2004 Kansas City Chiefs season

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2004 Kansas City Chiefs season
Kansas City Chiefs wordmark.svg
Owner Lamar Hunt
Head coach Dick Vermeil
General manager Carl Peterson
Home field Arrowhead Stadium
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro Bowlers FB Tony Richardson
TE Tony Gonzalez
OT Willie Roaf
G Brian Waters
G Will Shields
LS Kendall Gammon

The 2004 Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 45th season, their 42nd in Kansas City, and 35th in the National Football League.


The 2004 season proved not to be as successful as the team's previous season. Though the Chiefs finished the regular season with the most yards and the second highest number of points, they also had a losing record of 7–9 and no playoff appearance. In fact, the Chiefs' 483 points-scored was the highest total in NFL history for a team that finished the season with a losing record. [1] The Chiefs joined the 1975 Buffalo Bills as the only teams in NFL history to score an average of at least 30 points per game and miss the playoffs.


2004 Kansas City Chiefs final roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics



1August 13at New York Giants L 24–340–1 Giants Stadium Recap
2August 23 St. Louis Rams W 24–71–1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
3August 28 Cleveland Browns L 19–211–2Arrowhead Stadium Recap
4September 2at Dallas Cowboys L 20–241–3 Texas Stadium Recap

Regular season

1September 12at Denver Broncos L 24–340–1 Invesco Field at Mile High Recap
2September 19 Carolina Panthers L 17–280–2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
3September 26 Houston Texans L 21–240–3Arrowhead Stadium Recap
4October 4at Baltimore Ravens W 27–241–3 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
5 Bye
6October 17at Jacksonville Jaguars L 16–221–4 Alltel Stadium Recap
7October 24 Atlanta Falcons W 56–102–4Arrowhead Stadium Recap
8October 31 Indianapolis Colts W 45–353–4Arrowhead Stadium Recap
9November 7at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–343–5 Raymond James Stadium Recap
10November 14at New Orleans Saints L 20–273–6 Louisiana Superdome Recap
11November 22 New England Patriots L 19–273–7Arrowhead Stadium Recap
12November 28 San Diego Chargers L 31–343–8Arrowhead Stadium Recap
13December 5at Oakland Raiders W 34–274–8 McAfee Coliseum Recap
14December 13at Tennessee Titans W 49–385–8 The Coliseum Recap
15December 19 Denver Broncos W 45–176–8Arrowhead Stadium Recap
16 December 25 Oakland Raiders W 31–307–8Arrowhead Stadium Recap
17January 2at San Diego Chargers L 17–247–9 Qualcomm Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.


AFC West
(4) San Diego Chargers 1240.7505–19–3446313W1
(6) Denver Broncos 1060.6253–37–5381304W2
Kansas City Chiefs 790.4383–36–6483435L1
Oakland Raiders 5110.3131–53–9320422L2

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