1973 Kansas City Chiefs Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-5-2
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Hank Stram (7-5-2)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1973 Kansas City Chiefs Roster
1973 Kansas City Chiefs Results

The Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League ended the 1973 season with a record of 7 wins and 5 losses and 2 ties, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.

The Chiefs scored 231 points, while the rigid defensive squad allowed 192. Ed Podolak carried the ball for a team-leading 721 yards for Kansas City.

Mike Livingston threw for 916 yards, and Len Dawson played quarterback, too. Ed Podolak topped pass catchers, grabbing 55 passes, while Otis Taylor added 565 receiving yards.

The larcenous defense led the way with 39 turnovers. Willie Lanier, Mike Sensibaugh, Emmitt Thomas and Jim Kearney each picked off 3 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
Mike Livingston1457551.79166.364.174.8481612465.2
Len Dawson1016665.37257.222.055.0481410472.4
Pete Beathard643148.43896.123.111.64496871.7
Jerrel Wilson11100.
Ed Podolak100.
Leroy Keyes100.
Totals31317355.320396.5103.2134.248 39296


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Podolak2107213.425 3
Willie Ellison1084113.819 2
Wendell Hayes953523.727 2
Jeff Kinney501282.61
Mike Livingston19944.928 2
Len Dawson6406.713 0
Elmo Wright5295.813 0
Pete Beathard6162.711 1
Gary Butler2105.00
Warren McVea451.20
Leroy Keyes210.50
Otis Taylor4-14-3.50
Totals51117933.528 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Podolak554458.125 0
Otis Taylor3456516.646 4
Wendell Hayes181347.427 0
Elmo Wright1625215.844 2
Morris Stroud1221618.048 2
Jeff Kinney1112611.525 0
Willie Ellison9647.117 0
Gary Butler812415.548 2
Robert West46516.223 0
Andy Hamilton23517.520 0
Dave Smith22010.017 0
Mo Moorman1-1-1.0-1 0
Leroy Keyes1-6-6.0-6 0
Totals173203911.848 10


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jan Stenerud232191.3382463.293


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Jerrel Wilson80364245.568

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Marshall291806.231 0
Ed Podolak11908.248 0
Kerry Reardon294.50
Totals422796.648 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Marshall1439127.938 0
Warren McVea814618.229 0
Jeff Kinney513026.040 0
Kerry Reardon24522.523 0
Clyde Werner11313.013 0
Robert West100.00
Totals3172523.440 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Emmitt Thomas36521.733 0
Mike Sensibaugh35819.327 0
Willie Lanier34715.729 1
Jim Kearney33010.024 0
Jim Marsalis23618.036 0
Kerry Reardon2178.517 0
Bobby Bell12424.024 0
Pat Holmes11717.017 0
Buck Buchanan11717.017 0
Jim Lynch199.00
Nate Allen188.00
Totals2132815.636 1

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 Stenerud2421093
Otis Taylor0400024
Ed Podolak30000018
Elmo Wright0200012
Mike Livingston200012
Wendell Hayes2000012
Gary Butler0200012
Willie Ellison2000012
Morris Stroud200012
Jeff Kinney1000006
John Lohmeyer10006
Willie Lanier10006
Pete Beathard10006


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