1975 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head Coach Paul Wiggin
Home Field Arrowhead Stadium
Record 5–9
Place 3rd AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1974 1976

The 1975 Kansas City Chiefs season ended with a second consecutive 5–9 record and no playoff berth. San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Paul Wiggin was named the second head coach in franchise history on January 23.[1] A former Pro Bowl defensive end for the Cleveland Browns, Wiggin inherited the unenviable task of rebuilding a squad whose pool of talent had been largely depleted due to age and a number of ill-fated trades that had left the club devoid of first-round draft choices in 1973 and 1975.[1] After an 0–3 start to the season, Wiggin directed the Chiefs to three straight wins, beginning with a convincing 42–10 victory against the Raiders on October 12.[1] The highlight of the season was a 34–31 upset win at Dallas on Monday Night Football. The club could not maintain the early success; Owning a 5–5 record heading into the homestretch of the season, injuries to a number of key players crippled the team. The team dropped its final four contests of the year to finish at 5–9 for the second consecutive season. The regular season finale at Oakland marked the final games in the Hall of Fame careers of Len Dawson and Buck Buchanan.[1]


NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular seasonEdit


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 at Denver Broncos L 37–33
2 September 28, 1975 New York Jets L 30–24
3 October 5, 1975 San Francisco 49ers L 20–3
4 October 12, 1975 Oakland Raiders W 42–10
5 October 19, 1975 at San Diego Chargers W 12–10
6 October 26, 1975 Denver Broncos W 26–13
7 November 2, 1975 Houston Oilers L 17–13
8 November 10, 1975 at Dallas Cowboys W 34–31
9 November 16, 1975 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–3
10 November 23, 1975 Detroit Lions W 24–21
11 November 30, 1975 at Baltimore Colts L 28–14
12 December 7, 1975 San Diego Chargers L 28–20
13 December 14, 1975 at Cleveland Browns L 40–14
14 December 21, 1975 at Oakland Raiders L 28–20


AFC West
Oakland Raiders 1130.786375255
Denver Broncos 680.429254307
Kansas City Chiefs 590.357282341
San Diego Chargers 2120.143189345


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Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Washington
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