Worst Seasons in Team History – Number 10: 1963 (5-7-2)
From 1960 to 1962, the Chiefs were known as the Dallas Texans, and had experienced a lot of success during that time. In 1962, the Texans won the AFL Championship against the Houston Oilers, and the hope was that the hype would remain with the organization, even after relocating to Kansas City.
Instead, the Chiefs, in their first year in the AFL, floundered. Their AFL Championship victory tour didn’t go as planned in the 1963 season, with the team only winning five games, losing seven, and tying (back when that was a common occurrence in football) two games.
The team was led by Hank Stram then, and it was a rare weak season for the franchise under head coach Stram, who is easily the team’s best coach in team history.
The Chiefs started the season out with a bang, putting the smackdown on the Broncos in their first game (59-7), but then went on to tie and lose their next two games. The team lost every game from week five until week ten, and by then it was too late to climb back into contention.
While the 5-7-2 record doesn’t look all that bad, this was more of a disappointing season for the team more than a “bad” season. They won the AFL Championship the year prior, but couldn’t follow up with a nice season afterwards.