1994 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer
Home Field Arrowhead Stadium
Record 9–7
Place 2nd AFC West
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Wild Card round (Dolphins)
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1993 1995

The 1994 Kansas City Chiefs season ended with a 9–7 record and Wild Card spot in the 1995 playoffs. The Chiefs lost to the Miami Dolphins 27–17 in the Wild Card round. Alongside celebrating the NFL's 75th anniversary season, the Chiefs also honored their 35th season as a franchise. Future hall of fame quarterback Joe Montana retired following the season.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

1994 Chiefs Draft Selections[1]
Round Overall Player Position College
1 25 Greg Hill Running Back Texas A&M AggiesTexas A&M
2 58 Donnell Bennett Running Back Miami
3 92 Lake Dawson Wide Receiver Notre Dame
3 96 Chris Penn Wide Receiver Tulsa
4 127 Bracy Walker Safety North Carolina
5 151 James Burton Cornerback Fresno St
5 156 Rob Waldrop Defensive Tackle Arizona
6 185 Anthony Daigle Running Back Fresno State
7 199 Steve Matthews Quarterback Memphis
7 219 Tracy Greene Tight End Grambling

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

1994 Kansas City Chiefs final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Dave Adolph
  • Defensive Line – Tom Pratt
  • Defensive Backs – Herman Edwards
  • Defensive Assistant – John Bunting
  • Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – Darvin Wallis

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Regular season[edit | edit source]

After an opening day win over the New Orleans Saints, the Chiefs faced the injury-riddled San Francisco 49ers on September 11. Facing his old team, Joe Montana led the Chiefs to a 24–17 win at Arrowhead. But after opening the season at 3–0, the Chiefs dropped 2 in a row.

On October 17, a 6-yard pass and a tightrope run into the end zone ended the Chiefs' 11-year drought in Mile High Stadium. Joe Montana led a methodical, 75-yard drive in the game's final 82 seconds to bring Kansas City back from a 4-point deficit and defeat the Broncos 31–28 on Monday Night Football.

The final drive took nine plays, all of which were Montana passes except one run of 10 yards by Marcus Allen. For the game, Montana hit 34 of 54 pass attempts for 393 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Chiefs improved their record to 4–2 with the win and thrust themselves back into the playoff hunt.

The game was tied 14–14 at the half. Lin Elliott's field goal with 4:08 left in the game temporarily put the Chiefs ahead 24–21. An Allen fumble set up the Broncos' final touchdown. In the end, it was Montana and his inspiring confidence that resulted in the comeback. Montana would have another great season passing for 3,283 yards, but the rushing game dropped off form last year as Marcus Allen gained 709 yards to lead the team, while rookie Greg Hill ran for only 574 yard for the season. Fullback Kimble Anders was the leading receiver with 67 receptions. The defense showed flashes of Brilliance, and as had become the standard, was led by perennial Pro Bowlers Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith. Defensive back Dale Carter had a superb year and was also chosen for the Pro Bowl.

On December 24, Marcus Allen gained 132 yards rushing as the Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Raiders 19–9. The win secured a fifth-straight playoff spot for the Chiefs.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1994 at New Orleans Saints W 30–17
2 September 11, 1994 San Francisco 49ers W 24–17
3 September 18, 1994 at Atlanta Falcons W 30–10
4 September 25, 1994 Los Angeles Rams L 16–0
5 Bye
6 October 9, 1994 at San Diego Chargers L 20–6
7 October 17, 1994 at Denver Broncos W 31–28
8 October 23, 1994 Seattle Seahawks W 38–23
9 October 30, 1994 at Buffalo Bills L 44–10
10 November 6, 1994 Los Angeles Raiders W 13–3
11 November 13, 1994 San Diego Chargers L 14–13
12 November 20, 1994 Cleveland Browns W 20–13
13 November 27, 1994 at Seattle Seahawks L 10–9
14 December 4, 1994 Denver Broncos L 20–17
15 December 12, 1994 at Miami Dolphins L 45–28
16 December 18, 1994 Houston Oilers W 31–9
17 December 24, 1994 at Los Angeles Raiders W 19–9

Standings[edit | edit source]

Template:1994 AFC West standings

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard December 31, 1994 at Miami Dolphins L 27–17

References[edit | edit source]

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