Mike Livingston 32 QB 13 11 19 78 1 13 4.1 6.0 1.5 78 1 7
22 Ted McKnight 23 13 0 11 74 0 19 6.7 5.7 0.8 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 0.8 85 0 1
89 Henry Marshall 23 WR 14 13 7 11 0 7 1.6 0.8 0.5 23 445 19.3 4 49 1.6 31.8 456 4 2
11 Tony Adams 27 qb 14 3 5 21 0 8 4.2 1.5 0.4 21 0 1
21 Arnold Morgado 25 14 0 3 12 0 9 4.0 0.9 0.2 2 21 10.5 0 12 0.1 1.5 33 0 0
88 Walter White 26 TE 13 12 2 -3 0 3 -1.5 -0.2 0.2 48 674 14.0 5 48 3.7 51.8 671 5 1
83 Larry Brunson 28 PR/WR 11 9 2 8 0 11 4.0 0.7 0.2 20 295 14.8 0 63 1.8 26.8 303 0 1
80 Lawrence Williams 24 KR 6 5 2 30 1 17 15.0 5.0 0.3 7 94 13.4 0 24 1.2 15.7 124 1 1
59 Raymond Burks 22 13 0 1 51 0 51 51.0 3.9 0.1 51 0 0
81 Tony Samuels 23 te 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 65 13.0 0 32 0.4 4.6 65 0 1
85 Ed Beckman 22 te 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 3 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 456 1843 13 59 4.0 131.6 32.6 190 2514 13.2 11 63 13.6 179.6 4357 24 33
Opp Total 14 634 2971 23 4.7 212.2 45.3 175 2022 11.6 15 12.5 144.4 4993 38 39

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 28 PR/WR 11 9 20 108 0 19 5.4 11 216 0 32 19.6 627
80 Lawrence Williams 24 KR 6 5 17 319 0 48 18.8 443
24 Gary Green 22 LCB 11 10 14 115 0 18 8.2 115
22 Ted McKnight 23 13 0 12 305 0 70 25.4 390
32 Tony Reed 22 RB 14 8 11 239 0 39 21.7 869
25 Ricky Wesson 22 14 0 7 129 0 27 18.4 129
39 Mark Bailey 23 rb 14 4 3 46 0 16 15.3 518
14 Ed Podolak 30 13 6 2 13 0 7 6.5 876
59 Raymond Burks 22 13 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 66
77 Charlie Getty 25 lg 14 5 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Team Total 26.1 14 36 236 0 19 6.6 63 1284 0 70 20.4 5877
Opp Total 14 50 703 0 14.1 44 958 1 21.8

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 36 P 14 0 88 3510 59 1 39.9
3 Jan Stenerud 35 K 14 0 6 6 5 2 5 2 18 8 44.4%% 28 27 96.4%%
Team Total 26.1 14 6 6 5 2 5 2 18 8 44.4%% 28 27 96.4%% 88 3510 59 1 39.9
Opp Total 14 28 20 71.4%% 42 37 88.1%% 63 2583 41.0

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
26 Gary Barbaro 23 FS 14 14 8 165 1 102 0 0 0 3 0 0
24 Gary Green 22 LCB 11 10 3 19 0 19 0 0 3 2 0 0
10 Mike Livingston 32 QB 13 11 0 7 1 -22 0
32 Tony Reed 22 RB 14 8 0 7 1 0 0
46 Tim Gray 25 SS 10 9 2 16 0 11 0 0 0 4 52 2
53 Billy Andrews 32 LLB 14 14 0 0 4 0 0
39 Mark Bailey 23 rb 14 4 0 4 0 0 0
51 Jim Lynch 32 RLB 11 11 3 8 0 6 0
89 Henry Marshall 23 WR 14 13 0 2 1 0 0
64 Whitney Paul 24 LDE 14 13 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
14 Ed Podolak 30 13 6 0 2 1 0 0
25 Ricky Wesson 22 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
37 Tim Collier 23 rcb 9 5 2 134 1 100 0
63 Willie Lanier 32 MLB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
78 Willie Lee 27 LDT 14 10 0 0 2 10 1
87 John Lohmeyer 26 rdt 14 4 0 0 2 0 0
80 Lawrence Williams 24 KR 6 5 0 1 1 0 0
99 Wilbur Young 28 RDE 13 11 0 0 2 9 0
11 Tony Adams 27 qb 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
43 John Brockington 29 FB 10 7 0 0 1 0 0
83 Larry Brunson 28 PR/WR 11 9 0 1 0 0 0
59 Raymond Burks 22 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Tom Condon 25 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
57 Jimbo Elrod 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Tom Howard 23 lb 13 3 1 0 0 0 0
22 Ted McKnight 23 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Jack Rudnay 30 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
81 Tony Samuels 23 te 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
18 Emmitt Thomas 34 RCB 14 13 1 0 0 0 0
88 Walter White 26 TE 13 12 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 21 348 2 102 0 0 33 34 49 3
Opp Total 14 48 39 16

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 35 K 14 0 27 8 51
14 Ed Podolak 30 13 6 5 5 30
88 Walter White 26 TE 13 12 5 5 30
89 Henry Marshall 23 WR 14 13 4 4 24
39 Mark Bailey 23 rb 14 4 2 1 3 18
43 John Brockington 29 FB 10 7 1 1 2 12
46 Tim Gray 25 SS 10 9 2 2 12
32 Tony Reed 22 RB 14 8 2 2 12
26 Gary Barbaro 23 FS 14 14 1 1 6
37 Tim Collier 23 rcb 9 5 1 1 6
42 MacArthur Lane 35 3 3 1 1 6
78 Willie Lee 27 LDT 14 10 1 1 6
10 Mike Livingston 32 QB 13 11 1 1 6
80 Lawrence Williams 24 KR 6 5 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 13 11 3 2 29 27 8 225
Opp Total 14 23 15 1 3 37 20 349

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 @ NWE L, 17-21 1 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1977-09-18 @ NWE L, 17-21 1 10 rush Tony Reed 10 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1977-09-25 SDG L, 7-23 1 19 pass Henry Marshall 19 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1977-10-03 OAK L, 28-37 2 48 pass Walter White 48 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
5 1977-10-03 OAK L, 28-37 2 1 pass Walter White 1 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1977-10-03 OAK L, 28-37 2 41 pass Henry Marshall 41 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1977-10-03 OAK L, 28-37 4 13 rush Lawrence Williams 13 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1977-10-09 @ DEN L, 7-23 4 2 rush Ed Podolak 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1977-10-16 BAL L, 6-17 2 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush
10 1977-10-23 @ SDG W, 21-16 3 5 pass Walter White 5 yard pass from Tony Adams (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1977-10-23 @ SDG W, 21-16 4 1 rush Tony Reed 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1977-10-23 @ SDG W, 21-16 4 15 fumble Tim Gray 15 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
13 1977-10-30 @ CLE L, 7-44 4 22 pass John Brockington 22 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
14 1977-11-06 GNB W, 20-10 1 3 pass Henry Marshall 3 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1977-11-06 GNB W, 20-10 4 1 rush Ed Podolak 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1977-11-13 @ CHI L, 27-28 1 1 rush Mike Livingston 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1977-11-13 @ CHI L, 27-28 1 1 rush Ed Podolak 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1977-11-13 @ CHI L, 27-28 4 14 rush Ed Podolak 14 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1977-11-20 DEN L, 7-14 2 15 pass Henry Marshall 15 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1977-11-27 @ HOU L, 20-34 4 36 pass Walter White 36 yard pass from Tony Adams (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1977-11-27 @ HOU L, 20-34 4 10 fumble Willie Lee 10 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1977-12-04 CIN L, 7-27 1 47 pass Mark Bailey 47 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1977-12-11 SEA L, 31-34 1 30 pass Walter White 30 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
24 1977-12-11 SEA L, 31-34 1 102 interception Gary Barbaro 102 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
25 1977-12-11 SEA L, 31-34 1 1 rush Ed Podolak 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
26 1977-12-11 SEA L, 31-34 4 1 rush Mark Bailey 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
27 1977-12-18 @ OAK L, 20-21 2 100 interception Tim Collier 100 yard interception return (Jan Stenerud kick)
28 1977-12-18 @ OAK L, 20-21 3 37 rush Mark Bailey 37 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
29 1977-12-18 @ OAK L, 20-21 3 14 fumble Tim Gray 14 yard fumble return

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 @ NWE W, 21-17 1 34 rush Darryl Stingley 34 yard rush (John Smith kick)
2 1977-09-18 @ NWE W, 21-17 2 21 pass Darryl Stingley 21 yard pass from Steve Grogan (John Smith kick)
3 1977-09-18 @ NWE W, 21-17 3 11 rush Jess Phillips 11 yard rush (John Smith kick)
4 1977-09-25 SDG W, 23-7 1 12 pass Don Woods 12 yard pass from James Harris (Rolf Benirschke kick)
5 1977-09-25 SDG W, 23-7 2 17 interception Leroy Jones 17 yard interception return
6 1977-09-25 SDG W, 23-7 4 7 rush Mike Fuller 7 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
7 1977-10-03 OAK W, 37-28 1 21 pass Fred Biletnikoff 21 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
8 1977-10-03 OAK W, 37-28 3 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
9 1977-10-03 OAK W, 37-28 3 37 rush Clarence Davis 37 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
10 1977-10-03 OAK W, 37-28 3 2 rush Clarence Davis 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
11 1977-10-09 @ DEN W, 23-7 1 7 rush Craig Morton 7 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
12 1977-10-09 @ DEN W, 23-7 3 1 rush Otis Armstrong 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
13 1977-10-16 BAL W, 17-6 1 1 rush Ron Lee 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
14 1977-10-16 BAL W, 17-6 1 2 rush Don McCauley 2 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
15 1977-10-23 @ SDG L, 16-21 2 26 pass Larry Dorsey 26 yard pass from James Harris (Rolf Benirschke kick)
16 1977-10-30 @ CLE W, 44-7 1 7 pass Gary Parris 7 yard pass from Brian Sipe (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1977-10-30 @ CLE W, 44-7 2 18 interception Thom Darden 18 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
18 1977-10-30 @ CLE W, 44-7 2 1 rush Mike Pruitt 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
19 1977-10-30 @ CLE W, 44-7 3 78 rush Greg Pruitt 78 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
20 1977-10-30 @ CLE W, 44-7 4 2 pass Gary Parris 2 yard pass from Dave Mays (Don Cockroft kick)
21 1977-11-06 GNB L, 10-20 4 85 kickoff Terdell Middleton 85 yard kickoff return (Chester Marcol kick)
22 1977-11-13 @ CHI W, 28-27 3 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
23 1977-11-13 @ CHI W, 28-27 4 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
24 1977-11-13 @ CHI W, 28-27 4 15 rush Walter Payton 15 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
25 1977-11-13 @ CHI W, 28-27 4 37 pass Greg Latta 37 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
26 1977-11-20 DEN W, 14-7 2 2 rush Lonnie Perrin 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
27 1977-11-20 DEN W, 14-7 4 23 pass Haven Moses 23 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
28 1977-11-27 @ HOU W, 34-20 1 48 pass Ken Burrough 48 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Tom Dempsey kick)
29 1977-11-27 @ HOU W, 34-20 2 11 rush Tim Wilson 11 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
30 1977-11-27 @ HOU W, 34-20 3 1 rush Tim Wilson 1 yard rush
31 1977-11-27 @ HOU W, 34-20 4 7 pass Ken Burrough 7 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Tom Dempsey kick)
32 1977-11-27 @ HOU W, 34-20 4 3 pass Don Hardeman 3 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Tom Dempsey kick)
33 1977-12-04 CIN W, 27-7 1 15 pass Billy Brooks 15 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
34 1977-12-04 CIN W, 27-7 2 14 pass Pat McInally 14 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
35 1977-12-04 CIN W, 27-7 4 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
36 1977-12-11 SEA W, 34-31 1 1 rush David Sims 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
37 1977-12-11 SEA W, 34-31 1 5 rush David Sims 5 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
38 1977-12-11 SEA W, 34-31 2 1 rush Don Testerman 1 yard rush
39 1977-12-11 SEA W, 34-31 2 35 pass Sherman Smith 35 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
40 1977-12-11 SEA W, 34-31 2 27 interception Dave Brown 27 yard interception return (John Leypoldt kick)
41 1977-12-18 @ OAK W, 21-20 3 5 rush Carl Garrett 5 yard rush
42 1977-12-18 @ OAK W, 21-20 3 4 pass Carl Garrett 4 yard pass from Mike Rae