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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.8, Offense: 0.7, Defense: -6.5, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 370 points (23.1/g), 16th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 448 points (28.0/g), 30th.
 Differential of -78 points (-4.9/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-9.8.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rick Dennison
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik
 Other Notable Asst.: Jeremy Bates (Quarterbacks) and Jedd Fisch (Wide Receivers)

Stadium: Invesco Field at Mile High
 Training Camp: Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Center (Dove Valley, Colorado)

Team Info

Owner/Chairman/CEO Pat Bowlen
VP of Football Operations/Player Personnel Jim Goodman
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 370 6333 1019 6.2 30 12 28 354 386 620 4471 25 18 7.1 223 387 1862 15 4.8 103 167 38.9 17.4 Own 26.0 2:45 6.31 37.9 2.13
Team Defense 448 5993 990 6.1 13 7 19 327 333 495 3656 20 6 7.0 186 469 2337 26 5.0 122 168 46.4 17.3 Own 30.8 2:59 6.1 35.5 2.49
Lg Rank Offense 16 2 24 20 2 3 3 7 24 7 28 12 14 3 8 2 1 11 3 1 7
Lg Rank Defense 30 29 32 26 29 11 26 14 31 27 25 27 30 30 1 32 14 30 29 31 31

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 8 boxscore W 1-0 @ Oakland Raiders 41 14 24 441 300 141 15 307 157 150 1 27.59 1.03 -2.86
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 San Diego Chargers 39 38 34 486 341 145 1 19 456 376 80 1 26.30 -22.51 -5.61
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-0 New Orleans Saints 34 32 20 369 264 105 2 27 502 414 88 1 10.68 -14.00 7.35
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 3-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 19 33 22 446 352 94 4 17 370 157 213 1 -8.94 -3.34 0.54
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 4-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 13 17 333 227 106 1 17 307 168 139 1 0.93 -1.00 1.96
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 4-2 Jacksonville Jaguars 17 24 19 323 192 131 3 26 416 261 155 2 -3.67 -9.81 4.37
7 Mon October 20 boxscore L 4-3 @ New England Patriots 7 41 19 275 169 106 5 25 404 147 257 -11.85 -21.15 0.82
8 Bye Week
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 4-4 Miami Dolphins 17 26 14 319 305 14 3 21 341 266 75 1 -11.37 0.36 3.97
10 Thu November 6 boxscore W 5-4 @ Cleveland Browns 34 30 26 564 441 123 1 20 399 239 160 1 27.02 -10.16 -9.69
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 24 20 19 332 208 124 20 364 250 114 1 13.28 -8.19 -0.08
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 6-5 Oakland Raiders 10 31 23 319 204 115 2 18 318 160 158 3.97 -15.12 -12.72
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 7-5 @ New York Jets 34 17 23 484 357 127 1 22 383 241 142 2 14.38 6.22 -8.35
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-5 Kansas City Chiefs 24 17 27 425 286 139 1 14 260 177 83 14.41 -1.83 -6.76
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 8-6 @ Carolina Panthers 10 30 15 279 158 121 2 18 400 253 147 1 -5.77 -9.20 -1.37
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 8-7 Buffalo Bills 23 30 27 532 351 181 2 20 275 188 87 14.80 -9.34 -11.91
17 Sun December 28 boxscore L 8-8 @ San Diego Chargers 21 52 25 406 316 90 2 28 491 202 289 10.41 -38.95 0.56

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
6 Jay Cutler* 25 QB 16 16 8-8-0 384 616 62.3% 4526 25 4.1 18 2.9 93 7.3 6.8 11.8 282.9 86.0 72.29 11 69 7.11 6.61 1.8 3 4
11 Patrick Ramsey 29 1 0 2 3 66.7% 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 10 6.3 6.3 9.5 19.0 84.0 6.91 1 5 3.50 3.50 25.0
19 Eddie Royal 22 KR/PR/WR 15 15 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1.35 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.7 16 8-8-0 386 620 62.3% 4545 25 4.0 18 2.9 93 7.3 6.8 11.8 284.1 85.9 12 74 7.07 6.58 1.9 3 4
Opp Total 16 333 495 67.3% 3797 20 4.0 6 1.2 7.7 7.93 11.4 237.3 98.5 26 141 7.0 7.3 5.0

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
28 Michael Pittman 33 rb 8 3 76 320 4 20 4.2 40.0 9.5 13 10 112 11.2 0 40 1.3 14.0 432 4 0
22 Peyton Hillis 22 RB 12 6 68 343 5 19 5.0 28.6 5.7 19 14 179 12.8 1 47 1.2 14.9 522 6 0
35 Selvin Young 25 rb 8 5 61 303 1 49 5.0 37.9 7.6 8 3 16 5.3 0 8 0.4 2.0 319 1 1
6 Jay Cutler* 25 QB 16 16 57 200 2 18 3.5 12.5 3.6 200 2 5
21 Tatum Bell 27 rb 7 3 44 249 2 37 5.7 35.6 6.3 14 10 57 5.7 0 12 1.4 8.1 306 2 0
23 Andre Hall 26 8 0 35 144 0 16 4.1 18.0 4.4 3 3 25 8.3 0 11 0.4 3.1 169 0 2
31 P.J. Pope 24 rb 5 1 17 130 0 24 7.6 26.0 3.4 4 3 24 8.0 1 16 0.6 4.8 154 1 0
42 Ryan Torain 22 rb 2 1 15 69 1 19 4.6 34.5 7.5 69 1 0
19 Eddie Royal 22 KR/PR/WR 15 15 11 109 0 71 9.9 7.3 0.7 129 91 980 10.8 5 93 6.1 65.3 1089 5 2
15 Brandon Marshall* 24 WR 15 15 2 -4 0 7 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 181 104 1265 12.2 6 47 6.9 84.3 1261 6 4
88 Tony Scheffler 25 TE 13 7 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 61 40 645 16.1 3 72 3.1 49.6 644 3 1
14 Brandon Stokley 32 wr 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 86 49 528 10.8 3 36 3.3 35.2 528 3 0
89 Daniel Graham 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 32 389 12.2 4 28 2.0 24.3 389 4 0
82 Darrell Jackson 30 wr 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 12 190 15.8 1 48 1.0 15.8 190 1 0
81 Nate Jackson 29 wr 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 11 84 7.6 1 19 1.1 8.4 84 1 0
17 Glenn Martinez 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 3 32 10.7 0 12 1.5 16.0 32 0 0
16 Chad Jackson 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.3 4.8 19 0 1
Team Total 26.7 16 387 1862 15 71 4.8 116.4 24.2 613 386 4545 11.8 25 93 24.1 284.1 6407 40 18
Opp Total 16 469 2337 26 5.0 146.1 29.3 333 3656 11.0 20 20.8 228.5 5993 46 15

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
19 Eddie Royal 22 KR/PR/WR 15 15 14 140 0 36 10.0 23 600 0 95 26.1 1829
23 Andre Hall 26 8 0 21 469 0 28 22.3 638
16 Chad Jackson 23 4 0 8 162 0 24 20.3 181
35 Selvin Young 25 rb 8 5 8 176 0 31 22.0 495
17 Glenn Martinez 27 2 0 5 56 0 27 11.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 88
22 Peyton Hillis 22 RB 12 6 4 65 0 25 16.3 587
10 Cliff Russell 29 2 0 2 44 0 25 22.0 44
21 Tatum Bell 27 rb 7 3 1 8 0 8 8.0 314
60 John Engelberger 32 lde 15 6 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
57 Mario Haggan 28 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
85 Chad Mustard 31 8 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
87 Jeb Putzier 29 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 20 196 0 36 9.8 70 1550 0 95 22.1 8153
Opp Total 16 28 330 1 11.8 63 1554 1 24.7

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
5 Matt Prater 24 K 16 0 8 7 9 8 11 5 6 5 34 25 73.5%% 40 39 97.5%%
1 Brett Kern 22 P 16 0 46 2150 64 0 46.7
Team Total 26.7 16 8 7 9 8 11 5 6 5 34 25 73.5%% 40 39 97.5%% 46 2150 64 0 46.7
Opp Total 16 35 32 91.4%% 48 48 100.0%% 52 2413 46.4

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 Jamie Winborn 29 LLB 16 11 0.5 0 0 0 0 11 74 25
55 D.J. Williams 26 RLB 11 11 2.5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 68 25
33 Marquand Manuel 29 SS 16 14 0 0 0 0 4 61 22
58 Nate Webster 31 MLB 13 13 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 34 1 50 26
32 Dre' Bly 31 RCB 16 16 2 5 0 5 8 1 0 0 0 0 54 8
24 Champ Bailey 30 LCB 9 9 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 39 5
59 Wesley Woodyard 22 rlb 16 6 0 0 0 0 1 38 8
41 Karl Paymah 26 db 16 2 1 13 0 13 5 0 0 1 0 0 35 4
91 Ebenezer Ekuban 32 LDE 15 10 5.0 0 0 1 0 0 29 9
97 Boss Bailey 29 llb 6 6 1 0 1 0 0 31 9
34 Josh Bell 23 lcb 9 5 0 0 0 0 4 31 3
79 Marcus Thomas 23 RDT 16 16 1 11 0 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 23 11
60 John Engelberger 32 lde 15 6 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 24 7
20 Marlon McCree 31 FS 8 7 0 0 0 0 2 23 6
92 Elvis Dumervil 24 RDE 16 15 5.0 1 0 1 0 0 17 7
90 Kenny Peterson 30 dt 16 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 9
63 Dewayne Robertson 27 LDT 15 15 1.5 18 4
57 Mario Haggan 28 8 0 1.0 17 2
36 Josh Barrett 24 db 6 3 1 34 0 34 4 11 7
39 Vernon Fox 29 db 10 3 0 0 1 23 1 11 7
37 Calvin Lowry 25 db 11 3 0 0 0 0 2 11 7
46 Spencer Larsen 24 lb 14 3 12 3
26 Jack Williams 23 14 0 13 0
94 Jarvis Moss 24 12 0 2.5 10 2
53 Niko Koutouvides 27 14 0 11 1
52 Louis Green 29 12 0 10 2
93 Nic Clemons 28 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 6
23 Andre Hall 26 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
43 Roderick Rogers 24 s 3 1 7 0
81 Nate Jackson 29 wr 10 3 3 2
15 Brandon Marshall* 24 WR 15 15 0 4 0 0 0 2 0
6 Jay Cutler* 25 QB 16 16 0 5 0 -11 0 1 0
74 Ryan Harris 23 RT 16 16 3 0
5 Matt Prater 24 K 16 0 3 0
14 Brandon Stokley 32 wr 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
62 Casey Wiegmann* 35 C 16 16 3 0
19 Eddie Royal 22 KR/PR/WR 15 15 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
21 Tatum Bell 27 rb 7 3 2 0
43 Herana-Daze Jones 26 2 0 2 0
88 Tony Scheffler 25 TE 13 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
22 Peyton Hillis 22 RB 12 6 1 1
73 Chris Kuper 26 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
95 Josh Shaw 29 5 0 1 1
21 Hamza Abdullah 25 1 0 1 0
78 Ryan Clady 22 LT 16 16 1 0
96 Tim Crowder 23 6 0 1 0
89 Daniel Graham 30 TE 16 16 1 0
50 Ben Hamilton 31 LG 16 16 1 0
82 Darrell Jackson 30 wr 12 2 1 0
30 Cory Boyd 23 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Chad Jackson 23 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 P.J. Pope 24 rb 5 1 0 1
11 Patrick Ramsey 29 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
35 Selvin Young 25 rb 8 5 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 25.0 6 63 0 34 52 9 18 10 46 2 789 230
Opp Total 16 12 15 8 1

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
5 Matt Prater 24 K 16 0 39 25 114
22 Peyton Hillis 22 RB 12 6 5 1 6 36
15 Brandon Marshall* 24 WR 15 15 6 6 36
19 Eddie Royal 22 KR/PR/WR 15 15 5 5 1 32
89 Daniel Graham 30 TE 16 16 4 4 24
28 Michael Pittman 33 rb 8 3 4 4 24
88 Tony Scheffler 25 TE 13 7 3 3 18
14 Brandon Stokley 32 wr 15 2 3 3 18
6 Jay Cutler* 25 QB 16 16 2 2 1 14
21 Tatum Bell 27 rb 7 3 2 2 12
39 Vernon Fox 29 db 10 3 1 1 6
82 Darrell Jackson 30 wr 12 2 1 1 6
81 Nate Jackson 29 wr 10 3 1 1 6
31 P.J. Pope 24 rb 5 1 1 1 6
42 Ryan Torain 22 rb 2 1 1 1 6
58 Nate Webster 31 MLB 13 13 1 1 6
35 Selvin Young 25 rb 8 5 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 16 15 25 2 42 2 39 25 370
Opp Total 16 26 20 1 1 2 2 48 32 1 448