1967 Kansas City Chiefs season

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1967 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coach Hank Stram
Owner Lamar Hunt
Home field Municipal Stadium
Results
Record 9–5
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 1967 Kansas City Chiefs season ended with a 9–5 record and no playoff berth despite their AFL championship win and appearance in the inaugural AFL-NFL championship game the previous year.

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. Injuries again hit the club hard during the regular season as the Chiefs clawed their way to a 9–5 record.[1]

Regular season

Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 1967 at Houston Oilers W 25–20
28,003
2 Bye
3 September 24, 1967 at Miami Dolphins W 24–0
36,272
4 October 1, 1967 at Oakland Raiders L 21-23
50,268
5 October 8, 1967 Miami Dolphins W 41–0
45,291
6 October 15, 1967 at San Diego Chargers L 31-45
43,355
7 October 22, 1967 Houston Oilers L 19-24
46,365
8 October 29, 1967 Denver Broncos W 52–9
44,002
9 November 5, 1967 New York Jets W 42–18
46,642
10 November 12, 1967 at Boston Patriots W 33–10
23,010
11 November 19, 1967 San Diego Chargers L 16-17
46,738
12 November 23, 1967 Oakland Raiders L 22-44
44,020
13 December 3, 1967 Buffalo Bills W 23–13
41,948
14 December 10, 1967 at New York Jets W 21–7
62,891
15 December 17, 1967 at Denver Broncos W 38–24
31,660

Game summaries

Week 14

1 2 3 4 Total
• Chiefs 14 14 7 3 38
Broncos 0 7 10 7 24

Standings

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.

References

  1. ^ a b Kansas City Chiefs History 1960's
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