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1986 Denver Broncos

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.2, Offense: 3.4, Defense: 1.8, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 378 points (23.6/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 15th.
 Differential of 51 points (3.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 9.4-6.6.

Coach: Dan Reeves (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shanahan
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Collier
 Other Notable Asst.: Chan Gailey (Special Teams/Tight Ends)

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

Team Info

Owner/Chairman/CEO Pat Bowlen
General Manager John Beake
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 378 5216 1042 5.0 29 13 41 319 306 549 3538 22 16 6.0 184 455 1678 17 3.7 94
Team Defense 327 4947 1026 4.8 35 17 21 291 301 545 3296 21 18 5.5 177 432 1651 13 3.8 93
Lg Rank Offense 6 15 5 8 8 8 10 9 6 13 20 20 9 20
Lg Rank Defense 15 9 17 12 12 22 16 11 18 11 4 5 12 13

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Los Angeles Raiders 38 36 20 290 235 55 1 22 431 315 116 3
2 Mon September 15 boxscore W 2-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21 10 20 326 235 91 1 17 236 206 30 3
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 33 7 19 328 125 203 1 16 273 196 77 2
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 4-0 New England Patriots 27 20 22 338 182 156 2 16 224 184 40 1
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 5-0 Dallas Cowboys 29 14 19 319 198 121 1 19 266 225 41 3
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 6-0 @ San Diego Chargers 31 14 25 403 247 156 1 19 358 316 42 2
7 Mon October 20 boxscore L 6-1 @ New York Jets 10 22 19 279 232 47 3 20 211 74 137
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 7-1 Seattle Seahawks 20 13 24 450 332 118 2 13 214 50 164
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 8-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 21 10 11 246 132 114 1 25 407 326 81 6
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 8-2 San Diego Chargers 3 9 12 245 184 61 5 14 225 147 78 2
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 9-2 Kansas City Chiefs 38 17 18 265 198 67 2 16 297 220 77 4
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 9-3 @ New York Giants 16 19 26 405 325 80 4 14 262 119 143 2
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 10-3 Cincinnati Bengals 34 28 27 401 219 182 22 426 302 124 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 10-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 10 37 16 323 242 81 5 12 169 93 76 1
15 Sat December 13 boxscore W 11-4 Washington Redskins 31 30 23 330 259 71 19 412 285 127 2
16 Sat December 20 boxscore L 11-5 @ Seattle Seahawks 16 41 18 268 193 75 27 536 238 298 1
Playoffs
Division Sun January 4 boxscore W 12-5 New England Patriots 22 17 23 441 253 188 2 12 271 150 121
ConfChamp Sun January 11 boxscore W OT 13-5 @ Cleveland Browns 23 20 22 374 225 149 1 17 356 256 100 3
SuperBowl Sun January 25 boxscore L 13-6 N New York Giants 20 39 24 372 320 52 1 24 399 263 136

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 John Elway* 26 QB 16 16 11-5-0 280 504 55.6 3485 19 3.8 13 2.6 53 6.9 6.5 12.4 217.8 79.0 32 233 6.07 5.68 6.0 2 2
8 Gary Kubiak 25 16 0 23 38 60.5 249 1 2.6 3 7.9 26 6.6 3.5 10.8 15.6 55.7 3 23 5.51 2.71 7.3
47 Gerald Willhite 27 FB/PR 16 12 1 4 25.0 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 2.8 2.8 11.0 0.7 39.6 0 0 2.75 2.75 0.0
82 Vance Johnson 23 WR 12 7 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
4 Chris Norman 24 p 6 0 1 1 100.0 43 1 100.0 0 0.0 43 43.0 63.0 43.0 7.2 158.3 0 0 43.00 63.00 0.0
30 Steve Sewell 23 rb 11 2 1 1 100.0 23 1 100.0 0 0.0 23 23.0 43.0 23.0 2.1 158.3 3 17 1.50 6.50 75.0
Team Total 26.5 16 11-5-0 306 549 55.7 3811 22 4.0 16 2.9 53 6.9 6.4 12.5 238.2 78.7 38 273 6.03 5.55 6.5 2 2
Opp Total 16 301 545 55.2 3755 21 3.9 18 3.3 6.9 6.17 12.5 234.7 75.9 49 459 5.5 4.9 8.2

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
23 Sammy Winder* 27 RB 16 15 240 789 9 31 3.3 49.3 15.0 26 171 6.6 5 20 1.6 10.7 960 14 2
47 Gerald Willhite 27 FB/PR 16 12 85 365 5 42 4.3 22.8 5.3 64 529 8.3 3 34 4.0 33.1 894 8 5
7 John Elway* 26 QB 16 16 52 257 1 24 4.9 16.1 3.3 1 23 23.0 1 23 0.1 1.4 280 2 8
33 Gene Lang 24 rb 15 2 29 94 1 14 3.2 6.3 1.9 13 105 8.1 2 26 0.9 7.0 199 3 0
30 Steve Sewell 23 rb 11 2 23 123 1 15 5.3 11.2 2.1 23 294 12.8 1 40 2.1 26.7 417 2 0
35 Ken Bell 22 KR 16 0 9 17 0 12 1.9 1.1 0.6 2 10 5.0 0 7 0.1 0.6 27 0 1
8 Gary Kubiak 25 16 0 6 22 0 10 3.7 1.4 0.4 22 0 0
82 Vance Johnson 23 WR 12 7 5 15 0 6 3.0 1.3 0.4 31 363 11.7 2 34 2.6 30.3 378 2 1
80 Mark Jackson 23 wr 16 1 2 6 0 5 3.0 0.4 0.1 38 738 19.4 1 53 2.4 46.1 744 1 3
89 Orson Mobley 23 te 14 3 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 22 332 15.1 1 32 1.6 23.7 331 1 1
24 Tony Boddie 26 1 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2.0 1.0 2 0 0
2 Mike Horan 27 p 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 1
4 Chris Norman 24 p 6 0 1 -11 0 -11 -11.0 -1.8 0.2 -11 0 1
81 Steve Watson 29 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 699 15.5 3 46 2.8 43.7 699 3 0
84 Clint Sampson 25 wr 15 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 259 12.3 0 43 1.4 17.3 259 0 1
88 Clarence Kay 25 TE 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 195 13.0 1 34 1.2 15.0 195 1 0
85 Joey Hackett 28 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 48 16.0 0 19 0.2 3.0 48 0 0
70 Dave Studdard 31 LT 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 1 2 0.1 0.1 2 1 0
45 Steve Wilson 29 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 43 43.0 1 43 0.1 2.7 43 1 0
Team Total 26.5 16 455 1678 17 42 3.7 104.9 28.4 306 3811 12.5 22 53 19.1 238.2 5489 39 24
Opp Total 16 432 1651 13 3.8 103.2 27.0 301 3296 11.0 21 18.8 206.0 4947 34 32

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
47 Gerald Willhite 27 FB/PR 16 12 42 468 1 70 11.1 3 35 0 23 11.7 1397
35 Ken Bell 22 KR 16 0 23 531 0 42 23.1 558
33 Gene Lang 24 rb 15 2 21 480 0 42 22.9 679
82 Vance Johnson 23 WR 12 7 3 36 0 19 12.0 2 21 0 21 10.5 435
80 Mark Jackson 23 wr 16 1 2 7 0 6 3.5 1 16 0 16 16.0 767
98 Ricky Hunley 25 RILB 16 15 2 11 0 6 5.5 11
31 Mike Harden 27 RCB 16 16 1 41 1 41 41.0 41
50 Jim Ryan 29 LOLB 16 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 48 552 2 70 11.5 53 1094 0 42 20.6 7135
Opp Total 16 40 362 0 9.1 65 1299 0 20.0

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
3 Rich Karlis 27 K 16 0 4 3 8 8 14 8 2 1 28 20 71.4% 45 44 97.8%
13 Jack Weil 24 P 6 0 34 1344 55 0 39.5
4 Chris Norman 24 p 6 0 30 1168 57 1 38.9
2 Mike Horan 27 p 4 0 21 864 50 0 41.1
Team Total 26.5 16 4 3 8 8 14 8 2 1 28 20 71.4% 45 44 97.8% 85 3376 57 1 39.7
Opp Total 16 32 24 75.0% 36 35 97.2% 86 3689 42.9

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
77 Karl Mecklenburg*+ 26 LILB 16 16 9.5 1 0 1 0 0 127 0
49 Dennis Smith* 27 SS 14 14 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 88 0
71 Greg Kragen 24 NT 16 14 0 0 3 0 0 60 0
73 Simon Fletcher 24 lb 16 2 5.5 0 0 2 0 0 43 0
75 Rulon Jones*+ 28 RDE 16 16 13.5 0 0 1 0 0 1
7 John Elway* 26 QB 16 16 0 8 1 -13 0
47 Gerald Willhite 27 FB/PR 16 12 0 5 3 0 0
31 Mike Harden 27 RCB 16 16 6 179 2 52 0
48 Randy Robbins 24 db 16 2 4.0 0 0 2 0 0
90 Freddie Gilbert 24 15 0 4.0
22 Tony Lilly 24 db 16 1 1.0 3 22 0 15 0
52 Ken Woodard 26 lb 16 1 3.0 0 0 1 16 1
20 Louis Wright 33 LCB 16 16 3 56 0 56 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Andre Townsend 24 LDE 16 16 2.5 0 0 1 7 1
80 Mark Jackson 23 wr 16 1 0 3 0 0 0
23 Sammy Winder* 27 RB 16 15 0 2 1 0 0
98 Ricky Hunley 25 RILB 16 15 0.5 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
69 Tony Colorito 22 15 0 0 0 2 0 0
59 Darren Comeaux 26 16 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Rick Dennison 28 lb 16 2 1.0 1 5 0 5 0
43 Steve Foley 33 FS 16 15 2 39 0 24 0
2 Mike Horan 27 p 4 0 0 1 1 -12 0
35 Ken Bell 22 KR 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Keith Bishop* 29 LG 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
85 Joey Hackett 28 te 16 4 0 0 1 0 0
82 Vance Johnson 23 WR 12 7 0 1 0 0 0
89 Orson Mobley 23 te 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
4 Chris Norman 24 p 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
50 Jim Ryan 29 LOLB 16 14 1.0
84 Clint Sampson 25 wr 15 5 0 1 0 0 0
70 Dave Studdard 31 LT 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
45 Steve Wilson 29 16 0 1 -5 0 -5 0
57 Tom Jackson 35 ROLB 16 14 0.5
Team Total 26.5 16 48.0 18 318 2 56 0 1 24 26 -2 2 318 0 1
Opp Total 16 38 32 15 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 Rich Karlis 27 K 16 0 44 20 104
23 Sammy Winder* 27 RB 16 15 9 5 14 84
47 Gerald Willhite 27 FB/PR 16 12 5 3 1 9 54
31 Mike Harden 27 RCB 16 16 1 2 3 18
33 Gene Lang 24 rb 15 2 1 2 3 18
81 Steve Watson 29 WR 16 16 3 3 18
7 John Elway* 26 QB 16 16 1 1 2 12
82 Vance Johnson 23 WR 12 7 2 2 12
30 Steve Sewell 23 rb 11 2 1 1 2 12
80 Mark Jackson 23 wr 16 1 1 1 6
88 Clarence Kay 25 TE 13 12 1 1 6
89 Orson Mobley 23 te 14 3 1 1 6
70 Dave Studdard 31 LT 15 15 1 1 6
61 Andre Townsend 24 LDE 16 16 1 1 6
45 Steve Wilson 29 16 0 1 1 6
52 Ken Woodard 26 lb 16 1 1 1 6
75 Rulon Jones*+ 28 RDE 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.5 16 17 22 2 2 2 45 44 20 2 376
Opp Total 16 13 21 2 35 24 2 327