1964 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 1964 Kansas City Chiefs season was the 5th season for the Kansas City Chiefs as a professional AFL franchise; The Chiefs began the year with a 2–1 mark before dropping three consecutive games as several of the team's best players, including E.J. Holub, Fred Arbanas and Johnny Robinson, missed numerous games with injuries. Arbanas missed the final two games of the year after undergoing surgery to his left eye, in which he suffered almost total loss of vision. Running back Mack Lee Hill, who signed with the club as a rookie free agent and received a mere $300 signing bonus, muscled his way into the starting lineup and earned a spot in the AFL All-Star Game. The club rounded out the season with two consecutive wins to close the season at 7–7, finishing second in the AFL Western Conference behind the San Diego Chargers. An average of just 18,126 fans attended each home game at Municipal Stadium, prompting discussion at the AFL owners’ meeting about the Chiefs future in Kansas City.[1]

1964 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coachHank Stram
Home fieldMunicipal Stadium
Results
Record7–7
Division place2nd AFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify
AFL All-StarsNo all-star game due to boycott

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
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1 September 13 at Buffalo Bills L 17–34 0–1 War Memorial Stadium
30,157
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2 Bye
3 September 27 at Oakland Raiders W 21–9 1–1 Frank Youell Field
18,163
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4 October 4 Houston Oilers W 28–7 2–1 Municipal Stadium
22,727
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5 October 11 at Denver Broncos L 27–33 2–2 Bears Stadium
16,285
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6 October 18 Buffalo Bills L 22–35 2–3 Municipal Stadium
20,904
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7 October 23 at Boston Patriots L 7–24 2–4 Fenway Park
27,400
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8 November 1 Denver Broncos W 49–39 3–4 Municipal Stadium
15,053
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9 November 8 Oakland Raiders W 42–7 4–4 Municipal Stadium
21,023
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10 November 15 San Diego Chargers L 14–28 4–5 Municipal Stadium
19,792
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11 November 22 at Houston Oilers W 28–19 5–5 Jeppesen Stadium
17,782
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12 November 29 at New York Jets L 14–27 5–6 Shea Stadium
38,135
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13 December 6 Boston Patriots L 24–31 5–7 Municipal Stadium
13,166
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14 December 13 at San Diego Chargers W 49–6 6–7 Balboa Stadium
26,562
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15 December 20 New York Jets W 24–7 7–7 Municipal Stadium
14,316
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Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

StandingsEdit

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 8 5 1 .615 4–2 341 300 L2
Kansas City Chiefs 7 7 0 .500 4–2 366 306 W2
Oakland Raiders 5 7 2 .417 2–3–1 303 350 W2
Denver Broncos 2 11 1 .154 1–4–1 240 438 L2

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs History 1960's". Archived from the original on October 18, 2004. Retrieved July 30, 2007.