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1997 Kansas City Chiefs

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.4, Offense: 1.8, Defense: 6.6, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 375 points (23.4/g), 5th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 232 points (14.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 143 points (8.9/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.1-3.9.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Paul Hackett
 Defensive Coordinator: Gunther Cunningham
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike McCarthy (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
 Training Camp: UW River Falls (River Falls, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Lamar Hunt
President/General Manager Carl Peterson
Offensive Scheme West Coast
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 375 5064 1054 4.8 20 10 23 315 281 493 2893 20 10 5.5 163 529 2171 15 4.1 129
Team Defense 232 4880 974 5.0 34 13 26 278 271 507 3259 15 21 5.8 158 413 1621 8 3.9 94
Lg Rank Offense 5 14 2 7 6 23 24 14 3 20 3 5 9 12
Lg Rank Defense 1 11 4 13 7 10 16 6 4 16 5 7 3 16

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore L 0-1 @ Denver Broncos 3 19 12 241 108 133 1 20 378 232 146
2 Mon September 8 boxscore W 1-1 @ Oakland Raiders 28 27 21 428 300 128 3 22 389 281 108 2
3 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-1 Buffalo Bills 22 16 17 267 160 107 16 325 275 50 2
4 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-1 @ Carolina Panthers 35 14 18 331 214 117 1 24 364 278 86 5
5 Sun September 28 boxscore W OT 4-1 Seattle Seahawks 20 17 29 466 263 203 3 16 376 220 156 1
6 Sun October 5 boxscore L 4-2 @ Miami Dolphins 14 17 14 259 163 96 19 337 254 83
7 Bye Week
8 Thu October 16 boxscore W 5-2 San Diego Chargers 31 3 25 313 224 89 1 12 258 189 69 2
9 Sun October 26 boxscore W 6-2 @ St. Louis Rams 28 20 19 255 168 87 20 360 261 99 4
10 Mon November 3 boxscore W 7-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 13 10 24 392 209 183 2 12 235 93 142 1
11 Sun November 9 boxscore L 7-3 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 10 24 22 413 265 148 5 16 332 182 150 2
12 Sun November 16 boxscore W 8-3 Denver Broncos 24 22 15 202 96 106 1 26 329 194 135 1
13 Sun November 23 boxscore W 9-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 19 14 22 324 204 120 2 18 291 223 68 3
14 Sun November 30 boxscore W 10-3 San Francisco 49ers 44 9 22 340 187 153 1 13 279 152 127 3
15 Sun December 7 boxscore W 11-3 Oakland Raiders 30 0 27 418 204 214 5 93 57 36 1
16 Sun December 14 boxscore W 12-3 @ San Diego Chargers 29 7 14 239 108 131 22 282 219 63 2
17 Sun December 21 boxscore W 13-3 New Orleans Saints 25 13 14 176 20 156 17 252 149 103 5
Playoffs
Division Sun January 4 boxscore L 13-4 Denver Broncos 10 14 18 303 226 77 16 272 163 109 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
11 Elvis Grbac 27 QB 10 10 8-2-0 179 314 57.0% 1943 11 3.5 6 1.9 55 6.2 6.0 10.9 194.3 79.1 19 150 5.38 5.23 5.7 2 3
12 Rich Gannon 32 qb 9 6 5-1-0 98 175 56.0% 1144 7 4.0 4 2.3 47 6.5 6.3 11.7 127.1 79.8 13 86 5.63 5.41 6.9 1 1
32 Marcus Allen 37 16 0 2 2 100.0% 15 2 100.0 0 0.0 14 7.5 27.5 7.5 0.9 137.5 0 0 7.50 27.50 0.0
5 Louie Aguiar 31 P 16 0 1 1 100.0% 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 35.0 35.0 2.2 118.7 0 0 35.00 35.00 0.0
8 Billy Joe Tolliver 31 3 0 1 1 100.0% -8 0 0.0 0 0.0 -8 -8.0 -8.0 -8.0 -2.7 79.2 0 0 -8.00 -8.00 0.0
Team Total 28.2 16 13-3-0 281 493 57.0% 3129 20 4.1 10 2.0 55 6.3 6.2 11.1 195.6 81.1 32 236 5.51 5.42 6.1 3 4
Opp Total 16 271 507 53.5% 3618 15 3.0 21 4.1 7.1 5.86 13.4 226.1 69.0 54 359 5.8 4.7 9.6

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 Greg Hill 25 RB 16 16 157 550 0 38 3.5 34.4 9.8 12 126 10.5 0 39 0.8 7.9 676 0 1
32 Marcus Allen 37 16 0 124 505 11 30 4.1 31.6 7.8 11 86 7.8 0 18 0.7 5.4 591 11 4
30 Donnell Bennett 25 rb 14 1 94 369 1 14 3.9 26.4 6.7 7 5 0.7 0 4 0.5 0.4 374 1 0
38 Kimble Anders* 31 FB 15 14 79 397 0 43 5.0 26.5 5.3 59 453 7.7 2 55 3.9 30.2 850 2 3
12 Rich Gannon 32 qb 9 6 33 109 2 13 3.3 12.1 3.7 109 2 5
11 Elvis Grbac 27 QB 10 10 30 168 1 20 5.6 16.8 3.0 168 1 1
87 Tamarick Vanover 23 KR/PR 16 0 5 50 0 17 10.0 3.1 0.3 7 92 13.1 0 42 0.4 5.8 142 0 6
49 Tony Richardson 26 14 0 2 11 0 6 5.5 0.8 0.1 3 6 2.0 3 3 0.2 0.4 17 3 0
5 Louie Aguiar 31 P 16 0 2 11 0 6 5.5 0.7 0.1 11 0 0
8 Billy Joe Tolliver 31 3 0 2 -1 0 0 -0.5 -0.3 0.7 -1 0 1
89 Andre Rison* 30 WR 16 16 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 72 1092 15.2 7 45 4.5 68.3 1094 7 0
48 Ted Popson 31 TE 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 320 9.1 2 21 2.7 24.6 320 2 0
88 Tony Gonzalez 21 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 368 11.2 2 30 2.1 23.0 368 2 0
80 Lake Dawson 25 WR 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 273 13.0 2 27 1.9 24.8 273 2 0
83 Danan Hughes 27 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 65 9.3 2 14 0.4 4.1 65 2 0
85 Brett Perriman 32 wr 5 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 83 13.8 0 27 1.2 16.6 83 0 0
82 Derrick Walker 30 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 60 12.0 0 22 0.3 3.8 60 0 0
84 Joe Horn 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 65 32.5 0 47 0.3 8.1 65 0 0
81 Kevin Lockett 23 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 35 35.0 0 35 0.1 3.9 35 0 0
Team Total 28.2 16 529 2171 15 43 4.1 135.7 33.1 281 3129 11.1 20 55 17.6 195.6 5300 35 21
Opp Total 16 413 1621 8 3.9 101.3 25.8 271 3259 12.0 15 16.9 203.7 4880 23 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
87 Tamarick Vanover 23 KR/PR 16 0 35 383 1 82 10.9 51 1308 1 94 25.6 1833
38 Kimble Anders* 31 FB 15 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 850
83 Danan Hughes 27 wr 16 1 1 21 0 21 21.0 86
51 Greg Manusky 31 lb 16 1 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Team Total 28.2 16 35 383 1 82 10.9 54 1345 1 94 24.9 7028
Opp Total 16 39 255 0 6.5 80 1672 0 20.9

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
5 Louie Aguiar 31 P 16 0 82 3465 65 0 42.3
10 Pete Stoyanovich 30 K 16 0 9 9 3 3 13 12 2 2 27 26 96.3%% 36 35 97.2%% 1 24 24 0 24.0
Team Total 28.2 16 9 9 3 3 13 12 2 2 27 26 96.3%% 36 35 97.2%% 83 3489 65 0 42.0
Opp Total 16 33 24 72.7%% 22 22 100.0%% 84 3469 41.3

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
59 Donnie Edwards 24 RILB 16 16 2.5 2 15 0 12 0 4 0 1 0 0 80 20
50 Anthony Davis 28 ROLB 15 15 3.5 1 0 1 2 0 69 19
21 Jerome Woods 24 FS 16 16 1.0 4 57 0 27 0 2 0 2 13 0 67 19
25 Reggie Tongue 24 SS 16 16 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 67 21
40 James Hasty* 32 RCB 16 15 2.0 3 22 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 62 12
92 Dan Williams 28 rde 15 6 10.5 2 0 2 2 0 35 12
29 Mark McMillian 27 db 16 2 8 274 3 87 0 1 0 0 0 0 42 1
58 Derrick Thomas* 30 LOLB 12 10 9.5 3 0 0 0 0 28 6 1
93 John Browning 24 RDE 14 13 4.0 0 0 1 0 0 29 4
99 Vaughn Booker 29 LDE 13 13 4.0 0 0 1 0 0 25 5
90 Terry Wooden 30 LILB 15 8 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 26 4
77 Pellom McDaniels 29 lolb 16 6 3.5 1 0 1 0 0 20 3
56 Wayne Simmons 28 lilb 10 8 3.5 17 7
71 Tom Barndt 25 dt 16 1 2.0 11 6
44 Darren Anderson 28 11 0 2.0 1 55 1 55 0 9 1
75 Joe Phillips 34 NT 15 15 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 7 3 1
51 Greg Manusky 31 lb 16 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 0
55 Troy Dumas 25 8 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
87 Tamarick Vanover 23 KR/PR 16 0 0 6 1 0 0
32 Marcus Allen 37 16 0 0 4 2 0 0
12 Rich Gannon 32 qb 9 6 0 5 0 0 0
95 Michael Dean Perry 32 dt 1 0 1 3
38 Kimble Anders* 31 FB 15 14 0 3 1 0 0
94 Kerry Hicks 25 2 0 2 0
23 Clyde Johnson 27 15 0 1 2
54 Tracy Simien 30 16 0 2 0
34 Dale Carter* 28 LCB 16 15 2 9 0 9 0
83 Danan Hughes 27 wr 16 1 0 0 2 7 1
91 Ty Parten 28 2 0 1 0
31 Kevin Ross 35 5 0 1 0
8 Billy Joe Tolliver 31 3 0 0 1 1 -1 0
11 Elvis Grbac 27 QB 10 10 0 1 0 0 0
61 Tim Grunhard 29 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
27 Greg Hill 25 RB 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
79 Dave Szott+ 30 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 28.2 16 54.0 21 432 4 87 0 19 21 22 23 1 610 148 2
Opp Total 16 32 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
10 Pete Stoyanovich 30 K 16 0 35 26 113
32 Marcus Allen 37 16 0 11 11 66
89 Andre Rison* 30 WR 16 16 7 7 42
83 Danan Hughes 27 wr 16 1 2 1 3 18
29 Mark McMillian 27 db 16 2 3 3 18
49 Tony Richardson 26 14 0 3 3 18
88 Tony Gonzalez 21 16 0 2 2 1 14
87 Tamarick Vanover 23 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 2 1 14
38 Kimble Anders* 31 FB 15 14 2 2 12
80 Lake Dawson 25 WR 11 11 2 2 12
12 Rich Gannon 32 qb 9 6 2 2 12
48 Ted Popson 31 TE 13 12 2 2 12
44 Darren Anderson 28 11 0 1 1 6
30 Donnell Bennett 25 rb 14 1 1 1 6
11 Elvis Grbac 27 QB 10 10 1 1 6
75 Joe Phillips 34 NT 15 15 1 2
58 Derrick Thomas* 30 LOLB 12 10 1 2
Team Total 28.2 16 15 20 1 1 1 4 42 2 35 26 3 373
Opp Total 16 8 15 22 24 232

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-09-08 @ OAK W, 28-27 2 5 pass Kimble Anders 5 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
2 1997-09-08 @ OAK W, 28-27 3 55 interception Darren Anderson 55 yard interception return (pass failed)
3 1997-09-08 @ OAK W, 28-27 4 33 pass Andre Rison 33 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (pass failed)
4 1997-09-14 BUF W, 22-16 4 94 kickoff Tamarick Vanover 94 yard kickoff return (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
5 1997-09-14 BUF W, 22-16 4 1 pass Tony Richardson 1 yard pass from Elvis Grbac
6 1997-09-21 @ CAR W, 35-14 1 55 pass Kimble Anders 55 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
7 1997-09-21 @ CAR W, 35-14 2 18 pass Andre Rison 18 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
8 1997-09-21 @ CAR W, 35-14 3 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
9 1997-09-21 @ CAR W, 35-14 4 3 pass Tony Richardson 3 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
10 1997-09-21 @ CAR W, 35-14 4 62 interception Mark McMillian 62 yard interception return (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
11 1997-09-28 SEA W, 20-17 2 8 rush Marcus Allen 8 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
12 1997-09-28 SEA W, 20-17 3 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
13 1997-10-05 @ MIA L, 14-17 2 16 pass Andre Rison 16 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
14 1997-10-05 @ MIA L, 14-17 2 21 pass Tony Gonzalez 21 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
15 1997-10-16 SDG W, 31-3 1 1 rush Elvis Grbac 1 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
16 1997-10-16 SDG W, 31-3 2 10 pass Andre Rison 10 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
17 1997-10-16 SDG W, 31-3 2 5 pass Andre Rison 5 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
18 1997-10-16 SDG W, 31-3 4 6 rush Marcus Allen 6 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
19 1997-10-26 @ STL W, 28-20 2 21 pass Lake Dawson 21 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Tamarick Vanover pass from Elvis Grbac)
20 1997-10-26 @ STL W, 28-20 3 2 rush Marcus Allen 2 yard rush (Tony Gonzalez pass from Elvis Grbac)
21 1997-11-03 PIT W, 13-10 2 14 pass Danan Hughes 14 yard pass from Marcus Allen (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
22 1997-11-09 @ JAX L, 10-24 4 7 fumble Danan Hughes 7 yard fumble return (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
23 1997-11-16 DEN W, 24-22 2 6 rush Marcus Allen 6 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
24 1997-11-16 DEN W, 24-22 2 5 pass Danan Hughes 5 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
25 1997-11-16 DEN W, 24-22 3 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
26 1997-11-23 @ SEA W, 19-14 1 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
27 1997-11-23 @ SEA W, 19-14 3 1 rush Rich Gannon 1 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
28 1997-11-30 SFO W, 44-9 1 6 pass Andre Rison 6 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
29 1997-11-30 SFO W, 44-9 2 2 pass Tony Gonzalez 2 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
30 1997-11-30 SFO W, 44-9 2 3 rush Marcus Allen 3 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
31 1997-11-30 SFO W, 44-9 2 1 pass Ted Popson 1 yard pass from Marcus Allen (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
32 1997-11-30 SFO W, 44-9 4 29 pass Andre Rison 29 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
33 1997-11-30 SFO W, 44-9 4 12 interception Mark McMillian 12 yard interception return (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
34 1997-12-07 OAK W, 30-0 1 9 rush Donnell Bennett 9 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
35 1997-12-07 OAK W, 30-0 2 5 rush Rich Gannon 5 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
36 1997-12-07 OAK W, 30-0 4 2 pass Tony Richardson 2 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
37 1997-12-14 @ SDG W, 29-7 1 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
38 1997-12-14 @ SDG W, 29-7 2 21 pass Lake Dawson 21 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
39 1997-12-14 @ SDG W, 29-7 4 87 interception Mark McMillian 87 yard interception return (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
40 1997-12-21 NOR W, 25-13 2 82 punt Tamarick Vanover 82 yard punt return (pass failed)
41 1997-12-21 NOR W, 25-13 4 3 rush Marcus Allen 3 yard rush (pass failed)
42 1997-12-21 NOR W, 25-13 4 3 pass Ted Popson 3 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-08-31 @ DEN W, 19-3 4 10 rush Terrell Davis 10 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
2 1997-09-08 @ OAK L, 27-28 1 10 rush Napoleon Kaufman 10 yard rush (Cole Ford kick)
3 1997-09-08 @ OAK L, 27-28 3 37 pass Rickey Dudley 37 yard pass from Jeff George (Cole Ford kick)
4 1997-09-08 @ OAK L, 27-28 3 16 pass Rickey Dudley 16 yard pass from Jeff George (Cole Ford kick)
5 1997-09-14 BUF L, 16-22 3 77 pass Andre Reed 77 yard pass from Todd Collins (Steve Christie kick)
6 1997-09-21 @ CAR L, 14-35 2 8 rush Fred Lane 8 yard rush (John Kasay kick)
7 1997-09-21 @ CAR L, 14-35 4 19 pass Wesley Walls 19 yard pass from Kerry Collins (John Kasay kick)
8 1997-09-28 SEA L, 17-20 1 41 pass Joey Galloway 41 yard pass from Warren Moon (Todd Peterson kick)
9 1997-09-28 SEA L, 17-20 3 54 pass James McKnight 54 yard pass from Warren Moon (Todd Peterson kick)
10 1997-10-05 @ MIA W, 17-14 1 10 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 10 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
11 1997-10-05 @ MIA W, 17-14 2 7 pass Bernie Parmalee 7 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
12 1997-10-26 @ STL L, 20-28 1 12 pass Isaac Bruce 12 yard pass from Tony Banks (Jeff Wilkins kick)
13 1997-10-26 @ STL L, 20-28 2 1 rush Lawrence Phillips 1 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
14 1997-11-03 PIT L, 10-13 1 44 pass Courtney Hawkins 44 yard pass from Kordell Stewart (Norm Johnson kick)
15 1997-11-09 @ JAX W, 24-10 1 5 pass Pete Mitchell 5 yard pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis kick)
16 1997-11-09 @ JAX W, 24-10 2 1 rush James Stewart 1 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
17 1997-11-09 @ JAX W, 24-10 2 14 rush Natrone Means 14 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
18 1997-11-16 DEN L, 22-24 2 5 pass Shannon Sharpe 5 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
19 1997-11-23 @ SEA L, 14-19 1 20 pass Joey Galloway 20 yard pass from Warren Moon (Todd Peterson kick)
20 1997-11-23 @ SEA L, 14-19 2 22 rush Steve Broussard 22 yard rush (Todd Peterson kick)
21 1997-12-14 @ SDG L, 7-29 2 14 pass Eric Metcalf 14 yard pass from Craig Whelihan (Greg Davis kick)
22 1997-12-21 NOR L, 13-25 3 32 pass Keith Poole 32 yard pass from Billy Joe Hobert (Doug Brien kick)
23 1997-12-21 NOR L, 13-25 4 14 pass Keith Poole 14 yard pass from Danny Wuerffel (run failed)