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2018 Kansas City Chiefs season
Owner The Hunt family
Head Coach Andy Reid
Home Field Arrowhead Stadium
Results
Record 12–4
Place 1st AFC West
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Colts) 31–13
Lost AFC Championship (Patriots) 37–31 (OT)
Pro Bowlers TBD
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2018 Kansas City Chiefs season will be the franchise's upcoming 49th season in the National Football League, the 59th overall, the sixth under head coach Andy Reid, and second under general manager Brett Veach. Template:TOC limit

NFL Top 100

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Rank Player Position Change
24 Travis Kelce TE Template:Increase 2
33 Kareem Hunt RB NR
40 Tyreek Hill WR Template:Decrease 4

Draft

2018 Kansas City Chiefs Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
2 46 Breeland Speaks Defensive end Ole Miss
3 75 Derrick Nnadi Defensive tackle Florida State
100 Dorian O'Daniel Linebacker Clemson
4 124 Armani Watts Safety Texas A&M
6 196 Tremon Smith Cornerback Central Arkansas
198 Kahlil McKenzie Defensive tackle Tennessee
Trades
  • The Chiefs traded their first round selection (No. 22 overall), along with their 2017 first and third round selections to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the Bills' 2017 first-round selection.[1]
  • The Chiefs traded their seventh round selection (240th overall) to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for cornerback Kenneth Acker.[4]
  • The Chiefs received a seventh round draft selection (233rd overall) from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for cornerback Marcus Cooper.[5]
  • The Chiefs traded cornerback Marcus Peters and their sixth round selection (209th overall) to the Los Angeles Rams for their fourth round selection (124th overall) and their second round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.[6]
  • The Chiefs received a seventh round draft selection (243rd Overall) from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for defensive tackle David King. [7]
  • The Chiefs received a 2nd round pick (46th overall) and a 3rd round pick (100th overall) from the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for the Chiefs' 2nd round pick (54th overall) and 3rd round pick (78th overall).
  • The Chiefs received a 3rd round pick (75th overall) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for their 3rd round pick (86th overall) and their 4th round pick (122nd overall)
  • The Chiefs a 6th round pick (198th overall) from the New England Patriots in exchange for two 7th round picks (233rd overall and 243rd Overall)

Staff

Kansas City Chiefs current staff
Front Office
  • Chairman/CEO - Clark Hunt
  • President - Mark Donovan
  • General Manager - Brett Veach
  • Director of Football Administration - Brandt Tilis
  • Salary Cap & Legal Executive - Chris Shea
  • Director of Player Personnel - Mike Borgonzi
  • Director of College Scouting - Ryne Nutt
  • Assistant Directors of College Scouting - Mike Bradway and Ryan Poles
  • College Scouting Coordinator - Greg Castillo
  • Director of Pro Personnel - Tim Terry

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach - Andy Reid
  • Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator - Dave Toub

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator - Eric Bieniemy
  • Quarterbacks - Mike Kafka
  • Running Backs - Greg Lewis
  • Wide Receivers - Joe Bleymaier
  • Tight Ends - Tom Melvin
  • Offensive Line - Andy Heck
  • Assistant Offensive Line - Corey Matthaei
  • Pass Game Analyst/Assistant Quarterbacks - David Giradi
  • Offensive Quality Control - Connor Embree and Porter Ellett
 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator - Steve Spagnuolo
  • Defensive Line - Brendan Daly
  • Linebackers - Matt House
  • Outside Linebackers - Ken Flajole
  • Defensive Backs - Dave Merritt
  • Defensive Backs/Cornerbacks - Sam Madison
  • Defensive Assistant - Donald D'Alesio
  • Defensive Quality Control - Alex Whittingham

Special Teams Coaches

  • Assistant Special Teams - Andy Hill

Coaching Support Staff

  • Statistical Analysis Coordinator - Mike Frazier
  • Director of Video Operations - Pat Brazil
  • Assistant Director of Video Operations - Ken Radino
  • Video Assistants - Colin Clark and Josh Schmidt

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning - Barry Rubin
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning - Travis Crittenden
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning - Tyler Judkins
  • Sports Science/Conditioning - Ryan Reynolds


Coaching Staff
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Current roster

Kansas City Chiefs current roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

  • 48 Nick Keizer
  • 83 Ricky Seals-Jones
  • 87 Travis Kelce
  • 82 Deon Yelder
Offensive Linemen
  • 65 Jordan Devey G
  • 76 Laurent Duvernay-Tardif G
  • 79 Parker Ehinger G
  • 75 Cameron Erving T
  • 72 Eric Fisher T
  • 64 Dillon Gordon T
  • 60 Ryan Hunter (R)
  • 73 Tejan Koroma C (R)
  • 66 Kahlil McKenzie G (R)
  • 61 Mitch Morse C
  • 67 Jimmy Murray C (R)
  • 71 Mitchell Schwartz T
  • 68 Bentley Spain T (R)
  • 70 Brian Witzmann G
  • 77 Andrew Wylie T

Defensive Linemen

  • 97 Allen Bailey DE
  • 90 Stefan Charles NT
  • 74 Justin Hamilton NT
  • 94 Jarvis Jenkins DE
  • 95Chris Jones DE
  • 96 Dee Liner NT (R)
  • 93 T.Y. McGill NT
  • 91Derrick Nnadi NT (R)
  • 98 Xavier Williams NT
Linebackers
  • 60 Raymond Davison ILB (R)
  • 45Ukeme Eligwe ILB / DB
  • 55 Dee Ford OLB
  • 53 Anthony Hitchens ILB
  • 54 Tyrone Holmes OLB
  • 50 Justin Houston OLB
  • 92 Tanoh Kpassagnon OLB / DE
  • 65 Robert McCray OLB (R)
  • 56 Ben Nieman ILB (R)
  • 44 Dorian O'Daniel ILB (R)
  • 59 Reggie Ragland ILB
  • 48 Terrance Smith ILB / DB
  • 57 Breeland Speaks OLB (R)
  • 51 Frank Zombo OLB
Defensive Backs
  • 24 David Amerson CB
  • 43 Makinton Dorleant CB
  • 47 Step Durham CB (R)
  • 22 Robert Golden SS
  • 6 Ashton Lampkin CB
  • 34 Leon McQuay III SS
  • 21 Eric Murray FS
  • 20 Steven Nelson CB
  • 30 Keith Reaser CB
  • 26 Will Redmond CB
  • 39 Tremon Smith CB (R)
  • 49 Daniel Sorensen SS
  • 38 Arrion Springs CB (R)
  • 46 Jordan Sterns SS
  • 40 D'Montre Wade CB (R)
  • 25 Armani Watts FS (R)

Special Teams

  • 7Harrison Butker K
  • 9 Dustin Colquitt P
  • 41 James Winchester LS

Reserve Squad

  • -- Davon Grayson WR (R / IR)
  • 9 Akeem Hunt FB (PUP)
  • -- John David Moore FB(R / IR)

Unrestricted FAs

  • currently vacant

Restricted FAs

  • currently vacant

Exclusive-Rights FAs

  • currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated January 19, 2018
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Preseason

The Chiefs' preseason opponents were announced in April.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 Houston L 10-17 0-1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
2 August 16 at Atlanta W 28-14 1-1 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap
3 August 23 at Chicago L 20-27 1-2 Soldier Field Recap
4 August 30 Green Bay W 33-21 2-2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 at LA Chargers 38-28 1-0 Stubhub Center Recap
2 September 16 at Pittsburgh 42-37 2-0 Heinz Field Recap
3 September 23 San Francisco 38-27 3-0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
4 October 1 at Denver 27-23 4-0 Mile High Recap
5 October 7 Jacksonville 14-30 5-0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
6 October 14 at New England 40-43 5-1 Gillette Stadium Recap
7 October 21 Cincinnati 45-10 6-1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
8 October 28 Denver 30-23 7-1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
9 November 4 at Cleveland 37-21 8-1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
10 November 11 Arizona 26-14 9-1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
11 November 19 at LA Rams 51-54 9-2 LA Coliseum Recap
12 Bye
13 December 2 at Oakland 40-33 10-2 Oakland Coliseum Recap
14 December 9 Baltimore 27-24 (OT) 11-2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
15 December 13 LA Chargers 28-29 11-3 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
16 December 23 at Seattle 31-38 11-4 CenturyLink Field Recap
17 December 30 Oakland 35-3 12-4 Arrowhead Stadium Recap

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling, for the exceptions of Week 11 (Monday Night Football) and Week 15 (Thursday Night Football).

Postseason

Schedule

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card Bye
Divisional January 12 Indianapolis (6) W 31–13 1–0 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
AFC Championship January 20 New England (2) L 31–37 (OT) 1–1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap

Game summaries

AFC Divisional Playoffs: vs. #6 Indianapolis Colts

AFC Divisional Playoffs: (#6) Indianapolis Colts at (#1) Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 0 6 13
Chiefs 14 10 0 7 31

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: January 12, 2019
  • Game time: 3:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, snow
  • Game attendance: 76,765
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • KC – Damien Williams 10-yard run (Harrison Butker kick), 10:05. Chiefs 7–0. Drive: 5 plays, 90 yards, 3:00.
  • KC – Tyreek Hill 36-yard run (Harrison Butker kick), 6:28. Chiefs 14–0. Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 3:04.

Second quarter

  • KC – Harrison Butker 39-yard field goal, 12:13. Chiefs 17–0. Drive: 15 plays, 53 yards, 6:59.
  • IND – Zach Pascal blocked punt recovery in the end zone (Adam Vinatieri kick), 5:56. Chiefs 17–7.
  • KC – Patrick Mahomes 4-yard run (Harrison Butker kick), 1:40. Chiefs 24–7. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:16.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – T. Y. Hilton 29-yard pass from Andrew Luck (kick failed, wide right), 5:31. Chiefs 24–13. Drive: 10 plays, 87 yards, 3:04.
  • KC – Darrel Williams 6-yard run (Harrison Butker kick), 2:23. Chiefs 31–13. Drive: 9 plays, 61 yards, 3:08.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • IND – Marlon Mack – 9 rushes, 46 yards
  • KC – Damien Williams – 25 rushes, 129 yards, TD

Top receivers

AFC Championship: vs. #2 New England Patriots

AFC Championship: (#2) New England Patriots at (#1) Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 7 7 3 14 37
Chiefs 0 0 7 24 31

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First Quarter

Second Quarter

  • NE — Phillip Dorsett 29-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostowski kick), 0:27. Patriots 14–0. Drive: 8 plays, 90 yards, 2:41

Third Quarter

  • KC — Travis Kelce 12-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes (Harrison Butker kick), 12:56. Patriots 14–7. Drive: 4 plays, 74 yards, 2:04
  • NE — Stephen Gostowski 47-yard field goal, 4:07. Patriots 17–7. Drive: 6 plays, 8 yards, 3:36.

Fourth Quarter

  • KC — Damien Williams 1-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes (Harrison Butker kick), 14:51. Patriots 17–14 . Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:11
  • KC – Damien Williams 23-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes (Harrison Butker kick), 7:45. Chiefs 21–17. Drive: 2 plays, 23 yards, 0:10.
  • NE – Sony Michel 10-yard run (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 3:32. Patriots 24–21. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:13.
  • KC – Damien Williams 2-yard run (Harrison Butker kick), 2:03. Chiefs 28–24. Drive: 5 plays, 68 yards, 1:29.
  • NE – Rex Burkhead 4-yard run (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 0:39. Patriots 31–28. Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards, 1:24.
  • KC – Harrison Butker 39-yard field goal, 0:11. Tied 31–31. Drive: 4 plays, 48 yards, 0:31.

Overtime

  • NE – Rex Burkhead 2-yard run, 10:10. Patriots 37–31. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 4:52.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • NE – Sony Michel – 29 rushes, 113 yards, 2 TD
  • KC – Damien Williams – 10 rushes, 30 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • NE – Julian Edelman – 7 receptions, 96 yards
  • KC – Sammy Watkins – 4 receptions, 114 yards

References

  1. "For first time since ’83, Chiefs draft quarterback in first round: Patrick Mahomes", The Kansas City Star, April 27, 2017. Retrieved on January 1, 2018. 
  2. "Chiefs trade Alex Smith to Washington, saving $15.6 million", The Kansas City Star, January 30, 2018. Retrieved on January 31, 2018. 
  3. Sessler, Marc (August 30, 2017). Browns ship Cameron Erving to Chiefs for fifth-rounder.
  4. 49ers Trade CB Kenneth Acker.
  5. Urban, Darren (September 2, 2016). Cardinals Trade For CB Marcus Cooper. Retrieved on November 27, 2016.
  6. Patra, Kevin (February 26, 2018). Chiefs net 2nd, 4th-round picks for Marcus Peters.
  7. Wyatt, Jim (September 1, 2017). Titans Trade for Chiefs DL David King.

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