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1965 Denver Broncos

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4-10-0, AFL West Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.6, Offense: 1.1, Defense: -6.7, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 303 points (21.6/g), 4th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 392 points (28.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of -89 points (-6.4/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-9.1.

Coach: Mac Speedie (4-10-0)

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

Team Info

Majority Owner/Chairman of the Board of Directors Gerald Phipps
Partial Owner/President Allan Phipps
General Manager Fred Gehrke
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 303 4469 959 4.7 46 16 27 255 222 482 2640 18 30 5.2 117 453 1829 14 4.0 111
Team Defense 392 4297 850 5.1 39 14 19 244 202 440 2960 23 25 6.4 138 384 1337 24 3.5 87
Lg Rank Offense 4 2 7 6 2 2 3 7 7 5 2 2 3 3
Lg Rank Defense 7 7 4 2 7 3 7 7 5 8 4 3 8 2

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 11 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Diego Chargers 31 34 21 330 179 151 2 19 459 293 166 3
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-2 Buffalo Bills 15 30 17 360 291 69 8 20 364 276 88 2
3 Fri September 24 boxscore W 1-2 @ Boston Patriots 27 10 22 262 42 220 2 9 125 91 34 4
4 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-2 New York Jets 16 13 21 345 170 175 1 12 204 140 64 3
5 Sun October 10 boxscore L 2-3 Kansas City Chiefs 23 31 20 290 98 192 5 15 254 172 82 3
6 Sun October 17 boxscore W 3-3 Houston Oilers 28 17 15 280 170 110 4 23 328 241 87 5
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 3-4 @ Buffalo Bills 13 31 19 359 264 95 1 21 338 262 76 1
7 Sun October 31 boxscore L 3-5 @ New York Jets 10 45 10 205 148 57 6 13 203 80 123 3
9 Sun November 7 boxscore L 3-6 San Diego Chargers 21 35 22 276 202 74 3 21 440 264 176 2
9 Sun November 14 boxscore W 4-6 @ Houston Oilers 31 21 12 193 20 173 4 21 334 234 100 7
11 Sun November 21 boxscore L 4-7 Oakland Raiders 20 28 22 381 272 109 5 16 251 179 72 2
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 4-8 @ Oakland Raiders 13 24 17 441 342 99 1 16 315 177 138 2
13 Sun December 12 boxscore L 4-9 Boston Patriots 20 28 21 348 213 135 4 17 320 189 131 2
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 4-10 @ Kansas City Chiefs 35 45 15 399 229 170 17 362 362

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
10 John McCormick 28 qb 14 6 3-3-0 103 253 40.7 1292 7 2.8 14 5.5 90 5.1 3.2 12.5 92.3 43.5 0 0
14 Mickey Slaughter 24 QB 10 7 1-6-0 75 147 51.0 864 6 4.1 12 8.2 51 5.9 3.0 11.5 86.4 48.7 1 1
15 Jacky Lee 26 qb 4 1 0-1-0 44 80 55.0 692 5 6.3 3 3.8 66 8.7 8.2 15.7 173.0 89.2
29 Wendell Hayes 25 HB 14 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
28 Abner Haynes 28 KR 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.2 14 4-10-0 222 482 46.1 2848 18 3.7 30 6.2 90 5.9 3.9 12.8 203.4 51.6 1 1
Opp Total 14 202 440 45.9 3265 23 5.2 25 5.7 7.4 5.91 16.2 233.2 65.0 26 305 6.4 4.9 5.6

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
2 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 30 FB 14 0 252 954 6 44 3.8 68.1 18.0 18 154 8.6 1 29 1.3 11.0 1108 7 8
29 Wendell Hayes 25 HB 14 14 130 526 5 43 4.0 37.6 9.3 24 294 12.3 2 66 1.7 21.0 820 7 5
28 Abner Haynes 28 KR 14 0 41 166 3 47 4.0 11.9 2.9 26 216 8.3 2 71 1.9 15.4 382 5 5
14 Mickey Slaughter 24 QB 10 7 20 75 0 13 3.8 7.5 2.0 75 0 5
82 Bob Scarpitto 26 FL/P 14 0 4 94 0 44 23.5 6.7 0.3 32 585 18.3 5 90 2.3 41.8 679 5 1
42 Odell Barry 24 PR 12 0 2 19 0 11 9.5 1.6 0.2 2 11 5.5 0 9 0.2 0.9 30 0 1
15 Jacky Lee 26 qb 4 1 2 1 0 2 0.5 0.3 0.5 1 0 1
88 Al Denson 23 14 0 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 9 102 11.3 0 20 0.6 7.3 98 0 0
10 John McCormick 28 qb 14 6 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 2
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 30 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 85 1131 13.3 6 63 6.1 80.8 1131 6 0
30 Hewritt Dixon 25 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 354 14.2 2 59 1.8 25.3 354 2 0
67 Bob McCullough 25 RG 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
Team Total 25.2 14 453 1829 14 47 4.0 130.6 32.4 222 2848 12.8 18 90 15.9 203.4 4677 32 29
Opp Total 14 384 1337 24 3.5 95.5 27.4 202 2960 14.7 23 14.4 211.4 4297 47 27

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
28 Abner Haynes 28 KR 14 0 14 121 1 57 8.6 34 901 0 60 26.5 1404
42 Odell Barry 24 PR 12 0 21 210 0 38 10.0 26 611 0 64 23.5 851
21 Gerry Bussell 22 6 0 2 24 0 21 12.0 5 103 0 32 20.6 127
29 Wendell Hayes 25 HB 14 14 4 93 0 30 23.3 913
40 Paul Carmichael 21 3 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
30 Hewritt Dixon 25 TE 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 362
Team Total 25.2 14 37 355 1 57 9.6 71 1731 0 64 24.4 6763
Opp Total 14 26 343 1 13.2 58 1197 0 20.6

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
82 Bob Scarpitto 26 FL/P 14 0 67 2833 74 0 42.3
12 Gary Kroner 25 K 14 0 6 3 5 4 11 6 4 3 29 13 44.8% 32 32 100.0%
10 John McCormick 28 qb 14 6 1 45 45 0 45.0
Team Total 25.2 14 6 3 5 4 11 6 4 3 29 13 44.8% 32 32 100.0% 68 2878 74 0 42.3
Opp Total 14 24 14 58.3% 50 50 100.0% 73 3351 45.9

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
2 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 30 FB 14 0 0 8 0 0 0
23 Goose Gonsoulin 27 RS 14 0 6 91 0 32 0
29 Wendell Hayes 25 HB 14 14 0 5 0 0 0
28 Abner Haynes 28 KR 14 0 0 5 0 0 0
14 Mickey Slaughter 24 QB 10 7 0 5 0 0 0
46 John Griffin 26 14 0 4 109 1 44 0
80 Ed Cooke 30 LDE 14 0 3 36 0 28 0
48 Nemiah Wilson 22 14 0 3 118 1 65 0
24 Willie Brown* 25 LCB 14 0 2 18 0 18 0
44 Miller Farr 22 LS 7 0 2 22 0 17 0
10 John McCormick 28 qb 14 6 0 2 0 0 0
42 Odell Barry 24 PR 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
56 John Bramlett 24 RLB 14 0 1 25 1 25 0
21 Gerry Bussell 22 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Tom Erlandson 25 LLB 14 0 1 3 0 3 0
50 Jerry Hopkins 24 MLB 14 0 1 7 0 7 0
70 Chuck Janerette 27 RDT 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
15 Jacky Lee 26 qb 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
47 John McGeever 26 RCB 14 0 1 36 0 36 0
82 Bob Scarpitto 26 FL/P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.2 14 25 465 3 65 0 0 29 0 0 1
Opp Total 14 24 27 13

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
12 Gary Kroner 25 K 14 0 32 13 71
29 Wendell Hayes 25 HB 14 14 5 2 7 1 44
2 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 30 FB 14 0 6 1 7 42
28 Abner Haynes 28 KR 14 0 3 2 1 6 36
87 Lionel Taylor*+ 30 SE 14 0 6 6 36
82 Bob Scarpitto 26 FL/P 14 0 5 5 30
56 John Bramlett 24 RLB 14 0 1 1 2 12
30 Hewritt Dixon 25 TE 14 0 2 2 12
46 John Griffin 26 14 0 1 1 2 12
48 Nemiah Wilson 22 14 0 1 1 6
23 Goose Gonsoulin 27 RS 14 0 1 2
Team Total 25.2 14 14 18 1 1 3 1 38 2 32 13 303
Opp Total 14 24 23 1 2 50 14 392