#4: 1977 (2-12)
The 1977 season proved to be a truly dreadful year for the franchise, marking the worst record the Chiefs had encountered up to that point. Prior to this season, the team had never finished with fewer than five wins in a single campaign.
This disappointing season arrived as the third year following Hank Stram's departure from the organization. Paul Wiggin, Stram's successor, was subsequently dismissed after a demoralizing 44–7 defeat against Cleveland.
Kansas City began the year with a disheartening five-game losing streak and concluded it with a six-game skid. Struggling particularly at home, the team secured only one victory in front of their home crowd and scored a mere 14 points across two encounters against the Denver Broncos, both resulting in defeats. Noteworthy defeats during the season included a resounding 44-7 thrashing by the Browns and a 27-7 loss to the Bengals on their home turf.
Following the conclusion of the season, Kansas City utilized the #2 overall pick in the 1978 NFL Draft to select Art Still. Still went on to have a remarkable career with the franchise, accumulating 74.0 career sacks, earning four Pro Bowl selections, and receiving two second-team All-Pro honors. In 1998, he was deservedly inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
The 1977 Chiefs ranked 58th (out of 60) in Win %, 58th in Point Differential per Game, and 53rd in SRS.