Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > 1968 Statistics & Players

1968 Denver Broncos

 Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

5-9-0, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.9, Offense: -2.9, Defense: -6.0, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 255 points (18.2/g), 7th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 404 points (28.9/g), 9th.
 Differential of -149 points (-10.6/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-10.5.

Coach: Lou Saban (5-9-0)

Stadium: Mile High Stadium
 Training Camp: Denver Broncos Training Facility (Adams County, Colorado)

Team Info

Majority Owner/Chairman of the Board of Directors Gerald Phipps
Partial Owner/President Allan Phipps
Head Coach/General Manager Lou Saban
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 255 3971 889 4.5 40 13 18 217 179 427 2357 20 27 4.9 124 411 1614 11 3.9 75
Team Defense 404 5024 917 5.5 32 12 12 251 217 429 3163 25 20 6.9 145 457 1861 20 4.1 94
Lg Rank Offense 7 7 7 5 7 4 6 4 7 7 9 7 8 6
Lg Rank Defense 9 10 8 7 9 7 10 9 7 9 6 7 9 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 24 15 199 121 78 1 11 289 185 104
3 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 2 34 13 245 194 51 4 17 341 196 145 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-3 Boston Patriots 17 20 15 234 85 149 3 14 212 143 69 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 1-3 Cincinnati Bengals 10 7 11 211 112 99 15 247 136 111 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-3 @ New York Jets 21 13 12 222 174 48 18 460 331 129 5
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-4 @ San Diego Chargers 24 55 26 476 295 181 5 20 581 370 211 1
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-4 Miami Dolphins 21 14 20 323 127 196 4 17 340 216 124 4
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-4 @ Boston Patriots 35 14 18 470 232 238 4 15 175 98 77 4
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-5 Oakland Raiders 7 43 11 175 85 90 3 22 487 280 207 2
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 4-6 @ Houston Oilers 17 38 11 228 126 102 2 22 377 220 157 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 5-6 Buffalo Bills 34 32 15 386 302 84 3 14 220 132 88 2
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 5-7 San Diego Chargers 23 47 15 287 177 110 2 27 496 335 161 1
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 5-8 @ Oakland Raiders 27 33 16 267 204 63 5 24 497 338 159 6
14 Sat December 14 boxscore L 5-9 Kansas City Chiefs 7 30 19 249 124 125 4 15 302 183 119 1

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
15 Marlin Briscoe 23 QB 11 5 2-3-0 93 224 41.5 1589 14 6.3 13 5.8 66 7.1 5.7 17.1 144.5 62.9 1 2
13 Steve Tensi 26 qb 7 6 3-3-0 48 119 40.3 709 5 4.2 8 6.7 72 6.0 3.8 14.8 101.3 46.5 1 1
10 Jim LeClair 24 qb 3 2 0-2-0 27 54 50.0 401 1 1.9 5 9.3 50 7.4 3.6 14.9 133.7 42.3
11 John McCormick 31 qb 1 1 0-1-0 8 19 42.1 89 0 0.0 1 5.3 18 4.7 2.3 11.1 89.0 34.8
12 Joe DiVito 23 3 0 1 6 16.7 16 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 2.7 2.7 16.0 5.3 39.6
44 Floyd Little* 26 HB/KR/PR 11 11 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
22 Fran Lynch 23 hb 9 4 1 2 50.0 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 2.0 4.0 0.4 56.2
84 Mike Haffner 26 wr 14 1 1 1 100.0 18 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 18.0 18.0 18.0 1.3 118.7
Team Total 24.6 14 5-9-0 179 427 41.9 2826 20 4.7 27 6.3 72 6.6 4.7 15.8 201.9 53.9 2 3
Opp Total 14 217 429 50.6 3419 25 5.8 20 4.7 8.0 7.04 15.8 244.2 77.4 31 256 6.9 6.0 6.7

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
44 Floyd Little* 26 HB/KR/PR 11 11 158 584 3 55 3.7 53.1 14.4 19 331 17.4 1 66 1.7 30.1 915 4 6
22 Fran Lynch 23 hb 9 4 66 221 4 19 3.3 24.6 7.3 4 52 13.0 0 22 0.4 5.8 273 4 1
32 Garrett Ford 23 FB 14 3 41 186 1 23 4.5 13.3 2.9 6 40 6.7 0 12 0.4 2.9 226 1 1
15 Marlin Briscoe 23 QB 11 5 41 308 3 34 7.5 28.0 3.7 308 3 3
40 Brendan McCarthy 23 fb 7 5 28 89 0 12 3.2 12.7 4.0 7 69 9.9 2 40 1.0 9.9 158 2 2
46 Terry Erwin 22 rb 9 2 24 76 0 9 3.2 8.4 2.7 2 21 10.5 0 17 0.2 2.3 97 0 1
40 Ron Lamb 25 rb 3 3 22 63 0 17 2.9 21.0 7.3 3 10 3.3 0 4 1.0 3.3 73 0 1
10 Jim LeClair 24 qb 3 2 12 40 0 12 3.3 13.3 4.0 40 0 5
13 Steve Tensi 26 qb 7 6 6 2 0 2 0.3 0.3 0.9 2 0 0
48 Alex Moore 23 3 0 4 22 0 10 5.5 7.3 1.3 3 35 11.7 0 16 1.0 11.7 57 0 1
33 Hub Lindsey 23 3 0 4 17 0 7 4.3 5.7 1.3 17 0 1
84 Mike Haffner 26 wr 14 1 2 2 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 12 232 19.3 1 52 0.9 16.6 234 1 0
42 Billy Van Heusen 22 P/se 13 7 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.5 0.1 19 353 18.6 3 50 1.5 27.2 359 3 0
80 Jim Jones 27 13 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 13 190 14.6 2 60 1.0 14.6 189 2 0
12 Joe DiVito 23 3 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -1 0 1
41 Eric Crabtree 24 FL 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 601 17.2 5 72 2.5 42.9 601 5 0
88 Al Denson 26 SE 8 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 586 17.2 5 44 4.3 73.3 586 5 0
85 Tom Beer 24 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 276 13.8 1 31 1.4 19.7 276 1 0
89 Chip Myrtle 23 rlb 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.1 1.4 18 0 0
81 Dave Washington 28 te 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.5 6.0 12 0 0
Team Total 24.6 14 411 1614 11 55 3.9 115.3 29.4 179 2826 15.8 20 72 12.8 201.9 4440 31 28
Opp Total 14 457 1861 20 4.1 132.9 32.6 217 3163 14.6 25 15.5 225.9 5024 45 24

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
44 Floyd Little* 26 HB/KR/PR 11 11 24 261 1 67 10.9 26 649 0 89 25.0 1825
20 Charlie Greer 22 LCB 14 14 9 53 0 12 5.9 2 41 0 32 20.5 94
34 Gus Hollomon 23 ls 13 4 7 194 0 67 27.7 194
25 Tommy Luke 24 db 7 1 3 13 0 10 4.3 2 34 0 20 17.0 47
21 Jesse Stokes 24 2 0 5 106 0 30 21.2 106
48 Alex Moore 23 3 0 4 74 0 28 18.5 131
46 Terry Erwin 22 rb 9 2 3 55 0 25 18.3 152
23 Drake Garrett 22 RCB 14 13 3 77 0 30 25.7 77
43 Pete Jaquess 28 LS 13 11 2 5 0 5 2.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 5
33 Hub Lindsey 23 3 0 3 72 0 29 24.0 89
52 Fred Forsberg 24 RLB 13 7 2 16 0 12 8.0 16
41 Eric Crabtree 24 FL 14 14 1 30 0 30 30.0 631
71 Wallace Dickey 27 10 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
Team Total 24.6 14 38 332 1 67 8.7 60 1361 0 89 22.7 6133
Opp Total 14 46 282 0 6.1 29 704 0 24.3

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
42 Billy Van Heusen 22 P/se 13 7 88 3853 68 0 43.8
3 Bobby Howfield 32 K 12 0 3 3 4 2 3 2 8 2 18 9 50.0% 30 30 100.0%
12 Joe DiVito 23 3 0 8 242 47 1 30.3
2 Bob Humphreys 28 k 2 0 2 1 1 2 5 1 20.0% 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 24.6 14 3 3 6 2 4 3 10 2 23 10 43.5% 31 31 100.0% 96 4095 68 1 42.7
Opp Total 14 34 21 61.8% 47 47 100.0% 76 3268 43.0

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
44 Floyd Little* 26 HB/KR/PR 11 11 0 6 3 0 0
10 Jim LeClair 24 qb 3 2 0 5 3 -27 0
20 Charlie Greer 22 LCB 14 14 4 18 0 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
43 Pete Jaquess 28 LS 13 11 5 64 0 28 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 Drake Garrett 22 RCB 14 13 2 6 0 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
34 Gus Hollomon 23 ls 13 4 1 16 0 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
27 Tom Oberg 23 db 9 6 3 17 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Marlin Briscoe 23 QB 11 5 0 3 0 0 0
63 Dave Costa* 27 RDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
12 Joe DiVito 23 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
67 George Goeddeke 23 LG 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
57 John Huard 24 MLB 14 14 2 35 0 26 0
40 Ron Lamb 25 rb 3 3 0 1 1 -1 0
28 Jack Lentz 23 RS 12 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Fran Lynch 23 hb 9 4 0 1 1 0 0
40 Brendan McCarthy 23 fb 7 5 0 2 0 0 0
60 Bob Young 26 RG 14 7 0 0 2 0 0
85 Tom Beer 24 TE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
50 Carl Cunningham 24 LLB 14 14 1 3 0 3 0
46 Terry Erwin 22 rb 9 2 0 1 0 0 0
32 Garrett Ford 23 FB 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
52 Fred Forsberg 24 RLB 13 7 1 6 0 6 0
64 George Gaiser 23 t 10 7 0 0 1 0 0
62 Jerry Inman 28 LDT 7 4 0 0 1 0 0
59 Larry Kaminski 23 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
33 Hub Lindsey 23 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
48 Alex Moore 23 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Frank Richter 24 lb 11 6 0 0 1 0 0
21 Jesse Stokes 24 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Billy Van Heusen 22 P/se 13 7 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.6 14 20 165 0 28 0 0 28 27 -28 0 1
Opp Total 14 51 24 12 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
3 Bobby Howfield 32 K 12 0 30 9 57
41 Eric Crabtree 24 FL 14 14 5 5 30
88 Al Denson 26 SE 8 7 5 5 30
44 Floyd Little* 26 HB/KR/PR 11 11 3 1 1 5 30
22 Fran Lynch 23 hb 9 4 4 4 24
15 Marlin Briscoe 23 QB 11 5 3 3 18
42 Billy Van Heusen 22 P/se 13 7 3 3 18
80 Jim Jones 27 13 0 2 2 12
40 Brendan McCarthy 23 fb 7 5 2 2 12
85 Tom Beer 24 TE 14 13 1 1 6
32 Garrett Ford 23 FB 14 3 1 1 6
84 Mike Haffner 26 wr 14 1 1 1 6
2 Bob Humphreys 28 k 2 0 1 1 4
89 Chip Myrtle 23 rlb 13 1 1 2
Team Total 24.6 14 11 20 1 32 31 10 1 255
Opp Total 14 20 25 3 47 21 2 404