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1960 Denver Broncos

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4-9-1, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1960 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.2, Offense: -1.6, Defense: -3.7, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 309 points (22.1/g), 6th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 393 points (28.1/g), 7th.
 Differential of -84 points (-6.0/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Frank Filchock (4-9-1)

Stadium: Bears Stadium
 Training Camp: Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado)

Team Info

Owner/President Robert Howsam
General Manager Dean Griffing
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 309 4442 948 4.7 52 17 23 248 259 508 2975 24 35 5.5 141 408 1467 10 3.6 84
Team Defense 393 5132 928 5.5 44 17 19 254 189 387 2726 25 27 6.5 123 506 2406 19 4.8 112
Lg Rank Offense 6 6 8 3 6 1 3 4 8 5 6 8 8 8
Lg Rank Defense 7 8 6 3 5 1 4 5 4 8 8 8 5 7

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 9 boxscore W 1-0 @ Boston Patriots 13 10 15 323 174 149 2 13 219 140 79 3
2 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-0 @ Buffalo Bills 27 21 17 264 147 117 2 14 279 211 68 6
3 Fri September 23 boxscore L 2-1 @ New York Titans 24 28 25 413 204 209 2 17 274 90 184 2
4 Sun October 2 boxscore W 3-1 Oakland Raiders 31 14 18 371 206 165 2 21 388 172 216 5
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 3-2 Los Angeles Chargers 19 23 14 233 129 104 4 16 318 178 140 3
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-2 Boston Patriots 31 24 19 326 261 65 6 16 434 223 211 5
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 4-3 Dallas Texans 14 17 13 302 155 147 5 19 308 177 131 4
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 4-4 Houston Oilers 25 45 26 492 371 121 3 24 467 276 191
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 4-5 @ Dallas Texans 7 34 13 159 114 45 4 20 456 185 271 2
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 4-6 @ Houston Oilers 10 20 20 329 248 81 3 9 360 265 95 2
11 Sun November 27 boxscore T 4-6-1 Buffalo Bills 38 38 18 384 303 81 5 14 377 157 220 3
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 4-7-1 New York Titans 27 30 20 249 209 40 5 20 373 187 186 5
13 Sat December 10 boxscore L 4-8-1 @ Los Angeles Chargers 33 41 20 391 281 110 4 22 347 166 181 2
14 Sat December 17 boxscore L 4-9-1 @ Oakland Raiders 10 48 10 206 173 33 5 29 532 299 233 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
18 Frank Tripucka 33 QB 14 14 4-9-1 248 478 51.9 3038 24 5.0 34 7.1 80 6.4 4.2 12.3 217.0 58.9 2 1
16 George Herring 26 P 14 0 9 22 40.9 137 0 0.0 1 4.5 21 6.2 4.2 15.2 9.8 43.2
21 Gene Mingo 22 K 14 0 1 7 14.3 46 0 0.0 0 0.0 46 6.6 6.6 46.0 3.3 54.5
40 Al Carmichael 32 KR/PR 10 0 1 1 100.0 26 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 26.0 26.0 26.0 2.6 118.7
Team Total 26.4 14 4-9-1 259 508 51.0 3247 24 4.7 35 6.9 80 6.4 4.2 12.5 231.9 58.2 2 1
Opp Total 14 189 387 48.8 2987 25 6.5 27 7.0 7.7 5.87 15.8 213.4 67.4 35 261 6.5 4.8 8.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
35 Dave Rolle 23 FB 14 0 130 501 2 57 3.9 35.8 9.3 21 122 5.8 1 33 1.5 8.7 623 3 9
21 Gene Mingo 22 K 14 0 83 323 4 39 3.9 23.1 5.9 19 156 8.2 1 18 1.4 11.1 479 5 3
20 Henry Bell HB 10 0 43 238 0 69 5.5 23.8 4.3 2 13 6.5 0 11 0.2 1.3 251 0 1
40 Al Carmichael 32 KR/PR 10 0 41 211 2 47 5.1 21.1 4.1 32 616 19.3 5 59 3.2 61.6 827 7 3
24 Don Allen 21 10 0 30 18 1 4 0.6 1.8 3.0 5 34 6.8 0 17 0.5 3.4 52 1 2
22 Bob Stransky 24 14 0 28 78 0 16 2.8 5.6 2.0 3 11 3.7 0 11 0.2 0.8 89 0 2
41 Bob McNamara 29 FL 14 0 17 33 1 7 1.9 2.4 1.2 7 143 20.4 1 55 0.5 10.2 176 2 2
36 J.W. Brodnax 24 14 0 15 18 0 7 1.2 1.3 1.1 5 39 7.8 1 42 0.4 2.8 57 1 0
18 Frank Tripucka 33 QB 14 14 10 0 0 8 0.0 0.0 0.7 0 0 7
40 Ted Wegert 28 4 0 5 37 0 32 7.4 9.3 1.3 37 0 0
89 Ken Carpenter 34 6 0 4 13 0 9 3.3 2.2 0.7 29 350 12.1 1 36 4.8 58.3 363 1 0
87 Lionel Taylor+ 25 SE 12 0 2 -6 0 -2 -3.0 -0.5 0.2 92 1235 13.4 12 80 7.7 102.9 1229 12 2
85 Jim Greer 29 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 284 12.9 1 33 1.6 20.3 284 1 0
88 Pat Epperson 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 99 9.0 0 16 1.2 11.0 99 0 0
81 Bill Jessup 31 TE 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 120 13.3 1 26 1.0 13.3 120 1 0
86 Don Carothers 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 20 0.7 8.3 25 0 0
Team Total 26.4 14 408 1467 10 69 3.6 104.8 29.1 259 3247 12.5 24 80 18.5 231.9 4714 34 32
Opp Total 14 506 2406 19 4.8 171.9 36.1 189 2726 14.4 25 13.5 194.7 5132 44 26

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
40 Al Carmichael 32 KR/PR 10 0 15 101 0 0 6.7 22 581 0 68 26.4 1509
41 Bob McNamara 29 FL 14 0 11 68 0 0 6.2 9 192 0 0 21.3 436
21 Gene Mingo 22 K 14 0 3 92 1 76 30.7 9 209 0 0 23.2 780
22 Bob Stransky 24 14 0 7 153 0 0 21.9 242
40 Ted Wegert 28 4 0 6 143 0 0 23.8 180
24 Don Allen 21 10 0 5 72 0 0 14.4 124
36 J.W. Brodnax 24 14 0 5 117 0 34 23.4 174
20 Henry Bell HB 10 0 2 60 0 0 30.0 311
85 Jim Greer 29 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 295
63 Dave Strickland 29 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 26.4 14 29 261 1 76 9.0 67 1547 0 68 23.1 6522
Opp Total 14 18 125 0 6.9 54 1087 1 20.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
16 George Herring 26 P 14 0 70 2610 70 2 37.3
21 Gene Mingo 22 K 14 0 9 7 5 2 7 6 5 2 2 1 28 18 64.3% 36 33 91.7%
Team Total 26.4 14 9 7 5 2 7 6 5 2 2 1 28 18 64.3% 36 33 91.7% 70 2610 70 2 37.3
Opp Total 14 28 17 60.7% 47 44 93.6% 67 2613 39.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
23 Goose Gonsoulin+ 22 RS 14 0 11 98 0 0 0
35 Dave Rolle 23 FB 14 0 0 9 0 0 0
18 Frank Tripucka 33 QB 14 14 0 7 0 0 0
41 Bob McNamara 29 FL 14 0 4 63 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
83 Johnny Pyeatt 27 RCB 14 0 4 60 1 40 0
40 Al Carmichael 32 KR/PR 10 0 0 3 0 0 0
21 Gene Mingo 22 K 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
42 Al Romine 28 LS 14 0 3 69 0 0 0
24 Don Allen 21 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
70 Don King 31 14 0 2 18 0 0 0
22 Bob Stransky 24 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
87 Lionel Taylor+ 25 SE 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
62 Buddy Alliston 27 11 0 1 65 0 65 0
20 Henry Bell HB 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 Dick Doyle 30 6 0 1 24 0 24 0
16 George Herring 26 P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Bill Yelverton 27 10 0 1 20 1 20 0
Team Total 26.4 14 27 417 2 65 0 0 32 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 32 26 9

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
21 Gene Mingo 22 K 14 0 4 1 1 6 33 18 123
87 Lionel Taylor+ 25 SE 12 0 12 12 72
40 Al Carmichael 32 KR/PR 10 0 2 5 7 42
35 Dave Rolle 23 FB 14 0 2 1 3 18
41 Bob McNamara 29 FL 14 0 1 1 2 12
24 Don Allen 21 10 0 1 1 6
36 J.W. Brodnax 24 14 0 1 1 6
89 Ken Carpenter 34 6 0 1 1 6
85 Jim Greer 29 14 0 1 1 6
81 Bill Jessup 31 TE 9 0 1 1 6
83 Johnny Pyeatt 27 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
76 Bill Yelverton 27 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 14 10 24 1 2 37 33 18 309
Opp Total 14 19 25 1 3 44 17 393