2001 Kansas City Chiefs season

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2001 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coach Dick Vermeil
Home field Arrowhead Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers RB Priest Holmes
TE Tony Gonzalez
G Will Shields
Timeline
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< 2000 2002 >

The 2001 Kansas City Chiefs season began with the arrival of the franchise's ninth head coach, Dick Vermeil and ended with a 6–10 record and fourth place in the AFC West.

Along with new coaches joining the team, new additions appeared on the Chiefs' roster, including Running back Priest Holmes and Quarterback Trent Green. Coach Dick Vermeil began to install a powerful offense similar to the one he installed in St. Louis to win Super Bowl XXXIV.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2001 Kansas City Chiefs staff
Front office
  • Founder – Lamar Hunt
  • President/General Manager/Chief Executive Officer – Carl Peterson
  • Chairman of the Board – Jack Steadman
  • Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager – Dennis Thum
  • Vice President of Football Operations/Player Personnel – Lynn Stiles
  • Director of Football Administration – Mike White
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Bill Kuharich

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Frank Gansz, Jr.

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Hurd
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Billy Long

Schedule[edit]

In 2001, the Chiefs' regular-season, non-conference opponents were from the NFC East.

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 Oakland Raiders L 27–24
78,844
2 September 23, 2001 New York Giants L 13–3
77,666
3 September 30, 2001 at Washington Redskins W 45–13
76,573
4 October 7, 2001 at Denver Broncos L 20–6
75,037
5 October 14, 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–17
78,413
6 October 21, 2001 at Arizona Cardinals L 24–16
35,916
7 October 25, 2001 Indianapolis Colts L 35–28
74,212
8 November 4, 2001 at San Diego Chargers W 25–20
58,789
9 November 11, 2001 at New York Jets L 27–7
78,234
10 Bye
11 November 25, 2001 Seattle Seahawks W 19–7
77,357
12 November 29, 2001 Philadelphia Eagles L 23–10
77,087
13 December 9, 2001 at Oakland Raiders L 28–26
60,784
14 December 16, 2001 Denver Broncos W 26–23
77,778
15 December 23, 2001 San Diego Chargers W 20–17
76,131
16 December 30, 2001 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 30–26
59,396
17 January 6, 2002* at Seattle Seahawks L 21–18
58,460

*Game originally scheduled for September 16, but was postponed along with all Week 2 games following the September 11 Terrorist Attacks

Standings[edit]

AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Oakland Raiders 10 6 0 .625 399 327
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .562 301 324
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 340 339
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 320 344
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 .312 332 321

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