|2004 Kansas City Chiefs season|
|Head coach||Dick Vermeil|
|General manager||Carl Peterson|
|Home field||Arrowhead Stadium|
|Division place||3rd AFC West|
|Playoff finish||Did 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.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.
|1||at New York Giants||L 24–34||0–1||Giants Stadium||Recap|
|2||St. Louis Rams||W 24–7||1–1||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|3||Cleveland Browns||L 19–21||1–2||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|4||at Dallas Cowboys||L 20–24||1–3||Texas Stadium||Recap|
|1||September 12||at Denver Broncos||L 24–34||0–1||Invesco Field at Mile High||Recap|
|2||September 19||Carolina Panthers||L 17–28||0–2||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|3||September 26||Houston Texans||L 21–24||0–3||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|4||at Baltimore Ravens||W 27–24||1–3||M&T Bank Stadium||Recap|
|6||October 17||at Jacksonville Jaguars||L 16–22||1–4||Alltel Stadium||Recap|
|7||October 24||Atlanta Falcons||W 56–10||2–4||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|8||October 31||Indianapolis Colts||W 45–35||3–4||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|9||November 7||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 31–34||3–5||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|10||November 14||at New Orleans Saints||L 20–27||3–6||Louisiana Superdome||Recap|
|11||New England Patriots||L 19–27||3–7||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|12||November 28||San Diego Chargers||L 31–34||3–8||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|13||December 5||at Oakland Raiders||W 34–27||4–8||McAfee Coliseum||Recap|
|14||at Tennessee Titans||W 49–38||5–8||The Coliseum||Recap|
|15||December 19||Denver Broncos||W 45–17||6–8||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|16||December 25||Oakland Raiders||W 31–30||7–8||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|17||January 2||at San Diego Chargers||L 17–24||7–9||Qualcomm Stadium||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
|(4) San Diego Chargers||12||4||0||.750||5–1||9–3||446||313||W1|
|(6) Denver Broncos||10||6||0||.625||3–3||7–5||381||304||W2|
|Kansas City Chiefs||7||9||0||.438||3–3||6–6||483||435||L1|
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