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1990 Denver Broncos

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1990 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.8, Offense: 2.1, Defense: -2.9, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 331 points (20.7/g), 16th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 374 points (23.4/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -43 points (-2.7/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 6.9-9.1.

Coach: Dan Reeves (5-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Chan Gailey
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Nolan (Special Teams/Linebackers) and Mike Shanahan (Quarterbacks)

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 331 5213 1035 5.0 32 14 27 323 305 527 3341 15 18 5.8 170 462 1872 19 4.1 126
Team Defense 374 5345 969 5.5 25 15 15 306 284 479 3382 22 10 6.6 181 456 1963 16 4.3 110
Lg Rank Offense 16 8 13 10 5 9 7 21 13 16 12 14 4 13
Lg Rank Defense 23 20 25 13 20 13 21 19 26 23 17 17 20 19

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 9 14 13 196 157 39 4 12 194 71 123 2
2 Mon September 17 boxscore W 1-1 Kansas City Chiefs 24 23 18 399 250 149 2 22 441 363 78 1
3 Sun September 23 boxscore W OT 2-1 Seattle Seahawks 34 31 30 422 281 141 1 24 369 185 184 3
4 Sun September 30 boxscore L 2-2 @ Buffalo Bills 28 29 28 410 202 208 5 15 197 133 64 3
5 Mon October 8 boxscore L 2-3 Cleveland Browns 29 30 19 316 175 141 2 23 415 318 97 3
6 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 34 16 244 178 66 1 25 451 343 108 2
7 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-4 @ Indianapolis Colts 27 17 23 444 293 151 1 23 363 304 59 1
8 Bye Week
9 Sun November 4 boxscore L 3-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 22 27 19 287 141 146 3 15 256 111 145 1
10 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-6 @ San Diego Chargers 7 19 15 211 149 62 2 17 340 159 181
11 Sun November 18 boxscore L OT 3-7 Chicago Bears 13 16 21 330 222 108 2 21 341 139 202
12 Thu November 22 boxscore L 3-8 @ Detroit Lions 27 40 19 284 211 73 2 22 421 248 173 1
13 Sun December 2 boxscore L 3-9 Los Angeles Raiders 20 23 20 357 216 141 1 17 293 145 148
14 Sun December 9 boxscore L 3-10 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 31 26 374 300 74 3 19 365 254 111 1
15 Sun December 16 boxscore W 4-10 San Diego Chargers 20 10 16 320 233 87 24 390 298 92 2
16 Sun December 23 boxscore L 4-11 @ Seattle Seahawks 12 17 16 246 145 101 2 13 213 103 110 1
17 Sun December 30 boxscore W 5-11 Green Bay Packers 22 13 24 373 188 185 1 14 296 208 88 4

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 30 QB 16 16 5-11-0 294 502 58.6 3526 15 3.0 14 2.8 66 7.0 6.4 12.0 220.4 78.5 43 311 5.90 5.29 7.9 1 3
8 Gary Kubiak 29 16 0 11 22 50.0 145 0 0.0 4 18.2 36 6.6 -1.6 13.2 9.1 31.6 3 19 5.04 -2.16 12.0
26 Bobby Humphrey* 24 RB 15 14 0 2 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
30 Steve Sewell 27 rb 12 1 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
Team Total 26.2 16 5-11-0 305 527 57.9 3671 15 2.8 18 3.4 66 7.0 6.0 12.0 229.4 74.6 46 330 5.83 4.94 8.0 1 3
Opp Total 16 284 479 59.3 3671 22 4.6 10 2.1 7.7 7.64 12.9 229.4 90.0 34 289 6.6 6.6 6.6

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
26 Bobby Humphrey* 24 RB 15 14 288 1202 7 37 4.2 80.1 19.2 24 152 6.3 0 26 1.6 10.1 1354 7 8
7 John Elway 30 QB 16 16 50 258 3 21 5.2 16.1 3.1 258 3 8
23 Sammy Winder 31 rb 15 2 42 120 2 19 2.9 8.0 2.8 17 145 8.5 0 17 1.1 9.7 265 2 2
32 Mel Bratton 25 rb 16 3 27 82 3 10 3.0 5.1 1.7 29 276 9.5 1 63 1.8 17.3 358 4 3
35 Blake Ezor 24 9 0 23 81 0 15 3.5 9.0 2.6 81 0 1
30 Steve Sewell 27 rb 12 1 17 46 3 8 2.7 3.8 1.4 26 268 10.3 0 36 2.2 22.3 314 3 0
8 Gary Kubiak 29 16 0 9 52 0 18 5.8 3.3 0.6 52 0 2
80 Mark Jackson 27 WR 16 15 5 28 1 16 5.6 1.8 0.3 57 926 16.2 4 66 3.6 57.9 954 5 1
31 Kerry Porter 26 rb 13 3 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 4 44 11.0 0 16 0.3 3.4 47 0 0
82 Vance Johnson 27 WR 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 747 13.8 3 49 3.4 46.7 747 3 1
88 Clarence Kay 29 TE 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 282 9.7 0 22 1.8 17.6 282 0 0
83 Mike Young 28 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 385 13.8 4 42 1.8 24.1 385 4 0
84 Ricky Nattiel 24 wr 15 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 297 16.5 2 52 1.2 19.8 297 2 0
89 Orson Mobley 27 TE 9 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 41 5.1 0 9 0.9 4.6 41 0 1
81 Shannon Sharpe 22 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 99 14.1 1 33 0.4 6.2 99 1 1
86 Chris Verhulst 24 te 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 13 4.3 0 6 0.3 1.2 13 0 0
76 Ken Lanier 31 RT 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 -4 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 462 1872 19 37 4.1 117.0 28.9 305 3671 12.0 15 66 19.1 229.4 5543 34 30
Opp Total 16 456 1963 16 4.3 122.7 28.5 284 3382 11.9 22 17.8 211.4 5345 38 36

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
20 Kevin Clark 26 KR/PR 8 0 21 159 0 32 7.6 20 505 0 75 25.3 664
82 Vance Johnson 27 WR 16 13 11 92 0 29 8.4 6 126 0 39 21.0 965
22 Alton Montgomery 22 db 15 4 14 286 0 59 20.4 286
35 Blake Ezor 24 9 0 13 214 0 50 16.5 295
23 Sammy Winder 31 rb 15 2 4 55 0 24 13.8 320
32 Mel Bratton 25 rb 16 3 3 37 0 18 12.3 395
88 Clarence Kay 29 TE 16 14 2 10 0 7 5.0 292
84 Ricky Nattiel 24 wr 15 3 1 5 0 5 5.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 302
27 Steve Atwater* 24 FS 15 15 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
80 Mark Jackson 27 WR 16 15 1 18 0 18 18.0 972
89 Orson Mobley 27 TE 9 8 1 9 0 9 9.0 50
Team Total 26.2 16 33 256 0 32 7.8 66 1260 0 75 19.1 7059
Opp Total 16 22 159 0 7.2 69 1319 0 19.1

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
9 David Treadwell 25 K 16 0 14 13 6 4 13 8 1 34 25 73.5% 36 34 94.4%
2 Mike Horan 31 P 15 0 58 2575 67 1 44.4
7 John Elway 30 QB 16 16 1 37 37 0 37.0
Team Total 26.2 16 14 13 6 4 13 8 1 34 25 73.5% 36 34 94.4% 59 2612 67 1 44.3
Opp Total 16 33 26 78.8% 43 38 88.4% 62 2567 41.4

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
56 Michael Brooks 26 ROLB 16 16 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 175 0
27 Steve Atwater* 24 FS 15 15 1.0 2 32 0 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 173 0
77 Karl Mecklenburg 30 LILB 16 16 5.0 0 0 2 24 1 116 0 1
49 Dennis Smith* 31 SS 15 15 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 110 0
73 Simon Fletcher 28 LOLB 16 16 11.0 4 0 1 0 0 97 0 1
24 Wymon Henderson 29 RCB 15 15 2 71 1 49 0 0 0 1 -2 0 88 0
71 Greg Kragen 28 NT 16 16 2.0 3 0 2 0 0 81 0
22 Alton Montgomery 22 db 15 4 2 43 0 24 0 0 1 2 0 0 53 0
34 Tyrone Braxton 26 db 3 2 1 10 0 10 0 17 0
26 Bobby Humphrey* 24 RB 15 14 0 8 2 0 0
7 John Elway 30 QB 16 16 0 8 1 -3 0
32 Mel Bratton 25 rb 16 3 0 3 3 0 0
90 Ron Holmes 27 RDE 14 10 3.0 0 0 1 2 0
8 Gary Kubiak 29 16 0 0 2 2 -8 0
91 Warren Powers 25 LDE 16 16 4.0
99 David Galloway 31 10 0 2.0
72 Keith Kartz 27 C 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
59 Tim Lucas 29 rilb 11 5 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Orson Mobley 27 TE 9 8 0 1 1 0 0
48 Randy Robbins 28 LCB 16 9 0 0 2 26 0
23 Sammy Winder 31 rb 15 2 0 2 0 -9 0
25 Kip Corrington 25 db 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
55 Rick Dennison 32 13 0 1.0
35 Blake Ezor 24 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Mark Jackson 27 WR 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
82 Vance Johnson 27 WR 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
88 Clarence Kay 29 TE 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
21 Le-Lo Lang 23 6 0 1 5 0 5 0
76 Ken Lanier 31 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
38 Bruce Plummer 26 7 0 1 16 0 16 0
81 Shannon Sharpe 22 te 16 2 0 1 0 0 0
28 Elliot Smith 23 db 9 3 0 0 1 0 0
61 Andre Townsend 28 15 0 1.0
67 Doug Widell 24 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 33.0 10 190 1 49 0 11 30 29 30 1 910 0 2
Opp Total 16 46 36 21

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
9 David Treadwell 25 K 16 0 34 25 109
26 Bobby Humphrey* 24 RB 15 14 7 7 42
80 Mark Jackson 27 WR 16 15 1 4 5 30
32 Mel Bratton 25 rb 16 3 3 1 4 24
83 Mike Young 28 wr 16 1 4 4 24
7 John Elway 30 QB 16 16 3 3 18
82 Vance Johnson 27 WR 16 13 3 3 18
30 Steve Sewell 27 rb 12 1 3 3 18
84 Ricky Nattiel 24 wr 15 3 2 2 12
23 Sammy Winder 31 rb 15 2 2 2 12
77 Karl Mecklenburg 30 LILB 16 16 1 1 1 8
24 Wymon Henderson 29 RCB 15 15 1 1 6
81 Shannon Sharpe 22 te 16 2 1 1 6
73 Simon Fletcher 28 LOLB 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.2 16 19 15 1 1 36 34 25 3 329
Opp Total 16 16 22 1 3 38 26 374