1967 Kansas City Chiefs season

The 1967 Kansas City Chiefs season was the 8th season for the Kansas City Chiefs as a professional AFL franchise; Despite their AFL championship win and an appearance in the inaugural AFL-NFL championship game the previous year, the Chiefs missed the AFL playoffs for the first time since 1965.

1967 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coachHank Stram
OwnerLamar Hunt
Home fieldMunicipal Stadium
Results
Record9–5
Division place2nd AFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify
AFL All-StarsQB Len Dawson
RB Mike Garrett
FB Curtis McClinton
TE Fred Arbanas
G Ed Budde
DT Buck Buchanan
DE Jerry Mays
LB Sherrill Headrick
S Johnny Robinson

The club’s special teams got a boost with the addition of kicker Jan Stenerud from Montana State and kick returner Noland “Super Gnat” Smith from Tennessee State. Interest in the team skyrocketed, forcing an increase in seating capacity at Municipal Stadium from 40,000 to 47,000. In June, Jackson County voters approved a $43 million bond issue for construction of a sports complex[1] to be completed by 1972.

The Chiefs' first non-playoff game against an NFL team resulted in a commanding 66–24 Chiefs preseason victory against the Chicago Bears at Municipal Stadium on August 23.[2][3] Injuries again hit the club hard during the regular season as the Chiefs clawed their way to a 9–5 record,[1] well behind the division-winning Oakland Raiders (13–1).

RosterEdit

1967 Kansas City Chiefs roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends


Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9 at Houston Oilers W 25–20
28,003
2 Bye
3 September 24 at Miami Dolphins W 24–0
36,272
4 October 1 at Oakland Raiders L 21–23
50,268
5 October 8 Miami Dolphins W 41–0
45,291
6 October 15 at San Diego Chargers L 31–45
43,355
7 October 22 Houston Oilers L 19–24
46,365
8 October 29 Denver Broncos W 52–9
44,002
9 November 5 New York Jets W 42–18
46,642
10 November 12 at Boston Patriots W 33–10
23,010
11 November 19 San Diego Chargers L 16–17
46,738
12 November 23 Oakland Raiders L 22–44
44,020
13 December 3 Buffalo Bills W 23–13
41,948
14 December 10 at New York Jets W 21–7
62,891
15 December 17 at Denver Broncos W 38–24
31,660
* Saturday (September 9), Thursday (November 23, Thanksgiving)

Game summariesEdit

Week 14Edit

1 234Total
• Chiefs 14 1473 38
Broncos 0 7107 24

StandingsEdit

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 13 1 0 .929 6–0 468 233 W10
Kansas City Chiefs 9 5 0 .643 2–4 408 254 W3
San Diego Chargers 8 5 1 .615 4–2 360 352 L4
Denver Broncos 3 11 0 .214 0–6 256 409 L1

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kansas City Chiefs History 1960's". Archived from the original on October 18, 2004. Retrieved July 30, 2007.
  2. ^ Engel, Lou (August 24, 1967). "Chiefs bombard once-proud Bears, 66-24". Lawrence Journal-World. (Kansas). p. 16.
  3. ^ "Chiefs rip Bears 66-24, with 32 point 2nd period". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. August 24, 1967. p. 1, part 2.