2002 Kansas City Chiefs Season
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2002 Kansas City Chiefs Season

2002 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coachDick Vermeil
Home fieldArrowhead Stadium
Results
Record8-8
Division place4th AFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersTE Tony Gonzalez
KR Dante Hall
RB Priest Holmes
T Willie Roaf
G Will Shields
AP All-ProsTE Tony Gonzalez (2nd team)
KR Dante Hall (2nd team)
RB Priest Holmes (1st team)
T Willie Roaf (2nd team)
G Will Shields (1st team)
Kansas City at Oakland, 2002

The 2002 season was the Kansas City Chiefs' 33rd in the National Football League, their 43rd overall and the franchise's 40th in Kansas City, Missouri.

In their second season under head coach Dick Vermeil, the Chiefs's high-powered offense was led by quarterback Trent Green and 2002 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Priest Holmes, who was named to the NFL All-Pro team for the second of three years in a row. Green had a 2-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio (26 to 13) and Holmes led the league in touchdowns (24) and overall scoring (144 points).

Kansas City scored 467 points (29.2 per game), but gave up 399 points (24.9 per game), the second most in the AFC and fifth-most in the NFL. Football Outsiders stated that the 2002 Chiefs have the second-largest Offense-Defense imbalance from 1992-2010 [1] (the largest discrepancy coming from the 1992 Seattle Seahawks). Football Outsiders also calculated that the Chiefs had the second most efficient running game in the same period (second only to the 2000 St. Louis Rams).[2]

The Chiefs' offense also set two new NFL records with the fewest fumbles in a season (7, broken in 2010) and fewest fumbles lost in a season (2), the latter of which still stands.

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
QB Jonathan Quinn (Jaguars) LB Donnie Edwards (Chargers)
K Morten Andersen (Giants) K Todd Peterson (Steelers)
WR Johnnie Morton (Lions) TE Mikhael Ricks (Lions)
T Willie Roaf (Saints) CB Bracy Walker (Lions)
T Victor Riley (Saints)
WR Derrick Alexander (Vikings)

NFL draft

2002 Kansas City Chiefs draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Ryan Sims  Defensive tackle North Carolina
2 43 Eddie Freeman  Defensive tackle UAB
4 107 Omar Easy  Fullback Penn State
5 143 Scott Fujita  Linebacker California
7 221 Maurice Rodriguez  Linebacker Fresno State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agents

2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Marc Boerigter Wide Receiver Hastings
Clint Finley Defensive back Nebraska
Jarmar Julien Running back San Jose State

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

In the 2002 season, the Chiefs' non-divisional, conference opponents were primarily from the AFC East. The Cleveland Browns were from the AFC North and the Jacksonville Jaguars were from the AFC South. Their non-conference opponents were from the NFC West.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Cleveland Browns W 40-39 1-0 72,938
2 September 15, 2002 Jacksonville Jaguars L 23-16 1-1 77,934
3 September 22, 2002 at New England Patriots L 41-38 1-2 68,436
4 September 29, 2002 Miami Dolphins W 48-30 2-2 78,178
5 October 6, 2002 at New York Jets W 29-25 3-2 78,149
6 October 13, 2002 at San Diego Chargers L 35-34 3-3 58,995
7 October 20, 2002 Denver Broncos L 37-34 3-4 78,446
8 October 27, 2002 Oakland Raiders W 20-10 4-4 78,685
9 Bye
10 November 10, 2002 at San Francisco 49ers L 17-13 4-5 67,881
11 November 17, 2002 Buffalo Bills W 17-16 5-5 77,951
12 November 24, 2002 at Seattle Seahawks L 39-32 5-6 56,250
13 December 1, 2002 Arizona Cardinals W 49-0 6-6 77,809
14 December 8, 2002 St. Louis Rams W 49-10 7-6 78,601
15 December 15, 2002 at Denver Broncos L 31-24 7-7 75,947
16 December 22, 2002 San Diego Chargers W 24-22 8-7 77,899
17 December 28, 2002 at Oakland Raiders L 24-0 8-8 62,078

Game summaries

Week 3: at New England Patriots

Week 4: vs. Miami Dolphins

Week 5: at New York Jets

Week 11: vs. Buffalo Bills

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1)Oakland Raiders 11 5 0 .688 4-2 9-3 450 304 W2
Denver Broncos 9 7 0 .563 3-3 5-7 392 344 W1
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 3-3 6-6 333 367 L4
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 2-4 6-6 467 399 L1

References


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