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1981 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Western Division 9-7-0 .563
Head Coach: Marv Levy
StrengthRick Abernathy
Offensive LineTom Bresnahan
Defensive BacksWalt Corey
LinebackersTed Cottrell
Quarterbacks/ReceiversKay Dalton
Defensive LineDon Lawrence
Offensive BacksBobby Ross
Defensive CoordinatorRod Rust
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/7/1981AWashington Redskins10-16LWashington, DCRFK Stadium32488
Sat8/15/1981HChicago Bears13-0WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium41099
Sat8/22/1981HSt. Louis Cardinals3-16LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium42550
Fri8/28/1981AMiami Dolphins7-31LMiami, FLOrange Bowl41290
Sun9/6/1981APittsburgh Steelers37-33WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium53305
Sun9/13/1981HTampa Bay Buccaneers19-10WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium50555
Sun9/20/1981HSan Diego Chargers31-42LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium63866
Sun9/27/1981ASeattle Seahawks20-14WSeattle, WAKingdome59255
Sun10/4/1981ANew England Patriots17-33LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium55931
Sun10/11/1981HOakland Raiders27-0WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium76543
Sun10/18/1981HDenver Broncos28-14WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium74672
Sun10/25/1981AOakland Raiders28-17WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum42194
Sun11/1/1981ASan Diego Chargers20-22LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium51307
Sun11/8/1981HChicago Bears13-16LOTKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium60605
Sun11/15/1981HHouston Oilers23-10WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium73984
Sun11/22/1981HSeattle Seahawks40-13WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium49002
Thu11/26/1981ADetroit Lions10-27LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome76735
Sun12/6/1981ADenver Broncos13-16LDenver, COMile High Stadium74744
Sun12/13/1981HMiami Dolphins7-17LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium57407
Sun12/20/1981AMinnesota Vikings10-6WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium41110
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
26Gary BarbaroFS6'421027Nicholls State1616
85Ed BeckmanTE6'423226Florida State150
99Mike BellRDE6'425524Colorado State1616
57Jerry BlantonLILB6'122525Kentucky99
30Curtis BledsoeFB5'1121524Chabot JC; San Diego State131
66Brad BuddeLOG6'426523Southern California1616
34Lloyd BurrussSS6'020724Maryland1614
56Phil CancikLB6'123024Northern Arizona161
88Carlos CarsonWR5'1118723Louisiana State51
42M.L. CarterCB5'917326Monterey Peninsula JC; Fullerton State; San Jose State100
95Frank CaseDE6'424323Penn State70
20Deron CherryS5'1120022Rutgers130
41Herb ChristopherSS5'1019427Florida JC; Morris Brown162
65Tom CondonROG6'326529Boston College1616
37Joe DelaneyRB5'1018423Northwestern State (Louisiana)1510
84Al DixonTE6'523827Iowa State1613
46Paul DombroskiCB6'018525Linfield; Hawaii; Linfield50
4Steve FullerQB6'419824Clemson133
21Clark GainesRB6'121327Lees-McRae JC; Wake Forest10
80Bubba GarciaWR5'1118524Texas-El Paso10
77Charlie GettyROT6'427029Penn State1616
7Jeff GossettP6'219724Eastern Illinois70
24Gary GreenLCB5'1118726Baylor1616
1Bob GruppP5'1119526Duke90
48James HadnotFB6'224424Texas Tech1616
44Eric HarrisRCB6'320226Memphis1616
83Marvin HarveyTE6'322022Southern Mississippi70
60Matt HerkenhoffLOT6'425630Minnesota1616
75Sylvester HicksDE6'425226Tennessee State10
52Tom HowardLOLB6'221527Texas Tech97
43Billy JacksonHB5'1021522Alabama161
51Charles JacksonROLB6'223626Washington1410
9Bill KenneyQB6'421726Arizona State; Saddleback JC; Northern Colorado1313
55Dave KlugLB6'423023Concordia (Moorhead)160
91Ken KremerNT6'426024Ball State168
71Dave LindstromDE6'624927Boston University165
8Nick LoweryK6'418925Dartmouth160
74Dino MangieroNT6'226723Rutgers90
54Frank ManumaleugaLILB6'224525UCLA; DeAnza JC; San Jose State44
89Henry MarshallWR6'221227Missouri1212
22Ted McKnightHB6'120927Minnesota-Duluth55
39Rick MoserRB6'021025Rhode Island10
82James MurphyWR5'1017722Utah State100
63John OlenchalkC6'022826Stanford10
61Don ParrishNT6'225526Pittsburgh168
53Whitney PaulLOLB6'422028Colorado1610
50Cal PetersonLILB6'321529UCLA117
87Stan RomeWR6'320925Clemson164
70Jim RourkeOG6'526324Boston College120
58Jack RudnayC6'324034Northwestern1616
81Willie ScottTE6'424522South Carolina162
73Bob SimmonsOG6'425427Texas40
86J.T. SmithWR6'218526North Texas1615
59Gary SpaniRILB6'222925Kansas State1616
67Art StillLDE6'725526Kentucky1111
76Roger TaylorOT6'627523Oklahoma State130
62Todd ThomasC-OT6'526222North Dakota150
40Mike WilliamsRB6'322524New Mexico30
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Willie Scott114TESouth Carolina
Joe Delaney241RBNorthwestern State (Louisiana)
Marvin Harvey370TESouthern Mississippi
Roger Taylor375TOklahoma Statefrom CLE/DEN
Lloyd Burruss378DBMarylandfrom LARM
Ron Washington497WRArizona State
Todd Thomas5124TNorth Dakota
Dock Luckie6153DTFlorida
Billy Jackson7180RBAlabama
David Dorn8206WRRutgers
Tony Vereen9237DBSoutheastern Louisiana
Les Studdard10262GTexas
Frank Case11289DEPenn State
Bob Gagliano12319QBUtah State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals8569851040
Opponents Totals829751573
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:01315160132238721540.597924
Opponents Totals28:59316112177278523336.589740
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Nick Lowery0373897.4263672.20115
Billy Jackson110000066
Ted McKnight50000030
Henry Marshall40000024
Joe Delaney30000018
James Hadnot30000018
Al Dixon20000012
J.T. Smith20000012
Lloyd Burruss1000006
Carlos Carson1000006
Tom Howard1000006
Bill Kenney1000006
Whitney Paul1000006
Stan Rome1000006
Willie Scott1000006
Gary Spani1000006
Team Totals38373897.4263672.20343
Opponents Totals34293485.3192770.40290
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Nick Lowery263672.20/05/513/157/91/7
Team Totals263672.20/05/513/157/91/7
Opponents Totals192770.41/8/4/4/2/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Joe Delaney23411214.882t3
James Hadnot1406034.3303
Billy Jackson1113983.63110
Ted McKnight541953.6265
Steve Fuller191186.2270
Bill Kenney24893.7211
Henry Marshall36923.0340
Curtis Bledsoe20653.3130
Mike Williams200.030
Carlos Carson1-1-1.0-10
Al Dixon1-5-5.0-50
Bob Grupp1-19-19.0-190
Team Totals61026334.382t22
Opponents Totals50717473.43017
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bill Kenney27414753.611119837.213.564t93.3165.820160182363.6
Steve Fuller1347757.5539347.012.15332.243.01711781774.0
James Hadnot100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Henry Marshall100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals41022454.616429177.113.064t122.9225.437277264064.7
Opponents Totals56729151.325038216.713.186162.8264.627195362663.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
J.T. Smith6385213.5422
Henry Marshall3862016.364t4
Al Dixon2935612.3482
James Hadnot232159.3200
Joe Delaney2224611.2610
Stan Rome1720311.9231
Ted McKnight8779.6230
Carlos Carson717925.653t1
Billy Jackson6315.2101
Willie Scott57214.4261
Curtis Bledsoe3279.0170
James Murphy23618.0220
Mike Williams133.030
Team Totals224291713.064t12
Opponents Totals291382113.18616
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Eric Harris710915.6430
Gary Barbaro513426.8340
Gary Green5377.4160
Lloyd Burruss47518.846t1
Whitney Paul23015.0250
Frank Manumaleuga2178.5120
Deron Cherry144.040
Team Totals2640615.646t1
Opponents Totals2224711.2491
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Grupp41155638.057015165137133.4
Jeff Gossett29114139.35503412895332.9
Team Totals70269738.557049293232433.2
Opponents Totals80310938.9620616528246130.8
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
J.T. Smith50752810.6620
Team Totals50752810.6620
Opponents Totals4652936.4230
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Murphy20045722.9460
Carlos Carson10022722.7480
Curtis Bledsoe6011719.5260
Lloyd Burruss509118.2220
Billy Jackson306020.0230
Deron Cherry305217.3220
Jim Rourke2000.000
Paul Dombroski102121.0210
Joe Delaney101111.0110
Mike Williams1077.070
Team Totals520104320.1480
Opponents Totals68129619.1560
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Gary Barbaro0001100
Mike Bell0001100
Curtis Bledsoe410100
Lloyd Burruss101140
Phil Cancik0001100
Carlos Carson110100
Herb Christopher0001100
Tom Condon0010100
Joe Delaney900000
Steve Fuller4101-60
Gary Green0001100
James Hadnot410100
Eric Harris00022200
Matt Herkenhoff0010100
Tom Howard00112651
Billy Jackson100000
Charles Jackson00033330
Bill Kenney4000-20
Ken Kremer0002200
Nick Lowery0010100
Frank Manumaleuga100000
Henry Marshall200000
Ted McKnight200000
Don Parrish0003300
Whitney Paul00011471
Stan Rome00101130
Jack Rudnay1000-280
J.T. Smith2101190
Gary Spani00022911
Art Still0001100
Team Totals36261021312563
Opponents Totals42211724410
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