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1973 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Western Division 7-5-2 .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
Sat8/4/1973HNew Orleans Saints12-6WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium67216
Mon8/13/1973HDetroit Lions16-17LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium67624
Sat8/18/1973HMinnesota Vikings10-13LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium72676
Sun8/26/1973HGreen Bay Packers16-21LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium75231
Sat9/1/1973ADallas Cowboys16-27LIrving, TXTexas Stadium57468
Fri9/7/1973ASt. Louis Cardinals16-7WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium49486
Sun9/16/1973HLos Angeles Rams13-23LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium62315
Sun9/23/1973ANew England Patriots10-7WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium57918
Sun9/30/1973HOakland Raiders16-3WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium72631
Sun10/7/1973HDenver Broncos16-14WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium71414
Sun10/14/1973AGreen Bay Packers10-10TMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium46583
Sun10/21/1973ACincinnati Bengals6-14LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium56397
Mon10/29/1973ABuffalo Bills14-23LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium76071
Sun11/4/1973ASan Diego Chargers19-0WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50234
Mon11/12/1973HChicago Bears19-7WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium70664
Sun11/18/1973HHouston Oilers38-14WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium68444
Sun11/25/1973ADenver Broncos10-14LDenver, COMile High Stadium51331
Sun12/2/1973HCleveland Browns20-20TKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium70296
Sat12/8/1973AOakland Raiders7-37LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53061
Sun12/16/1973HSan Diego Chargers33-6WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium43755
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
48Nate AllenLCB5-1017025Texas Southern1414
11Pete BeathardQB6-220531Southern California99
78Bobby BellLLB6-422833Minnesota1414
86Buck BuchananRDT6-727934Grambling State1414
71Ed BuddeLOG6-526133Michigan State1212
82Gary ButlerTE6-323522Rice143
61Curley CulpLDT6-126527Arizona State1312
60George DaneyROG-LOG6-424027Detroit Mercy; Texas-El Paso146
16Len DawsonQB6-019038Purdue86
24Willie EllisonRB6-120428Texas Southern107
80Andy HamiltonWR6-319023Louisiana State52
38Wendell HayesRB6-122133Oakland JC; Humboldt State137
73Dave HillROT6-525932Auburn87
74Pat HolmesRDE6-525433Texas Tech101
32Doug JonesS6-220523Arizona State; San Diego CC; Northridge State40
46Jim KearneyLS6-220530Prairie View A&M1414
23Leroy KeyesS6-320826Purdue30
31Jeff KinneyRB6-221524Nebraska141
27Dan KratzerWR6-319424Missouri Valley10
63Willie LanierMLB6-124528Morgan State1414
10Mike LivingstonQB6-320928Southern Methodist88
87John LohmeyerDE6-422922Emporia State70
51Jim LynchRLB6-123228Notre Dame1414
40Jim MarsalisCB5-1119428Tennessee State100
22Larry MarshallCB5-1019523Maryland100
6Warren McVeaRB5-1018227Houston70
76Mo MoormanROG6-523228Kentucky; Texas A&M1310
50Mike OriardC6-422325Notre Dame130
57Al PalewiczLB6-121623Miami (Florida)140
75Francis PeayROT-LOT6-525029Arizona; Cameron JC; Missouri99
14Ed PodolakRB6-120426Iowa1413
15Kerry ReardonCB5-1118024Iowa120
58Jack RudnayC6-324026Northwestern1414
67George SealsLDT6-326031Missouri132
20Mike SensibaughRS5-1119124Ohio State1414
35Dave SmithWR6-120526Waynesburg; Indiana (Pennsylvania)20
3Jan StenerudK6-218831Montana State140
88Morris StroudTE6-1025527Clark Atlanta1411
89Otis TaylorWR6-221531Prairie View A&M1414
18Emmitt ThomasRCB6-219230Bishop1414
77Jim TyrerLOT6-628334Ohio State1212
81Marv UpshawLDE6-325327Trinity (Texas)1414
72Wayne WaltonOL6-524525Abilene Christian140
54Clyde WernerLB6-422526Washington140
26Robert WestWR6-421823San Diego Mesa JC; San Diego State80
44Jerrel WilsonP6-422232Pearl River CC; Southern Mississippi140
17Elmo WrightWR6-019024Houston1111
99Wilbur YoungRDE6-628524William Penn1313
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Gary Butler227TERicefrom HOU
Paul Krause372TCentral Michiganfrom CLE
John Lohmeyer489DEEmporia Statefrom MIN
Fred Grambau5120DEMichigan
Doug Jones6145DBNorthridge State
Donn Smith7173TPurdue
Al Palewicz8197LBMiami (Florida)
Bill Story9223DTSouthern Illinois
Willie Osley10251DBIllinois
Monroe Eley11276RBArizona StateDeclared Ineligible
Tom Ramsey12301DTNorthern Arizona
Paul Metallo13329DBMassachusetts
Albert White14354WRFort Valley State
Wilbur Grooms16407LBTampa
Clayton Korver17431TENorthwestern (Iowa)
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals40575381
Opponents Totals30713556
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2081069397220435.383797
Opponents Totals2099095246920633.563649
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jan Stenerud0212391.3243863.2093
Otis Taylor40000024
Ed Podolak30000018
Gary Butler20000012
Willie Ellison20000012
Wendell Hayes20000012
Mike Livingston20000012
Morris Stroud20000012
Elmo Wright20000012
Pete Beathard1000006
Jeff Kinney1000006
Willie Lanier1000006
John Lohmeyer1000006
Team Totals23212391.3243863.20231
Opponents Totals22212295.5132748.10192
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jan Stenerud243863.25/63/48/108/150/3
Team Totals243863.25/63/48/108/150/3
Opponents Totals132748.12/8/1/2/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ed Podolak2107213.4253
Willie Ellison1084113.8192
Wendell Hayes953523.7272
Jeff Kinney501282.681
Mike Livingston19944.9282
Len Dawson6406.7130
Elmo Wright5295.8130
Pete Beathard6162.7111
Gary Butler2105.090
Warren McVea451.320
Leroy Keyes210.520
Otis Taylor4-14-3.550
Team Totals51117933.52811
Opponents Totals49319564.072t11
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Mike Livingston1457551.7639166.312.24864.174.81612479265.2
Len Dawson1016665.3307257.211.04822.055.01410462172.4
Pete Beathard643148.4323896.112.54423.111.696832171.7
Jerrel Wilson11100.0099.09.0900.000.0009104.2
Leroy Keyes100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Ed Podolak100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals31317355.312720396.511.848103.2134.239296174368.6
Opponents Totals32415748.514619426.012.462t113.4216.538323161951.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ed Podolak554458.1250
Otis Taylor3456516.6464
Wendell Hayes181347.4270
Elmo Wright1625215.8442
Morris Stroud1221618.0482
Jeff Kinney1112611.5250
Willie Ellison9647.1170
Gary Butler812415.5482
Robert West46516.3230
Andy Hamilton23517.5200
Dave Smith22010.0170
Mo Moorman1-1-1.0-10
Leroy Keyes1-6-6.0-60
Team Totals173203911.84810
Opponents Totals157194212.462t11
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Emmitt Thomas36521.7330
Mike Sensibaugh35819.3270
Willie Lanier34715.7291
Jim Kearney33010.0240
Jim Marsalis23618.0360
Kerry Reardon2178.5170
Bobby Bell12424.0240
Buck Buchanan11717.0170
Pat Holmes11717.0170
Jim Lynch199.090
Nate Allen188.080
Team Totals2132815.6361
Opponents Totals1315111.6490
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jerrel Wilson80364245.5681446
Team Totals80364245.5681446
Opponents Totals84360642.9710279
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Marshall2911806.2310
Ed Podolak1111908.2480
Kerry Reardon2594.560
Mike Sensibaugh0100
Team Totals42182796.6480
Opponents Totals4834469.3470
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Marshall1439127.9380
Warren McVea814618.3290
Jeff Kinney513026.0400
Kerry Reardon24522.5230
Clyde Werner11313.0130
Robert West100.000
Team Totals3172523.4400
Opponents Totals40103125.8760
Team Totals38.0323.0Opponents Totals39.0296.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Nate Allen00011160
Pete Beathard100000
Ed Budde0010100
Gary Butler110100
Curley Culp0002200
Len Dawson4000-10
Willie Ellison300000
Wendell Hayes200000
Jim Kearney101100
Leroy Keyes100000
Jeff Kinney210100
Willie Lanier00033100
Mike Livingston410100
John Lohmeyer00011191
Jim Lynch00123230
Jim Marsalis0010100
Larry Marshall330300
Warren McVea100000
Mo Moorman0030300
Ed Podolak710100
Kerry Reardon0001100
Jack Rudnay0010100
George Seals0001100
Mike Sensibaugh00044450
Morris Stroud100000
Otis Taylor210100
Emmitt Thomas101100
Jerrel Wilson110100
Elmo Wright100000
Wilbur Young0001100
Team Totals36201618341121
Opponents Totals33181318310
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