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 coach||Hank Stram|
|Home field||Municipal Stadium|
|Division place||2nd AFL Western|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|AFL All-Stars||QB 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 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. Injuries again hit the club hard during the regular season as the Chiefs clawed their way to a 9–5 record, well behind the division-winning Oakland Raiders (13–1).
|1967 Kansas City Chiefs roster|
|1||September 9||at Houston Oilers||W 25–20|
|3||September 24||at Miami Dolphins||W 24–0|
|4||October 1||at Oakland Raiders||L 21–23|
|5||October 8||Miami Dolphins||W 41–0|
|6||October 15||at San Diego Chargers||L 31–45|
|7||October 22||Houston Oilers||L 19–24|
|8||October 29||Denver Broncos||W 52–9|
|9||November 5||New York Jets||W 42–18|
|10||November 12||at Boston Patriots||W 33–10|
|11||November 19||San Diego Chargers||L 16–17|
|12||November 23||Oakland Raiders||L 22–44|
|13||December 3||Buffalo Bills||W 23–13|
|14||December 10||at New York Jets||W 21–7|
|15||December 17||at Denver Broncos||W 38–24|
- * Saturday (September 9), Thursday (November 23, Thanksgiving)
|AFL Western Division|
|Kansas City Chiefs||9||5||0||.643||2–4||408||254||W3|
|San Diego Chargers||8||5||1||.615||4–2||360||352||L4|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
- "Kansas City Chiefs History 1960's". Archived from the original on October 18, 2004. Retrieved July 30, 2007.
- Engel, Lou (August 24, 1967). "Chiefs bombard once-proud Bears, 66-24". Lawrence Journal-World. (Kansas). p. 16.
- "Chiefs rip Bears 66-24, with 32 point 2nd period". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. August 24, 1967. p. 1, part 2.