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1988 Kansas City Chiefs

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4-11-1, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.7, Offense: -6.0, Defense: 0.3, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 254 points (15.9/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 320 points (20.0/g), 15th.
 Differential of -66 points (-4.1/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 5.9-10.1.

Coach: Frank Gansz (4-11-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: George Sefcik
 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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 254 4844 1019 4.8 33 12 289 282 528 3131 16 21 5.5 161 448 1713 8 3.8 104 85 636 24
Opp. Stats 320 5026 1042 4.8 31 13 318 214 410 2434 12 18 5.6 136 609 2592 23 4.3 162 106 854 20
Lg Rank Offense 23 22 10 4 22 10 16 18 20 21 22 22 26 19
Lg Rank Defense 15 10 21 18 22 1 1 1 16 11 28 28 28 24

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 Cleveland Browns 3 6 9 149 89 60 2 20 337 195 142 1
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-2 @ Seattle Seahawks 10 31 19 286 236 50 6 19 263 107 156 1
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 1-2 Denver Broncos 20 13 22 380 250 130 17 283 213 70 3
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 1-3 San Diego Chargers 23 24 20 331 237 94 2 19 303 138 165 1
5 Sun October 2 boxscore T OT 1-3-1 @ New York Jets 17 17 17 385 261 124 2 31 542 270 272 4
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-4-1 @ Houston Oilers 6 7 11 184 119 65 3 16 230 24 206 4
7 Sun October 16 boxscore L 1-5-1 Los Angeles Raiders 17 27 16 334 241 93 4 20 233 119 114
8 Sun October 23 boxscore L 1-6-1 Detroit Lions 6 7 12 171 110 61 2 14 215 88 127 3
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 1-7-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 10 17 17 208 63 145 23 404 248 156 2
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 1-8-1 @ Denver Broncos 11 17 16 273 183 90 3 23 308 177 131 2
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 2-8-1 Cincinnati Bengals 31 28 24 418 276 142 19 307 157 150 2
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 3-8-1 Seattle Seahawks 27 24 23 365 203 162 2 20 313 208 105 2
13 Sun November 27 boxscore L 3-9-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 16 19 366 278 88 2 19 336 122 214 1
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 4-9-1 New York Jets 38 34 26 430 267 163 2 21 371 192 179 2
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L 4-10-1 @ New York Giants 12 28 16 258 151 107 1 17 244 85 159 1
16 Sun December 18 boxscore L 4-11-1 @ San Diego Chargers 13 24 22 306 167 139 2 20 337 91 246 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
17 Steve DeBerg 34 QB 13 11 4-6-1 224 414 54.1 2935 16 3.9 16 3.9 80 7.1 6.1 13.1 225.8 73.5 30 246 6.06 5.16 6.8 3 3
9 Bill Kenney 33 qb 16 5 0-5-0 58 114 50.9 549 0 0.0 5 4.4 25 4.8 2.8 9.5 34.3 46.3 13 107 3.48 1.71 10.2
Team Total 26.3 16 4-11-1 282 528 53.4 3484 16 3.0 21 4.0 80 6.6 5.4 12.4 217.8 67.6 43 353 5.48 4.39 7.5 3 3
Opp Total 16 214 410 52.2 2591 12 2.9 18 4.4 6.3 4.93 12.1 161.9 63.4 23 157 5.6 4.3 5.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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
26 Paul Palmer 24 KR/RB 15 11 134 452 2 26 3.4 30.1 8.9 53 611 11.5 4 71 3.5 40.7 1063 6 7
44 Herman Heard 27 rb 12 5 106 438 0 20 4.1 36.5 8.8 20 198 9.9 0 32 1.7 16.5 636 0 2
35 Christian Okoye 27 FB 9 9 105 473 3 48 4.5 52.6 11.7 8 51 6.4 0 12 0.9 5.7 524 3 1
21 James Saxon 22 fb 16 4 60 236 2 14 3.9 14.8 3.8 19 177 9.3 0 22 1.2 11.1 413 2 0
32 Larry Moriarty 30 rb 9 3 20 62 0 9 3.1 6.9 2.2 6 40 6.7 0 12 0.7 4.4 102 0 0
17 Steve DeBerg 34 QB 13 11 18 30 1 13 1.7 2.3 1.4 30 1 1
9 Bill Kenney 33 qb 16 5 2 4 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.1 4 0 1
88 Carlos Carson 30 WR 14 14 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 46 711 15.5 3 80 3.3 50.8 712 3 0
82 Kitrick Taylor 24 PR 16 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 9 105 11.7 0 36 0.6 6.6 107 0 1
2 Kelly Goodburn 26 P 16 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 0.9 0.1 15 0 0
83 Stephone Paige 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 902 14.8 7 49 3.8 56.4 902 7 2
86 Emile Harry 25 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 362 13.9 1 38 1.6 22.6 362 1 0
85 Jonathan Hayes 26 TE 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 233 10.6 1 25 1.4 14.6 233 1 0
87 Alfredo Roberts 23 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 104 10.4 0 20 0.6 6.5 104 0 0
81 Darrell Colbert 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3 0.3 -1.0 -3 0 1
48 Kenny Gamble 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -7 -7.0 0 -7 0.1 -0.4 -7 0 1
Team Total 26.3 16 448 1713 8 48 3.8 107.1 28.0 282 3484 12.4 16 80 17.6 217.8 5197 24 21
Opp Total 16 609 2592 23 4.3 162.0 38.1 214 2434 11.4 12 13.4 152.1 5026 35 30

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
82 Kitrick Taylor 24 PR 16 0 29 187 0 16 6.4 5 80 0 19 16.0 374
26 Paul Palmer 24 KR/RB 15 11 23 364 0 23 15.8 1427
48 Kenny Gamble 23 16 0 15 291 0 31 19.4 284
25 David Hollis 23 2 0 3 28 0 15 9.3 6 106 0 28 17.7 134
60 Byron Ingram 24 rg 12 5 2 16 0 9 8.0 16
41 Keyvan Jenkins 27 2 0 2 12 0 12 6.0 12
21 James Saxon 22 fb 16 4 2 40 0 27 20.0 453
27 Kevin Porter 22 ss 15 7 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Team Total 26.3 16 32 215 0 16 6.7 56 925 0 31 16.5 6338
Opp Total 16 48 473 0 9.9 57 1380 2 24.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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
2 Kelly Goodburn 26 P 16 0 76 3059 59 0 40.3
8 Nick Lowery 32 K 16 0 8 7 11 9 10 8 3 3 32 27 84.4% 23 23 100.0%
Team Total 26.3 16 8 7 11 9 10 8 3 3 32 27 84.4% 23 23 100.0% 76 3059 59 0 40.3
Opp Total 16 24 16 66.7% 39 38 97.4% 63 2533 40.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
31 Kevin Ross 26 RCB 15 14 1 0 0 0 0 99 0
50 Jack Del Rio 25 LOLB 15 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 77 0
90 Neil Smith 22 lde 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 2.5 53 0
29 Albert Lewis* 28 LCB 14 12 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 45 0 1
20 Deron Cherry*+ 29 FS 16 16 7 51 0 24 0 0 0 6 10 0
57 Chris Martin 28 6 0 5 0
26 Paul Palmer 24 KR/RB 15 11 0 7 1 0 0
54 Tim Cofield 25 ROLB 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.5
56 Dino Hackett* 24 RILB 13 13 0 0 1 0 0 3.0 1
63 Bill Maas 26 NT 8 8 4.0 1
83 Stephone Paige 27 WR 16 16 0 2 2 0 0
27 Kevin Porter 22 ss 15 7 0 1 2 0 0 0.5
67 Mike Stensrud 32 lde 13 5 1 5 0 5 0 2.5
99 Mike Bell 31 RDE 12 12 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
52 Angelo Snipes 25 lolb 15 8 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
34 Lloyd Burruss 31 SS 10 9 2 57 0 32 0
81 Darrell Colbert 24 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
48 Kenny Gamble 23 16 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
98 Leonard Griffin 26 LDE 15 9 2.0
44 Herman Heard 27 rb 12 5 0 2 0 0 0
24 J.C. Pearson 25 lcb 16 6 2 8 0 7 0
77 Rich Baldinger 29 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
58 Tom Baugh 25 C 12 10 0 1 0 -9 0
17 Steve DeBerg 34 QB 13 11 0 1 0 0 0
59 Andy Hawkins 30 lb 7 3 0 0 1 0 0
23 Greg Hill 27 15 0 1 24 0 24 0
25 David Hollis 23 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
41 Keyvan Jenkins 27 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
9 Bill Kenney 33 qb 16 5 0 1 0 0 0
35 Christian Okoye 27 FB 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
70 Jerome Sally 29 nt 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
21 James Saxon 22 fb 16 4 0 0 1 0 0
82 Kitrick Taylor 24 PR 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 18 166 0 32 0 1 21 22 1 0 23.0 279 0 3
Opp Total 16 30 17 43

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
8 Nick Lowery 32 K 16 0 23 23 27 32 104
83 Stephone Paige 27 WR 16 16 7 7 42
26 Paul Palmer 24 KR/RB 15 11 2 4 6 36
88 Carlos Carson 30 WR 14 14 3 3 18
35 Christian Okoye 27 FB 9 9 3 3 18
21 James Saxon 22 fb 16 4 2 2 12
17 Steve DeBerg 34 QB 13 11 1 1 6
86 Emile Harry 25 wr 16 2 1 1 6
85 Jonathan Hayes 26 TE 16 9 1 1 6
56 Dino Hackett* 24 RILB 13 13 1 2
29 Albert Lewis* 28 LCB 14 12 1 2
63 Bill Maas 26 NT 8 8 1 2
Team Total 26.3 16 8 16 24 23 23 27 32 3 260
Opp Total 16 23 12 2 1 1 38 39 16 24 320

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1988-09-11 @ SEA L, 10-31 4 15 pass Stephone Paige 15 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
2 1988-09-18 DEN W, 20-13 2 6 pass Carlos Carson 6 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
3 1988-09-18 DEN W, 20-13 3 14 pass Paul Palmer 14 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
4 1988-09-25 SDG L, 23-24 2 71 pass Paul Palmer 71 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
5 1988-09-25 SDG L, 23-24 2 2 pass Stephone Paige 2 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
6 1988-09-25 SDG L, 23-24 3 6 pass Paul Palmer 6 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
7 1988-10-02 @ NYJ T, 17-17 4 80 pass Carlos Carson 80 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
8 1988-10-02 @ NYJ T, 17-17 4 8 pass Emile Harry 8 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
9 1988-10-16 RAI L, 17-27 2 48 pass Paul Palmer 48 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
10 1988-10-16 RAI L, 17-27 4 25 pass Stephone Paige 25 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
11 1988-10-30 @ RAI L, 10-17 2 3 rush Paul Palmer 3 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
12 1988-11-13 CIN W, 31-28 3 17 pass Stephone Paige 17 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
13 1988-11-13 CIN W, 31-28 4 1 rush Christian Okoye 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
14 1988-11-20 SEA W, 27-24 1 2 rush James Saxon 2 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
15 1988-11-20 SEA W, 27-24 2 2 rush Christian Okoye 2 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
16 1988-11-20 SEA W, 27-24 4 1 rush Steve DeBerg 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
17 1988-11-27 @ PIT L, 10-16 2 4 pass Stephone Paige 4 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
18 1988-12-04 NYJ W, 38-34 1 40 pass Carlos Carson 40 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
19 1988-12-04 NYJ W, 38-34 1 41 pass Stephone Paige 41 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
20 1988-12-04 NYJ W, 38-34 2 33 pass Stephone Paige 33 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
21 1988-12-04 NYJ W, 38-34 4 1 rush Christian Okoye 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
22 1988-12-04 NYJ W, 38-34 4 1 rush James Saxon 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
23 1988-12-18 @ SDG L, 13-24 1 26 rush Paul Palmer 26 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
24 1988-12-18 @ SDG L, 13-24 1 4 pass Jonathan Hayes 4 yard pass from Steve DeBerg

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1988-09-11 @ SEA L, 10-31 2 1 rush Curt Warner 1 yard rush (Norm Johnson kick)
2 1988-09-11 @ SEA L, 10-31 2 3 rush Curt Warner 3 yard rush (Norm Johnson kick)
3 1988-09-11 @ SEA L, 10-31 2 17 pass Brian Blades 17 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
4 1988-09-11 @ SEA L, 10-31 2 0 fumble Jacob Green 0 yard fumble return (Norm Johnson kick)
5 1988-09-18 DEN W, 20-13 2 8 rush Tony Dorsett 8 yard rush (Rich Karlis kick)
6 1988-09-25 SDG L, 23-24 1 38 pass Quinn Early 38 yard pass from Babe Laufenberg (Vince Abbott kick)
7 1988-09-25 SDG L, 23-24 1 30 rush Gary Anderson 30 yard rush (Vince Abbott kick)
8 1988-09-25 SDG L, 23-24 4 9 pass Lionel James 9 yard pass from Babe Laufenberg (Vince Abbott kick)
9 1988-10-02 @ NYJ T, 17-17 2 4 rush Johnny Hector 4 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
10 1988-10-02 @ NYJ T, 17-17 4 1 rush Johnny Hector 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
11 1988-10-09 @ HOU L, 6-7 3 4 rush Brent Pease 4 yard rush (Tony Zendejas kick)
12 1988-10-16 RAI L, 17-27 1 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
13 1988-10-16 RAI L, 17-27 2 1 rush Steve Smith 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
14 1988-10-16 RAI L, 17-27 4 4 pass Trey Junkin 4 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein
15 1988-10-16 RAI L, 17-27 4 1 rush Bo Jackson 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
16 1988-10-23 DET L, 6-7 2 14 pass Jeff Chadwick 14 yard pass from Rusty Hilger (Eddie Murray kick)
17 1988-10-30 @ RAI L, 10-17 1 22 rush Bo Jackson 22 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
18 1988-10-30 @ RAI L, 10-17 2 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
19 1988-11-06 @ DEN L, 11-17 2 6 pass Vance Johnson 6 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
20 1988-11-06 @ DEN L, 11-17 2 1 rush Sammy Winder 1 yard rush (Rich Karlis kick)
21 1988-11-13 CIN W, 31-28 1 4 rush Ickey Woods 4 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
22 1988-11-13 CIN W, 31-28 2 5 rush Stanley Wilson 5 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
23 1988-11-13 CIN W, 31-28 3 5 rush Boomer Esiason 5 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
24 1988-11-13 CIN W, 31-28 3 98 kickoff Stanford Jennings 98 yard kickoff return (Jim Breech kick)
25 1988-11-20 SEA W, 27-24 2 12 pass Ray Butler 12 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
26 1988-11-20 SEA W, 27-24 3 27 interception Terry Taylor 27 yard interception return (Norm Johnson kick)
27 1988-11-20 SEA W, 27-24 4 14 pass Brian Blades 14 yard pass from Dave Krieg (Norm Johnson kick)
28 1988-11-27 @ PIT L, 10-16 2 10 rush Merril Hoge 10 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
29 1988-12-04 NYJ W, 38-34 1 42 pass Mickey Shuler 42 yard pass from Pat Ryan (Pat Leahy kick)
30 1988-12-04 NYJ W, 38-34 2 2 pass Al Toon 2 yard pass from Pat Ryan (Pat Leahy kick)
31 1988-12-04 NYJ W, 38-34 3 6 rush Johnny Hector 6 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
32 1988-12-04 NYJ W, 38-34 4 1 rush Johnny Hector 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
33 1988-12-11 @ NYG L, 12-28 1 12 pass Mark Bavaro 12 yard pass from Phil Simms (Paul McFadden kick)
34 1988-12-11 @ NYG L, 12-28 3 24 pass Mark Bavaro 24 yard pass from Phil Simms (Paul McFadden kick)
35 1988-12-11 @ NYG L, 12-28 4 2 rush Ottis Anderson 2 yard rush (Paul McFadden kick)
36 1988-12-11 @ NYG L, 12-28 4 5 rush Maurice Carthon 5 yard rush (Paul McFadden kick)
37 1988-12-18 @ SDG L, 13-24 1 9 rush Gary Anderson 9 yard rush (Steve DeLine kick)
38 1988-12-18 @ SDG L, 13-24 2 5 rush Mark Malone 5 yard rush (Steve DeLine kick)
39 1988-12-18 @ SDG L, 13-24 3 94 kickoff Jamie Holland 94 yard kickoff return (Steve DeLine kick)