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1974 Kansas City Chiefs: 5-9-0
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Home record: 1-6-0 (111 points scored, 156 allowed) Road record: 4-3-0 (116 points scored, 137 allowed) Head Coach: Hank Stram 227 points scored (18th of 26 teams), 293 points allowed (21st) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 211 395 2,108 (15) 4.88 11 25 469 1,720 (17) 3.7 10 3,828 (16) 38 Defense: 206 408 2,663 (25) 6.14 22 28 502 1,801 (12) 3.6 16 4,464 (25) 44


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 3 Jan Stenerud K 14 6'2 187 31 8 Montana State 9 Dean Carlson QB 1 6'3 210 24 1 Iowa State 10 Mike Livingston QB 8 6'3 212 28 7 Southern Methodist 12 David Jaynes QB 2 6'2 212 21 R Kansas 14 Ed Podolak RB 9 6'1 205 27 6 Iowa 15 Kerry Reardon DB 11 5'11 180 25 4 Iowa 16 Len Dawson QB 14 6'0 190 39 18 Purdue 17 Elmo Wright WR 13 6'0 190 25 4 Houston 18 Emmitt Thomas DB 14 6'2 192 31 9 Bishop 20 Mike Sensibaugh DB 14 5'11 192 25 4 Ohio State 22 Donnie Joe Morris RB 3 5'11 195 24 1 North Texas State 24 Willie Ellison RB 5 6'1 210 28 8 Texas Southern 27 Woody Green RB 10 6'1 205 23 R Arizona State 30 Cleo Miller RB 14 5'11 202 22 R Arkansas-Pine Bluff 31 Jeff Kinney RB 13 6'2 215 24 3 Nebraska 32 Doug Jones DB 14 6'2 202 24 2 Cal State-Northridge 38 Wendell Hayes RB 14 6'2 220 34 11 Humboldt State 40 Jim Marsalis DB 2 5'11 194 29 6 Tennessee State 43 Bill Thomas RB 14 6'2 225 25 3 Boston College 44 Jerrel Wilson P 14 6'4 222 33 12 Southern Mississippi 46 Jim Kearney DB 14 6'2 206 31 10 Prairie View A&M 47 Willie Osley DB 3 6'0 195 23 1 Illinois 48 Nate Allen DB 12 5'10 170 26 4 Texas Southern 50 Bob Thornbladh LB 14 6'1 220 22 R Michigan 51 Jim Lynch LB 14 6'1 235 29 8 Notre Dame 52 Tom Humphrey C 5 6'6 260 24 1 Abilene Christian 54 Clyde Werner LB 14 6'4 230 26 4 Washington 56 Tom Graham LB 8 6'2 235 24 3 Oregon 57 Al Palewicz LB 13 6'1 215 24 2 Miami 58 Jack Rudnay C 14 6'3 240 26 5 Northwestern 60 George Daney OG 13 6'3 240 28 7 Texas-El Paso 61 Curley Culp DT 4 6'1 265 28 7 Arizona State 63 Willie Lanier LB 14 6'1 245 29 8 Morgan State 65 Tom Condon OG 14 6'3 240 22 R Boston College 69 Fred DeBernardi DE 7 6'6 250 25 1 Texas-El Paso 70 Jim Nicholson OT 13 6'6 260 25 1 Michigan State 71 Ed Budde OG 14 6'5 265 33 12 Michigan State 72 Wayne Walton OT 9 6'5 255 26 3 Abilene Christian 73 Dave Hill OT 5 6'5 260 33 12 Auburn 74 Tom Keating DT 14 6'3 247 32 10 Michigan 75 Francis Peay OT 10 6'5 250 30 9 Missouri 76 Tom Drougas OT 7 6'4 267 24 3 Oregon 77 Charlie Getty OT 14 6'4 260 22 R Penn State 78 Bobby Bell LB 14 6'4 228 34 12 Minnesota 79 John Matuszak DT 8 6'8 275 24 2 Tampa 80 Andy Hamilton WR 10 6'3 190 23 2 Louisiana State 81 Marv Upshaw DE 14 6'3 260 27 7 Trinity (TX) 83 Larry Brunson WR 14 5'11 180 25 1 Colorado 83 Morris Stroud TE 14 6'10 255 28 5 Clark Atlanta 84 Bob Briggs DE 7 6'4 258 29 7 Heidelberg 85 Barry Pearson WR 14 5'11 185 24 3 Northwestern 86 Buck Buchanan DT 14 6'7 270 34 12 Grambling 87 John Strada TE 11 6'3 230 21 R William Jewell 89 Otis Taylor WR 10 6'2 215 32 10 Prairie View A&M 99 Wilbur Young DE 14 6'6 285 25 4 William Penn
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Len Dawson 235 138 58.7 1,573 6.69 11.4 7 3.0 13 5.5 25 199 65.8 Mike Livingston 141 66 46.8 732 5.19 11.1 4 2.8 10 7.1 10 101 42.6 Dean Carlson 15 7 46.7 116 7.73 16.6 0 0.0 1 6.7 2 13 45.4 David Jaynes 2 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0 0.0 Jerrel Wilson 2 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 39.6
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Ed Podolak             43    306    7.1    1
Barry Pearson          27    387   14.3    1
Woody Green            26    247    9.5    1
Otis Taylor            24    375   15.6    2
Larry Brunson          22    374   17.0    2
Jeff Kinney            18    105    5.8    1
Cleo Miller            14    149   10.6    0
Elmo Wright            13    209   16.1    1
Morris Stroud          12    141   11.8    2
Willie Ellison          5     64   12.8    0
Wendell Hayes           4     23    5.8    0
Andy Hamilton           2     25   12.5    0
John Strada             1     16   16.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Woody Green           135    509    3.8    3
Ed Podolak            101    386    3.8    2
Jeff Kinney            63    249    4.0    0
Wendell Hayes          57    206    3.6    2
Cleo Miller            40    186    4.7    0
Willie Ellison         37    114    3.1    2
Mike Livingston         9     28    3.1    0
Len Dawson             11     28    2.5    0
Elmo Wright             3     26    8.7    1
Dean Carlson            2     17    8.5    0
Otis Taylor             1      6    6.0    0
Barry Pearson           1      1    1.0    0
David Jaynes            1      0    0.0    0
Bill Thomas             3     -3   -1.0    0
Larry Brunson           5    -33   -6.6    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Bill Thomas            25    571   22.8    0
Cleo Miller            14    310   22.1    0
Larry Brunson          12    280   23.3    0
Donnie Joe Morris       1     17   17.0    0
Woody Green             1     16   16.0    0
Tom Keating             1     10   10.0    0
Tom Humphrey            1      7    7.0    0
Doug Jones              1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Larry Brunson          19    111    5.8    2    0
Ed Podolak             15    134    8.9    2    0
Woody Green             5     21    4.2    0    0
Kerry Reardon           4     30    7.5    0    0
Donnie Joe Morris       1      0    0.0    0    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Jerrel Wilson 83 3,462 41.7 0 0 2 0 0 40.7 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Jan Stenerud 1/1 7/7 5/8 3/4 1/4 17/24 24/26 75 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Nate Allen 1 52 0 Bobby Bell 1 28 1 Doug Jones 1 13 0 Willie Lanier 2 28 0 Kerry Reardon 4 0 0 Mike Sensibaugh 4 85 0 Emmitt Thomas 12 214 2 Marv Upshaw 1 52 1 Clyde Werner 1 7 0 Wilbur Young 1 52 1
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 16 RB Woody Green 28 Arizona State 2 41 OT Charlie Getty 134 Penn State 3 66 QB David Jaynes 2 Kansas 4 94 OT Matt Herkenhoff 125 Minnesota 6 131 RB Jim Washington Clemson [pick acquired from HOU via NO] 7 172 DE Leroy Hegge Southern (S.D.) 9 222 RB Jim Jennings Rutgers 10 250 OG Tom Condon 148 Boston College 11 275 RB Bob Thornbladh 14 Michigan 12 300 WR Carl Brown West Texas State 13 328 LB Norm Romagnoli Kentucky State 14 353 OG Frank Pomarico Notre Dame 15 378 LB Lem Burnham 45 U.S. International 16 405 OG Barry Beers William & Mary 17 431 DB David Langner Auburn

Traded draft picks: #5 to NYG (Clyde Powers), #6 to WAS (Jon Keyworth), #8 to NYJ (Ron Rydalch)


Transactions:
06-07-1974traded an undisclosed conditional draft pick to Saints for Mike Kelly
07-1974traded Kansas City's #5 pick in the 1975 draft to Rams for Jim Nicholson
08-10-1974traded Kansas City's #8 pick in the 1975 draft to Steelers for Barry Pearson
08-14-1974traded Kansas City's #9 pick in the 1975 draft to Browns for Bob Briggs
08-16-1974traded Kansas City's #7 pick in the 1975 draft to Oilers for Bill Thomas
08-28-1974traded Jim Tyrer to Redskins for San Diego's #8 pick in the 1975 draft, Washington's #6 pick in the 1976 draft and #4 pick in the 1977 draft
09-05-1974traded Kansas City's #15 pick in the 1975 draft to Steelers for Tom Keating
09-09-1974traded Robert West to 49ers for San Francisco's #6 pick in the 1975 draft
09-09-1974traded Dean Carlson to Packers for the Giants' #3 pick in the 1976 draft
09-10-1974placed Ceaser Beiser on injured reserve
09-10-1974placed Norm Romagnoli on injured reserve
09-10-1974placed Walt Baisy on injured reserve
09-10-1974placed Billy Gambrell on injured reserve
10-22-1974traded Curley Culp and Kansas City's #1 pick in the 1975 draft to Oilers for John Matuszak and Houston's #3 pick in the 1976 draft
10-23-1974traded Kansas City's #4 and #10 picks in the 1975 draft to Broncos for Tom Drougas and Tom Graham
10-24-1974placed Dave Hill on injured reserve


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    vs New York Jets           W 24-16     1-0-0
09/22/74    at Oakland Raiders         L 7-27      1-1-0
09/29/74    at Houston Oilers          W 17-7      2-1-0
10/06/74    vs Denver Broncos          L 14-17     2-2-0
10/13/74    vs Pittsburgh Steelers     L 24-34     2-3-0
10/20/74    at Miami Dolphins          L 3-9       2-4-0
10/27/74    at San Diego Chargers      W 24-14     3-4-0
11/03/74    vs New York Giants         L 21-33     3-5-0
11/10/74    vs San Diego Chargers      L 7-14      3-6-0
11/18/74    at Denver Broncos          W 42-34     4-6-0
11/24/74    at Cincinnati Bengals      L 6-33      4-7-0
12/01/74    at St. Louis Cardinals     W 17-13     5-7-0
12/08/74    vs Oakland Raiders         L 6-7       5-8-0
12/14/74    vs Minnesota Vikings       L 15-35     5-9-0

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