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The 1995 Kansas City Chiefs season ended with the team recording a 13-3 record and AFC West division championship.  The Chiefs suffered a painful loss in the 1996 playoffs when Placekicker Lin Elliot missed three crucial field goals, which eventually led to an upset win by the Indianapolis Colts.


The Chiefs' 1995 season began promising on September 3 with a convincing 34-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Seattlemarker. New Chiefs' quarterback Steve Bono would have a great season as he passed for 3,121 yards and 21 touchdowns. Kimble Anders led the team in pass receptions with 55.

Anemic and stifled, the Chiefs rose from their self-inflicted doldrums and battled back from a 2 touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter to clip the New York Giants in overtime, 20-17 on September 10.

A costly interception, penalties, and an ineptness on third down all lead to a 17-3 Giants lead. The Chiefs didn't score a touchdown until 5:03 remained in the game. On the Chiefs' following possession, Bono hit Danan Hughes with the game-tying score afer a 67-yard, 14-play drive that took just 2 minutes and 32 seconds. 

Lin Elliott booted the game-winning field goial with 7:11 remaining in overtime to give the Chiefs the win. Marcus Allen led the Chiefs with 86 yards rushing and Bono passed for 187 yards. But this wasn't a game for statistics as far the Chiefs were concerned. It was about overcoming poor play and winning when they probably should have lost.

The win improved the Chiefs record to 2-0. This was the first of three overtime wins for Kansas City at Arrownead Stadium during the 1995 season, and it set the tone for the team's ability to win tight,close games throughout the regular season.

On September 17, James Hasty picks off a Jeff Hostetler pass and return it for a touchdown in overtime as the Chiefs' beat the Oakland Raiders, 23-17 to go 3-0. The defense would play a key role in Kansas City's great season. the team hold its opponenets to 241 points and recorded 47 sacks. Cornerback Dale Carter led the team with 4 interceptions. Rookie kick returner Tamarick Vanover was also spectacular, retrurning two kickoffs and one punt for scores. Derrick Thomas, Neil Smith, and Dan Saleaumua also shined for the Chiefs' defense.

On October 9, Tamarick Vanover returns a punt 86 yards in overtime to give the Chiefs a 29-023 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football. It is the Chiefs' third overtime win at Arrowhead Stadium during the 1995 season.

On October 22, the Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadiummarker, 21-7. Marcus Allen was again a standout for the offense, gaining 890 yards rushing and scoring 5 touchdowns for the season.

On November 19, the Chiefs win their seventh game in a row, beating the Houston Oilers at Arrowhead Stadium, 20-13 to go 10-1.

On December 24, Tamarick Vanover runs the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, and the Chiefs defeat the Seahawks, 26-3. They win the AFC Western Division and finish the regular season with a 13-3 record.

Personnel

Staff

1995 Kansas City Chiefs staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning


Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 3 1995 at Seattle Seahawks W 34-10
2 September 10 1995 New York Giants W 20-17
3 September 17 1995 Oakland Raiders W 23-17
4 September 24 1995 at Cleveland Browns L 35-17
5 October 1 1995 at Arizona Cardinals W 24-3
6 October 9 1995 San Diego Chargers W 29-23
7 October 15 1995 New England Patriots W 31-26
8 October 22 1995 at Denver Broncos W 21-7
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10 November 5 1995 Washington Redskins W 24-3
11 November 12 1995 at San Diego Chargers W 22-7
12 November 19 1995 Houston Oilers W 20-13
13 November 23 1995 at Dallas Cowboys L 24-12
14 December 3 1995 at Oakland Raiders W 29-23
15 December 11 1995 at Miami Dolphins L 13-6
16 December 17 1995 Denver Broncos W 20-17
17 December 24 1995 Seattle Seahawks W 26-3


Standings

AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Kansas City Chiefs 13 3 0 .813 358 241
San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 321 323
Seattle Seahawks 8 8 0 .500 363 366
Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 .500 348 332
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 388 345


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