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Regular Season Record (all-time) : 440-381-10
Playoff Record (all-time) : 20-18 (Last appearance after 2013 season)
 Super Bowls Won: 2 out of 7 appearances
 Championships Won*: 2
Passing Leader (all-time): John Elway - 51,475 yards
Rushing Leader (all-time): Terrell Davis - 7,607 yards
Receiving Leader (all-time): Rod Smith - 11,389 yards
Winningest Coach (all-time): Mike Shanahan - 138 wins
Top Player by Approximate Value (all-time): John Elway - 203 AV
Denver Broncos All-Time Comeback Wins

Retired Numbers

All-time franchise leaderboards

Single-seasonPassingRushingReceivingReturnsKickingScoring
CareerPassingRushingReceivingReturnsKickingScoringDefenseApproximate Value

Team Records, Leaders, and League Ranks

* indicate playoff appearances
Points Top Players Off Rank Def Rank Overall Rank Simple Rating System
Year Lg Tm W L T Playoffs PF PA PD Coaches AV Passer Rusher Receiver Pts Yds Pts Yds T/G Pts± Yds± out of MoV SoS SRS OSRS DSRS
2014 NFL Denver Broncos 8 3 0 332 260 72 Fox Manning Hillman Thomas 5 3 18 5 12 5 1 32 6.5 2.5 9.1 9.1 0.0
2013 NFL Denver Broncos* 13 3 0 Lost SB 606 399 207 Fox Manning Manning Moreno Thomas 1 1 22 19 14 1 1 32 12.9 -1.6 11.4 14.1 -2.7
2012 NFL Denver Broncos* 13 3 0 Lost Div 481 289 192 Fox Manning Manning McGahee Thomas 2 4 4 2 17 2 1 32 12.0 -1.9 10.1 6.3 3.8
2011 NFL Denver Broncos* 8 8 0 Lost Div 309 390 -81 Fox Miller Tebow McGahee Decker 25 23 24 20 26 25 27 32 -5.1 -0.2 -5.3 -3.6 -1.7
2010 NFL Denver Broncos 4 12 0 344 471 -127 McDaniels,Studesville Lloyd Orton Moreno Lloyd 19 13 32 32 27 29 25 32 -7.9 -1.0 -8.9 -1.1 -7.8
2009 NFL Denver Broncos 8 8 0 326 324 2 McDaniels Dumervil Orton Moreno Marshall 20 15 12 7 7 18 13 32 0.1 0.2 0.3 -1.0 1.3
2008 NFL Denver Broncos 8 8 0 370 448 -78 Shanahan Cutler Cutler Hillis Marshall 16 2 30 29 31 25 14 32 -4.9 -0.9 -5.8 0.7 -6.5
2007 NFL Denver Broncos 7 9 0 320 409 -89 Shanahan Cutler Cutler Young Marshall 21 11 28 19 13 23 15 32 -5.6 1.6 -3.9 -0.2 -3.8
2006 NFL Denver Broncos 9 7 0 319 305 14 Shanahan Bailey Plummer Bell Walker 17 21 8 14 17 14 20 32 0.9 0.4 1.3 -0.8 2.1
2005 NFL Denver Broncos* 13 3 0 Lost Conf 395 258 137 Shanahan Bailey Plummer Anderson Smith 7 5 3 15 2 3 5 32 8.6 2.2 10.8 5.0 5.8
2004 NFL Denver Broncos* 10 6 0 Lost WC 381 304 77 Shanahan Bailey Plummer Droughns Smith 9 5 9 4 24 7 1 32 4.8 1.0 5.9 1.6 4.3
2003 NFL Denver Broncos* 10 6 0 Lost WC 381 301 80 Shanahan Nalen Plummer Portis Smith 10 7 9 4 22 9 1 32 5.0 0.5 5.5 2.4 3.1
2002 NFL Denver Broncos 9 7 0 392 344 48 Shanahan Portis Griese Portis Smith 7 3 15 6 21 8 1 32 3.0 1.9 4.9 3.0 1.9
2001 NFL Denver Broncos 8 8 0 340 339 1 Shanahan Smith Griese Davis Smith 10 22 21 8 6 15 14 31 0.1 -0.5 -0.5 0.5 -1.0
2000 NFL Denver Broncos* 11 5 0 Lost WC 485 369 116 Shanahan Nalen Griese Anderson Smith 2 2 23 24 2 5 5 31 7.3 -2.2 5.0 7.8 -2.7
1999 NFL Denver Broncos 6 10 0 314 318 -4 Shanahan Pryce Griese Gary Smith 18 14 11 7 15 20 7 31 -0.3 3.6 3.4 1.0 2.4
1998 NFL Denver Broncos* 14 2 0 Won SB 501 309 192 Shanahan Davis Elway Davis Smith 2 3 8 11 5 2 3 30 12.0 -3.1 8.9 9.5 -0.6
1997 NFL Denver Broncos* 12 4 0 Won SB 472 287 185 Shanahan Davis Elway Davis Smith 1 1 6 5 4 1 1 30 11.6 -0.9 10.7 8.1 2.6
1996 NFL Denver Broncos* 13 3 0 Lost Div 391 275 116 Shanahan Williams Elway Davis Sharpe 4 1 7 4 16 4 2 30 7.3 0.3 7.6 3.7 3.9
1995 NFL Denver Broncos 8 8 0 388 345 43 Shanahan Elway Elway Davis Miller 9 3 17 15 30 8 3 30 2.7 0.4 3.1 3.3 -0.2
1994 NFL Denver Broncos 7 9 0 347 396 -49 Phillips Elway Elway Russell Miller 10 6 25 28 22 20 19 28 -3.1 -0.3 -3.3 1.3 -4.6
1993 NFL Denver Broncos* 9 7 0 Lost WC 373 284 89 Phillips Elway Elway Bernstine Sharpe 3 5 10 19 11 4 9 28 5.6 -0.5 5.0 4.6 0.4
1992 NFL Denver Broncos 8 8 0 262 329 -67 Reeves Atwater Elway Green Jackson 22 21 19 22 25 19 24 28 -4.2 0.8 -3.4 -1.4 -1.9
1991 NFL Denver Broncos* 12 4 0 Lost Conf 304 235 69 Reeves Atwater Elway Green Young 12 12 3 5 6 7 8 28 4.3 -0.9 3.4 0.3 3.1
1990 NFL Denver Broncos 5 11 0 331 374 -43 Reeves Elway Elway Humphrey Jackson 16 8 23 20 24 19 16 28 -2.7 1.9 -0.8 2.1 -2.9
1989 NFL Denver Broncos* 11 5 0 Lost SB 362 226 136 Reeves Mecklenburg Elway Humphrey Johnson 8 15 1 3 3 2 7 28 8.5 0.8 9.3 3.7 5.7
1988 NFL Denver Broncos 8 8 0 327 352 -25 Reeves Elway Elway Dorsett Johnson 15 8 20 22 21 15 12 28 -1.6 -1.8 -3.3 0.1 -3.4
1987 NFL Denver Broncos* 10 4 1 Lost SB 379 288 91 Reeves Elway Elway Winder Johnson 4 2 7 9 4 5 5 28 6.1 -1.9 4.1 3.2 0.9
1986 NFL Denver Broncos* 11 5 0 Lost SB 378 327 51 Reeves Elway Elway Winder Jackson 6 15 15 9 9 9 10 28 3.2 2.0 5.2 3.4 1.8
1985 NFL Denver Broncos 11 5 0 380 329 51 Reeves Jones Elway Winder Watson 8 10 13 13 7 8 9 28 3.2 0.4 3.6 1.8 1.9
1984 NFL Denver Broncos* 13 3 0 Lost Div 353 241 112 Reeves Jones Elway Winder Watson 11 22 2 25 2 5 24 28 7.0 0.7 7.7 1.0 6.7
1983 NFL Denver Broncos* 9 7 0 Lost WC 302 327 -25 Reeves Gradishar Elway Winder Watson 21 26 9 21 8 19 24 28 -1.6 -1.2 -2.8 -4.1 1.3
1982 NFL Denver Broncos 2 7 0 148 226 -78 Reeves Gradishar DeBerg Willhite Watson 20 15 25 24 28 26 24 28 -8.7 -1.1 -9.7 -6.0 -3.8
1981 NFL Denver Broncos 10 6 0 321 289 32 Reeves Swenson Morton Parros Watson 17 14 9 6 8 15 7 28 2.0 -0.7 1.3 -1.6 2.9
1980 NFL Denver Broncos 8 8 0 310 323 -13 Miller Foley Morton Jensen Moses 16 25 16 15 23 15 21 28 -0.8 1.3 0.5 -1.1 1.6
1979 NFL Denver Broncos* 10 6 0 Lost WC 289 262 27 Miller Wright Morton Armstrong Moses 20 12 5 10 16 12 8 28 1.7 2.4 4.1 -1.6 5.7
1978 NFL Denver Broncos* 10 6 0 Lost Div 282 198 84 Miller Gradishar Morton Perrin Odoms 15 14 2 6 2 4 6 28 5.3 -0.2 5.0 -1.9 6.9
1977 NFL Denver Broncos* 12 2 0 Lost SB 274 148 126 Miller Gradishar Morton Armstrong Moses 10 17 3 9 5 3 13 28 9.0 2.3 11.3 1.9 9.4
1976 NFL Denver Broncos 9 5 0 315 206 109 Ralston Armstrong Ramsey Armstrong Moses 7 16 6 8 12 8 13 28 7.8 -0.8 6.9 2.5 4.4
1975 NFL Denver Broncos 6 8 0 254 307 -53 Ralston Gradishar Ramsey Keyworth Odoms 17 10 18 9 24 16 8 26 -3.8 0.3 -3.4 -2.7 -0.7
1974 NFL Denver Broncos 7 6 1 302 294 8 Ralston Armstrong Johnson Armstrong Odoms 7 5 22 21 9 13 11 26 0.6 0.1 0.6 3.4 -2.8
1973 NFL Denver Broncos 7 5 2 354 296 58 Ralston Little Johnson Little Odoms 3 6 15 19 13 9 9 26 4.1 -1.2 2.9 5.4 -2.5
1972 NFL Denver Broncos 5 9 0 325 350 -25 Ralston Little Johnson Little Sherman 9 5 21 9 23 18 6 26 -1.8 -0.1 -1.9 2.9 -4.7
1971 NFL Denver Broncos 4 9 1 203 275 -72 Smith,Saban Little Ramsey Little Simmons 24 11 11 10 12 18 9 26 -5.1 0.6 -4.5 -5.5 1.0
1970 NFL Denver Broncos 5 8 1 253 264 -11 Saban Jackson Liske Little Denson 18 18 12 7 21 16 11 26 -0.8 -1.8 -2.6 -2.5 -0.1
1969 AFL Denver Broncos 5 8 1 297 344 -47 Saban Little Tensi Little Denson 4 6 8 8 7 6 7 10 -3.4 1.4 -2.0 1.0 -3.0
1968 AFL Denver Broncos 5 9 0 255 404 -149 Saban Jackson Briscoe Little Crabtree 7 7 9 10 7 8 7 10 -10.6 1.7 -8.9 -2.9 -6.0
1967 AFL Denver Broncos 3 11 0 256 409 -153 Saban Denson Tensi Little Denson 7 9 9 9 3 8 9 9 -10.9 2.5 -8.4 -2.8 -5.6
1966 AFL Denver Broncos 4 10 0 196 381 -185 Malavasi,Speedie Scarpitto Choboian Hayes Denson 9 9 8 6 9 9 9 9 -13.2 1.2 -12.1 -8.3 -3.7
1965 AFL Denver Broncos 4 10 0 303 392 -89 Speedie Taylor McCormick Gilchrist Taylor 4 2 7 7 6 7 3 8 -6.4 0.8 -5.6 1.1 -6.7
1964 AFL Denver Broncos 2 11 1 240 438 -198 Speedie,Faulkner Brown Lee Mitchell Taylor 8 8 8 7 1 8 8 8 -14.1 1.8 -12.4 -5.1 -7.3
1963 AFL Denver Broncos 2 11 1 301 473 -172 Faulkner Taylor Slaughter Joe Taylor 7 7 8 7 8 8 7 8 -12.3 1.5 -10.8 -0.1 -10.6
1962 AFL Denver Broncos 7 7 0 353 334 19 Faulkner Gonsoulin Tripucka Stone Taylor 3 4 5 6 7 5 4 8 1.4 -0.2 1.2 2.2 -1.1
1961 AFL Denver Broncos 3 11 0 251 432 -181 Filchock McFadin Tripucka Stone Taylor 7 7 7 6 8 7 6 8 -12.9 1.6 -11.3 -5.7 -5.6
1960 AFL Denver Broncos 4 9 1 309 393 -84 Filchock Taylor Tripucka Rolle Taylor 6 6 7 8 7 8 8 8 -6.0 0.8 -5.2 -1.6 -3.7