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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 Average Drive
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
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 Opp 0.0 0:00
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 Opp 0.0 0:00
Lg Rank Offense 5 14 2 7 6 23 24 14 3 20 3 5 9 12 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 1 11 4 13 7 10 16 6 4 16 5 7 3 16 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
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. 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
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. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 2 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 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 1 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 3 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 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 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 1 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 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 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 7 281 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. 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 93
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 7051
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
59 Donnie Edwards 24 RILB 16 16 2 15 0 12 0 4 0 1 0 0 2.5 80 20
50 Anthony Davis 28 ROLB 15 15 1 0 1 2 0 3.5 69 19
21 Jerome Woods 24 FS 16 16 4 57 0 27 0 2 0 2 13 0 1.0 67 19
25 Reggie Tongue 24 SS 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.5 67 21
40 James Hasty* 32 RCB 16 15 3 22 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.0 62 12
92 Dan Williams 28 rde 15 6 2 0 2 2 0 10.5 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 3 0 0 0 0 9.5 28 6 1
93 John Browning 24 RDE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0 4.0 29 4
99 Vaughn Booker 29 LDE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0 4.0 25 5
90 Terry Wooden 30 LILB 15 8 1 0 1 0 0 2.0 26 4
77 Pellom McDaniels 29 lolb 16 6 1 0 1 0 0 3.5 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 1 55 1 55 0 2.0 9 1
75 Joe Phillips 34 NT 15 15 0 0 1 0 0 0.5 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 0 0 0 1.0 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 21 432 4 87 0 19 21 22 23 1 54.0 610 148 2
Opp Total 16 30 17 32

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. 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 3 379
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)