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1972 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Western Division 8-6-0 .571
Head Coach: Hank Stram
Offensive BacksJohn Beake
Defensive BacksTom Bettis
ReceiversDarrel Brewster
LinebackersWalt Corey
Assistant CoachTommy O'Boyle
Defensive LineTom Pratt
Offensive LineBill Walsh
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/29/1972NNew York Giants23-17WCanton, OHFawcett Stadium19307
Sat8/5/1972AChicago Bears24-10WSouth Bend, INNotre Dame Stadium32391
Sat8/12/1972HSt. Louis Cardinals24-14WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium78190
Mon8/21/1972HBaltimore Colts17-23LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium76882
Sun8/27/1972HLos Angeles Rams19-13WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium77064
Sat9/2/1972HDallas Cowboys20-10WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium79592
Sat9/9/1972AGreen Bay Packers0-20LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47281
Sun9/17/1972HMiami Dolphins10-20LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium79829
Mon9/25/1972ANew Orleans Saints20-17WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium70793
Sun10/1/1972ADenver Broncos45-24WDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Sun10/8/1972ACleveland Browns31-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83819
Sun10/15/1972HCincinnati Bengals16-23LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium79068
Sun10/22/1972HPhiladelphia Eagles20-21LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium78389
Sun10/29/1972ASan Diego Chargers26-14WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54533
Sun11/5/1972HOakland Raiders27-14WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium82094
Sun11/12/1972APittsburgh Steelers7-16LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350
Sun11/19/1972HSan Diego Chargers17-27LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium79011
Sun11/26/1972AOakland Raiders3-26LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54801
Sun12/3/1972HDenver Broncos24-21WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium66725
Sun12/10/1972HBaltimore Colts24-10WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium44175
Sun12/17/1972AAtlanta Falcons17-14WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58860
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
1Mike AdamleRB5'919723Northwestern14
48Nate AllenLCB5'1017024Texas Southern14
78Bobby BellLLB6'422832Minnesota14
55Keith BestLLB6'322022Kansas State6
87Aaron BrownRDE6'526329Minnesota12
86Buck BuchananRDT6'727933Grambling State14
71Ed BuddeLOG6'526132Michigan State13
61Curley CulpLDT6'126526Arizona State14
60George DaneyROG6'424026Detroit Mercy; Texas-El Paso14
16Len DawsonQB6'019037Purdue1412
83Willie FrazierTE6'423030Arkansas-Pine Bluff14
79Larry GagnerLOG6'324029Florida7
38Wendell HayesRB6'122132Oakland JC; Humboldt State13
73Dave HillROT6'525931Auburn14
21Dennis HomanWR6'118126Alabama7
41Bruce JankowskiWR5'1118523Ohio State4
46Jim KearneyLS6'220529Prairie View A&M14
31Jeff KinneyRB6'221523Nebraska9
63Willie LanierMLB6'124527Morgan State13
10Mike LivingstonQB6'320927Southern Methodist52
82Ed LothamerDT6'526130Michigan State2
51Jim LynchRLB6'123227Notre Dame14
40Jim MarsalisLCB5'1119427Tennessee State14
22Larry MarshallRCB5'1019522Maryland110
76Mo MoormanROG6'523227Kentucky; Texas A&M13
50Mike OriardC6'422324Notre Dame14
35Jim OtisRB6'022024Ohio State10
14Ed PodolakRB6'120425Iowa13
15Kerry ReardonLS5'1118023Iowa7
58Jack RudnayC6'324025Northwestern14
67George SealsRDT6'326030Missouri11
20Mike SensibaughRS5'1119123Ohio State14
70Sid SmithLOT6'426024Southern California14
66Bob SteinLB6'223524Minnesota8
3Jan StenerudK6'218830Montana State140
88Morris StroudTE6'1025526Clark Atlanta14
89Otis TaylorWR6'221530Prairie View A&M14
18Emmitt ThomasRCB6'219229Bishop14
77Jim TyrerLOT6'628333Ohio State14
81Marv UpshawLDE6'325326Trinity (Texas)14
54Clyde WernerRLB6'422525Washington14
26Robert WestWR6'421822San Diego Mesa JC; San Diego State11
44Jerrel WilsonP6'422231Pearl River CC; Southern Mississippi140
17Elmo WrightWR6'019023Houston7
99Wilbur YoungRDE-LDE6'628523William Penn1413
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jeff Kinney123RBNebraska
Andy Hamilton497WRLouisiana Statefrom CLE
Milt Davis5127DETexas-Arlington
John Kahler6153DELong Beach State
Dean Carlson7179QBIowa State
Scott Mahoney8205GColorado
Dave Taylor9231DTWeber State
Rich Ruppert10257THawaii
Elbert Walker11283TWisconsin
Mike Williams12309DTOregon
Tyler Hellams13335DBSouth Carolina
Dave Chaney14360LBSan Jose State
Larry Marshall15387DBMaryland
Bob Johnson16413DEHanover
Ted Washington17439LBMississippi Valley State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals20908592
Opponents Totals55983764
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals245118116117920139.369653
Opponents Totals22793116186218433.766643
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jan Stenerud03232100.0213658.3095
Ed Podolak60000036
Otis Taylor60000036
Willie Frazier50000030
Jim Kearney40000024
Wendell Hayes30000018
Robert West30000018
Mike Adamle1000006
Bobby Bell1000006
Dennis Homan1000006
Jeff Kinney1000006
Morris Stroud1000006
Team Totals323232100.0213658.30287
Opponents Totals30293096.7153148.40254
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jan Stenerud213658.33/33/49/135/91/7
Team Totals213658.33/33/49/135/91/7
Opponents Totals153148.45/5/1/4/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ed Podolak1716153.6304
Wendell Hayes1285364.2280
Mike Adamle733034.2191
Mike Livingston141339.5510
Jeff Kinney381223.2161
Jim Otis29923.2120
Len Dawson15755.0200
Elmo Wright12424.0240
Otis Taylor5132.6110
Robert West221.0100
Team Totals47619154.0516
Opponents Totals45318054.04512
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Len Dawson30517557.411818356.010.544134.3123.928255158072.8
Mike Livingston784152.6294806.211.736t79.0810.364243861.9
Jerrel Wilson11100.002020.020.02000.000.00020118.8
Team Totals38421756.514723356.110.844205.2205.234297203870.2
Opponents Totals36818650.515828437.715.367t174.6246.532261258264.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Otis Taylor5782114.4446
Ed Podolak463457.527t2
Wendell Hayes312959.529t3
Mike Adamle15765.1110
Willie Frazier1317213.2355
Dennis Homan1213511.3381
Jim Otis12766.3130
Elmo Wright11817.4140
Robert West916518.342t2
Morris Stroud48020.0441
Jeff Kinney44511.3190
Bruce Jankowski22412.0180
Nate Allen12020.0200
Team Totals217233510.84420
Opponents Totals186284315.367t17
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Sensibaugh8658.1350
Jim Kearney519238.465t4
Bobby Bell35618.761t1
Emmitt Thomas24623.0260
Jim Marsalis22010.0190
Willie Lanier221.020
Clyde Werner11111.0110
Nate Allen144.040
Team Totals2439616.565t5
Opponents Totals2027813.9330
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jerrel Wilson66296044.8691328
Team Totals66296044.8691328
Opponents Totals61245740.3560126
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Marshall1851035.7290
Ed Podolak810111.4120
Dennis Homan2094.580
Kerry Reardon1033.030
Team Totals29151264.3290
Opponents Totals3843288.6370
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Marshall2365128.3480
Mike Adamle818523.1370
Ed Podolak711917.0230
Jeff Kinney46315.8250
Kerry Reardon23517.5180
Marv Upshaw144.040
Jim Kearney100.000
Team Totals46105723.0480
Opponents Totals43108325.2420
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Mike Adamle310100
Bobby Bell0001100
Aaron Brown0001130
Ed Budde0010100
Curley Culp0002240
Len Dawson210100
Jim Kearney0002270
Jeff Kinney200000
Willie Lanier0002200
Mike Livingston0010100
Jim Lynch0001100
Jim Marsalis0001100
Larry Marshall311200
Mike Oriard0001100
Jim Otis100000
Ed Podolak1010100
Mike Sensibaugh0003390
Otis Taylor200000
Marv Upshaw0001100
Clyde Werner0002200
Robert West0010181
Jerrel Wilson0001140
Team Totals231671926351
Opponents Totals35191512272
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