1964 Kansas City Chiefs season

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1964 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coachHank Stram
Home fieldMunicipal Stadium
Results
Record7–7
Division place2nd AFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Timeline
Previous seasonNext season
< 19631965 >
 
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1964 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coachHank Stram
Home fieldMunicipal Stadium
Results
Record7–7
Division place2nd AFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Timeline
Previous seasonNext season
< 19631965 >

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]

WeekDateOpponentResultAttendance
1September 13, 1964at Buffalo BillsL 34–17
30,157
2September 27, 1964at Oakland RaidersW 21–9
18,163
3October 4, 1964Houston OilersW 28–7
22,727
4October 11, 1964at Denver BroncosL 33–27
16,285
5October 18, 1964Buffalo BillsL 35–22
20,904
6October 23, 1964at Boston PatriotsL 24–7
27,400
7November 1, 1964Denver BroncosW 49–39
15,053
8November 8, 1964Oakland RaidersW 42–7
21,023
9November 15, 1964San Diego ChargersL 28–14
19,792
10November 22, 1964at Houston OilersW 28–19
17,782
11November 29, 1964at New York JetsL 27–14
38,135
12December 6, 1964Boston PatriotsL 31–24
13,166
13December 13, 1964at San Diego ChargersW 49–6
26,562
14December 20, 1964New York JetsW 24–7
14,316

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