2013 Kansas City Chiefs season
OwnerThe Hunt family
General managerJohn Dorsey[1]
Head coachAndy Reid
Home fieldArrowhead Stadium
Results
Record11–5
Division place2nd AFC West
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs
(at Colts) 44–45
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
5
  • RB Jamaal Charles (1st team)
  • DT Dontari Poe (2nd team)
  • LB Tamba Hali (2nd team)
  • S Eric Berry (1st team)
  • PR Dexter McCluster (2nd team)
Team MVPJamaal Charles
Team ROYMarcus Cooper
Uniform

The 2013 season was the Kansas City Chiefs' 44th in the National Football League (NFL), their 54th overall and their first under the head coach/general manager tandem of Andy Reid and John Dorsey. After their 26–16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, which was also coach Andy Reid's first visit to Philadelphia since the Eagles fired him the season prior, the Chiefs vastly improved on their 2–14 record from 2012 just three weeks into the season. However, despite starting 9–0, the Chiefs would struggle in the second half of the season, losing 5 out of their last 7 games, and losing control of the AFC West. Despite that, they would still make the playoffs. After defeating the New York Giants 31–7 in Week 4, the Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to win two or fewer games in the previous season, and win the first four games the next.[2] On October 13, 2013, against the Oakland Raiders, Chiefs fans broke the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar at an outdoor stadium[3] with 137.5 decibels.[4] Seattle Seahawks fans later reclaimed the record on December 2, 2013, with a roar of 137.6 decibels.[5] After the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Denver Broncos in Week 7, the Chiefs were the final undefeated team in the NFL. They were the first team in NFL history to earn the number one draft pick and be the last undefeated team in consecutive years.[6]

The Chiefs clinched a playoff berth. They would lose to the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round of the playoffs 45–44, after blowing a 38–10 lead. The loss extended an 8-game playoff losing streak dating back to the 1993 season, which stood as the longest in NFL history until it was broken by the Detroit Lions in 2016.[7]

Roster changes

Trades

Position Player/pick received Team Compensation
QB Alex Smith San Francisco 49ers 2013 2nd round draft pick
2014 2nd round draft pick
FB Anthony Sherman Arizona Cardinals CB Javier Arenas
WR A. J. Jenkins San Francisco 49ers WR Jon Baldwin
N/A 2014 6th round draft pick Dallas Cowboys LB Edgar Jones
2014 7th round draft pick

Cuts

Position Player 2013 team
TE Kevin Boss None
WR Steve Breaston None
QB Matt Cassel Minnesota Vikings
FB Patrick DiMarco Atlanta Falcons
FB Nate Eachus None
LB Cory Greenwood Detroit Lions
CB De'Quan Menzie None
G Rich Ranglin San Jose SaberCats
(AFL)
OT Luke Patterson New England Patriots
LB Andy Studebaker Jacksonville Jaguars
OT Eric Winston Arizona Cardinals

Free agency

Offseason
Position Player Status* 2012 team 2013 team
FS Husain Abdullah UFA None Kansas City Chiefs
CB Vince Agnew UFA Dallas Cowboys Kansas City Chiefs
OT Branden Albert UFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
WR Donnie Avery UFA Indianapolis Colts Kansas City Chiefs
WR Dwayne Bowe UFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
P Dustin Colquitt UFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
QB Chase Daniel UFA New Orleans Saints Kansas City Chiefs
LB Travis Daniels UFA Kansas City Chiefs None
LB Zac Diles UFA Tennessee Titans Kansas City Chiefs
DE Mike DeVito UFA New York Jets Kansas City Chiefs
DE Glenn Dorsey UFA Kansas City Chiefs San Francisco 49ers
C Tommie Draheim UFA GB / Sea / NE / Jax Kansas City Chiefs
SS Abram Elam UFA Kansas City Chiefs None
TE Anthony Fasano UFA Miami Dolphins Kansas City Chiefs
LS Thomas Gafford UFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
RB Peyton Hillis UFA Kansas City Chiefs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
G Russ Hochstein UFA Kansas City Chiefs None
LB Akeem Jordan UFA Philadelphia Eagles Kansas City Chiefs
LB Edgar Jones UFA Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs
LB Chad Kilgore UFA Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs
LB Austen Lane UFA Jacksonville Jaguars Kansas City Chiefs
LB Orie Lemon UFA Dallas Cowboys Kansas City Chiefs
G Ryan Lilja UFA Kansas City Chiefs Denver Broncos
TE Steve Maneri ERFA Kansas City Chiefs Chicago Bears
C Bryan Mattison ERFA Kansas City Chiefs None
SS Kyle McCarthy ERFA Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders
TE Jake O'Connell UFA Kansas City Chiefs Denver Broncos
DE Ropati Pitoitua UFA Kansas City Chiefs Tennessee Titans
QB Brady Quinn UFA Kansas City Chiefs Seattle Seahawks
OT Matt Reynolds UFA Philadelphia Eagles Kansas City Chiefs
CB Dunta Robinson UFA Atlanta Falcons Kansas City Chiefs
TE Martin Rucker RFA Kansas City Chiefs None
OT Geoff Schwartz UFA Minnesota Vikings Kansas City Chiefs
LB Brandon Siler UFA Kansas City Chiefs None
DE Shaun Smith UFA Kansas City Chiefs None
CB Sean Smith UFA Miami Dolphins Kansas City Chiefs
LB Leon Williams UFA Kansas City Chiefs None
LB Frank Zombo UFA Green Bay Packers Kansas City Chiefs
*RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, Franchise: Franchise tag

Draft

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft

2013 Kansas City Chiefs draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Eric Fisher *  OT Central Michigan
3 63 Travis Kelce *  TE Cincinnati
3 96 Knile Davis  RB Arkansas Compensatory
4 99 Nico Johnson  LB Alabama
5 134 Sanders Commings  CB Georgia
6 170 Eric Kush  C California (PA)
6 204 Braden Wilson  FB Kansas State Compensatory
7 207 Mike Catapano  DE Princeton
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[8]

Undrafted free agents

Position Player College
QB Tyler Bray Tennessee
LB Darin Drakeford Maryland
CB Otha Foster West Alabama
WR Frankie Hammond Florida
TE Demetrius Harris Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OL A.J. Hawkins Ole Miss
T Colin Kelly Oregon State
RB Kaderius Lacey Alabama A&M
DL Rob Lohr Vanderbilt
DE Brad Madison Missouri
LB/FB Toben Opurum Kansas
S Brad McDougald Kansas
OLB Josh Martin Columbia
WR Rico Richardson Jackson State
OLB Ridge Wilson West Alabama

Preseason cuts

Inseason Transactions

Cuts

Position Player
CB Jalil Brown
LB Zac Diles
DT Jerrell Powe
WR Devon Wylie
LB Josh Martin
DT Anthony Toribio

Signings

Position Player
TE Kevin Brock
CB Marcus Cooper
DT Jaye Howard
LB James-Michael Johnson
TE Sean McGrath
LB Dezman Moses
CB Ron Parker
G Rishaw Johnson
WR Kyle Williams
DT Kyle Love

Players with multiple transactions

This is a list of players who played for the Chiefs at some point during the season who were involved in more than one transaction during the season.

Position Player Final Status
S Bradley McDougald Claimed off waivers by
Tampa Bay
WR Chad Hall Free Agent

Staff

2013 Kansas City Chiefs staff

Front office

Head coaches

  • Head coach – Andy Reid
  • Assistant head coach/wide receivers – David Culley
  • Senior assistant to the head coach – Joe D’Orazio

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Head athletic trainer – Rick Burkholder
  • Strength and conditioning – Barry Rubin
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Travis Crittenden
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Brent Salazar

Final roster

2013 Kansas City Chiefs final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 active, 7 inactive, 8 practice squad

Preseason

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 9 at New Orleans Saints L 13–17 0–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
2 August 16 San Francisco 49ers L 13–15 0–2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
3 August 24 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–20 (OT) 1–2 Heinz Field Recap
4 August 29 Green Bay Packers W 30–8 2–2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap

Game summaries

Week 1: at New Orleans Saints

Week 1: Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chiefs 10 0 0313
Saints 0 3 14017

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

Week 2: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 2: San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
49ers 3 3 3615
Chiefs 10 3 0013

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: August 16
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Clear, 76 °F (24 °C)
  • Game attendance: 64,434
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 3: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
Period 1 2 34OTTotal
Chiefs 0 10 73626
Steelers 10 0 73020

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: August 24
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT/6:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Mostly sunny, 76 °F (24 °C)
  • Game attendance: 51,852
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Week 4: vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 4: Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Packers 3 3 208
Chiefs 3 10 71030

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: August 29
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Clear, 90 °F (32 °C)
  • Game attendance: 65,063
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 8 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 28–2 1–0 EverBank Field Recap
2 September 15 Dallas Cowboys W 17–16 2–0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
3 September 19 at Philadelphia Eagles W 26–16 3–0 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
4 September 29 New York Giants W 31–7 4–0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
5 October 6 at Tennessee Titans W 26–17 5–0 LP Field Recap
6 October 13 Oakland Raiders W 24–7 6–0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
7 October 20 Houston Texans W 17–16 7–0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
8 October 27 Cleveland Browns W 23–17 8–0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
9 November 3 at Buffalo Bills W 23–13 9–0 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
10 Bye
11 November 17 at Denver Broncos L 17–27 9–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
12 November 24 San Diego Chargers L 38–41 9–2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
13 December 1 Denver Broncos L 28–35 9–3 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
14 December 8 at Washington Redskins W 45–10 10–3 FedExField Recap
15 December 15 at Oakland Raiders W 56–31 11–3 O.co Coliseum Recap
16 December 22 Indianapolis Colts L 7–23 11–4 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
17 December 29 at San Diego Chargers L 24–27 (OT) 11–5 Qualcomm Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 1: Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chiefs 14 7 0728
Jaguars 2 0 002

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

The Chiefs started their 2013 season on the road against the Jaguars. The Jags scored a safety when J. T. Thomas blocked a punt in the end zone, giving them a 2–0 lead. The Chiefs took the lead when Alex Smith found Donnie Avery on a 5-yard touchdown pass, making the score 7–2. This was followed up by Smith finding Junior Hemingway on a 3-yard pass, extending the Chiefs' lead to 14–2. In the second quarter, the Chiefs continued to dominate as Jamaal Charles ran for a 2-yard touchdown, giving the team a 21–2 halftime lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Chiefs scored the only points of the second half in the fourth quarter when Tamba Hali returned an interception 10 yards for a touchdown.

The Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 28–2, the first time in NFL history a game ended with that score.[9] It was also the second time in 20 years a team scored only two points during a regular season game, as well as being the most recent one as of 2021. The Jaguars crossed the 50-yard line once during the game but failed to score.

With the win, the Chiefs started 1–0.

Week 2: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week 2: Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Cowboys 10 0 3316
Chiefs 7 0 7317

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

The Chiefs made their regular season debut at home against the Cowboys. They scored first as Jamaal Charles caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith for a 7–0 lead. The Cowboys got on the scoreboard when Dan Bailey kicked a 51-yard field goal to make the score 7–3, followed by Tony Romo and Dez Bryant hooking up on a 2-yard pass to give the Cowboys a 10–7 lead. With the 2nd quarter being scoreless, the Cowboys held on to their lead through halftime.

In the 3rd quarter, Bailey nailed a 30-yard field goal to increase the Cowboys' lead to 13–7. However, the Chiefs retook the lead when Smith found Dwayne Bowe on a 12-yard pass, making the score 14–13. In the 4th quarter, the Chiefs increased their lead to 17–13 when Ryan Succop nailed a 40-yard field goal. The Cowboys tried to rally late, but came up a point short when the only score they could muster was a 53-yard field goal by Bailey. The Chiefs won the game 17–16, earning their first 2–0 start since 2010.

Week 3: at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chiefs 10 6 01026
Eagles 6 0 3716

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

After a close call win at home, the Chiefs traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in a TNF duel. The Chiefs started their scoring when Ryan Succop kicked a 33-yard field goal for a 3–0 lead. This was followed by Eric Berry returning an interception 38 yards for a touchdown for a 10–0 lead. The Eagles managed to get on the board later on in the quarter when Michael Vick found Jason Avant on a 22-yard touchdown pass (with a failed PAT) making the score 10–6. The Chiefs continued to dominate as Succop kicked 2 field goals increasing his teams lead from 7 to eventually 10 points with field goals from 31 and 34 yards out 13–6 and 16–6 at halftime. In the 3rd quarter, the Eagles managed to rally coming within 7 points as Alex Henery kicked a 29-yard field goal for the only score of the quarter. The Chiefs pulled away as Jamaal Charles ran for a 3-yard touchdown for a 23–9 lead. The Eagles then fired back as LeSean McCoy ran for a touchdown from 41-yards out once again coming within 7 23–16. With Succop's 38-yard field goal, the Chiefs were able to seal the game with a final score of 26–16 sending them to a 3–0 start, their first such start since 2010. This was also head coach Andy Reid’s first visit to Philadelphia since he was fired by the organization a season earlier. Reid served as the Eagles head coach from 1999 to 2012.

Week 4: vs. New York Giants

Week 4: New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Giants 0 7 007
Chiefs 0 10 71431

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

After a win over the Eagles, the Chiefs returned home for a game against the Giants. After a scoreless first quarter, they got on the board as Alex Smith found Sean McGrath on a 5-yard pass for a 7–0 lead. The Giants managed to tie the game up as Eli Manning found Victor Cruz on a 69-yard pass making the score 7–7. Ryan Succop then kicked a 51-yard field goal to send the Chiefs to a 10–7 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Chiefs dominated as Dexter McCluster ran a punt back 89 yards for a touchdown increasing their lead to 17–7 for the only score of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Alex Smith threw two more touchdown passes to Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe from 2 and 34 yards out that eventually sealed the game for them, moving them up 24–7 before the final score sat at 31–7.

The win sent the Chiefs to their first 4–0 start since 2003.

Week 5: at Tennessee Titans

Week 5: Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chiefs 7 6 01326
Titans 0 0 10717

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Kansas City jumped to 13–0 lead but by end of the third quarter, the Chiefs were trailing 17–13. But the Chiefs answered by scoring 13 unanswered points in the 4th quarter and won the game 26–17.

With the win, the team improved to 5–0, their first such start since 2003.

Week 6: vs. Oakland Raiders

Week 6: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 7 007
Chiefs 0 7 71024

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: October 13
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Sunny, 63 °F (17 °C)
  • Game attendance: 76,394
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

The Chiefs improved to 6–0 after defeating the Oakland Raiders 24–7, and snapped a six-game home losing streak to the Oakland Raiders dating back to the 2007 season. It was at this game that Arrowhead Stadium fans set a new Guinness World Record for loudest outdoor stadium in any sport.

It also featured the largest flyover with 42 planes.

Week 7: vs. Houston Texans

Week 7: Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Texans 3 7 6016
Chiefs 7 7 3017

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 7–0, the first time they had begun a season with such a record since 2003. With the Broncos' loss to the Colts, they became the league's only undefeated team while they also became leader of the AFC West.

Week 8: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 8: Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Browns 0 10 7017
Chiefs 6 14 0323

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

With the win, the Chiefs improved to 8–0 for the first time since 2003.

Week 9: at Buffalo Bills

Week 9: Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chiefs 0 3 101023
Bills 7 3 3013

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

With the win, the Chiefs went 9–0 heading into their bye week. It also gave them their first winning season since 2010 and first 9–0 start since 2003.

Week 11: at Denver Broncos

Week 11: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chiefs 0 10 0717
Broncos 10 7 7327

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information

Against the Broncos in a battle of the 9–0 Chiefs and 8–1 Broncos, Denver wound up beating the Chiefs 27–17, handing the Chiefs their first loss. With the loss, the Chiefs fell to 9–1.

Week 12: vs. San Diego Chargers

Week 12: San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chargers 3 7 141741
Chiefs 7 7 141038

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Mostly sunny, 24 °F (−4 °C)
  • Game attendance: 75,259
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

San Diego triumphed in the highest-scoring matchup with Kansas City since a 42–41 loss in 1986. The game lead changed eight times as Alex Smith threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns, but Rivers (392 yards) won it in the final seconds on a 26-yard score to Seyi Ajirotutu. The loss was Kansas City's second straight after the Chiefs' nine-game winning streak.

Week 13: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 13: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Broncos 0 14 14735
Chiefs 7 14 0728

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Sunny and clear, 55 °F (13 °C)
  • Game attendance: 77,065
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Kansas City led 21–7 at one point, but the Broncos came back to win 35–28 and sweep the Chiefs for the second straight season. With their third straight loss, the Chiefs fell to 9–3. They were the first 9–0 team in NFL history to lose three straight games following a 9–0 start.

Week 14: at Washington Redskins

Week 14: Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Redskins – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chiefs 17 21 0745
Redskins 0 10 0010

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Snow, 30 °F (−1 °C)
  • Game attendance: 56,247
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

The Chiefs finally found their winning ways again, as they beat the Redskins 45–10 and led 38–10 at halftime. With the win, the Chiefs improved to 10–3.

Week 15: at Oakland Raiders

Week 15: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chiefs 21 14 14756
Raiders 3 14 14031

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 64 °F (18 °C)
  • Game attendance: 49,571
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

Jamaal Charles scored five touchdowns for the Chiefs as they won 56–31 at Oakland. With the win, the Chiefs improved to 11–3.

Week 16: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week 16: Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Colts 0 13 10023
Chiefs 7 0 007

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 22 °F (−6 °C)
  • Game attendance: 75,396
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

In a preview of the Wild Card game between these two teams, the Chiefs lost to Indianapolis 23–7 despite leading 7–0 at one point. With the loss, the Chiefs fell to 11–4.

Week 17: at San Diego Chargers

Week 17: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
Period 1 2 34OTTotal
Chiefs 14 7 30024
Chargers 7 7 010327

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information

With no Alex Smith playing due to Kansas City resting their starters for the playoffs, it was up to Chase Daniel to guide the Chiefs. Kansas City missed a field goal at the end of regulation. The Chargers won in overtime on a field goal. With the loss, the Chiefs finished the regular season 11–5 and finished 2–4 against their division and 9–1 against the rest of the NFL.

Standings

Division

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Denver Broncos 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 606 399 W2
(5) Kansas City Chiefs 11 5 0 .688 2–4 7–5 430 305 L2
(6) San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 396 348 W4
Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 322 453 L6

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division winners
1 Denver Broncos West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 .469 .423 W2
2 New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 .473 .427 W2
3[a] Cincinnati Bengals North 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 .480 .494 W2
4 Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 .484 .449 W3
Wild cards
5 Kansas City Chiefs West 11 5 0 .688 2–4 7–5 .445 .335 L2
6 San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 .496 .549 W4
Did not qualify for the postseason
7[b][c] Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 .469 .441 W3
8[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 .484 .418 L2
9[e] New York Jets East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 .488 .414 W2
10 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 .523 .523 L2
11 Tennessee Titans South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 .504 .375 W2
12 Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 .520 .500 L1
13[f][g] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 .523 .359 L6
14[h] Jacksonville Jaguars South 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 .504 .234 L3
15 Cleveland Browns North 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 .516 .477 L7
16 Houston Texans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 .559 .500 L14
Tiebreakers[i]
  1. ^ Cincinnati defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 14, 42–28).
  2. ^ Pittsburgh finished with a better division record than Baltimore.
  3. ^ Pittsburgh defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 6, 19–6).
  4. ^ Baltimore defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 12, 19–3).
  5. ^ The New York Jets finished with a better division record than Miami.
  6. ^ Oakland and Jacksonville finished with a better conference record than Cleveland.
  7. ^ Oakland defeated Jacksonville head-to-head (Week 2, 19–9).
  8. ^ Jacksonville defeated Cleveland head-to-head (Week 13, 32–28).
  9. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

Postseason

See also: 2013–14 NFL playoffs

Schedule

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Venue Recap
Wild Card January 4 at Indianapolis Colts (4) L 44–45 0–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap

Game summaries

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: at (4) Indianapolis Colts

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: (5) Kansas City Chiefs at (4) Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Chiefs 10 21 10344
Colts 7 3 211445

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

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