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1962 Denver Broncos

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFL West Division  · 1962 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.2, Offense: 2.2, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 353 points (25.2/g), 3rd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 334 points (23.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of 19 points (1.4/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-6.5.

Coach: Jack Faulkner (7-7-0)

Stadium: Bears Stadium
 Training Camp: Colorado State (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Team Info

Partial Owner/President Calvin Kunz
Partial Owner/Chairman of the Board of Directors Gerald Phipps
General Manager Jack Faulkner
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 353 4702 911 5.2 54 14 21 270 292 559 3404 21 40 5.8 177 322 1298 12 4.0 72
Team Defense 334 4538 887 5.1 46 19 15 234 202 423 2670 24 27 6.0 131 439 1868 11 4.3 88
Lg Rank Offense 3 4 6 3 1 1 1 5 7 4 7 7 6 4
Lg Rank Defense 5 6 5 1 5 4 5 5 7 7 6 5 3 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 7 boxscore W 1-0 San Diego Chargers 30 21 28 505 384 121 3 14 208 112 96 1
2 Sat September 15 boxscore W 2-0 @ Buffalo Bills 23 20 22 455 428 27 4 18 385 174 211 2
3 Fri September 21 boxscore L 2-1 @ Boston Patriots 16 41 18 413 372 41 5 12 341 171 170 4
4 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-1 @ New York Titans 32 10 16 333 273 60 4 11 244 166 78 4
5 Fri October 5 boxscore W 4-1 Oakland Raiders 44 7 19 303 113 190 5 14 197 123 74 6
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 5-1 @ Oakland Raiders 23 6 15 329 242 87 5 15 229 150 79 7
7 Sun October 21 boxscore W 6-1 Houston Oilers 20 10 21 387 301 86 1 15 268 201 67
8 Sun October 28 boxscore L 6-2 Buffalo Bills 38 45 21 363 167 196 3 19 452 253 199 1
9 Sun November 4 boxscore W 7-2 @ San Diego Chargers 23 20 21 251 200 51 3 16 313 162 151 4
10 Sun November 11 boxscore L 7-3 Boston Patriots 29 33 23 343 213 130 2 25 396 225 171 2
11 Sun November 18 boxscore L 7-4 Dallas Texans 3 24 12 179 81 98 1 17 447 267 180 1
12 Thu November 22 boxscore L 7-5 New York Titans 45 46 19 294 179 115 4 25 381 268 113 4
12 Sun December 2 boxscore L 7-6 @ Houston Oilers 17 34 16 245 206 39 9 19 332 280 52 6
13 Sun December 9 boxscore L 7-7 @ Dallas Texans 10 17 19 302 245 57 5 14 345 118 227 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
18 Frank Tripucka* 35 QB 14 13 6-7-0 240 440 54.5% 2917 17 3.9 25 5.7 96 6.6 4.8 12.2 208.4 64.4 3 3
17 George Shaw 29 qb 13 1 1-0-0 49 110 44.5% 783 4 3.6 14 12.7 97 7.1 2.1 16.0 60.2 41.4
34 Donnie Stone 25 HB 11 0 1 3 33.3% 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 4.3 4.3 13.0 1.2 47.9
14 Hunter Enis 26 4 0 1 2 50.0% 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 4.0 8.0 2.0 60.4
21 Gene Mingo* 24 K/PR 14 0 1 2 50.0% 18 0 0.0 1 50.0 18 9.0 -13.5 18.0 1.3 41.7
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 27 SE 14 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.8 14 7-7-0 292 559 52.2% 3739 21 3.8 40 7.2 97 6.7 4.2 12.8 267.1 56.2 3 3
Opp Total 14 202 423 47.8% 2894 24 5.7 27 6.4 6.8 5.10 14.3 206.7 62.7 25 224 6.0 4.3 5.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
34 Donnie Stone 25 HB 11 0 94 360 3 27 3.8 32.7 8.5 20 223 11.2 2 56 1.8 20.3 583 5 2
35 Bo Dickinson 27 FB 14 0 73 247 0 42 3.4 17.6 5.2 60 554 9.2 4 33 4.3 39.6 801 4 4
21 Gene Mingo* 24 K/PR 14 0 54 287 4 82 5.3 20.5 3.9 14 107 7.6 0 34 1.0 7.6 394 4 3
42 Al Frazier 27 KR 14 0 39 168 2 35 4.3 12.0 2.8 11 211 19.2 1 96 0.8 15.1 379 3 4
0 Johnny Olszewski 32 12 0 33 114 0 46 3.5 9.5 2.8 13 150 11.5 1 26 1.1 12.5 264 1 3
36 James Stinnette 24 10 0 21 87 1 14 4.1 8.7 2.1 13 109 8.4 0 32 1.3 10.9 196 1 1
17 George Shaw 29 qb 13 1 4 10 1 9 2.5 0.8 0.3 10 1 0
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 27 SE 14 0 2 26 0 18 13.0 1.9 0.1 77 908 11.8 4 45 5.5 64.9 934 4 3
18 Frank Tripucka* 35 QB 14 13 2 -1 1 1 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 -1 1 2
88 Gene Prebola 24 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 599 14.6 1 55 2.9 42.8 599 1 1
82 Bob Scarpitto 23 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 667 19.1 6 67 2.5 47.6 667 6 0
41 Jerry Tarr 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 211 26.4 2 97 0.6 15.1 211 2 2
Team Total 25.8 14 322 1298 12 82 4.0 92.7 23.0 292 3739 12.8 21 97 20.9 267.1 5037 33 29
Opp Total 14 439 1868 11 4.3 133.4 31.4 202 2670 13.2 24 14.4 190.7 4538 35 34

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
42 Al Frazier 27 KR 14 0 5 32 0 16 6.4 19 388 0 35 20.4 799
21 Gene Mingo* 24 K/PR 14 0 7 36 0 12 5.1 6 99 0 31 16.5 529
20 Tom Minter 23 7 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 10 227 0 50 22.7 228
41 Jerry Tarr 23 14 0 8 217 0 50 27.1 428
47 John McGeever 23 LCB 14 0 5 143 0 52 28.6 143
46 Bob Zeman* 25 LS 14 0 5 59 0 47 11.8 59
0 Johnny Olszewski 32 12 0 3 66 0 24 22.0 330
35 Bo Dickinson 27 FB 14 0 2 26 0 14 13.0 827
36 James Stinnette 24 10 0 2 27 0 21 13.5 223
75 Eldon Danenhauer* 27 RT 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
45 Jim McMillin 23 RCB 14 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 25.8 14 19 128 0 47 6.7 57 1210 0 52 21.2 6375
Opp Total 14 26 224 0 8.6 64 1401 0 21.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
21 Gene Mingo* 24 K/PR 14 0 12 12 5 5 6 2 13 7 3 1 39 27 69.2%% 34 32 94.1%%
55 Jim Fraser* 26 LLB/P 14 0 2 2 100.0%% 55 2400 75 1 43.6
54 Wahoo McDaniel 24 MLB 14 0 5 173 39 0 34.6
Team Total 25.8 14 12 12 5 5 6 2 13 7 3 1 39 27 69.2%% 36 34 94.4%% 60 2573 75 1 42.9
Opp Total 14 27 16 59.3%% 38 36 94.7%% 66 2739 41.5

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
23 Goose Gonsoulin*+ 24 RS 14 0 7 88 1 64 0
46 Bob Zeman* 25 LS 14 0 6 133 1 55 0
35 Bo Dickinson 27 FB 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
42 Al Frazier 27 KR 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
54 Wahoo McDaniel 24 MLB 14 0 4 37 0 18 0
45 Jim McMillin 23 RCB 14 0 4 117 1 48 0
47 John McGeever 23 LCB 14 0 2 63 1 48 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Gene Mingo* 24 K/PR 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
20 Tom Minter 23 7 0 0 3 0 0 0
0 Johnny Olszewski 32 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 27 SE 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
34 Donnie Stone 25 HB 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
41 Jerry Tarr 23 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
18 Frank Tripucka* 35 QB 14 13 0 2 0 0 0
66 John Cash 26 RDE 14 0 1 5 0 5 0
53 Tom Erlandson 22 4 0 1 3 0 3 0
55 Jim Fraser* 26 LLB/P 14 0 1 2 0 2 0
61 Chuck Gavin 29 LDE 14 0 1 35 0 35 0
88 Gene Prebola 24 TE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 James Stinnette 24 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 14 27 483 4 64 0 0 29 0 0 2
Opp Total 14 30 34 15 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
21 Gene Mingo* 24 K/PR 14 0 4 4 32 27 137
82 Bob Scarpitto 23 FL 14 0 6 6 36
34 Donnie Stone 25 HB 11 0 3 2 5 30
35 Bo Dickinson 27 FB 14 0 4 4 24
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 27 SE 14 0 4 4 24
42 Al Frazier 27 KR 14 0 2 1 3 18
45 Jim McMillin 23 RCB 14 0 1 1 2 12
41 Jerry Tarr 23 14 0 2 2 12
88 Gene Prebola 24 TE 14 0 1 1 1 8
23 Goose Gonsoulin*+ 24 RS 14 0 1 1 6
64 Bud McFadin*+ 34 LDT 14 0 1 1 6
47 John McGeever 23 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
0 Johnny Olszewski 32 12 0 1 1 6
17 George Shaw 29 qb 13 1 1 1 6
36 James Stinnette 24 10 0 1 1 6
18 Frank Tripucka* 35 QB 14 13 1 1 6
46 Bob Zeman* 25 LS 14 0 1 1 6
55 Jim Fraser* 26 LLB/P 14 0 2 2
Team Total 25.8 14 12 21 2 4 39 1 34 27 1 351
Opp Total 14 11 24 5 36 16 1 334

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-07 SDG W, 30-21 1 5 rush Gene Mingo 5 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
2 1962-09-07 SDG W, 30-21 2 49 pass Bob Scarpitto 49 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
3 1962-09-07 SDG W, 30-21 2 2 pass Bo Dickinson 2 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
4 1962-09-15 @ BUF W, 23-20 3 10 pass Bob Scarpitto 10 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
5 1962-09-15 @ BUF W, 23-20 4 96 pass Al Frazier 96 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
6 1962-09-21 @ BOS L, 16-41 4 31 pass Jerry Tarr 31 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
7 1962-09-21 @ BOS L, 16-41 4 97 pass Jerry Tarr 97 yard pass from George Shaw (run failed)
8 1962-09-30 @ NYT W, 32-10 2 2 pass Lionel Taylor 2 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
9 1962-09-30 @ NYT W, 32-10 4 1 rush Frank Tripucka 1 yard rush
10 1962-09-30 @ NYT W, 32-10 4 30 interception Bob Zeman 30 yard interception return (Gene Mingo kick)
11 1962-10-05 OAK W, 44-7 2 9 rush Al Frazier 9 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
12 1962-10-05 OAK W, 44-7 2 5 rush Gene Mingo 5 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
13 1962-10-05 OAK W, 44-7 3 82 rush Gene Mingo 82 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
14 1962-10-05 OAK W, 44-7 4 2 rush Al Frazier 2 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
15 1962-10-05 OAK W, 44-7 4 64 interception Goose Gonsoulin 64 yard interception return
16 1962-10-05 OAK W, 44-7 4 48 interception John McGeever 48 yard interception return (Gene Mingo kick)
17 1962-10-14 @ OAK W, 23-6 3 4 rush Gene Mingo 4 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
18 1962-10-14 @ OAK W, 23-6 4 11 pass Lionel Taylor 11 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
19 1962-10-21 HOU W, 20-10 4 3 pass Bob Scarpitto 3 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
20 1962-10-21 HOU W, 20-10 4 20 rush Donnie Stone 20 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
21 1962-10-28 BUF L, 38-45 1 7 pass Lionel Taylor 7 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
22 1962-10-28 BUF L, 38-45 2 7 pass Bo Dickinson 7 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
23 1962-10-28 BUF L, 38-45 2 55 pass Gene Prebola 55 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
24 1962-10-28 BUF L, 38-45 4 17 pass Bob Scarpitto 17 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
25 1962-10-28 BUF L, 38-45 4 4 pass Johnny Olszewski 4 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
26 1962-11-04 @ SDG W, 23-20 1 1 rush Donnie Stone 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
27 1962-11-04 @ SDG W, 23-20 3 6 rush Donnie Stone 6 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
28 1962-11-04 @ SDG W, 23-20 4 13 pass Donnie Stone 13 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
29 1962-11-11 BOS L, 29-33 3 5 pass Bo Dickinson 5 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
30 1962-11-11 BOS L, 29-33 4 2 rush George Shaw 2 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
31 1962-11-11 BOS L, 29-33 4 5 pass Donnie Stone 5 yard pass from George Shaw (pass failed)
32 1962-11-22 NYT L, 45-46 2 35 pass Bob Scarpitto 35 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
33 1962-11-22 NYT L, 45-46 3 69 fumble Bud McFadin 69 yard fumble return (Gene Mingo kick)
34 1962-11-22 NYT L, 45-46 3 6 pass Bob Scarpitto 6 yard pass from George Shaw (Gene Mingo kick)
35 1962-11-22 NYT L, 45-46 4 3 pass Lionel Taylor 3 yard pass from George Shaw (two point pass successful)
36 1962-11-22 NYT L, 45-46 4 59 interception Jim McMillin 59 yard interception return (Gene Mingo kick)
37 1962-12-02 @ HOU L, 17-34 2 1 rush James Stinnette 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
38 1962-12-02 @ HOU L, 17-34 2 8 pass Bo Dickinson 8 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
39 1962-12-09 @ DTX L, 10-17 4 9 fumble Jim McMillin 9 yard fumble return (Gene Mingo kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-07 SDG L, 21-30 2 7 pass Don Norton 7 yard pass from Jack Kemp (George Blair kick)
2 1962-09-07 SDG L, 21-30 3 37 interception Claude Gibson 37 yard interception return (George Blair kick)
3 1962-09-07 SDG L, 21-30 4 15 pass Bobby Jackson 15 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
4 1962-09-15 @ BUF L, 20-23 1 42 rush Cookie Gilchrist 42 yard rush
5 1962-09-15 @ BUF L, 20-23 2 12 pass Ernie Warlick 12 yard pass from Al Dorow (Mack Yoho kick)
6 1962-09-15 @ BUF L, 20-23 2 18 pass Cookie Gilchrist 18 yard pass from Al Dorow (Mack Yoho kick)
7 1962-09-21 @ BOS W, 41-16 2 13 pass Jim Crawford 13 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
8 1962-09-21 @ BOS W, 41-16 2 7 pass Gino Cappelletti 7 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
9 1962-09-21 @ BOS W, 41-16 3 33 interception Fred Bruney 33 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
10 1962-09-21 @ BOS W, 41-16 4 47 interception Ron Hall 47 yard interception return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
11 1962-09-21 @ BOS W, 41-16 4 71 rush Claude King 71 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
12 1962-09-30 @ NYT L, 10-32 1 45 pass Don Maynard 45 yard pass from Butch Songin (Bill Shockley kick)
13 1962-10-05 OAK L, 7-44 4 1 rush Cotton Davidson 1 yard rush (Jackie Simpson kick)
14 1962-10-14 @ OAK L, 6-23 4 1 rush Clem Daniels 1 yard rush (pass failed)
15 1962-10-21 HOU L, 10-20 3 2 rush Billy Cannon 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
16 1962-10-28 BUF W, 45-38 1 6 interception Tom Sestak 6 yard interception return (Mack Yoho kick)
17 1962-10-28 BUF W, 45-38 2 2 rush Cookie Gilchrist 2 yard rush
18 1962-10-28 BUF W, 45-38 3 10 rush Cookie Gilchrist 10 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
19 1962-10-28 BUF W, 45-38 4 75 pass Elbert Dubenion 75 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
20 1962-10-28 BUF W, 45-38 4 40 pass Glenn Bass 40 yard pass from Warren Rabb (two point run successful)
21 1962-10-28 BUF W, 45-38 4 3 rush Warren Rabb 3 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
22 1962-11-04 @ SDG L, 20-23 2 72 pass Jerry Robinson 72 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
23 1962-11-04 @ SDG L, 20-23 2 9 pass Jacque MacKinnon 9 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
24 1962-11-11 BOS W, 33-29 2 7 pass Jim Colclough 7 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
25 1962-11-11 BOS W, 33-29 2 67 pass Jim Colclough 67 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1962-11-11 BOS W, 33-29 4 91 field goal Ron Burton 91 yard field goal return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
27 1962-11-18 DTX W, 24-3 2 26 pass Chris Burford 26 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
28 1962-11-18 DTX W, 24-3 4 92 pass Tommy Brooker 92 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
29 1962-11-18 DTX W, 24-3 4 47 pass Fred Arbanas 47 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
30 1962-11-22 NYT W, 46-45 1 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
31 1962-11-22 NYT W, 46-45 1 6 pass Dick Christy 6 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
32 1962-11-22 NYT W, 46-45 2 4 pass Art Powell 4 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
33 1962-11-22 NYT W, 46-45 3 35 pass Don Maynard 35 yard pass from Johnny Green (run failed)
34 1962-11-22 NYT W, 46-45 4 5 pass Dick Christy 5 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
35 1962-11-22 NYT W, 46-45 4 3 pass Art Powell 3 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
36 1962-12-02 @ HOU W, 34-17 1 60 pass Billy Cannon 60 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
37 1962-12-02 @ HOU W, 34-17 2 8 pass Billy Cannon 8 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
38 1962-12-02 @ HOU W, 34-17 3 5 pass Charley Hennigan 5 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
39 1962-12-02 @ HOU W, 34-17 4 28 interception Don Floyd 28 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
40 1962-12-09 @ DTX W, 17-10 1 69 rush Curtis McClinton 69 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
41 1962-12-09 @ DTX W, 17-10 1 2 rush Abner Haynes 2 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)