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1993 Denver Broncos

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1993 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.0, Offense: 4.6, Defense: 0.4, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 373 points (23.3/g), 3rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 284 points (17.8/g), 10th.
 Differential of 89 points (5.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.5-5.5.

Coach: Wade Phillips (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Fassel
 Defensive Coordinator: Charlie Waters

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 West Coast
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 373 5461 1060 5.2 28 18 35 327 350 553 3768 27 10 6.4 187 468 1693 13 3.6 105
Team Defense 284 5149 1005 5.1 31 13 13 280 314 562 3731 21 18 6.1 181 397 1418 6 3.6 86
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 8 24 3 8 4 3 3 6 9 18 7 18
Lg Rank Defense 10 19 12 16 12 23 27 20 12 22 3 4 1 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 5 boxscore W 1-0 @ New York Jets 26 20 18 353 254 99 1 20 422 351 71 3
2 Sun September 12 boxscore W 2-0 San Diego Chargers 34 17 17 342 284 58 2 26 390 322 68 2
3 Mon September 20 boxscore L 2-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 7 15 17 335 300 35 3 21 414 254 160 1
4 Bye Week
5 Sun October 3 boxscore W 3-1 Indianapolis Colts 35 13 26 454 258 196 2 16 271 160 111 2
6 Sun October 10 boxscore L 3-2 @ Green Bay Packers 27 30 26 388 333 55 2 15 299 235 64 3
7 Mon October 18 boxscore L 3-3 Los Angeles Raiders 20 23 18 253 121 132 2 12 308 255 53 2
8 Bye Week
9 Sun October 31 boxscore W 4-3 Seattle Seahawks 28 17 25 326 239 87 1 19 287 184 103 2
10 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-3 @ Cleveland Browns 29 14 21 393 233 160 1 14 266 191 75
11 Sun November 14 boxscore L 5-4 Minnesota Vikings 23 26 25 342 250 92 4 18 427 357 70 3
12 Sun November 21 boxscore W 6-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 37 13 23 364 257 107 19 349 248 101 3
13 Sun November 28 boxscore W 7-4 @ Seattle Seahawks 17 9 19 307 206 101 2 13 288 161 127 2
14 Sun December 5 boxscore L 7-5 @ San Diego Chargers 10 13 14 224 138 86 2 20 298 203 95
15 Sun December 12 boxscore W 8-5 Kansas City Chiefs 27 21 23 340 204 136 2 17 311 234 77 1
16 Sat December 18 boxscore W 9-5 @ Chicago Bears 13 3 15 234 105 129 1 14 185 101 84 5
17 Sun December 26 boxscore L 9-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 17 18 335 225 110 3 13 236 171 65 1
18 Sun January 2 boxscore L OT 9-7 @ Los Angeles Raiders 30 33 22 471 361 110 24 398 304 94 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 9 boxscore L 9-8 @ Los Angeles Raiders 24 42 26 387 331 56 1 19 427 291 136

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 John Elway* 33 QB 16 16 9-7-0 348 551 63.2% 4030 25 4.5 10 1.8 63 7.3 7.4 11.6 251.9 92.8 39 293 6.33 6.42 6.6 1 1
8 Tommy Maddox 22 16 0 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 21.0 1.0 0.1 118.7 0 0 1.00 21.00 0.0
86 Arthur Marshall 24 WR 16 9 1 1 100.0% 30 1 100.0 0 0.0 30 30.0 50.0 30.0 1.9 158.3 0 0 30.00 50.00 0.0
Team Total 26.3 16 9-7-0 350 553 63.3% 4061 27 4.9 10 1.8 63 7.3 7.5 11.6 253.8 94.2 39 293 6.36 6.52 6.6 1 1
Opp Total 16 314 562 55.9% 3969 21 3.7 18 3.2 7.1 6.37 12.6 248.1 77.2 46 238 6.1 5.5 7.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
33 Rod Bernstine 28 RB 15 14 223 816 4 24 3.7 54.4 14.9 44 372 8.5 0 41 2.9 24.8 1188 4 3
39 Robert Delpino 28 rb 16 4 131 445 8 18 3.4 27.8 8.2 26 195 7.5 0 25 1.6 12.2 640 8 1
22 Glyn Milburn 22 PR 16 2 52 231 0 26 4.4 14.4 3.3 38 300 7.9 3 50 2.4 18.8 531 3 9
7 John Elway* 33 QB 16 16 44 153 0 18 3.5 9.6 2.8 153 0 8
38 Reggie Rivers 25 rb 16 2 15 50 1 14 3.3 3.1 0.9 6 59 9.8 1 17 0.4 3.7 109 2 0
8 Tommy Maddox 22 16 0 2 -2 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 0
16 Tom Rouen 25 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
84 Shannon Sharpe*+ 25 TE 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 81 995 12.3 9 63 5.1 62.2 995 9 1
85 Derek Russell 24 KR/WR 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 719 16.3 3 43 3.4 55.3 719 3 1
82 Vance Johnson 30 wr 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 517 14.4 5 56 3.6 51.7 517 5 0
86 Arthur Marshall 24 WR 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 360 12.9 2 40 1.8 22.5 360 2 0
89 Reggie Johnson 25 TE 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 243 12.2 1 38 1.5 18.7 243 1 1
87 Cedric Tillman 23 wr 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 193 11.4 2 30 1.2 13.8 193 2 1
80 Tony Kimbrough 23 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 79 9.9 0 16 0.5 5.3 79 0 0
42 Kitrick Taylor 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 28 28.0 0 28 0.5 14.0 28 0 0
57 David Wyman 29 RILB 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
Team Total 26.3 16 468 1693 13 26 3.6 105.8 29.3 350 4061 11.6 27 63 21.9 253.8 5754 40 29
Opp Total 16 397 1418 6 3.6 88.6 24.8 314 3731 11.9 21 19.6 233.2 5149 27 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Glyn Milburn 22 PR 16 2 40 425 0 54 10.6 12 188 0 26 15.7 1144
85 Derek Russell 24 KR/WR 13 12 18 374 0 49 20.8 1093
39 Robert Delpino 28 rb 16 4 7 146 0 49 20.9 786
23 Ronnie Bradford 23 db 10 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
61 Bob Meeks 24 8 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
84 Shannon Sharpe*+ 25 TE 16 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 995
Team Total 26.3 16 41 425 0 54 10.4 39 717 0 49 18.4 6896
Opp Total 16 33 337 0 10.2 63 1119 0 17.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
1 Jason Elam 23 K 16 0 12 11 7 7 10 4 6 4 35 26 74.3%% 42 41 97.6%%
16 Tom Rouen 25 P 16 0 67 3017 62 1 45.0
Team Total 26.3 16 12 11 7 7 10 4 6 4 35 26 74.3%% 42 41 97.6%% 67 3017 62 1 45.0
Opp Total 16 36 31 86.1%% 27 27 100.0%% 81 3540 43.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
27 Steve Atwater* 27 FS 16 16 1.0 2 81 0 68 0 141 0
57 David Wyman 29 RILB 16 16 2.0 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 2 0 133 0
51 Mike Croel 24 LOLB 16 16 5.0 1 22 1 22 0 1 0 2 0 0 110 0
34 Tyrone Braxton 29 LCB 16 16 3 37 0 25 0 2 0 2 6 0 111 0
73 Simon Fletcher 31 ROLB 16 16 13.5 3 0 1 0 0 99 0
77 Karl Mecklenburg* 33 LILB 16 16 9.0 1 0 2 0 0 99 0
49 Dennis Smith* 34 SS 14 14 3 57 0 36 0 1 0 0 0 0 96 0
40 Darryl Hall 27 db 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 70 0
71 Greg Kragen 31 NT 14 14 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 65 0
99 Shane Dronett 22 RDE 16 16 7.0 2 13 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 49 0
29 Charles Dimry 27 RCB 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 51 0
90 Dan Williams 24 LDE 13 11 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 37 0
91 Willie Oshodin 24 rde 15 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 36 0
23 Ronnie Bradford 23 db 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
58 Elijah Alexander 23 16 0 10 0
7 John Elway* 33 QB 16 16 0 8 5 -5 0
31 Rondell Jones 22 16 0 6 0
22 Glyn Milburn 22 PR 16 2 0 9 1 0 0
94 Jeff Robinson 23 16 0 3.5 0 1 1 -10 0
33 Rod Bernstine 28 RB 15 14 0 3 1 0 0
72 Keith Kartz 30 C 12 10 0 2 0 -17 0
21 Le-Lo Lang 26 16 0 2 4 0 4 0
85 Derek Russell 24 KR/WR 13 12 0 1 1 0 1
87 Cedric Tillman 23 wr 14 3 0 1 1 0 0
39 Robert Delpino 28 rb 16 4 0 1 0 0 0
89 Reggie Johnson 25 TE 13 12 0 1 0 0 0
38 Reggie Rivers 25 rb 16 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
36 Frank Robinson 24 db 16 2 1 13 0 13 0
84 Shannon Sharpe*+ 25 TE 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
65 Gary Zimmerman 32 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 46.0 18 236 1 68 0 10 29 23 -24 1 1126 0 1
Opp Total 16 39 27 14 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Jason Elam 23 K 16 0 41 26 119
84 Shannon Sharpe*+ 25 TE 16 12 9 9 54
39 Robert Delpino 28 rb 16 4 8 8 48
82 Vance Johnson 30 wr 10 8 5 5 30
33 Rod Bernstine 28 RB 15 14 4 4 24
85 Derek Russell 24 KR/WR 13 12 3 1 4 24
22 Glyn Milburn 22 PR 16 2 3 3 18
38 Reggie Rivers 25 rb 16 2 1 1 2 1 14
86 Arthur Marshall 24 WR 16 9 2 2 12
87 Cedric Tillman 23 wr 14 3 2 2 12
51 Mike Croel 24 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
89 Reggie Johnson 25 TE 13 12 1 1 6
57 David Wyman 29 RILB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 13 27 1 1 42 41 26 1 373
Opp Total 16 6 21 27 31 1 284

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1993-09-05 @ NYJ W, 26-20 2 3 pass Cedric Tillman 3 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
2 1993-09-05 @ NYJ W, 26-20 3 25 pass Glyn Milburn 25 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
3 1993-09-12 SDG W, 34-17 2 34 pass Arthur Marshall 34 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
4 1993-09-12 SDG W, 34-17 2 12 pass Reggie Rivers 12 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
5 1993-09-12 SDG W, 34-17 3 1 rush Rod Bernstine 1 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
6 1993-09-12 SDG W, 34-17 4 1 rush Robert Delpino 1 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
7 1993-09-20 @ KAN L, 7-15 4 2 pass Vance Johnson 2 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
8 1993-10-03 IND W, 35-13 1 2 rush Robert Delpino 2 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
9 1993-10-03 IND W, 35-13 1 9 rush Rod Bernstine 9 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
10 1993-10-03 IND W, 35-13 1 3 pass Glyn Milburn 3 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
11 1993-10-03 IND W, 35-13 2 22 pass Shannon Sharpe 22 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
12 1993-10-03 IND W, 35-13 3 30 pass Derek Russell 30 yard pass from Arthur Marshall (Jason Elam kick)
13 1993-10-10 @ GNB L, 27-30 2 14 pass Vance Johnson 14 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
14 1993-10-10 @ GNB L, 27-30 3 22 interception Mike Croel 22 yard interception return (Jason Elam kick)
15 1993-10-10 @ GNB L, 27-30 3 2 rush Rod Bernstine 2 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
16 1993-10-18 RAI L, 20-23 4 27 pass Arthur Marshall 27 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
17 1993-10-18 RAI L, 20-23 4 2 pass Reggie Johnson 2 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
18 1993-10-31 SEA W, 28-17 2 20 pass Vance Johnson 20 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
19 1993-10-31 SEA W, 28-17 2 2 rush Robert Delpino 2 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
20 1993-10-31 SEA W, 28-17 2 5 pass Shannon Sharpe 5 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
21 1993-10-31 SEA W, 28-17 3 1 rush Robert Delpino 1 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
22 1993-11-07 @ CLE W, 29-14 2 2 pass Glyn Milburn 2 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
23 1993-11-07 @ CLE W, 29-14 2 38 pass Derek Russell 38 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
24 1993-11-07 @ CLE W, 29-14 3 33 pass Shannon Sharpe 33 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
25 1993-11-14 MIN L, 23-26 1 4 pass Derek Russell 4 yard pass from John Elway
26 1993-11-14 MIN L, 23-26 2 3 rush Robert Delpino 3 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
27 1993-11-14 MIN L, 23-26 2 15 pass Vance Johnson 15 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
28 1993-11-21 PIT W, 37-13 1 1 rush Robert Delpino 1 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
29 1993-11-21 PIT W, 37-13 2 0 fumble Derek Russell 0 yard fumble return (Jason Elam kick)
30 1993-11-21 PIT W, 37-13 3 1 rush Robert Delpino 1 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
31 1993-11-21 PIT W, 37-13 3 13 pass Vance Johnson 13 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
32 1993-11-28 @ SEA W, 17-9 2 50 pass Shannon Sharpe 50 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
33 1993-11-28 @ SEA W, 17-9 4 2 rush Rod Bernstine 2 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
34 1993-12-05 @ SDG L, 10-13 2 1 pass David Wyman 1 yard pass from Tommy Maddox (Jason Elam kick)
35 1993-12-12 KAN W, 27-21 2 9 pass Shannon Sharpe 9 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
36 1993-12-12 KAN W, 27-21 3 14 pass Shannon Sharpe 14 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
37 1993-12-12 KAN W, 27-21 4 6 pass Shannon Sharpe 6 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
38 1993-12-18 @ CHI W, 13-3 2 1 rush Robert Delpino 1 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
39 1993-12-26 TAM L, 10-17 1 5 rush Reggie Rivers 5 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
40 1994-01-02 @ RAI L, 30-33 1 27 pass Cedric Tillman 27 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
41 1994-01-02 @ RAI L, 30-33 2 54 pass Shannon Sharpe 54 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)
42 1994-01-02 @ RAI L, 30-33 2 1 pass Shannon Sharpe 1 yard pass from John Elway (Jason Elam kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1993-09-05 @ NYJ L, 20-26 4 5 pass Johnny Mitchell 5 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Cary Blanchard kick)
2 1993-09-05 @ NYJ L, 20-26 4 6 pass Rob Moore 6 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Cary Blanchard kick)
3 1993-09-12 SDG L, 17-34 3 25 pass Derrick Walker 25 yard pass from Stan Humphries (John Carney kick)
4 1993-09-12 SDG L, 17-34 3 24 pass Nate Lewis 24 yard pass from Stan Humphries (John Carney kick)
5 1993-10-03 IND L, 13-35 2 4 pass Kerry Cash 4 yard pass from Jack Trudeau (Dean Biasucci kick)
6 1993-10-10 @ GNB W, 30-27 1 1 rush John Stephens 1 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
7 1993-10-10 @ GNB W, 30-27 1 1 rush Edgar Bennett 1 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
8 1993-10-10 @ GNB W, 30-27 2 66 pass Jackie Harris 66 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
9 1993-10-18 RAI W, 23-20 1 11 pass Alexander Wright 11 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Jeff Jaeger kick)
10 1993-10-18 RAI W, 23-20 4 74 pass James Jett 74 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Jeff Jaeger kick)
11 1993-10-31 SEA L, 17-28 1 10 rush John Williams 10 yard rush (John Kasay kick)
12 1993-10-31 SEA L, 17-28 4 2 rush John Williams 2 yard rush (John Kasay kick)
13 1993-11-07 @ CLE L, 14-29 3 8 pass Michael Jackson 8 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
14 1993-11-07 @ CLE L, 14-29 4 38 pass Michael Jackson 38 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
15 1993-11-14 MIN W, 26-23 2 9 pass Cris Carter 9 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
16 1993-11-14 MIN W, 26-23 2 17 pass Roger Craig 17 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
17 1993-11-21 PIT L, 13-37 4 39 pass Yancey Thigpen 39 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Gary Anderson kick)
18 1993-11-28 @ SEA L, 9-17 4 10 pass Kelvin Martin 10 yard pass from Rick Mirer (John Kasay kick)
19 1993-12-05 @ SDG W, 13-10 4 1 rush Natrone Means 1 yard rush (John Carney kick)
20 1993-12-12 KAN L, 21-27 1 11 pass Jonathan Hayes 11 yard pass from Joe Montana (Nick Lowery kick)
21 1993-12-12 KAN L, 21-27 2 4 rush Marcus Allen 4 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
22 1993-12-12 KAN L, 21-27 3 29 pass Willie Davis 29 yard pass from Joe Montana (Nick Lowery kick)
23 1993-12-26 TAM W, 17-10 2 19 pass Dave Moore 19 yard pass from Craig Erickson (Michael Husted kick)
24 1993-12-26 TAM W, 17-10 3 14 pass Courtney Hawkins 14 yard pass from Craig Erickson (Michael Husted kick)
25 1994-01-02 @ RAI W, 33-30 2 4 pass Tim Brown 4 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Jeff Jaeger kick)
26 1994-01-02 @ RAI W, 33-30 3 24 pass Tim Brown 24 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Jeff Jaeger kick)
27 1994-01-02 @ RAI W, 33-30 4 4 pass Alexander Wright 4 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Jeff Jaeger kick)