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1982 Denver Broncos

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2-7-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.7, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -3.8, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 148 points (16.4/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 226 points (25.1/g), 25th.
 Differential of -78 points (-8.7/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 2.4-6.6.

Coach: Dan Reeves (2-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Collier

Stadium: Mile High Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colorado)

Team Info

Principal Owner Edgar Kaiser
General Manager Grady Alderman
Offensive Scheme Smashmouth
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 148 2837 592 4.8 36 17 15 170 181 311 1819 8 19 5.4 103 257 1018 6 4.0 52
Team Defense 226 3169 616 5.1 19 7 19 176 172 307 2234 14 12 6.9 104 293 935 8 3.2 53
Lg Rank Offense 20 15 28 28 13 6 15 23 28 18 20 17 17 9
Lg Rank Defense 25 24 22 22 20 24 26 21 14 25 18 7 12 2

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 San Diego Chargers 3 23 17 323 222 101 6 23 393 253 140
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-1 San Francisco 49ers 24 21 17 283 183 100 2 20 413 325 88 2
3 Sun November 21 boxscore L 1-2 Seattle Seahawks 10 17 10 250 114 136 2 21 387 303 84 1
4 Sun November 28 boxscore L 1-3 @ San Diego Chargers 20 30 20 294 175 119 5 28 436 330 106 3
5 Sun December 5 boxscore L 1-4 Atlanta Falcons 27 34 23 350 249 101 4 19 342 205 137 2
6 Sun December 12 boxscore W 2-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 27 24 22 385 258 127 3 14 253 161 92 3
7 Sun December 19 boxscore L 2-5 Kansas City Chiefs 16 37 17 220 146 74 4 17 270 172 98 1
8 Sun December 26 boxscore L 2-6 @ Los Angeles Raiders 10 27 25 345 284 61 6 16 312 251 61 4
9 Sun January 2 boxscore L 2-7 @ Seattle Seahawks 11 13 19 387 188 199 4 18 363 234 129 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
17 Steve DeBerg 28 QB 9 5 1-4-0 131 223 58.7 1405 7 3.1 11 4.9 51 6.3 4.7 10.7 156.1 67.2 16 130 5.33 3.85 6.7 2 2
10 Mark Herrmann 23 qb 2 1 0-1-0 32 60 53.3 421 1 1.7 4 6.7 39 7.0 4.4 13.2 210.5 53.5 4 48 5.83 3.33 6.3
7 Craig Morton 39 qb 3 3 1-2-0 18 26 69.2 193 0 0.0 3 11.5 20 7.4 2.2 10.7 64.3 51.1 3 19 6.00 1.34 10.3
47 Gerald Willhite 23 KR 9 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -22.50 0.0
80 Rick Upchurch*+ 30 PR/WR 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 -3.00 -3.00 100.0
Team Total 26.7 9 2-7-0 181 311 58.2 2019 8 2.6 19 6.1 51 6.5 4.3 11.2 224.3 60.8 24 200 5.43 3.36 7.2 2 2
Opp Total 9 172 307 56.0 2350 14 4.6 12 3.9 7.7 6.81 13.7 261.1 79.6 16 116 6.9 6.1 5.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
24 Rick Parros 24 FB 9 9 77 277 1 14 3.6 30.8 8.6 37 259 7.0 2 24 4.1 28.8 536 3 3
47 Gerald Willhite 23 KR 9 2 70 347 2 23 5.0 38.6 7.8 26 227 8.7 0 27 2.9 25.2 574 2 5
23 Sammy Winder 23 rb 8 2 67 259 1 18 3.9 32.4 8.4 11 83 7.5 0 22 1.4 10.4 342 1 1
46 Dave Preston 27 RB 8 5 19 81 0 13 4.3 10.1 2.4 14 134 9.6 0 20 1.8 16.8 215 0 3
17 Steve DeBerg 28 QB 9 5 8 27 1 6 3.4 3.0 0.9 27 1 4
34 Nathan Poole 26 9 0 7 36 0 20 5.1 4.0 0.8 36 0 0
10 Mark Herrmann 23 qb 2 1 3 7 1 6 2.3 3.5 1.5 7 1 1
80 Rick Upchurch*+ 30 PR/WR 9 8 2 -10 0 -3 -5.0 -1.1 0.2 26 407 15.7 3 51 2.9 45.2 397 3 4
41 Rob Lytle 28 9 0 2 2 0 2 1.0 0.2 0.2 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 1.1 12 0 0
81 Steve Watson 25 WR 9 9 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.4 0.1 36 555 15.4 2 41 4.0 61.7 551 2 1
87 James Wright 26 te 9 3 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.4 0.1 9 120 13.3 1 39 1.0 13.3 116 1 0
85 Ron Egloff 27 te 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 96 9.6 0 17 1.1 10.7 96 0 0
88 Riley Odoms 32 TE 8 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 82 10.3 0 18 1.0 10.3 82 0 0
83 Wade Manning 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 46 15.3 0 30 0.3 5.1 46 0 0
Team Total 26.7 9 257 1018 6 23 4.0 113.1 28.6 181 2019 11.2 8 51 20.1 224.3 3037 14 24
Opp Total 9 293 935 8 3.2 103.9 32.6 172 2234 13.0 14 19.1 248.2 3169 22 17

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
47 Gerald Willhite 23 KR 9 2 6 63 0 23 10.5 17 337 0 26 19.8 974
83 Wade Manning 27 9 0 15 346 0 34 23.1 392
80 Rick Upchurch*+ 30 PR/WR 9 8 15 242 2 78 16.1 639
45 Steve Wilson 25 db 8 3 6 123 0 30 20.5 123
34 Nathan Poole 26 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 36
67 Keith Uecker 22 t 5 2 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 26.7 9 21 305 2 78 14.5 40 818 0 34 20.5 4160
Opp Total 9 25 227 0 9.1 26 541 0 20.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
11 Luke Prestridge*+ 26 P 9 0 45 2026 65 0 45.0
3 Rich Karlis 23 K 9 0 2 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 13 11 84.6% 16 15 93.8%
Team Total 26.7 9 2 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 13 11 84.6% 16 15 93.8% 45 2026 65 0 45.0
Opp Total 9 24 17 70.8% 25 25 100.0% 42 1655 39.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
49 Dennis Smith 23 SS 8 8 2.0 1 29 0 29 0 65 0
79 Barney Chavous 31 LDE 9 9 5.0 1
80 Rick Upchurch*+ 30 PR/WR 9 8 0 4 1 0 0
47 Gerald Willhite 23 KR 9 2 0 5 0 0 0
17 Steve DeBerg 28 QB 9 5 0 4 0 0 0
22 Aaron Kyle 28 RCB 9 9 3 26 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Dave Preston 27 RB 8 5 0 3 1 0 0
20 Louis Wright 29 LCB 9 9 1.0 2 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Randy Gradishar* 30 RILB 9 9 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Mike Harden 23 FS 5 4 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 13 0
24 Rick Parros 24 FB 9 9 0 3 0 0 0
45 Steve Wilson 25 db 8 3 2 22 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Tom Jackson 31 ROLB 9 9 1.0 1 8 0 8 0
75 Rulon Jones 24 RDE 9 9 2.0
66 Brison Manor 30 9 0 2.0
23 Sammy Winder 23 rb 8 2 0 1 1 0 0
54 Keith Bishop 25 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Tom Glassic 28 LG 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
10 Mark Herrmann 23 qb 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
28 Roger Jackson 23 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Ken Lanier 23 RT 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
72 Don Latimer 27 nt 9 3 1.0
41 Rob Lytle 28 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Craig Morton 39 qb 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
26 J.T. Thomas 31 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
67 Keith Uecker 22 t 5 2 0 1 0 0 0
81 Steve Watson 25 WR 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 9 16.0 12 106 0 29 0 0 24 13 13 0 65 0 2
Opp Total 9 24 17 10

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Rich Karlis 23 K 9 0 15 11 48
80 Rick Upchurch*+ 30 PR/WR 9 8 3 2 5 30
24 Rick Parros 24 FB 9 9 1 2 3 18
81 Steve Watson 25 WR 9 9 2 2 12
47 Gerald Willhite 23 KR 9 2 2 2 12
17 Steve DeBerg 28 QB 9 5 1 1 6
10 Mark Herrmann 23 qb 2 1 1 1 6
23 Sammy Winder 23 rb 8 2 1 1 6
87 James Wright 26 te 9 3 1 1 6
77 Greg Boyd 30 9 0 1 2
79 Barney Chavous 31 LDE 9 9 1 2
Team Total 26.7 9 6 8 2 16 15 11 2 148
Opp Total 9 8 14 3 25 17 226