1972 Kansas City Chiefs Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-6
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Hank Stram (8-6)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1972 Kansas City Chiefs Roster
1972 Kansas City Chiefs Results

The Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.

The Chiefs racked up 287 points, and the defensive squad surrendered 254. Ed Podolak carried the ball for a team-leading 615 yards for Kansas City, and Wendell Hayes also contributed to the rushing attack.

Len Dawson passed for 1,835 yards. Otis Taylor grabbed 57 passes for 821 yards. Ed Podolak provided receiving help, too.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 43 turnovers. Mike Sensibaugh intercepted 8 opponent throws.

Hank Stram coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Len Dawson30517557.418356.0134.3123.9442825572.8
Mike Livingston784152.64806.279.0810.33664261.9
Jerrel Wilson11100.02020.000.000.02000118.8
Totals38421756.523356.1205.2205.244 34297


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Podolak1716153.630 4
Wendell Hayes1285364.228 0
Mike Adamle733034.219 1
Mike Livingston141339.551 0
Jeff Kinney381223.216 1
Jim Otis29923.212 0
Len Dawson15755.020 0
Elmo Wright12424.024 0
Otis Taylor5132.611 0
Robert West221.010 0
Totals47619154.051 6


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Otis Taylor5782114.444 6
Ed Podolak463457.527 2
Wendell Hayes312959.529 3
Mike Adamle15765.111 0
Willie Frazier1317213.235 5
Dennis Homan1213511.238 1
Jim Otis12766.313 0
Elmo Wright11817.414 0
Robert West916518.342 2
Morris Stroud48020.044 1
Jeff Kinney44511.219 0
Bruce Jankowski22412.018 0
Nate Allen12020.020 0
Totals217233510.844 20


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jan Stenerud3232100.0362158.395


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Jerrel Wilson66296044.869

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Marshall181035.729 0
Ed Podolak8111.412 0
Dennis Homan294.50
Kerry Reardon133.00
Totals291264.329 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Marshall2365128.348 0
Mike Adamle818523.137 0
Ed Podolak711917.023 0
Jeff Kinney46315.825 0
Kerry Reardon23517.518 0
Marvin Upshaw144.00
Jim Kearney100.00
Totals46105723.048 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Sensibaugh8658.135 0
Jim Kearney519238.465 4
Bobby Bell35618.761 1
Emmitt Thomas24623.026 0
Jim Marsalis22010.019 0
Willie Lanier221.00
Clyde Werner11111.011 0
Nate Allen144.00
Totals2439616.565 5

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jan Stenerud2132095
Otis Taylor0600036
Ed Podolak420000036
Willie Frazier500030
Jim Kearney0400024
Robert West02100018
Wendell Hayes0300018
Dennis Homan100006
Bobby Bell10006
Morris Stroud10006
Jeff Kinney1000006
Mike Adamle1000006


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