1979 Kansas City Chiefs Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 5th in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Marv Levy (7-9)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1979 Kansas City Chiefs Roster
1979 Kansas City Chiefs Results

The Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.

The Chiefs stumbled, scoring only 238 points, and the solid defense allowed 262. Ted McKnight carried the ball for a team-leading 755 yards for Kansas City.

Steve Fuller passed for 1,484 yards. Ted McKnight grabbed 38 passes, while J.T. Smith added 444 receiving yards, while Tony Reed contributed to the receiving game as well.

Gary Barbaro picked off 7 opponent throws.

Marv Levy coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Steve Fuller27014654.114845.562.2145.2403724455.8
Mike Livingston904448.94695.211.144.43854949.7
Bob Grupp100.
Totals36119052.619535.471.9185.040 42293


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ted McKnight1537554.984 8
Tony Reed1134463.923 1
Steve Fuller502645.349 1
Mike Williams692613.822 1
Arnold Morgado752313.119 4
Earl Gant561963.516 1
Horace Belton441343.012 1
Henry Marshall23417.023 1
Mike Livingston320.70
Wilbert Haslip210.50
Frank Manumaleuga1-3-3.0-3 0
Stan Rome1-5-5.0-5 0
Totals56923164.184 18


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ted McKnight382265.924 0
Tony Reed3435210.440 0
J.T. Smith3344413.534 3
Henry Marshall2133215.838 1
Mike Williams161298.125 2
Earl Gant151016.726 0
Tony Samuels1414710.530 0
Steve Gaunty58717.423 1
Arnold Morgado55511.022 0
Horace Belton44411.023 0
Walter White3155.012 0
Ed Beckman22110.512 0
Totals190195310.340 7


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jan Stenerud292896.6231252.264


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bob Grupp89388343.674

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
J.T. Smith5861210.688 2
Totals5861210.688 2

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Horace Belton2246321.052 0
Steve Gaunty1227122.650 0
Johnnie Dirden715422.032 0
Earl Gant47518.820 0
Ted McKnight23417.017 0
Wilbert Haslip177.00
Tim Collier100.00
Arnold Morgado100.00
Cal Peterson100.00
Totals51100419.752 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gary Barbaro714220.370 1
Gary Green514829.657 0
M.L. Carter33311.020 0
Tim Collier24522.540 0
Herb Christopher210.50
Whitney Paul12828.028 0
Tom Howard11919.019 0
Frank Manumaleuga11717.017 0
Gerald Jackson144.00
Totals2343719.070 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 Stenerud1228064
Ted McKnight80000048
J.T. Smith3200030
Arnold Morgado40000024
Mike Williams1200018
Henry Marshall1100012
Gary Barbaro10006
Earl Gant1000006
Steve Gaunty100006
Tony Reed100006
Tony Samuels010006
Horace Belton1000006
Steve Fuller10006


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