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1979 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 5th place American Football Conference Western Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Marv Levy
StrengthRick Abernathy
Defensive LineWalt Corey
ReceiversKay Dalton
Offensive BacksTom Pagna
Defensive BacksDick Roach
Kicking TeamsBobby Ross
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersRod Rust
Offensive LineJoe Spencer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1979AGreen Bay Packers10-14LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field53994
Thu8/9/1979HPhiladelphia Eagles24-21WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium33378
Sat8/18/1979HSt. Louis Cardinals20-3WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium43214
Thu8/23/1979AMinnesota Vikings25-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium39578
Sun9/2/1979HBaltimore Colts14-0WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium50442
Sun9/9/1979HCleveland Browns24-27LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium42181
Sun9/16/1979AHouston Oilers6-20LHouston, TXAstrodome45684
Sun9/23/1979HOakland Raiders35-7WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium67821
Sun9/30/1979ASeattle Seahawks24-6WSeattle, WAKingdome61169
Sun10/7/1979ACincinnati Bengals10-7WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium40041
Sun10/14/1979HDenver Broncos10-24LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium74292
Sun10/21/1979HNew York Giants17-21LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium44362
Sun10/28/1979ADenver Broncos3-20LDenver, COMile High Stadium74908
Sun11/4/1979HSan Diego Chargers14-20LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium59353
Sun11/11/1979HPittsburgh Steelers3-30LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium70132
Sun11/18/1979AOakland Raiders24-21WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53596
Sun11/25/1979ASan Diego Chargers7-28LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50078
Sun12/2/1979HSeattle Seahawks37-21WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium42160
Sun12/9/1979ABaltimore Colts10-7WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium37226
Sun12/16/1979ATampa Bay Buccaneers0-3LTampa, FLTampa Stadium63624
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
90Curtis AndersonDE6'624022Central State (Ohio)60
56Charlie AneC6'123727Michigan State160
26Gary BarbaroFS6'421025Nicholls State1616
85Ed BeckmanWR6'423224Florida State92
99Mike BellRDE6'425522Colorado State113
35Horace BeltonRB5'820024Southeastern Louisiana161
57Jerry BlantonILB6'122523Kentucky160
79Larry BrownOT6'526424Miami (Florida)40
42M.L. CarterRCB5'917324Monterey Peninsula JC; Fullerton State; San Jose State167
41Herb ChristopherSS5'1019425Florida JC; Morris Brown96
44Tim CollierRCB6'017625Texas A&M-Commerce159
65Tom CondonROG6'326527Boston College1616
80Johnnie DirdenWR6'019027Houston JC; Sam Houston State40
84Al DixonTE6'523825Iowa State31
4Steve FullerQB6'419822Clemson1612
23Earl GantFB6'020722Missouri163
83Steve GauntyWR5'1017522Colorado; Northern Colorado90
77Charlie GettyLOT-ROT6'427027Penn State1616
24Gary GreenLCB5'1118724Baylor1616
1Bob GruppP5'1119524Duke160
34Wilbert HaslipRB5'1121223Hawaii50
60Matt HerkenhoffLOT6'425628Minnesota55
75Sylvester HicksRDE6'425224Tennessee State1613
52Tom HowardROLB6'221525Texas Tech1616
51Charles JacksonLILB6'223624Washington124
49Gerald JacksonSS6'119523Mississippi State163
91/90Ken KremerDE-NT6'426022Ball State160
71Dave LindstromDE6'624925Boston University130
10Mike LivingstonQB6'320934Southern Methodist54
54Frank ManumaleugaLILB6'224523UCLA; DeAnza JC; San Jose State1512
89Henry MarshallWR6'221225Missouri1612
22Ted McKnightFB-HB6'120925Minnesota-Duluth1514
21Arnold MorgadoFB5'1120527Michigan State; Hawaii114
70Jim NicholsonROT6'727030Michigan State1510
61Don ParrishNT6'225524Pittsburgh1616
53Whitney PaulLOLB6'422026Colorado1515
20Horace PerkinsCB5'1118025Colorado160
50Cal PetersonLOLB6'321527UCLA161
32Tony ReedHB5'1119724Antelope Valley JC; Colorado1111
31Jerry ReeseSS6'320424Oklahoma77
87Stan RomeWR6'320923Clemson90
55Dave RozumekLB6'122225New Hampshire70
58Jack RudnayC6'324032Northwestern1616
81Tony SamuelsTE-WB6'422925Florida A&M; Bethune-Cookman1613
73Bob SimmonsLOG6'425425Texas1615
86J.T. SmithWR6'218524North Texas1613
59Gary SpaniRILB6'222923Kansas State1616
3Jan StenerudK6'218837Montana State160
67Art StillLDE6'725524Kentucky1616
76Rod WaltersLOG6'325825Iowa162
88Walter WhiteTE6'321628Mesa CC; Maryland63
40Mike WilliamsFB6'322522New Mexico143
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mike Bell12DEColorado State
Steve Fuller123QBClemsonfrom HOU
Frank Manumaleuga485LBSan Jose State
Earl Gant5112RBMissouri
Robert Gaines6140WRWashington
Ken Kremer7167DEBall State
Mike Williams8195RBNew Mexico
Bob Brewer8218GTemplefrom LARM/STL
James Folston9222TECameron
Joe Robinson9229TOhio Statefrom NO
Mike DuPree10251LBFlorida
Gerald Jackson10260DBMississippi Statefrom WAS
Larry Willis10268WRAlcorn Statefrom KC
Stan Rome11277WRClemson
Mike Forrest12305RBArkansas
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals52534093
Opponents Totals64556479
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals24112291287623532.3108971
Opponents Totals2971021692610825941.71181018
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jan Stenerud0282996.6122352.2064
Ted McKnight80000048
J.T. Smith50000030
Arnold Morgado40000024
Mike Williams30000018
Henry Marshall20000012
Gary Barbaro1000006
Horace Belton1000006
Steve Fuller1000006
Earl Gant1000006
Steve Gaunty1000006
Tony Reed1000006
Tony Samuels1000006
Team Totals29282996.6122352.20238
Opponents Totals32313296.9132161.90262
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jan Stenerud122352.20/14/63/45/100/2
Team Totals122352.20/14/63/45/100/2
Opponents Totals132161.91/7/5/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ted McKnight1537554.984t8
Tony Reed1134463.9231
Steve Fuller502645.3491
Mike Williams692613.8221
Arnold Morgado752313.1194
Earl Gant561963.5161
Horace Belton441343.0121
Henry Marshall23417.023t1
Mike Livingston320.750
Wilbert Haslip210.510
Frank Manumaleuga1-3-3.0-30
Stan Rome1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals56923164.184t18
Opponents Totals52218473.5418
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Fuller27014654.111014845.510.24062.2145.237244124055.8
Mike Livingston904448.9424695.210.738t11.144.454942049.7
Bob Grupp100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals36119052.615319535.410.34071.9185.042293166054.2
Opponents Totals52829656.120934046.411.556224.2234.438280312471.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ted McKnight382265.9240
Tony Reed3435210.4400
J.T. Smith3344413.5343
Henry Marshall2133215.838t1
Mike Williams161298.1252
Earl Gant151016.7260
Tony Samuels1414710.5300
Steve Gaunty58717.4231
Arnold Morgado55511.0220
Horace Belton44411.0230
Walter White3155.0120
Ed Beckman22110.5120
Team Totals190195310.3407
Opponents Totals296340411.55622
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Gary Barbaro714220.370t1
Gary Green514829.6570
M.L. Carter33311.0200
Tim Collier24522.5400
Herb Christopher210.510
Whitney Paul12828.0280
Tom Howard11919.0190
Frank Manumaleuga11717.0170
Gerald Jackson144.040
Team Totals2343719.070t1
Opponents Totals1820911.6530
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Grupp89388343.67411123315334837.2
Team Totals90388343.17411123315334837.2
Opponents Totals88341238.8592611612268030.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
J.T. Smith581061210.688t2
Team Totals581061210.688t2
Opponents Totals4983156.4210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Horace Belton2246321.0520
Steve Gaunty1227122.6500
Johnnie Dirden715422.0320
Earl Gant47518.8200
Ted McKnight23417.0170
Wilbert Haslip177.070
Tim Collier100.000
Arnold Morgado100.000
Cal Peterson100.000
Team Totals51100419.7520
Opponents Totals51101719.9420
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Gary Barbaro0002200
Mike Bell0001100
Horace Belton101100
Jerry Blanton0010100
M.L. Carter0001100
Tim Collier100000
Tom Condon0010100
Johnnie Dirden100000
Steve Fuller6303-40
Earl Gant201100
Gary Green0002200
Charles Jackson0010100
Gerald Jackson100000
Mike Livingston2000-20
Ted McKnight510100
Arnold Morgado100000
Don Parrish0001100
Whitney Paul0003300
Tony Reed420200
Tony Samuels120201
J.T. Smith310110
Gary Spani0001100
Art Still00011130
Walter White100000
Mike Williams200000
Team Totals311912142681
Opponents Totals34141818361
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