2001 Kansas City Chiefs season

2001 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coach Dick Vermeil
Home field Arrowhead Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers RB Priest Holmes
TE Tony Gonzalez
G Will Shields

The 2001 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 32nd season in the National Football League, the 42nd overall and the first under head coach Dick Vermeil, and failing to qualify for the playoffs and to improve upon their 7-9 record from 2000, with a 6–10 record, which netted them a fourth place finish in the AFC West.

Along with new coaches joining the team, new additions appeared on the Chiefs' roster, including running back Priest Holmes and quarterback Trent Green. Coach Dick Vermeil began to install a powerful offense similar to the one he installed in St. Louis to win Super Bowl XXXIV.

Offseason

NFL draft

2001 Kansas City Chiefs draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
3 75 Eric Downing  Defensive Tackle Syracuse
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agents

2001 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Ian Allen Tackle Purdue

Personnel

Staff

2001 Kansas City Chiefs staff
Front office
  • Founder – Lamar Hunt
  • President/General Manager/Chief Executive Officer – Carl Peterson
  • Chairman of the Board – Jack Steadman
  • Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager – Dennis Thum
  • Vice President of Football Operations/Player Personnel – Lynn Stiles
  • Director of Football Administration – Mike White
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Bill Kuharich

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Frank Gansz Jr

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Hurd
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Billy Long

Roster

2001 Kansas City Chiefs roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Schedule

In 2001, the Chiefs' regular-season, non-conference opponents were from the NFC East.

Week Date Opponent Result Network TV Time (CT) Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 Oakland Raiders L 27–24 CBS 12:00PM
78,844
2 September 23, 2001 New York Giants L 13–3 FOX 12:00PM
77,666
3 September 30, 2001 at Washington Redskins W 45–13 CBS 12:00PM
76,573
4 October 7, 2001 at Denver Broncos L 20–6 CBS 3:15PM
75,037
5 October 14, 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–17 CBS 12:00PM
78,413
6 October 21, 2001 at Arizona Cardinals L 24–16 CBS 3:05PM
35,916
7 October 25, 2001 Indianapolis Colts L 35–28 ESPN 7:30PM
74,212
8 November 4, 2001 at San Diego Chargers W 25–20 CBS 3:05PM
58,789
9 November 11, 2001 at New York Jets L 27–7 CBS 12:00PM
78,234
10 Bye
11 November 25, 2001 Seattle Seahawks W 19–7 CBS 12:00PM
77,357
12 November 29, 2001 Philadelphia Eagles L 23–10 ESPN 7:30PM
77,087
13 December 9, 2001 at Oakland Raiders L 28–26 CBS 3:15PM
60,784
14 December 16, 2001 Denver Broncos W 26–23 CBS 12:00PM
77,778
15 December 23, 2001 San Diego Chargers W 20–17 CBS 12:00PM
76,131
16 December 30, 2001 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 30–26 CBS 12:00PM
59,396
17 January 6, 2002* at Seattle Seahawks L 21–18 CBS 3:05PM
58,460

*Game originally scheduled for September 16, but was postponed along with all Week 2 games following the September 11 Terrorist Attacks

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Oakland Raiders 1060.625399327L3
Seattle Seahawks 970.563301324W2
Denver Broncos 880.500340339L1
Kansas City Chiefs 6100.375320344L1
San Diego Chargers 5110.313332321L9

References

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