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1998 Denver Broncos

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14-2-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.9, Offense: 9.5, Defense: -0.6, SoS: -3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 501 points (31.3/g), 2nd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 309 points (19.3/g), 8th.
 Differential of 192 points (12.0/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.1-3.9.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (14-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gary Kubiak
 Defensive Coordinator: Greg Robinson

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 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 501 6092 1041 5.9 20 6 26 347 290 491 3624 32 14 7.0 186 525 2468 26 4.7 135 216 41.7 8.8 Own 33.6 2:38 5.49 31.0 2.42
Team Defense 309 4935 999 4.9 30 11 20 283 345 596 3648 28 19 5.7 183 356 1287 8 3.6 80 213 23.9 8.9 Own 28.4 2:18 5.2 25.6 1.39
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 3 3 2 21 7 5 8 3 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 8 11 13 15 12 29 26 28 10 12 1 3 4 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Mon September 7 boxscore W 1-0 New England Patriots 27 21 20 339 248 91 17 339 258 81 7.27 -10.32 9.57
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 Dallas Cowboys 42 23 21 515 306 209 18 370 201 169 33.97 -11.12 -6.89
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 3-0 @ Oakland Raiders 34 17 25 338 193 145 2 13 258 164 94 3 0.91 18.81 -3.94
4 Sun September 27 boxscore W 4-0 @ Washington Redskins 38 16 18 365 180 185 18 387 235 152 3 14.00 6.10 0.30
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 5-0 Philadelphia Eagles 41 16 22 423 192 231 2 12 157 100 57 2 3.28 22.02 -0.70
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 6-0 @ Seattle Seahawks 21 16 17 373 171 202 2 16 319 242 77 1 -0.07 5.99 1.08
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W 7-0 Jacksonville Jaguars 37 24 24 465 295 170 24 348 282 66 1 11.59 1.16 -0.08
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 8-0 @ Cincinnati Bengals 33 26 20 352 202 150 1 25 372 245 127 1 13.90 -8.89 3.51
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 9-0 San Diego Chargers 27 10 19 289 217 72 1 13 213 136 77 3 -2.11 18.10 1.17
11 Mon November 16 boxscore W 10-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 30 7 26 379 174 205 15 221 190 31 1 14.35 12.79 -1.77
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 11-0 Oakland Raiders 40 14 28 397 201 196 1 15 294 245 49 3 12.52 12.24 -0.91
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 12-0 @ San Diego Chargers 31 16 18 322 226 96 4 21 367 302 65 6 -4.58 16.67 3.78
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 13-0 Kansas City Chiefs 35 31 23 476 383 93 3 20 266 222 44 1 11.18 -2.64 -3.67
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 13-1 @ New York Giants 16 20 21 329 159 170 1 18 392 254 138 2 4.63 -8.61 2.25
16 Mon December 21 boxscore L 13-2 @ Miami Dolphins 21 31 14 219 161 58 2 19 391 355 36 2 -20.16 -3.09 10.55
17 Sun December 27 boxscore W 14-2 Seattle Seahawks 28 21 31 511 316 195 1 19 241 217 24 1 21.21 -4.74 -11.00
Playoffs
Division Sat January 9 boxscore W 15-2 Miami Dolphins 38 3 24 424 174 250 14 252 238 14 3 22.61 20.56 -5.85
ConfChamp Sun January 17 boxscore W 16-2 New York Jets 23 10 14 331 153 178 18 370 356 14 6 -16.94 20.49 7.50
SuperBowl Sun January 31 boxscore W 17-2 N Atlanta Falcons 34 19 22 457 336 121 1 21 337 206 131 4 13.73 13.96 -9.82

Passing

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* 38 QB 13 12 10-2-0 210 356 59.0% 2806 22 6.2 10 2.8 58 7.9 7.9 13.4 215.8 93.0 18 135 7.14 7.11 4.8 2 2
6 Bubby Brister 36 qb 7 4 4-0-0 78 131 59.5% 986 10 7.6 3 2.3 48 7.5 8.0 12.6 140.9 99.0 7 49 6.79 7.26 5.1
14 Brian Griese 23 1 0 1 3 33.3% 2 0 0.0 1 33.3 2 0.7 -14.3 2.0 2.0 2.8 0 0 0.67 -14.33 0.0
80 Rod Smith 28 WR 16 16 1 1 100.0% 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 14.0 14.0 14.0 0.9 118.7 0 0 14.00 14.00 0.0
Team Total 28.5 16 14-2-0 290 491 59.1% 3808 32 6.5 14 2.9 58 7.8 7.8 13.1 238.0 93.5 25 184 7.02 7.04 4.8 2 2
Opp Total 16 345 596 57.9% 3983 28 4.7 19 3.2 6.7 6.19 11.5 248.9 80.5 47 335 5.7 5.2 7.3

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
30 Terrell Davis*+ 26 RB 16 16 392 2008 21 70 5.1 125.5 24.5 38 25 217 8.7 2 35 1.6 13.6 2225 23 2
31 Derek Loville 30 16 0 53 161 2 12 3.0 10.1 3.3 2 2 29 14.5 0 17 0.1 1.8 190 2 0
7 John Elway* 38 QB 13 12 37 94 1 16 2.5 7.2 2.8 1 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.1 108 1 7
6 Bubby Brister 36 qb 7 4 19 102 1 38 5.4 14.6 2.7 102 1 2
22 Vaughn Hebron 28 KR 15 0 9 31 1 8 3.4 2.1 0.6 3 2 5 2.5 0 3 0.1 0.3 36 1 0
80 Rod Smith 28 WR 16 16 6 63 0 37 10.5 3.9 0.4 139 86 1222 14.2 6 58 5.4 76.4 1285 6 0
29 Howard Griffith 31 FB 14 13 4 13 0 16 3.3 0.9 0.3 26 15 97 6.5 3 15 1.1 6.9 110 3 0
14 Brian Griese 23 1 0 4 -4 0 0 -1.0 -4.0 4.0 -4 0 1
16 Tom Rouen 30 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
87 Ed McCaffrey* 30 WR 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 99 64 1053 16.5 10 48 4.3 70.2 1053 10 1
84 Shannon Sharpe*+ 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 107 64 768 12.0 10 38 4.0 48.0 768 10 0
85 Willie Green 32 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 16 194 12.1 1 50 1.1 12.9 194 1 0
89 Dwayne Carswell 26 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 4 51 12.8 0 15 0.3 3.2 51 0 0
82 Marcus Nash 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 4 76 19.0 0 31 0.5 9.5 76 0 0
86 Byron Chamberlain 27 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 3 35 11.7 0 16 0.2 2.2 35 0 0
42 Detron Smith 24 rb 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 3 24 8.0 0 16 0.2 1.6 24 0 0
83 Justin Armour 25 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 1 23 23.0 0 23 0.1 2.9 23 0 0
Team Total 28.5 16 525 2468 26 70 4.7 154.3 32.8 458 290 3808 13.1 32 58 18.1 238.0 6276 58 16
Opp Total 16 356 1287 8 3.6 80.4 22.3 345 3648 10.6 28 21.6 228.0 4935 36 28

Kick & Punt Returns

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 Vaughn Hebron 28 KR 15 0 46 1216 1 95 26.4 1252
21 Darrien Gordon 28 PR/RCB 16 16 34 379 0 44 11.1 379
31 Derek Loville 30 16 0 6 105 0 25 17.5 295
48 George Coghill 28 9 0 3 20 0 8 6.7 20
42 Detron Smith 24 rb 15 2 3 51 0 21 17.0 75
56 Keith Burns 26 16 0 2 17 0 17 8.5 17
28 Tito Paul 26 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
98 Maa Tanuvasa 28 RDE 16 16 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
Team Total 28.5 16 38 399 0 44 10.5 56 1385 1 95 24.7 8060
Opp Total 16 43 381 0 8.9 89 2006 0 22.5

Kicking & Punting

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* 28 K 16 0 3 3 14 13 6 4 4 3 27 23 85.2%% 58 58 100.0%%
16 Tom Rouen 30 P 16 0 1 0.0%% 66 3097 76 1 46.9
Team Total 28.5 16 1 0.0%% 66 3097 76 1 46.9
Opp Total 16 20 14 70.0%% 31 31 100.0%% 88 3731 42.4

Defense & Fumbles

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
51 John Mobley 25 RLB 16 15 1.0 1 -2 0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 93 19
53 Bill Romanowski* 32 LLB 16 16 7.5 2 22 0 18 0 2 0 3 0 0 55 17
59 Glenn Cadrez 28 MLB 16 15 4.0 2 11 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 56 20
21 Darrien Gordon 28 PR/RCB 16 16 4 125 1 55 0 1 1 1 0 0 58 6
39 Ray Crockett 31 LCB 16 16 0.5 3 105 1 80 0 46 5
27 Steve Atwater* 32 FS 16 16 1 4 0 4 0 43 12
98 Maa Tanuvasa 28 RDE 16 16 8.5 1 0 2 -1 0 34 11
93 Trevor Pryce 23 RDT 16 15 8.5 1 1 0 1 0 31 12
34 Tyrone Braxton 34 ss 16 6 1 72 0 72 0 1 0 0 0 0 33 6
94 Keith Traylor 29 LDT 15 14 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 24 8
26 Eric Brown 23 SS 11 10 1 0 1 0 0 24 7
90 Neil Smith 32 LDE 14 14 4.0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 20 7
96 Harald Hasselbach 31 de 16 3 3.0 19 2
95 Marvin Washington 33 16 0 2.0 14 9
91 Alfred Williams 30 10 0 3.0 10 3
20 Tory James 25 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 1
56 Keith Burns 26 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 2
48 George Coghill 28 9 0 1 20 0 20 0 6 1
97 Mike Lodish 31 nt 15 1 2.0 5 1
7 John Elway* 38 QB 13 12 0 7 2 -18 0
99 Seth Joyner 34 lb 16 1 4 1
28 Tito Paul 26 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0
6 Bubby Brister 36 qb 7 4 0 2 1 -1 0
30 Terrell Davis*+ 26 RB 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
25 Darrius Johnson 25 db 16 2 1.0 2 79 0 45 0
80 Rod Smith 28 WR 16 16 0 0 2 11 1
14 Brian Griese 23 1 0 0 1 0 -1 0
22 Vaughn Hebron 28 KR 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Ed McCaffrey* 30 WR 15 15 0 1 0 0 0
16 Tom Rouen 30 P 16 0 0 1 0 -15 0
74 Harry Swayne 33 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 28.5 16 45.0 19 439 2 80 0 7 16 16 -25 1 545 138
Opp Total 16 25 28 17 2

Scoring Summary

No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
30 Terrell Davis*+ 26 RB 16 16 21 2 23 138
1 Jason Elam* 28 K 16 0 58 23 127
87 Ed McCaffrey* 30 WR 15 15 10 10 1 62
84 Shannon Sharpe*+ 30 TE 16 16 10 10 60
80 Rod Smith 28 WR 16 16 6 1 7 42
29 Howard Griffith 31 FB 14 13 3 3 18
22 Vaughn Hebron 28 KR 15 0 1 1 2 12
31 Derek Loville 30 16 0 2 2 12
6 Bubby Brister 36 qb 7 4 1 1 6
39 Ray Crockett 31 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
7 John Elway* 38 QB 13 12 1 1 6
21 Darrien Gordon 28 PR/RCB 16 16 1 1 6
85 Willie Green 32 15 1 1 1 6
Team Total 28.5 16 26 32 1 1 2 62 1 374
Opp Total 16 8 28 2 2 31 14 2 309