2000 Kansas City Chiefs season

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2000 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coach Gunther Cunningham
Home field Arrowhead Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers QB Elvis Grbac
TE Tony Gonzalez
G Will Shields
Timeline
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< 1999 2001 >

The 2000 Kansas City Chiefs season was the second and final season led by head coach Gunther Cunningham. Cunningham was fired following a 7–9 record and third place finish in the AFC West. Cunningham was replaced by Dick Vermeil, and Quarterback Elvis Grbac was released at the end of the season. The team played the season without 9 time Pro Bowl Linebacker and team captain Derrick Thomas because of his death on February 8 of the same year.

Offseason[edit]

Free agency[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs 2000 NFL Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position Height Weight College Contract Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 21 21 Sylvester Morris WR 6 ft 3 in 212 lb. Jackson State
2 ?? 54 William Bartee CB 6 ft 1 in 200 lb. Oklahoma
3 ?? 85 Greg Wesley SS 6 ft 2 in 206 lb. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
4 ?? 115 Frank Moreau RB 6 ft 0 in 223 lb. Louisville
5 ?? 153 Dante Hall RB 5 ft 8 in 187 lb. Texas A&M
5 ?? 162 Pat Dennis CB 6 ft 0 in 203 lb. Louisiana-Monroe
6 ?? 188 Darnell Alford T 6 ft 4 in 325 lb. Boston College
7 ?? 208 Desmond Kitchings WR 5 ft 9 in 179 lb. Furman

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2000 Kansas City Chiefs staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Kurt Schottenheimer
  • Defensive Line – Bob Karmelowicz
  • Assistant Defensive Line – Tom Pratt
  • Linebackers – Joe Vitt
  • Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – Darvin Wallis

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Hurd
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Fish

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff (CDT) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Attendance
Final score Team record
1 August 5 7:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans L 10–14 0–1 Adelphia Coliseum WDAF 68,016
2 August 13 7:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers L 10–33 0–2 Arrowhead Stadium WDAF 76,682
3 August 19 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars L 22–26 0–3 Arrowhead Stadium WDAF 75,120
4 August 25 6:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 14–37 0–4 Raymond James Stadium WDAF 64,267

Regular season[edit]

In 2000, the Chiefs' regular-season, non-conference opponents were from the NFC West.

Week Date Kickoff (CDT) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Attendance
Final score Team record
1 September 3 12:00 p.m. Indianapolis Colts L 14–27 0–1 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 78,357
2 September 10 12:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans L 14–17 (OT) 0–2 Adelphia Coliseum CBS 68,203
3 September 17 3:05 p.m. San Diego Chargers W 42–10 1–2 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 77,604
4 September 24 3:15 p.m. at Denver Broncos W 23–22 2–2 Mile High Stadium CBS 74,596
5 October 2 8:00 p.m. Seattle Seahawks W 24–17 3–2 Arrowhead Stadium ABC 78,502
6 Bye
7 October 15 12:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders L 17–20 3–3 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 79,025
8 October 22 12:00 p.m. St. Louis Rams W 54–34 4–3 Arrowhead Stadium FOX 79,142
9 October 29 3:15 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks W 24–19 5–3 Husky Stadium CBS 62,141
10 November 5 3:15 p.m. at Oakland Raiders L 31–49 5–4 Network Associates Coliseum CBS 62,428
11 November 12 3:05 p.m. at San Francisco 49ers L 7–21 5–5 3Com Park CBS 68,002
12 November 19 12:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills L 17–21 5–6 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 78,457
13 November 26 3:15 p.m. at San Diego Chargers L 16–17 5–7 Qualcomm Stadium CBS 47,228
14 December 4 8:00 p.m. at New England Patriots L 24–30 5–8 Foxboro Stadium ABC 60,292
15 December 10 12:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers W 15–14 6–8 Arrowhead Stadium FOX 77,481
16 December 17 12:00 p.m. Denver Broncos W 20–7 7–8 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 78,406
17 December 24 12:00 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons L 13–29 7–9 Georgia Dome CBS 41,017

Standings[edit]

AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Oakland Raiders 12 4 0 .750 479 299
Denver Broncos 11 5 0 .688 485 369
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 355 354
Seattle Seahawks 6 10 0 .375 320 405
San Diego Chargers 1 15 0 .063 269 440

Awards and records[edit]

  • Tony Gonzalez, AFC Pro Bowl Selection,[1]
  • Elvis Grbac, AFC Pro Bowl Selection,[1]
  • Will Shields, AFC Pro Bowl Selection,[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362