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1978 Kansas City Chiefs

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.4, Offense: -3.0, Defense: -1.4, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 243 points (15.2/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -84 points (-5.2/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Marv Levy (4-12-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

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

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Lamar Hunt
General Manager Jim Schaaf
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 243 4820 1054 4.6 34 18 29 287 204 370 1834 7 16 4.7 98 663 2986 19 4.5 160
Team Defense 327 4966 996 5.0 35 14 24 284 219 365 2582 17 21 6.6 122 602 2384 21 4.0 138
Lg Rank Offense 24 15 4 15 12 25 27 27 1 26 2 2 5 2
Lg Rank Defense 22 20 24 24 15 4 17 14 19 27 21 18 24 18

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore W 1-0 @ Cincinnati Bengals 24 23 26 388 121 267 2 12 205 128 77 3
2 Sun September 10 boxscore L 1-1 Houston Oilers 17 20 19 295 34 261 2 15 226 47 179 1
3 Sun September 17 boxscore L 1-2 @ New York Giants 10 26 19 365 150 215 2 16 339 167 172
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L OT 1-3 Denver Broncos 17 23 13 244 89 155 2 25 357 129 228 1
5 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-4 @ Buffalo Bills 13 28 15 308 70 238 2 17 293 176 117 3
6 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 30 15 256 136 120 2 21 347 226 121 1
7 Sun October 15 boxscore L 1-6 @ Oakland Raiders 6 28 14 255 163 92 1 20 354 218 136
8 Sun October 22 boxscore W 2-6 Cleveland Browns 17 3 17 238 48 190 11 162 51 111 3
9 Sun October 29 boxscore L 2-7 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 24 27 20 322 141 181 3 17 215 80 135 3
10 Sun November 5 boxscore L 2-8 Oakland Raiders 10 20 12 202 95 107 3 20 329 153 176 3
11 Sun November 12 boxscore L OT 2-9 @ San Diego Chargers 23 29 26 403 198 205 1 24 385 188 197 2
12 Sun November 19 boxscore L 2-10 Seattle Seahawks 10 13 20 355 231 124 4 13 257 125 132
13 Sun November 26 boxscore W 3-10 San Diego Chargers 23 0 19 353 115 238 3 11 239 164 75 6
14 Sun December 3 boxscore W 4-10 Buffalo Bills 14 10 21 340 99 241 1 16 343 207 136 5
15 Sun December 10 boxscore L 4-11 @ Denver Broncos 3 24 13 199 100 99 3 20 461 271 190 2
16 Sun December 17 boxscore L 4-12 @ Seattle Seahawks 19 23 18 297 44 253 3 26 456 252 204 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
10 Mike Livingston 33 QB 14 14 4-10-0 159 290 54.8% 1573 5 1.7 13 4.5 44 5.4 3.8 9.9 112.4 57.4 18 171 4.55 2.98 5.8
11 Tony Adams 28 qb 16 2 0-2-0 44 79 55.7% 415 2 2.5 3 3.8 26 5.3 4.1 9.4 25.9 63.0 3 27 4.73 3.57 3.7
88 Walter White 27 TE 16 16 1 1 100.0% 44 0 0.0 0 0.0 44 44.0 44.0 44.0 2.8 118.7 0 0 44.00 44.00 0.0
Team Total 25.5 16 4-12-0 204 370 55.1% 2032 7 1.9 16 4.3 44 5.5 3.9 10.0 127.0 59.2 21 198 4.69 3.21 5.4 0 0
Opp Total 16 219 365 60.0% 2820 17 4.7 21 5.8 7.7 6.07 12.9 176.3 75.8 29 238 6.6 5.0 7.4

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
32 Tony Reed 23 LH 16 16 206 1053 5 62 5.1 65.8 12.9 48 483 10.1 1 44 3.0 30.2 1536 6 6
21 Arnold Morgado 26 FB 16 9 160 593 7 18 3.7 37.1 10.0 7 47 6.7 0 15 0.4 2.9 640 7 2
22 Ted McKnight 24 RH 16 14 104 627 6 41 6.0 39.2 6.5 14 83 5.9 1 19 0.9 5.2 710 7 2
39 Mark Bailey 24 fb 13 5 83 298 0 17 3.6 22.9 6.4 5 13 2.6 0 15 0.4 1.0 311 0 0
42 MacArthur Lane 36 16 3 52 277 0 30 5.3 17.3 3.3 36 279 7.8 0 44 2.3 17.4 556 0 1
35 Horace Belton 23 16 1 24 79 0 8 3.3 4.9 1.5 11 88 8.0 0 22 0.7 5.5 167 0 1
10 Mike Livingston 33 QB 14 14 23 49 1 18 2.1 3.5 1.6 49 1 8
11 Tony Adams 28 qb 16 2 9 15 0 6 1.7 0.9 0.6 15 0 0
89 Henry Marshall 24 WR 16 16 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.3 0.1 26 433 16.7 2 40 1.6 27.1 428 2 0
7 Zenon Andrusyshyn 30 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
88 Walter White 27 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 340 8.1 1 24 2.6 21.3 340 1 0
80 Larry Dorsey 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 169 18.8 2 33 0.6 10.6 169 2 0
81 Tony Samuels 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 97 16.2 0 38 0.4 6.1 97 0 0
Team Total 25.5 16 663 2986 19 62 4.5 186.6 41.4 204 2032 10.0 7 44 12.8 127.0 5018 26 32
Opp Total 16 602 2384 21 4.0 149.0 37.6 219 2582 11.8 17 13.7 161.4 4966 38 30

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
34 Eddie Payton 27 KR/PR 14 0 32 364 0 39 11.4 30 775 0 66 25.8 1139
22 Larry Marshall 28 2 0 6 51 0 20 8.5 7 173 0 40 24.7 224
35 Horace Belton 23 16 1 9 227 0 41 25.2 394
21 Arnold Morgado 26 FB 16 9 5 100 0 25 20.0 740
48 Ted Burgmeier 23 db 8 2 4 59 0 55 14.8 59
85 Ed Beckman 23 16 0 3 74 0 34 24.7 74
22 Ted McKnight 24 RH 16 14 3 65 0 24 21.7 775
50 Clarence Sanders 26 16 1 1 5 0 5 5.0 2 15 0 13 7.5 20
24 Gary Green 23 LCB 16 16 1 6 0 6 6.0 1 27 0 27 27.0 33
80 Larry Dorsey 25 16 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 172
64 Whitney Paul 25 LOLB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.5 16 45 488 0 55 10.8 61 1456 0 66 23.9 6962
Opp Total 16 50 538 0 10.8 54 1087 0 20.1

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
7 Zenon Andrusyshyn 30 P 16 0 79 3247 61 1 41.1
3 Jan Stenerud 36 K 16 0 1 1 10 8 9 6 7 5 3 30 20 66.7%% 26 25 96.2%%
Team Total 25.5 16 1 1 10 8 9 6 7 5 3 30 20 66.7%% 26 25 96.2%% 79 3247 61 1 41.1
Opp Total 16 18 14 77.8%% 40 33 82.5%% 76 3032 39.9

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 33 QB 14 14 0 8 4 -25 0
34 Eddie Payton 27 KR/PR 14 0 0 6 3 0 0
32 Tony Reed 23 LH 16 16 0 6 1 0 0
46 Tim Gray 26 SS 14 14 6 118 0 61 0
64 Whitney Paul 25 LOLB 16 16 3 21 0 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
26 Gary Barbaro 24 FS 16 16 3 92 0 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Ted Burgmeier 23 db 8 2 0 1 3 24 0
44 Tim Collier 24 rcb 15 6 3 38 0 23 0
24 Gary Green 23 LCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Ted McKnight 24 RH 16 14 0 2 1 0 0
55 Dave Rozumek 24 LILB 16 16 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Zenon Andrusyshyn 30 P 16 0 0 1 1 -1 0
35 Horace Belton 23 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
52 Tom Howard 24 ROLB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Larry Marshall 28 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 Arnold Morgado 26 FB 16 9 0 2 0 0 0
18 Emmitt Thomas 35 RCB 16 10 2 0 0 0 0
56 Charlie Ane 26 16 0 0 1 0 -32 0
75 Sylvester Hicks 23 RDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
42 MacArthur Lane 36 16 3 0 1 0 0 0
74 Jeff Lloyd 24 de 16 4 0 0 1 0 0
61 Don Parrish 23 NT 15 12 0 0 1 0 0
58 Jack Rudnay 31 C 16 16 0 0 1 2 0
50 Clarence Sanders 26 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
59 Gary Spani 22 RILB 14 13 0 0 1 6 0
67 Art Still 23 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.5 16 21 274 0 61 0 0 32 27 -26 0 1
Opp Total 16 21 30 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 36 K 16 0 25 20 85
22 Ted McKnight 24 RH 16 14 6 1 7 42
21 Arnold Morgado 26 FB 16 9 7 7 42
32 Tony Reed 23 LH 16 16 5 1 6 36
80 Larry Dorsey 25 16 0 2 2 12
89 Henry Marshall 24 WR 16 16 2 2 12
10 Mike Livingston 33 QB 14 14 1 1 6
88 Walter White 27 TE 16 16 1 1 6
85 Ed Beckman 23 16 0 1 2
Team Total 25.5 16 19 7 26 25 20 1 243
Opp Total 16 21 17 2 1 33 14 327

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1978-09-03 @ CIN W, 24-23 1 1 rush Tony Reed 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1978-09-03 @ CIN W, 24-23 2 26 rush Ted McKnight 26 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1978-09-03 @ CIN W, 24-23 3 4 rush Arnold Morgado 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1978-09-10 HOU L, 17-20 2 3 rush Ted McKnight 3 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
5 1978-09-10 HOU L, 17-20 3 19 rush Tony Reed 19 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1978-09-17 @ NYG L, 10-26 2 2 rush Ted McKnight 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
7 1978-09-24 DEN L, 17-23 1 1 rush Mike Livingston 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
8 1978-09-24 DEN L, 17-23 3 15 rush Tony Reed 15 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
9 1978-10-01 @ BUF L, 13-28 4 41 rush Ted McKnight 41 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
10 1978-10-08 TAM L, 13-30 4 26 pass Henry Marshall 26 yard pass from Tony Adams (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1978-10-15 @ OAK L, 6-28 4 16 pass Larry Dorsey 16 yard pass from Tony Adams
12 1978-10-22 CLE W, 17-3 2 8 rush Arnold Morgado 8 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
13 1978-10-22 CLE W, 17-3 4 2 rush Arnold Morgado 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
14 1978-10-29 @ PIT L, 24-27 3 14 rush Ted McKnight 14 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1978-10-29 @ PIT L, 24-27 3 16 rush Tony Reed 16 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1978-10-29 @ PIT L, 24-27 4 2 rush Arnold Morgado 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1978-11-05 OAK L, 10-20 4 14 pass Tony Reed 14 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1978-11-12 @ SDG L, 23-29 3 1 rush Arnold Morgado 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1978-11-12 @ SDG L, 23-29 4 5 rush Arnold Morgado 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1978-11-19 SEA L, 10-13 4 1 pass Ted McKnight 1 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1978-11-26 SDG W, 23-0 2 29 pass Henry Marshall 29 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1978-11-26 SDG W, 23-0 2 6 pass Larry Dorsey 6 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
23 1978-12-03 BUF W, 14-10 1 17 rush Ted McKnight 17 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
24 1978-12-03 BUF W, 14-10 3 3 pass Walter White 3 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
25 1978-12-17 @ SEA L, 19-23 2 1 rush Arnold Morgado 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
26 1978-12-17 @ SEA L, 19-23 3 62 rush Tony Reed 62 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1978-09-03 @ CIN L, 23-24 2 0 fumble Don Bass 0 yard fumble return
2 1978-09-03 @ CIN L, 23-24 4 26 pass Archie Griffin 26 yard pass from John Reaves (Chris Bahr kick)
3 1978-09-03 @ CIN L, 23-24 4 25 blocked punt Scott Perry 25 yard blocked punt return (Chris Bahr kick)
4 1978-09-10 HOU W, 20-17 4 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
5 1978-09-10 HOU W, 20-17 4 2 rush Earl Campbell 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
6 1978-09-17 @ NYG W, 26-10 1 6 pass Bobby Hammond 6 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
7 1978-09-17 @ NYG W, 26-10 1 21 pass Johnny Perkins 21 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Joe Danelo kick)
8 1978-09-17 @ NYG W, 26-10 2 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush
9 1978-09-24 DEN W, 23-17 1 42 pass Riley Odoms 42 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
10 1978-09-24 DEN W, 23-17 3 3 rush Larry Canada 3 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
11 1978-09-24 DEN W, 23-17 5 1 rush Dave Preston 1 yard rush
12 1978-10-01 @ BUF W, 28-13 2 20 pass Bob Chandler 20 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Tom Dempsey kick)
13 1978-10-01 @ BUF W, 28-13 2 8 rush Terry Miller 8 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
14 1978-10-01 @ BUF W, 28-13 2 22 pass Bob Chandler 22 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Tom Dempsey kick)
15 1978-10-01 @ BUF W, 28-13 3 22 rush Curtis Brown 22 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
16 1978-10-08 TAM W, 30-13 2 10 pass Morris Owens 10 yard pass from Doug Williams (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
17 1978-10-08 TAM W, 30-13 4 1 rush Jimmy DuBose 1 yard rush
18 1978-10-08 TAM W, 30-13 4 3 rush Louis Carter 3 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
19 1978-10-08 TAM W, 30-13 4 1 rush Jimmy DuBose 1 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
20 1978-10-15 @ OAK W, 28-6 1 3 rush Mark van Eeghen 3 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
21 1978-10-15 @ OAK W, 28-6 2 4 pass Dave Casper 4 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
22 1978-10-15 @ OAK W, 28-6 4 1 rush Mark van Eeghen 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
23 1978-10-15 @ OAK W, 28-6 4 42 interception Charlie Phillips 42 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
24 1978-10-29 @ PIT W, 27-24 1 1 rush Franco Harris 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
25 1978-10-29 @ PIT W, 27-24 2 11 rush Franco Harris 11 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
26 1978-10-29 @ PIT W, 27-24 2 23 pass John Stallworth 23 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw
27 1978-10-29 @ PIT W, 27-24 3 17 fumble Donnie Shell 17 yard fumble return (Roy Gerela kick)
28 1978-11-05 OAK W, 20-10 2 4 pass Raymond Chester 4 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
29 1978-11-05 OAK W, 20-10 4 25 rush Arthur Whittington 25 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
30 1978-11-05 OAK W, 20-10 4 1 rush Mark van Eeghen 1 yard rush
31 1978-11-12 @ SDG W, 29-23 1 1 rush Hank Bauer 1 yard rush
32 1978-11-12 @ SDG W, 29-23 2 1 rush Hank Bauer 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
33 1978-11-12 @ SDG W, 29-23 3 46 pass John Jefferson 46 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
34 1978-11-12 @ SDG W, 29-23 5 14 pass John Jefferson 14 yard pass from Dan Fouts
35 1978-11-19 SEA W, 13-10 2 10 rush David Sims 10 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
36 1978-12-03 BUF L, 10-14 2 40 pass Frank Lewis 40 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Tom Dempsey kick)
37 1978-12-10 @ DEN W, 24-3 1 4 pass Lonnie Perrin 4 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
38 1978-12-10 @ DEN W, 24-3 3 23 pass Riley Odoms 23 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
39 1978-12-10 @ DEN W, 24-3 4 29 pass Riley Odoms 29 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
40 1978-12-17 @ SEA W, 23-19 1 57 pass Steve Largent 57 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
41 1978-12-17 @ SEA W, 23-19 2 1 rush Al Hunter 1 yard rush
42 1978-12-17 @ SEA W, 23-19 2 55 rush Al Hunter 55 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)