|2013 Kansas City Chiefs season|
|Owner||The Hunt family|
|Head coach||Andy Reid|
|General manager||John Dorsey|
|Home field||Arrowhead Stadium|
|Division place||2nd AFC West|
|Playoff finish||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Colts) 44-45|
|Pro Bowlers||QB Alex Smith|
RB Jamaal Charles
T Branden Albert
CB Brandon Flowers
LB Tamba Hali
LB Derrick Johnson
LB Justin Houston
S Eric Berry
DT Dontari Poe
PR Dexter McCluster
|Team MVP||Jamaal Charles|
|Team ROY||Marcus Cooper|
The 2013 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 54th season and the first under the head coach/general manager tandem of Andy Reid and John Dorsey. After their 26-16 defeat of the Philadelphia Eagles in week 3, the Chiefs beat their 2-game win total from 2012. After defeating the New York Giants 31-7 in week 4, the Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to win 2 or fewer games in the previous season, and win the first 4 games the next. On October 13, 2013 against the Oakland Raiders, Chiefs fans broke the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar at an outdoor stadium with 137.6 decibels.Seattle Seahawks fans later reclaimed the record on December 2, 2013, with a roar of 137.6 decibels. 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.
The Chiefs clinched a playoff berth, but lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round of the playoffs by a score of 45-44, after blowing a 38-10 second half lead, extending an 8-game playoff losing streak dating back to the 1993 season, the longest in NFL history, until it was broken by the Detroit Lions.
|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
|QB||Matt Cassel||Minnesota Vikings|
|FB||Patrick DiMarco||Atlanta Falcons|
|LB||Cory Greenwood||Detroit Lions|
|G||Rich Ranglin||San Jose SaberCats|
|OL/DL||Luke Patterson||New England Patriots|
|LB||Andy Studebaker||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|OT||Eric Winston||Arizona Cardinals|
|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|
|OL||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|
|DL||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|
|2013 Kansas City Chiefs draft|
|1||1||Eric Fisher *||OT||Central Michigan|
|3||63||Travis Kelce *||TE||Cincinnati|
|6||170||Eric Kush||C||California (PA)|
|6||204||Braden Wilson||FB||Kansas State||Compensatory|
|Made roster + Pro Football Hall of Fame * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
|CB||Otha Foster||West Alabama|
|OL||A.J. Hawkins||Ole Miss|
|T||Colin Kelly||Oregon State|
|RB||Kaderius Lacey||Alabama A&M|
|WR||Rico Richardson||Jackson State|
|OLB||Ridge Wilson||West Alabama|
*Tony Moeaki was originally released but was subsequently placed on injured reserve
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.
|S||Bradley McDougald||Claimed off waivers by|
|WR||Chad Hall||Free Agent|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Playoff round||Date||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||NFL.com|
|Wild Card||January 4, 2014||at Indianapolis Colts (4)||L 44-45||0-1||Lucas Oil Stadium||Recap|
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 as Alex Smith found Donnie Avery on a 5-yard touchdown pass for a 7-2 lead. This was followed up by Smith finding Junior Hemingway on a 3-yard pass sending the game to a 14-2 game. In the 2nd 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 3rd quarter, the Chiefs scored the only points of the 2nd half in the 4th quarter when Tamba Hail 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. It was also the first time in 20 years a team scored 2 points during a regular season game. The Jaguars crossed the 50 yard line once but failed to score. The Jaguars only score came when a blocked punt that went out of the end zone.
With the win, the Chiefs started 1-0.
The Chiefs made their regular season debut at home against the Cowboys. They would score first as Jamaal Charles caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith for a 7-0 lead. The Boys got on the board as Dan Bailey kicked a 51-yard field goal for a 7-3 game followed up by Tony Romo and Dez Bryant hooking up on a 2-yard pass for a 10-7 lead. With the 2nd quarter being scoreless, the Boys gradually held on to the lead.
In the 3rd quarter, Bailey nailed a 30-yard field goal to increase their lead 13-7. However, the Chiefs retook the lead as Smith found Dwayne Bowe on a 12-yard pass making the score 14-13. In the 4th quarter, the Chiefs increased their lead as Ryan Succop nailed a 40-yard field goal for a 17-13 lead. The Boys then tried to rally late, but came up a point short when Bailey kicked a 53-yard field goal as the Chiefs won the game 17-16 sending them to their first 2-0 start since 2010.
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 would fire 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 1999-2012.
After a win over the Eagles, the Chiefs returned home for a game against the Giants. After a scoreless 1st 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 2nd half, the Chiefs dominated as Dexter McCluster would run a punt back 89 yards for a touchdown increasing their lead to 17-7 for the only score of the 3rd quarter. In the 4th quarter, Alex Smith threw 2 more touchdown passes to Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe from 2 and 34 yards out that would eventually seal 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.
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.
The Chiefs improved to 6-0 after defeating the Oakland Raiders 24-7, and snapped a 6-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.
With the win, the Chiefs improved to 7-0 for the first time they would start 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.
With the win, the Chiefs improved to 8-0 for the first time since 2003.
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.
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.
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.
Kansas City would lead 21-7 at one point, but the Broncos would come 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 3 straight games following a 9-0 start.
The Chiefs would finally find their winning ways again, as they throttled the Redskins 45-10 and lead 38-10 at halftime. With the win, the Chiefs improved to 10-3.
Jamal Charles would score 5 touchdowns for the Chiefs as they won 56-31 at Oakland. With the win, the Chiefs improved to 11-3.
In a preview of the Wild Card game between these 2 teams, the Chiefs lost to Indianapolis 23-7 despite leading 7-0 at one point. With the loss, the Chiefs fell to 11-4.
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 would win 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.
|(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|
|2||New England Patriots||East||12||4||0||.750||4-2||9-3||.473||.427||W2|
|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 playoffs|
|9[e]||New York Jets||East||8||8||0||.500||3-3||5-7||.488||.414||W2|
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