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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
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 254 4844 1019 4.8 33 12 24 289 282 528 3131 16 21 5.5 161 448 1713 8 3.8 104
Team Defense 320 5026 1042 4.8 31 13 20 318 214 410 2434 12 18 5.6 136 609 2592 23 4.3 162
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

W# 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. 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
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. 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
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. Player 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 6337
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. 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
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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 77 0
90 Neil Smith 22 lde 13 7 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 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 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Dino Hackett* 24 RILB 13 13 3.0 0 0 1 0 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 0.5 0 1 2 0 0
67 Mike Stensrud 32 lde 13 5 2.5 1 5 0 5 0
99 Mike Bell 31 RDE 12 12 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Angelo Snipes 25 lolb 15 8 2.0 0 0 1 0 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 23.0 18 166 0 32 0 1 21 22 1 0 279 0 3
Opp Total 16 43 30 17

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
8 Nick Lowery 32 K 16 0 23 27 104
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 27 3 254
Opp Total 16 23 12 2 1 1 38 16 320

Touchdown Log

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