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1971 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)

1st place • American Football Conference • Western Division • 10-3-1 .769
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Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Hank Stram
John BeakeOffensive Backs
Tom BettisDefensive Backs
Pete BrewsterReceivers
Tommy O'BoyleAssistant Coach
Tom PrattDefensive Line
Bill WalshOffensive Line
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat8/7/1971ABaltimore Colts10-7WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium16771
Sat8/14/1971HAtlanta Falcons12-10WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium37403
Sat8/21/1971ANew Orleans Saints27-7WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium70459
Mon8/30/1971HNew York Jets21-16WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium37650
Sat9/4/1971HSt. Louis Cardinals17-17TKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium36743
Sat9/11/1971ADallas Cowboys17-24LDallas, TXCotton Bowl74035
Sun9/19/1971ASan Diego Chargers14-21LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54061
Sun9/26/1971AHouston Oilers20-16WHouston, TXAstrodome46498
Sun10/3/1971ADenver Broncos16-3WDenver, COMile High Stadium51200
Sun10/10/1971HSan Diego Chargers31-10WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium50514
Mon10/18/1971HPittsburgh Steelers38-16WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium49533
Sun10/24/1971HWashington Redskins27-20WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium51989
Sun10/31/1971AOakland Raiders20-20TOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54715
Sun11/7/1971ANew York Jets10-13LNew York, NYShea Stadium62812
Sun11/14/1971HCleveland Browns13-7WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium50388
Sun11/21/1971HDenver Broncos28-10WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium49945
Thu11/25/1971ADetroit Lions21-32LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Mon12/6/1971ASan Francisco 49ers26-17WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45306
Sun12/12/1971HOakland Raiders16-14WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium51215
Sun12/19/1971HBuffalo Bills22-9WKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium48121
AFC Divisional Playoff
Sat12/25/1971HMiami Dolphins24-27LOT2Kansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium45822

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Mike Adamle32RB5-919722Northwestern80
Nate Allen48RCB5-1017023Texas Southern40
Bobby Bell78LLB6-422831Minnesota1414
Ceasar Belser24RLB6-021227Arkansas-Pine Bluff140
Bruce Bergey84TE6-424025Glendale CC; UCLA60
Aaron Brown87RDE6-526328Minnesota1313
Buck Buchanan86RDT6-727932Grambling State1414
Ed Budde71LOG6-526131Michigan State1414
Curley Culp61LDT6-126525Arizona State1414
George Daney60ROG-C6-424025Detroit Mercy; Texas-El Paso146
Len Dawson16QB6-019036Purdue1413
Willie Frazier83TE6-423029Arkansas-Pine Bluff81
Dave Hadley23LCB-LS5-918923Alcorn State140
Wendell Hayes38RB6-122131Oakland JC; Cal Poly (Humboldt)1414
Dave Hill73ROT6-525930Auburn1413
Robert Holmes45RB5-922126Southern University60
Dennis Homan21WR6-118125Alabama80
John Huarte7QB6-018828Notre Dame10
Bruce Jankowski41WR5-1118522Ohio State50
Jim Kearney46LS6-220528Prairie View A&M1414
Willie Lanier63MLB6-124526Morgan State1414
Mike Livingston10QB6-320926Southern Methodist31
Ed Lothamer82LDT6-526129Michigan State140
Jim Lynch51RLB6-123226Notre Dame1414
Jim Marsalis40LCB5-1119426Tennessee State1414
Warren McVea6RB5-1018225Houston123
Mo Moorman76ROG6-523226Kentucky; Texas A&M98
Mike Oriard50C6-422323Notre Dame141
Jim Otis35RB6-022023Ohio State130
Ed Podolak14RB6-120424Iowa1311
Kerry Reardon15CB5-1118022Iowa60
Johnny Robinson42RS6-020033Louisiana State1414
Jack Rudnay58C6-324024Northwestern1313
Mike Sensibaugh20RS5-1119122Ohio State70
Sid Smith70ROT-LOT6-426023Southern California141
Bob Stein66LLB-MLB-LDE-RDE6-223523Minnesota140
Jan Stenerud3K6-218829Montana State140
Morris Stroud88TE6-1025525Clark Atlanta1413
Otis Taylor89WR6-221529Prairie View A&M1414
Emmitt Thomas18RCB6-219228Bishop1414
Jim Tyrer77LOT6-628332Ohio State1414
Marv Upshaw81LDE6-325325Trinity (Texas)1414
Jerrel Wilson44P6-422230Pearl River CC; Southern Mississippi140
Elmo Wright17WR6-019022Houston1414
Wilbur Young99LDE-RDT6-628522William Penn131
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
116Elmo WrightWRHouston
239Wilbur YoungDTWilliam Penn
242Scott LewisDEGrambling State
494Dave RobinsonTEJacksonville State
5120Mike AdamleRBNorthwestern
6146Kerry ReardonDBIowa
8191Mike SensibaughDBOhio State
8198Rick TelanderDBNorthwestern
9224Alvin HawesTMinnesota
10250Bruce JankowskiWROhio State
11276Nate AllenDBTexas Southern
12302Tony EspositoRBPittsburgh
13328Chuck HixsonQBSouthern Methodist
14354Bruce BergeyDEUCLA
15380Mike MontgomeryDBTexas State
16406Darrell JansoniusGIowa State
17431Travis HillDBPrairie View A&M
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals611234870302
Opponents Totals41712274208
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals24010811913/ %/ %72734
Opponents Totals2237312525/ %/ %71751
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jan Stenerud03232100.0264459.10110
Ed Podolak90000054
Otis Taylor80000048
Warren McVea30000018
Elmo Wright30000018
Wendell Hayes20000012
Jim Otis20000012
Mike Adamle1000006
Bobby Bell1000006
Aaron Brown1000006
Morris Stroud1000006
Emmitt Thomas1000006
Bob Stein000010.000
Team Totals323232100.0264557.80302
Opponents Totals21202195.2203262.51208
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jan Stenerud264459.135412/135/94/84/91/5
Bob Stein010.000/00/00/10/00/0
Team Totals264557.835412/135/94/94/91/5
Opponents Totals203262.55/4/7/4/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ed Podolak1847083.8259
Wendell Hayes1325374.1271
Warren McVea682884.2193
Jim Otis491843.8140
Mike Adamle13433.3150
Robert Holmes21351.760
Otis Taylor12525.025t1
Len Dawson12242.080
Mike Livingston5112.250
Willie Frazier1-2-2.0-20
Elmo Wright1-10-10.0-100
Team Totals48718433.82714
Opponents Totals36713003.5289
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Len Dawson30116716712125048.315.082155.0134.330303220181.6
Mike Livingston281212161304.610.83600.000.04399157.1
Ed Podolak22204221.021.02300.000.00042118.8
John Huarte6224183.09.02600.000.0151342.4
Team Totals33718318314126948.014.782154.5133.935347234779.4
Opponents Totals41820920918227036.512.953112.6276.528235246852.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Otis Taylor57111019.5827
Ed Podolak362527.0230
Elmo Wright2652820.369t3
Morris Stroud2245420.6541
Wendell Hayes161509.426t1
Jim Otis13816.2262
Warren McVea5-3-0.6100
Dennis Homan24723.5290
Willie Frazier24120.5230
Robert Holmes2168.0120
Sid Smith11212.0120
Mike Adamle166.06t1
Team Totals183269414.78215
Opponents Totals209270312.95311
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Emmitt Thomas814518.1361
Johnny Robinson45313.3290
Jim Kearney34615.3290
Jim Marsalis300.000
Willie Lanier23819.0210
Aaron Brown16868.068t1
Bobby Bell12626.026t1
Jim Lynch11010.0100
Buck Buchanan199.090
Bob Stein155.050
Wilbur Young133.030
Dave Hadley100.000
Team Totals2740314.968t3
Opponents Totals1316712.8500
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jerrel Wilson64286444.8681286
Team Totals64286444.8681286
Opponents Totals67272740.7560150
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ed Podolak149846.0230
Dennis Homan105616.1180
Mike Sensibaugh51-2-0.430
Kerry Reardon3551.740
Ceasar Belser1022.020
Team Totals33201504.5230
Opponents Totals4062867.2270
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Kerry Reardon1230825.7410
Warren McVea917719.7370
Robert Holmes717124.4410
Mike Adamle714921.3340
Wendell Hayes47518.8340
Mike Sensibaugh47117.8250
Ed Podolak36521.7250
Bruce Bergey11515.0150
Team Totals47103121.9410
Opponents Totals47107122.8440
SACKSNOYDS
Marv Upshaw7.5
Curley Culp6.0
Aaron Brown5.0
Buck Buchanan5.0
Wilbur Young2.5
Bobby Bell1.5
Jim Lynch0.5
Team Totals28.0235.0
Opponents Totals35.0347.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Len Dawson8303-140
Wendell Hayes110100
Robert Holmes100000
Dennis Homan110100
Jim Kearney00011200
Willie Lanier0003330
Mike Livingston1000-10
Jim Lynch0001140
Jim Marsalis0001100
Warren McVea100000
Jim Otis100000
Ed Podolak500000
Mike Sensibaugh200000
Sid Smith0010100
Otis Taylor0010100
Jim Tyrer0010100
Jerrel Wilson1101-110
Elmo Wright100000
Team Totals2314961510
Opponents Totals166813211
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