1992 Kansas City Chiefs season
OwnerLamar Hunt
Head coachMarty Schottenheimer
General managerCarl Peterson
Home fieldArrowhead Stadium
Results
Record10–6
Division place2nd AFC West
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (at Chargers) 0–17
Pro BowlersOT John Alt
DE Neil Smith
LB Derrick Thomas
K Nick Lowery

The 1992 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Football League and the 33rd overall. The Chiefs matched their 10–6 record from 1991, but were shut out by the San Diego Chargers 17–0 in the Wild Card round.

Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg played well for the Chiefs passing for 3,115 yards. Defense would be the key for the Chiefs third straight playoff berth as Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith recorded 14.5 sacks each.

During the season; the Chiefs wore a "WWD" patch on their jerseys in tribute to vice president of player personnel Whitey Dovell, who died in May 1992.[1]

Offseason

NFL draft

Main article: 1992 NFL draft

1992 Kansas City Chiefs draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 20 Dale Carter *  Cornerback Tennessee
2 40 Matt Blundin  Quarterback Virginia
4 101 Mike Evans  Defensive tackle Michigan
6 159 Tony Smith  Wide receiver Notre Dame
7 186 Erick Anderson  Linebacker Michigan
8 213 Jim Jennings  Guard San Diego State
9 244 Jay Leeuwenburg  Center Colorado
10 271 Jerry Ostroski  Guard Tulsa
11 298 Doug Rigby  Defensive end Wyoming
12 325 Corey Williams  Defensive back Oklahoma State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

1992 Kansas City Chiefs staff
Front office
  • Founder – Lamar Hunt
  • Chairman of the Board – Jack Steadman
  • President/General Manager/Chief Executive Officer – Carl Peterson
  • Assistant General Manager – Dennis Thum
  • Vice President of Player Personnel – Lynn Stiles
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Mark Hatley

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Roster

1992 Kansas City Chiefs roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Schedule

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 6 at San Diego Chargers W 24–10 1–0 Jack Murphy Stadium Recap
2 September 13 Seattle Seahawks W 26–7 2–0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
3 September 20 at Houston Oilers L 20–23 (OT) 2–1 Houston Astrodome Recap
4 September 28 Los Angeles Raiders W 27–7 3–1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
5 October 4 at Denver Broncos L 19–20 3–2 Mile High Stadium Recap
6 October 11 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–17 4–2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
7 October 18 at Dallas Cowboys L 10–17 4–3 Texas Stadium Recap
8 October 25 Pittsburgh Steelers L 3–27 4–4 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
9 Bye
10 November 8 San Diego Chargers W 16–14 5–4 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
11 November 15 Washington Redskins W 35–16 6–4 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
12 November 22 at Seattle Seahawks W 24–14 7–4 Kingdome Recap
13 November 29 at New York Jets W 23–7 8–4 Giants Stadium Recap
14 December 6 at Los Angeles Raiders L 7–28 8–5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
15 December 13 New England Patriots W 27–20 9–5 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
16 December 19 at New York Giants L 21–35 9–6 Giants Stadium Recap
17 December 27 Denver Broncos W 42–20 10–6 Arrowhead Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Postseason

Main article: 1992–93 NFL playoffs

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Venue Recap
Wild Card January 2, 1993 at San Diego Chargers (3) L 0–17 0–1 Jack Murphy Stadium Recap

Notable events

The Chiefs' Week 6 win against the Eagles ended the longest ever gap between two NFL teams meeting, it was the first occasion the Chiefs had opposed the Eagles since October 22, 1972, and only their second-ever matchup.[3] This occurred because in previous seasons when the AFC West and NFC East met each other, either the Chiefs or the Eagles (but never both) finished in fifth position and did not play the ordinary set of interconference games.[4]

Game summaries

Week 11: vs. Washington Redskins

1 234Total
Redskins 0 0133 16
• Chiefs 7 2107 35

Starting QBs: WAS=Mark Rypien vs. KC=Dave Krieg Head Coach: WAS=Joe Gibbs vs KC=Marty Schottenheimer

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) San Diego Chargers 11 5 0 .688 5–3 9–5 335 241 W7
(6) Kansas City Chiefs 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–4 348 282 W1
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–5 262 329 L1
Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 .438 4–4 5–7 243 281 W1
Seattle Seahawks 2 14 0 .125 1–7 2–10 140 312 L4

References

  1. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1992-05-12/sports/1992133087_1_dovell-ted-marchibroda-colts
  2. ^ "1992 Kansas City Chiefs draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Pro Football Reference; In a single game, from 1970 to 2005, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, versus the Kansas City Chiefs, in the Regular Season, sorted by ascending Date
  4. ^ Urena, Ivan; Pro Football Schedules: A Complete Historical Guide from 1933 to the Present, p. 18 ISBN 0786473517