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1963 Denver Broncos

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2-11-1, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.8, Offense: -0.1, Defense: -10.6, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (21.5/g), 7th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 473 points (33.8/g), 8th.
 Differential of -172 points (-12.3/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 3.6-10.4.

Coach: Jack Faulkner (2-11-1)

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
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 301 3983 897 4.4 44 16 13 230 217 453 2487 23 28 4.8 133 381 1496 10 3.9 84
Team Defense 473 5075 844 6.0 35 20 17 254 204 408 3366 40 15 7.8 145 414 1709 15 4.1 92
Lg Rank Offense 7 7 6 5 6 4 8 5 5 8 5 6 7 5
Lg Rank Defense 8 7 7 1 6 1 8 8 8 8 6 6 7 6

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 7 boxscore L 0-1 Kansas City Chiefs 7 59 12 181 95 86 7 20 478 358 120 2
2 Sat September 14 boxscore L 0-2 @ Houston Oilers 14 20 13 182 76 106 4 17 290 208 82 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-2 Boston Patriots 14 10 20 258 154 104 2 11 212 79 133 5
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 2-2 San Diego Chargers 50 34 24 434 229 205 2 15 412 317 95 7
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-3 Houston Oilers 24 33 13 313 217 96 5 24 392 274 118 2
7 Fri October 18 boxscore L 2-4 @ Boston Patriots 21 40 18 345 250 95 1 19 384 331 53 2
7 Sat October 26 boxscore T 2-4-1 @ New York Jets 35 35 16 317 201 116 2 16 294 225 69 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 2-5-1 Buffalo Bills 28 30 11 301 242 59 4 20 459 307 152 4
10 Sat November 9 boxscore L 2-6-1 @ Buffalo Bills 17 27 17 245 168 77 1 20 361 267 94 2
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 2-7-1 New York Jets 9 14 14 215 52 163 1 16 347 238 109
11 Thu November 28 boxscore L 2-8-1 Oakland Raiders 10 26 9 165 136 29 4 16 291 119 172 2
12 Sun December 8 boxscore L 2-9-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 21 52 27 413 197 216 4 23 371 212 159 2
13 Sun December 15 boxscore L 2-10-1 @ Oakland Raiders 31 35 20 383 316 67 1 14 333 250 83 1
14 Sun December 22 boxscore L 2-11-1 @ San Diego Chargers 20 58 16 231 154 77 6 23 451 181 270 2

Passing

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
7 Mickey Slaughter 22 QB 13 7 1-5-1 112 223 50.2 1689 12 5.4 15 6.7 74 7.6 5.6 15.1 129.9 65.4 1 0
19 Don Breaux 23 qb 9 2 0-2-0 70 138 50.7 935 7 5.1 6 4.3 71 6.8 5.8 13.4 103.9 71.4
10 John McCormick 26 qb 9 3 1-2-0 28 72 38.9 417 4 5.6 3 4.2 72 5.8 5.0 14.9 46.3 59.8 2 2
18 Frank Tripucka 36 2 2 0-2-0 7 15 46.7 31 0 0.0 5 33.3 14 2.1 -12.9 4.4 15.5 13.9
34 Donnie Stone 26 HB 14 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
21 Gene Mingo 25 K 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
87 Lionel Taylor 28 SE 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.6 14 2-11-1 217 453 47.9 3072 23 5.1 29 6.4 74 6.8 4.9 14.2 219.4 60.5 3 2
Opp Total 14 204 408 50.0 3566 40 9.8 15 3.7 8.7 9.05 17.5 254.7 97.5 22 200 7.8 8.1 5.1

Rushing & Receiving

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
3 Billy Joe 23 FB 14 0 154 646 4 68 4.2 46.1 11.0 15 90 6.0 1 34 1.1 6.4 736 5 3
34 Donnie Stone 26 HB 14 0 96 382 3 39 4.0 27.3 6.9 22 208 9.5 1 55 1.6 14.9 590 4 5
7 Mickey Slaughter 22 QB 13 7 29 127 1 19 4.4 9.8 2.2 127 1 7
27 Charley Mitchell 23 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 24 41 0 7 1.7 2.9 1.7 8 71 8.9 0 20 0.6 5.1 112 0 2
21 Gene Mingo 25 K 14 0 24 90 0 17 3.8 6.4 1.7 3 11 3.7 0 27 0.2 0.8 101 0 0
30 Hewritt Dixon 23 5 0 23 105 2 18 4.6 21.0 4.6 10 130 13.0 0 30 2.0 26.0 235 2 2
19 Don Breaux 23 qb 9 2 11 50 0 15 4.5 5.6 1.2 50 0 7
28 Bob Gaiters 25 6 0 9 20 0 8 2.2 3.3 1.5 1 74 74.0 1 74 0.2 12.3 94 1 1
35 Bo Dickinson 28 6 0 5 31 0 13 6.2 5.2 0.8 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.2 1.5 40 0 0
10 John McCormick 26 qb 9 3 3 -5 0 -2 -1.7 -0.6 0.3 -5 0 2
30 Clarence Walker 25 1 0 2 14 0 9 7.0 14.0 2.0 14 0 0
87 Lionel Taylor 28 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 78 1101 14.1 10 72 5.6 78.6 1101 10 0
88 Gene Prebola 25 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 471 15.7 2 57 2.1 33.6 471 2 0
89 Bill Groman 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 437 16.2 3 74 1.9 31.2 437 3 1
82 Bob Scarpitto 24 FL 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 463 22.0 5 66 1.9 42.1 463 5 0
80 Tom Rychlec 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.3 2.3 7 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 380 1503 10 68 4.0 107.4 27.1 217 3072 14.2 23 74 15.5 219.4 4575 33 33
Opp Total 14 414 1709 15 4.1 122.1 29.6 204 3366 16.5 40 14.6 240.4 5075 55 33

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
27 Charley Mitchell 23 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 12 141 0 28 11.8 37 954 1 90 25.8 1207
21 Gene Mingo 25 K 14 0 7 85 0 45 12.1 7 151 0 31 21.6 337
30 Hewritt Dixon 23 5 0 3 58 0 47 19.3 9 195 0 37 21.7 488
28 Bob Gaiters 25 6 0 11 225 0 29 20.5 319
42 Al Frazier 28 3 0 3 42 0 19 14.0 7 185 0 49 26.4 227
24 Willie Brown 23 8 0 3 29 0 17 9.7 3 70 0 54 23.3 99
76 Harold Olson 25 LT 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
55 Jim Fraser* 27 P/RLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
82 Bob Scarpitto 24 FL 11 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 471
23 Goose Gonsoulin* 25 RS 14 0 0 4 0 4 4
89 Bill Groman 27 14 0 0 9 0 9 446
Team Total 25.6 14 28 355 0 47 12.7 78 1801 1 90 23.1 6731
Opp Total 14 39 402 0 10.3 51 1310 1 25.7

Kicking & Punting

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
55 Jim Fraser* 27 P/RLB 14 0 81 3596 66 3 44.4
21 Gene Mingo 25 K 14 0 5 4 3 3 5 3 10 4 6 2 30 16 53.3% 35 35 100.0%
Team Total 25.6 14 5 4 3 3 5 3 10 4 6 2 30 16 53.3% 35 35 100.0% 81 3596 66 3 44.4
Opp Total 14 32 15 46.9% 60 56 93.3% 61 2666 43.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
19 Don Breaux 23 qb 9 2 0 7 0 0 0
7 Mickey Slaughter 22 QB 13 7 0 7 0 0 0
23 Goose Gonsoulin* 25 RS 14 0 6 64 1 42 0
34 Donnie Stone 26 HB 14 0 0 5 0 0 0
3 Billy Joe 23 FB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
27 Charley Mitchell 23 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
30 Hewritt Dixon 23 5 0 0 2 0 0 0
26 Tom Janik 23 14 0 2 32 0 31 0
10 John McCormick 26 qb 9 3 0 2 0 0 0
54 Wahoo McDaniel 25 MLB 14 0 2 12 0 10 0
46 Bob Zeman 26 LS 14 0 1 23 0 23 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Willie Brown 23 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
42 Al Frazier 28 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 Bob Gaiters 25 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Bill Groman 27 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
74 Gordy Holz 30 RDT 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
50 Jerry Hopkins 22 7 0 1 21 0 21 0
47 John McGeever 24 LCB 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 15 170 1 42 0 0 33 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 63 33 13 2

Scoring Summary

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 25 K 14 0 35 16 83
87 Lionel Taylor 28 SE 14 0 10 10 60
3 Billy Joe 23 FB 14 0 4 1 5 30
82 Bob Scarpitto 24 FL 11 0 5 5 30
34 Donnie Stone 26 HB 14 0 3 1 4 24
89 Bill Groman 27 14 0 3 3 18
88 Gene Prebola 25 TE 14 0 2 2 1 14
30 Hewritt Dixon 23 5 0 2 2 12
28 Bob Gaiters 25 6 0 1 1 6
23 Goose Gonsoulin* 25 RS 14 0 1 1 6
64 Bud McFadin* 35 LDT 14 0 1 1 6
27 Charley Mitchell 23 KR/PR/RCB 14 0 1 1 6
7 Mickey Slaughter 22 QB 13 7 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 10 23 1 1 1 36 1 35 16 301
Opp Total 14 15 40 1 2 2 56 15 2 473