1964 Kansas City Chiefs season

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1964 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coach Hank Stram
Home field Municipal Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Division place 2nd AFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1963 1965 >

The 1964 Kansas City Chiefs season ended with a 7–7 record and no postseason appearance. The Chiefs began the year with a 2–1 mark before dropping three consecutive games as several of the team’s best players, including E.J. Holub, Fred Arbanas and Johnny Robinson, missed numerous games with injuries. Arbanas missed the final two games of the year after undergoing surgery to his left eye, in which he suffered almost total loss of vision. Running back Mack Lee Hill, who signed with the club as a rookie free agent and received a mere $300 signing bonus, muscled his way into the starting lineup and earned a spot in the AFL All-Star Game. The club rounded out the season with two consecutive wins to close the season at 7–7, finishing second in the AFL Western Conference behind the San Diego Chargers. An average of just 18,126 fans attended each home game at Municipal Stadium, prompting discussion at the AFL owners’ meeting about the Chiefs future in Kansas City.[1]

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1964 at Buffalo Bills L 34–17
30,157
2 September 27, 1964 at Oakland Raiders W 21–9
18,163
3 October 4, 1964 Houston Oilers W 28–7
22,727
4 October 11, 1964 at Denver Broncos L 33–27
16,285
5 October 18, 1964 Buffalo Bills L 35–22
20,904
6 October 23, 1964 at Boston Patriots L 24–7
27,400
7 November 1, 1964 Denver Broncos W 49–39
15,053
8 November 8, 1964 Oakland Raiders W 42–7
21,023
9 November 15, 1964 San Diego Chargers L 28–14
19,792
10 November 22, 1964 at Houston Oilers W 28–19
17,782
11 November 29, 1964 at New York Jets L 27–14
38,135
12 December 6, 1964 Boston Patriots L 31–24
13,166
13 December 13, 1964 at San Diego Chargers W 49–6
26,562
14 December 20, 1964 New York Jets W 24–7
14,316

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