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1964 Denver Broncos

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2-11-1, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1964 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.4, Offense: -5.1, Defense: -7.3, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 240 points (17.1/g), 8th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 438 points (31.3/g), 8th.
 Differential of -198 points (-14.1/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-11.3.

Coach: Jack Faulkner (0-4-0) and Mac Speedie (2-7-1)

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
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 240 3332 908 3.7 40 8 13 207 230 456 2021 14 32 3.9 116 391 1311 10 3.4 78
Team Defense 438 4970 908 5.5 53 21 23 271 215 440 2906 29 32 6.0 148 424 2064 21 4.9 100
Lg Rank Offense 8 8 2 2 8 4 8 8 5 8 4 8 6 8
Lg Rank Defense 8 7 1 1 7 3 3 8 2 5 7 8 8 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ New York Jets 6 30 14 192 95 97 5 15 247 144 103
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-2 @ Buffalo Bills 13 30 12 226 157 69 2 20 407 177 230 5
3 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-3 Houston Oilers 17 38 24 371 258 113 4 24 436 312 124 2
4 Sun October 4 boxscore L 0-4 Boston Patriots 10 39 12 132 79 53 3 17 359 152 207 1
5 Sun October 11 boxscore W 1-4 Kansas City Chiefs 33 27 17 282 165 117 1 20 293 191 102 4
6 Sun October 18 boxscore L 1-5 @ San Diego Chargers 14 42 14 186 79 107 2 26 486 214 272 1
7 Sun October 25 boxscore L 1-6 @ Oakland Raiders 7 40 12 222 157 65 3 29 626 427 199 1
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 1-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 39 49 14 347 269 78 3 24 520 383 137 6
9 Sun November 8 boxscore L 1-8 San Diego Chargers 20 31 13 279 158 121 5 19 197 127 70 3
10 Sun November 15 boxscore W 2-8 New York Jets 20 16 11 177 6 171 2 16 215 104 111 7
11 Fri November 20 boxscore L 2-9 @ Boston Patriots 7 12 16 214 144 70 4 15 296 180 116 5
12 Sun November 29 boxscore T 2-9-1 Oakland Raiders 20 20 19 265 124 141 2 16 373 213 160 6
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 2-10-1 Buffalo Bills 19 30 7 117 70 47 1 13 221 64 157 6
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 2-11-1 @ Houston Oilers 15 34 26 327 260 67 3 16 298 218 80 6

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
15 Jacky Lee 25 QB 14 10 2-8-0 133 265 50.2% 1611 11 4.2 20 7.5 82 6.1 3.5 12.1 115.1 51.6
7 Mickey Slaughter 23 qb 14 4 0-3-1 97 189 51.3% 930 3 1.6 11 5.8 39 4.9 2.6 9.6 66.4 46.4
27 Charley Mitchell 24 HB 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 29 SE 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 25.3 14 2-11-1 230 456 50.4% 2541 14 3.1 32 7.0 82 5.6 3.0 11.0 181.5 48.3 0 0
Opp Total 14 215 440 48.9% 3353 29 6.6 32 7.3 7.6 5.67 15.6 239.5 66.2 44 447 6.0 4.2 9.1

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
27 Charley Mitchell 24 HB 14 0 177 590 5 33 3.3 42.1 12.6 33 225 6.8 1 58 2.4 16.1 815 6 3
3 Billy Joe 24 FB 14 0 112 415 2 51 3.7 29.6 8.0 12 16 1.3 0 15 0.9 1.1 431 2 2
15 Jacky Lee 25 QB 14 10 42 163 3 16 3.9 11.6 3.0 163 3 3
7 Mickey Slaughter 23 qb 14 4 20 54 0 18 2.7 3.9 1.4 54 0 7
30 Hewritt Dixon 24 TE 14 0 18 25 0 17 1.4 1.8 1.3 38 585 15.4 1 62 2.7 41.8 610 1 3
34 Donnie Stone 27 9 0 12 26 0 5 2.2 2.9 1.3 4 38 9.5 0 16 0.4 4.2 64 0 0
21 Gene Mingo 26 7 0 6 26 0 9 4.3 3.7 0.9 3 15 5.0 0 8 0.4 2.1 41 0 0
42 Odell Barry 23 KR/PR 14 0 3 7 0 11 2.3 0.5 0.2 4 31 7.8 0 13 0.3 2.2 38 0 6
82 Bob Scarpitto 25 FL 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 35 375 10.7 4 37 2.5 26.8 380 4 0
87 Lionel Taylor 29 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 76 873 11.5 7 57 5.4 62.4 873 7 2
88 Al Denson 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 383 15.3 1 82 1.8 27.4 383 1 2
Team Total 25.3 14 391 1311 10 51 3.4 93.6 27.9 230 2541 11.0 14 82 16.4 181.5 3852 24 28
Opp Total 14 424 2064 21 4.9 147.4 30.3 215 2906 13.5 29 15.4 207.6 4970 50 40

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 Odell Barry 23 KR/PR 14 0 16 149 1 52 9.3 47 1245 0 60 26.5 1432
27 Charley Mitchell 24 HB 14 0 9 110 0 54 12.2 10 221 0 28 22.1 1146
21 Gene Mingo 26 7 0 8 163 0 42 20.4 204
30 Hewritt Dixon 24 TE 14 0 6 89 0 24 14.8 699
76 Harold Olson 26 LT 14 0 2 27 0 15 13.5 27
54 Larry Jordan 26 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
65 Don Shackelford 21 8 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
72 Jerry Sturm* 28 C 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.3 14 25 259 1 54 10.4 76 1758 0 60 23.1 5869
Opp Total 14 38 525 1 13.8 44 1166 0 26.5

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
51 Jim Fraser* 28 P/RLB 14 0 73 3225 67 1 44.2
77 Dick Guesman 26 K/LDT 14 0 1 10 3 9 3 2 22 6 27.3%% 15 13 86.7%%
21 Gene Mingo 26 7 0 2 2 1 1 3 2 3 2 3 1 12 8 66.7%% 10 9 90.0%%
26 Tom Janik 24 9 0 10 374 49 0 37.4
Team Total 25.3 14 3 2 1 1 13 5 12 5 5 1 34 14 41.2%% 25 22 88.0%% 83 3599 67 1 43.4
Opp Total 14 25 22 88.0%% 52 52 100.0%% 59 2443 41.4

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
24 Willie Brown*+ 24 LCB 14 0 9 140 0 45 0 1
23 Goose Gonsoulin* 26 RS 14 0 7 125 0 36 0
7 Mickey Slaughter 23 qb 14 4 0 7 0 0 0
42 Odell Barry 23 KR/PR 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
47 John McGeever 25 LS 14 0 6 60 0 19 0
30 Hewritt Dixon 24 TE 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
15 Jacky Lee 25 QB 14 10 0 3 0 0 0
27 Charley Mitchell 24 HB 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
88 Al Denson 22 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
50 Jerry Hopkins 23 LLB 14 0 2 11 0 9 0
3 Billy Joe 24 FB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
55 Marv Matuszak 33 MLB 14 0 2 16 0 8 0
87 Lionel Taylor 29 SE 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
51 Jim Fraser* 28 P/RLB 14 0 1 1 0 1 0
26 Tom Janik 24 9 0 1 22 1 22 0
45 Jim McMillin 25 7 0 1 3 0 3 0
78 Leroy Moore 29 12 0 1 70 0 70 0
20 Willie West 26 RCB 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
41 Jim Wright 25 10 0 1 11 0 11 0
Team Total 25.3 14 32 459 1 70 0 0 28 0 0 2 1
Opp Total 14 61 40 19 4

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
87 Lionel Taylor 29 SE 14 0 7 7 42
27 Charley Mitchell 24 HB 14 0 5 1 6 36
21 Gene Mingo 26 7 0 9 8 33
77 Dick Guesman 26 K/LDT 14 0 13 6 31
82 Bob Scarpitto 25 FL 14 0 4 4 24
15 Jacky Lee 25 QB 14 10 3 3 18
3 Billy Joe 24 FB 14 0 2 2 1 14
88 Al Denson 22 14 0 1 1 1 8
42 Odell Barry 23 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
80 Ed Cooke 29 RDE 14 0 1 1 6
30 Hewritt Dixon 24 TE 14 0 1 1 6
26 Tom Janik 24 9 0 1 1 6
45 Jim McMillin 25 7 0 1 1 6
24 Willie Brown*+ 24 LCB 14 0 1 2
7 Mickey Slaughter 23 qb 14 4 1 2
Team Total 25.3 14 10 14 1 2 1 28 3 22 14 1 240
Opp Total 14 21 29 1 1 52 22 4 438

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-20 @ BUF L, 13-30 2 16 pass Lionel Taylor 16 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gene Mingo kick)
2 1964-09-27 HOU L, 17-38 2 1 rush Jacky Lee 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
3 1964-09-27 HOU L, 17-38 4 24 rush Charley Mitchell 24 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
4 1964-10-04 BOS L, 10-39 4 14 pass Lionel Taylor 14 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (Gene Mingo kick)
5 1964-10-11 KAN W, 33-27 1 4 rush Charley Mitchell 4 yard rush
6 1964-10-11 KAN W, 33-27 3 13 pass Lionel Taylor 13 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gene Mingo kick)
7 1964-10-11 KAN W, 33-27 3 58 pass Charley Mitchell 58 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gene Mingo kick)
8 1964-10-11 KAN W, 33-27 4 34 pass Lionel Taylor 34 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gene Mingo kick)
9 1964-10-18 @ SDG L, 14-42 1 11 pass Bob Scarpitto 11 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gene Mingo kick)
10 1964-10-18 @ SDG L, 14-42 4 8 pass Bob Scarpitto 8 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gene Mingo kick)
11 1964-10-25 @ OAK L, 7-40 2 1 rush Jacky Lee 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
12 1964-11-01 @ KAN L, 39-49 2 28 rush Charley Mitchell 28 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
13 1964-11-01 @ KAN L, 39-49 3 62 pass Hewritt Dixon 62 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Dick Guesman kick)
14 1964-11-01 @ KAN L, 39-49 4 82 pass Al Denson 82 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Dick Guesman kick)
15 1964-11-01 @ KAN L, 39-49 4 22 interception Tom Janik 22 yard interception return (Dick Guesman kick)
16 1964-11-01 @ KAN L, 39-49 4 46 fumble Ed Cooke 46 yard fumble return (two point pass successful)
17 1964-11-08 SDG L, 20-31 2 8 rush Jacky Lee 8 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
18 1964-11-08 SDG L, 20-31 3 0 fumble Jim McMillin 0 yard fumble return (two point run successful)
19 1964-11-15 NYJ W, 20-16 2 10 pass Lionel Taylor 10 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Dick Guesman kick)
20 1964-11-15 NYJ W, 20-16 3 48 punt Odell Barry 48 yard punt return (Dick Guesman kick)
21 1964-11-15 NYJ W, 20-16 3 1 rush Billy Joe 1 yard rush
22 1964-11-20 @ BOS L, 7-12 1 11 pass Lionel Taylor 11 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Dick Guesman kick)
23 1964-11-29 OAK T, 20-20 1 2 rush Billy Joe 2 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
24 1964-11-29 OAK T, 20-20 3 8 rush Charley Mitchell 8 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
25 1964-12-13 BUF L, 19-30 3 30 pass Lionel Taylor 30 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Dick Guesman kick)
26 1964-12-13 BUF L, 19-30 3 37 pass Bob Scarpitto 37 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter
27 1964-12-20 @ HOU L, 15-34 2 15 pass Bob Scarpitto 15 yard pass from Mickey Slaughter (two point pass successful)
28 1964-12-20 @ HOU L, 15-34 4 1 rush Charley Mitchell 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-12 @ NYJ W, 30-6 1 16 pass Gene Heeter 16 yard pass from Dick Wood (Jim Turner kick)
2 1964-09-12 @ NYJ W, 30-6 4 39 pass Don Maynard 39 yard pass from Dick Wood (Jim Turner kick)
3 1964-09-12 @ NYJ W, 30-6 4 5 rush Matt Snell 5 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
4 1964-09-20 @ BUF W, 30-13 2 15 rush Cookie Gilchrist 15 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1964-09-20 @ BUF W, 30-13 3 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1964-09-20 @ BUF W, 30-13 4 8 rush Daryle Lamonica 8 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1964-09-27 HOU W, 38-17 1 10 pass Willard Dewveall 10 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
8 1964-09-27 HOU W, 38-17 1 23 rush Charley Tolar 23 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
9 1964-09-27 HOU W, 38-17 2 3 pass Dobie Craig 3 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
10 1964-09-27 HOU W, 38-17 2 17 interception Johnny Baker 17 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
11 1964-09-27 HOU W, 38-17 4 3 rush Sid Blanks 3 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
12 1964-10-04 BOS W, 39-10 2 1 rush Ron Burton 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
13 1964-10-04 BOS W, 39-10 4 7 pass Ron Burton 7 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
14 1964-10-04 BOS W, 39-10 4 42 rush J.D. Garrett 42 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1964-10-11 KAN L, 27-33 2 17 pass Chris Burford 17 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
16 1964-10-11 KAN L, 27-33 4 33 pass Fred Arbanas 33 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
17 1964-10-11 KAN L, 27-33 4 21 pass Chris Burford 21 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
18 1964-10-18 @ SDG W, 42-14 1 5 rush Keith Lincoln 5 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
19 1964-10-18 @ SDG W, 42-14 2 4 pass Lance Alworth 4 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
20 1964-10-18 @ SDG W, 42-14 2 2 rush Keith Lincoln 2 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
21 1964-10-18 @ SDG W, 42-14 3 46 pass Dave Kocourek 46 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
22 1964-10-18 @ SDG W, 42-14 3 18 rush John Hadl 18 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
23 1964-10-18 @ SDG W, 42-14 4 1 rush Jacque MacKinnon 1 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
24 1964-10-25 @ OAK W, 40-7 1 23 pass Billy Cannon 23 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
25 1964-10-25 @ OAK W, 40-7 1 11 pass Billy Cannon 11 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
26 1964-10-25 @ OAK W, 40-7 2 20 pass Art Powell 20 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
27 1964-10-25 @ OAK W, 40-7 3 4 pass Art Powell 4 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
28 1964-10-25 @ OAK W, 40-7 4 11 pass Jan Barrett 11 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Mike Mercer kick)
29 1964-11-01 @ KAN W, 49-39 1 25 pass Fred Arbanas 25 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
30 1964-11-01 @ KAN W, 49-39 1 2 pass Curtis McClinton 2 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
31 1964-11-01 @ KAN W, 49-39 2 64 pass Curtis McClinton 64 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
32 1964-11-01 @ KAN W, 49-39 2 6 pass Chris Burford 6 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
33 1964-11-01 @ KAN W, 49-39 3 28 pass Abner Haynes 28 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
34 1964-11-01 @ KAN W, 49-39 3 35 pass Frank Jackson 35 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
35 1964-11-01 @ KAN W, 49-39 4 7 rush Abner Haynes 7 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
36 1964-11-08 SDG W, 31-20 1 5 pass Lance Alworth 5 yard pass from John Hadl (Ben Agajanian kick)
37 1964-11-08 SDG W, 31-20 3 20 pass Don Norton 20 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Ben Agajanian kick)
38 1964-11-08 SDG W, 31-20 4 2 pass Keith Lincoln 2 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Ben Agajanian kick)
39 1964-11-08 SDG W, 31-20 4 7 rush Jacque MacKinnon 7 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
40 1964-11-15 NYJ L, 16-20 1 35 pass Bake Turner 35 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Jim Turner kick)
41 1964-11-15 NYJ L, 16-20 4 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
42 1964-11-20 @ BOS W, 12-7 2 25 pass Gino Cappelletti 25 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
43 1964-11-29 OAK T, 20-20 1 25 rush Clem Daniels 25 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
44 1964-11-29 OAK T, 20-20 4 34 pass Art Powell 34 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
45 1964-12-13 BUF W, 30-19 1 46 pass Ed Rutkowski 46 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (Pete Gogolak kick)
46 1964-12-13 BUF W, 30-19 2 5 rush Wray Carlton 5 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
47 1964-12-13 BUF W, 30-19 2 23 rush Daryle Lamonica 23 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
48 1964-12-13 BUF W, 30-19 4 1 rush Daryle Lamonica 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
49 1964-12-20 @ HOU W, 34-15 1 2 rush Sid Blanks 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
50 1964-12-20 @ HOU W, 34-15 1 82 punt Bobby Jancik 82 yard punt return (George Blanda kick)
51 1964-12-20 @ HOU W, 34-15 2 25 pass Charley Hennigan 25 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
52 1964-12-20 @ HOU W, 34-15 3 1 rush Dalton Hoffman 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)