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1991 Denver Broncos

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.4, Offense: 0.3, Defense: 3.1, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 304 points (19.0/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 235 points (14.7/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 69 points (4.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.4-5.6.

Coach: Dan Reeves (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shanahan
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Nolan (Special Teams/Linebackers)

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 304 5012 1012 5.0 25 13 17 284 246 459 2997 13 12 5.9 150 507 2015 16 4.0 117
Team Defense 235 4549 939 4.8 33 10 14 242 246 476 2755 12 23 5.2 147 411 1794 8 4.4 81
Lg Rank Offense 12 12 6 7 13 24 17 20 4 15 4 8 7 13
Lg Rank Defense 3 5 11 24 3 8 3 1 4 4 9 19 5 27

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 1 boxscore W 1-0 Cincinnati Bengals 45 14 25 471 286 185 10 246 193 53 4
2 Sun September 8 boxscore L 1-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 13 16 12 247 214 33 1 16 273 140 133
3 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-1 Seattle Seahawks 16 10 16 345 246 99 2 17 362 312 50 4
4 Sun September 22 boxscore W 3-1 San Diego Chargers 27 19 18 360 216 144 2 17 297 126 171 2
5 Sun September 29 boxscore W 4-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 13 6 17 242 63 179 1 15 324 121 203 3
6 Sun October 6 boxscore L 4-2 @ Houston Oilers 14 42 23 363 272 91 3 17 378 327 51 2
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 20 boxscore W 5-2 Kansas City Chiefs 19 16 14 324 229 95 22 328 209 119
9 Sun October 27 boxscore W 6-2 @ New England Patriots 9 6 14 243 141 102 1 15 287 146 141
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 7-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 13 17 274 130 144 2 19 309 163 146 1
11 Sun November 10 boxscore L 7-3 Los Angeles Raiders 16 17 23 383 183 200 3 13 244 126 118
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 24 20 14 259 87 172 21 417 292 125 4
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L 8-4 @ Seattle Seahawks 10 13 12 210 112 98 4 11 199 53 146 4
14 Sun December 1 boxscore W 9-4 New England Patriots 20 3 19 325 209 116 1 14 252 202 50 4
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-4 @ Cleveland Browns 17 7 17 290 200 90 1 9 181 80 101 1
16 Sun December 15 boxscore W 11-4 Phoenix Cardinals 24 19 22 365 243 122 3 13 231 158 73
17 Sun December 22 boxscore W 12-4 @ San Diego Chargers 17 14 21 311 166 145 1 13 221 107 114 4
Playoffs
Division Sat January 4 boxscore W 13-4 Houston Oilers 26 24 26 418 267 151 1 23 422 325 97 1
ConfChamp Sun January 12 boxscore L 13-5 @ Buffalo Bills 7 10 20 304 223 81 2 12 213 109 104 2

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
7 John Elway* 31 QB 16 16 12-4-0 242 451 53.7 3253 13 2.9 12 2.7 71 7.2 6.6 13.4 203.3 75.4 45 305 5.94 5.38 9.1 2 5
8 Gary Kubiak 30 16 0 3 5 60.0 33 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 6.6 6.6 11.0 2.1 79.6 1 8 4.17 4.17 16.7
30 Steve Sewell 28 rb 16 1 1 3 33.3 24 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 8.0 8.0 24.0 1.5 63.2 0 0 8.00 8.00 0.0
Team Total 26.6 16 12-4-0 246 459 53.6 3310 13 2.8 12 2.6 71 7.2 6.6 13.5 206.9 75.3 46 313 5.93 5.38 9.1 2 5
Opp Total 16 246 476 51.7 3101 12 2.5 23 4.8 6.5 4.84 12.6 193.8 60.6 52 346 5.2 3.7 9.8

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
28 Gaston Green* 25 RB 13 12 261 1037 4 63 4.0 79.8 20.1 13 78 6.0 0 13 1.0 6.0 1115 4 4
41 Greg Lewis 22 rb 16 4 99 376 4 27 3.8 23.5 6.2 2 9 4.5 0 7 0.1 0.6 385 4 3
7 John Elway* 31 QB 16 16 55 255 6 17 4.6 15.9 3.4 1 24 24.0 0 24 0.1 1.5 279 6 12
30 Steve Sewell 28 rb 16 1 50 211 2 26 4.2 13.2 3.1 38 436 11.5 2 60 2.4 27.3 647 4 1
33 Bob Perryman 27 rb 15 7 21 45 0 6 2.1 3.0 1.4 17 171 10.1 0 24 1.1 11.4 216 0 1
26 Bobby Humphrey 25 4 0 11 33 0 7 3.0 8.3 2.8 33 0 0
8 Gary Kubiak 30 16 0 3 11 0 12 3.7 0.7 0.2 11 0 1
80 Mark Jackson 28 WR 12 10 2 18 0 21 9.0 1.5 0.2 33 603 18.3 1 71 2.8 50.3 621 1 1
2 Mike Horan 32 P 16 0 2 9 0 9 4.5 0.6 0.1 9 0 0
38 Reggie Rivers 23 16 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 0.3 0.1 5 0 0
81 Shannon Sharpe 23 TE 16 9 1 15 0 15 15.0 0.9 0.1 22 322 14.6 1 37 1.4 20.1 337 1 0
83 Mike Young 29 WR 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 629 14.3 2 52 2.8 39.3 629 2 1
82 Vance Johnson 28 PR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 208 9.9 3 22 2.1 20.8 208 3 1
85 Derek Russell 22 wr 13 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 317 15.1 1 40 1.6 24.4 317 1 0
84 Ricky Nattiel 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 288 18.0 2 70 1.0 18.0 288 2 2
88 Clarence Kay 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 139 12.6 0 32 0.7 8.7 139 0 0
89 Reggie Johnson 23 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 73 12.2 1 31 0.4 4.6 73 1 0
86 Barry Johnson 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.3 3.3 13 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 507 2015 16 63 4.0 125.9 31.7 246 3310 13.5 13 71 15.4 206.9 5325 29 31
Opp Total 16 411 1794 8 4.4 112.1 25.7 246 2755 11.2 12 15.4 172.2 4549 20 26

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
22 Alton Montgomery 23 KR 16 0 26 488 0 55 18.8 488
82 Vance Johnson 28 PR 10 0 24 174 0 20 7.3 382
84 Ricky Nattiel 25 16 0 10 43 0 17 4.3 331
20 Kevin Clark 27 4 0 7 67 0 18 9.6 2 45 0 29 22.5 112
85 Derek Russell 22 wr 13 5 7 120 0 30 17.1 437
41 Greg Lewis 22 rb 16 4 1 20 0 20 20.0 405
30 Steve Sewell 28 rb 16 1 1 14 0 14 14.0 661
Team Total 26.6 16 41 284 0 20 6.9 37 687 0 55 18.6 6296
Opp Total 16 28 170 0 6.1 62 1096 0 17.7

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
2 Mike Horan 32 P 16 0 72 3012 71 1 41.8
9 David Treadwell 26 K 16 0 5 5 10 10 12 9 9 3 36 27 75.0% 32 31 96.9%
7 John Elway* 31 QB 16 16 1 34 34 0 34.0
Team Total 26.6 16 5 5 10 10 12 9 9 3 36 27 75.0% 32 31 96.9% 73 3046 71 1 41.7
Opp Total 16 33 27 81.8% 22 22 100.0% 79 3516 44.5

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
56 Michael Brooks 27 ROLB 14 14 2 7 0 9 0 153 0
27 Steve Atwater*+ 25 FS 16 16 1.0 5 104 0 49 0 1 0 1 0 0 150 0
77 Karl Mecklenburg* 31 LILB 16 16 9.0 1 0 0 0 0 130 0
49 Dennis Smith* 32 SS 16 16 5 60 0 39 0 0 0 1 5 0 110 0
73 Simon Fletcher 29 LOLB 16 16 13.5 2 0 1 0 0 89 0
34 Tyrone Braxton 27 LCB 16 15 1.0 4 55 1 52 0 0 1 1 0 0 92 0
71 Greg Kragen 29 NT 16 16 3.5 92 0
51 Mike Croel 22 RILB 13 10 10.0 84 0
24 Wymon Henderson 30 RCB 16 16 2 53 0 53 0 82 0
29 Charles Dimry 25 db 16 1 3 35 1 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 38 0
54 Keith Traylor 22 dt 16 2 27 0
7 John Elway* 31 QB 16 16 0 12 2 0 0
22 Alton Montgomery 23 KR 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 0
90 Ron Holmes 28 RDE 15 14 5.0
28 Gaston Green* 25 RB 13 12 0 4 0 0 0
72 Keith Kartz 28 C 16 16 0 0 4 11 0
91 Warren Powers 26 LDE 13 11 2.0 0 0 2 27 1
41 Greg Lewis 22 rb 16 4 0 3 0 0 0
52 Jeff Mills 23 lb 12 3 3.0
96 Kenny Walker 24 de 16 1 3.0
82 Vance Johnson 28 PR 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
84 Ricky Nattiel 25 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
33 Bob Perryman 27 rb 15 7 0 1 1 1 0
48 Randy Robbins 29 db 16 2 1 35 0 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Steve Sewell 28 rb 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
70 Brian Sochia 30 nt 10 3 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Kevin Clark 27 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 Mike Horan 32 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Mark Jackson 28 WR 12 10 0 1 0 0 0
89 Reggie Johnson 23 te 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
8 Gary Kubiak 30 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Le-Lo Lang 24 16 0 1 30 0 30 0
76 Ken Lanier 32 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
81 Shannon Sharpe 23 TE 16 9 0 0 1 0 0
79 Dave Widell 26 c 16 2 0 1 0 -15 0
67 Doug Widell 25 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
83 Mike Young 29 WR 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 52.0 23 379 2 53 0 4 31 24 29 1 1052 0
Opp Total 16 46 26 16

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
9 David Treadwell 26 K 16 0 31 27 112
7 John Elway* 31 QB 16 16 6 6 36
28 Gaston Green* 25 RB 13 12 4 4 24
41 Greg Lewis 22 rb 16 4 4 4 24
30 Steve Sewell 28 rb 16 1 2 2 4 24
82 Vance Johnson 28 PR 10 0 3 3 18
84 Ricky Nattiel 25 16 0 2 2 12
83 Mike Young 29 WR 16 13 2 2 12
34 Tyrone Braxton 27 LCB 16 15 1 1 6
29 Charles Dimry 25 db 16 1 1 1 6
80 Mark Jackson 28 WR 12 10 1 1 6
89 Reggie Johnson 23 te 16 3 1 1 6
91 Warren Powers 26 LDE 13 11 1 1 6
85 Derek Russell 22 wr 13 5 1 1 6
81 Shannon Sharpe 23 TE 16 9 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 16 13 1 2 32 31 27 304
Opp Total 16 8 12 2 22 27 235