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1973 Denver Broncos (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Western Division 7-5-2 .571
Head Coach: John Ralston
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive BacksMax Coley
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksJoe Collier
Wide ReceiversDick Coury
Offensive LineJerry Frei
Special TeamsMyrel Moore
Defensive LineRichard Urich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/10/1973AWashington Redskins10-14LWashington, DCRFK Stadium38923
Sat8/18/1973HSt. Louis Cardinals38-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium39088
Sun8/26/1973ASan Francisco 49ers7-43LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park59097
Fri8/31/1973HBuffalo Bills16-14WDenver, COMile High Stadium42336
Sun9/9/1973HBaltimore Colts10-17LDenver, COMile High Stadium41860
Sun9/16/1973HCincinnati Bengals28-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium49059
Sun9/23/1973HSan Francisco 49ers34-36LDenver, COMile High Stadium51706
Sun9/30/1973HChicago Bears14-33LDenver, COMile High Stadium51159
Sun10/7/1973AKansas City Chiefs14-16LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium71414
Sun10/14/1973AHouston Oilers48-20WHouston, TXAstrodome32801
Mon10/22/1973HOakland Raiders23-23TDenver, COMile High Stadium51270
Sun10/28/1973ANew York Jets40-28WNew York, NYShea Stadium55108
Sun11/4/1973ASt. Louis Cardinals17-17TSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium46567
Sun11/11/1973HSan Diego Chargers30-19WDenver, COMile High Stadium51034
Sun11/18/1973APittsburgh Steelers23-13WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48580
Sun11/25/1973HKansas City Chiefs14-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium51331
Sun12/2/1973HDallas Cowboys10-22LDenver, COMile High Stadium51508
Sun12/9/1973ASan Diego Chargers42-28WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium44954
Sun12/16/1973AOakland Raiders17-21LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum51910
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
77Lyle AlzadoRDE6-325424Yankton1414
11Bobby AndersonRB6-020826Colorado120
24Otis ArmstrongRB5-1019623Purdue141
73Mike AskeaLOT6-426022Sequoias JC; Stanford40
79Barney ChavousLDE6-325422South Carolina State1414
53Ken CriterMLB5-1122426Wisconsin140
74Mike CurrentROT6-426728Ohio State1414
33Joe DawkinsRB6-222325Los Angeles CC; Wisconsin1414
55Pete DurankoRDT6-224930Notre Dame1414
52Fred ForsbergLB6-123729Washington30
58Tom GrahamMLB6-223523Oregon1414
63John GrantLDE6-323523Southern California130
20Charlie GreerRS6-020327Colorado1010
48Dale HackbartRS6-321035Wisconsin32
60Paul HowardROG6-326023Brigham Young140
62Jerry InmanLDT6-325533Boise JC; Oregon80
68Larron JacksonLOG-LOT6-327024Missouri1312
57Tom JacksonLLB-RLB5-1122022Louisville84
12Charley JohnsonQB6-019135Schreiner Institute JC; New Mexico State1414
26Calvin JonesRCB5-716922Washington1414
59Larry KaminskiC6-224428Purdue120
45Bill LaskeyLLB6-223730Michigan1111
44Floyd LittleRB5-1019631Syracuse1413
22Fran LynchRB6-120328Oklahoma Military Academy JC; Hofstra90
61Tommy LyonsROG6-223025Georgia1414
50Bobby MaplesC6-324731Baylor1414
81Billy MastersTE6-523629Louisiana State110
56Ray MayRLB6-123328Los Angeles CC; Southern California1110
41Leroy MitchellLCB6-219229Texas Southern1212
78Marv MontgomeryLOT6-625525Los Angeles Valley JC; Southern California1010
21Randy MontgomeryLCB5-1118226Everett CC; Weber State92
25Haven MosesWR6-220027Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State1414
88Riley OdomsTE6-423023Houston1414
66Jim O'MalleyLLB6-123022Notre Dame120
48John PittsLLS6-421928Santa Ana JC; Arizona State70
10Steve RamseyQB6-221025North Texas50
30Oliver RossRB6-021024Alabama A&M40
66Mike SchnitkerLOG6-323527Colorado146
80Jerry SimmonsWR6-119031Bethune-Cookman143
51Mike SimoneRLB6-021023Golden West JC; Stanford143
75Ed SmithLDT6-524123Colorado College50
70Paul SmithLDT6-325428New Mexico1414
36Billy ThompsonLS6-120027Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
15Jim TurnerK6-220632Utah State140
23Maurice TylerRS6-018623Baltimore JC; Morgan State142
42Billy Van HeusenP-WR6-120027Maryland141
84Gene WashingtonWR6-321229Michigan State140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Otis Armstrong19RBPurdue
Barney Chavous236DESouth Carolina State
Paul Howard354GBrigham Youngfrom NO/WAS/CLE
John Wood370DTLouisiana Statefrom SF/WAS/SD
Tom Jackson488LBLouisville
Charles McTorry5113DBTennessee State
Mike Askea7165TStanford
John Grant7166DESouthern Californiafrom BAL
Lyle Blackwood9217DBTexas Christian
Al Marshall10244WRBoise State
Elton Brown11269DEUtah State
Jim O'Malley12296LBNotre Dame
Ed Smith13319DEColorado Collegefrom BUF
Ed White13321RBTulsa
John Hufnagel14348QBPenn State
Calvin Jones15373DBWashington
Oliver Ross16398RBAlabama A&Mfrom BUF
Ken Muhlbeier16400CIdaho
Ken Morgan17425TEElon
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals798380112
Opponents Totals57987269
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals253111127158020638.883745
Opponents Totals23997121217720337.984824
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Turner04040100.0223366.70106
Floyd Little130000078
Haven Moses90000054
Riley Odoms70000042
Gene Washington30000018
Joe Dawkins20000012
Billy Thompson20000012
Bobby Anderson1000006
Otis Armstrong1000006
Leroy Mitchell1000006
Jerry Simmons1000006
Billy Van Heusen1000006
Ken Criter0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals41404197.6223366.71354
Opponents Totals31303196.8263574.31296
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner223366.75/55/58/93/91/5
Team Totals223366.75/55/58/93/91/5
Opponents Totals263574.38/86/86/78/100/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Floyd Little2569793.84712
Joe Dawkins1607064.472t2
Otis Armstrong26903.5240
Bobby Anderson19613.2111
Riley Odoms55310.6210
Billy Van Heusen4348.5320
Haven Moses3258.322t1
Oliver Ross5214.280
Charley Johnson7-2-0.300
Jerry Simmons1-4-4.0-40
Billy Masters1-9-9.0-90
Team Totals48719544.072t16
Opponents Totals45517953.93014
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Charley Johnson34618453.214524657.113.462t205.8174.926177228874.9
Steve Ramsey271037.0151947.219.476t27.427.40019456.7
Bobby Anderson3266.714715.723.52800.000.00047109.7
Billy Van Heusen100.0100.000.000.0110-1039.6
Jim Turner100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals37819651.916227067.213.876t225.8205.327187251972.5
Opponents Totals38720252.217127667.113.780t153.9143.636326244073.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Riley Odoms4362914.647t7
Floyd Little4142310.350t1
Joe Dawkins3032911.0420
Haven Moses2851818.576t8
Bobby Anderson1515310.2290
Jerry Simmons1324919.2531
Gene Washington1015015.0283
Billy Van Heusen814918.662t1
Billy Masters56513.0280
Otis Armstrong24321.536t1
Larron Jackson1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals196270613.876t22
Opponents Totals202276613.780t15
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Calvin Jones46917.3310
Billy Thompson39632.059t1
Leroy Mitchell24321.540t1
Bill Laskey231.530
Fred Forsberg177.070
Charlie Greer111.010
Ray May111.010
Team Totals1422015.759t2
Opponents Totals2033116.680t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Van Heusen69311445.1780315257279740.5
Team Totals69311445.1780315257279740.5
Opponents Totals69298843.3681404
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Thompson30636612.2530
Maurice Tyler40205.060
Charlie Greer33113.7110
Floyd Little1077.070
Ken Criter1000.000
Leroy Mitchell1000.000
Team Totals40940410.1530
Opponents Totals31122578.3440
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Otis Armstrong2047223.6500
Joe Dawkins1022222.2310
Billy Thompson12525.0250
Maurice Tyler12323.0230
Randy Montgomery12222.0220
Fran Lynch11414.0140
Fred Forsberg11212.0120
Mike Simone133.030
Team Totals3679322.0500
Opponents Totals61124420.482t1
Team Totals36.0326.0Opponents Totals27.0187.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Lyle Alzado0001100
Otis Armstrong100000
Barney Chavous0002200
Ken Criter0011220
Joe Dawkins410100
Pete Duranko0001100
Fred Forsberg100000
Tom Graham0001100
John Grant00011100
Charlie Greer111200
Charley Johnson5303-60
Calvin Jones0001100
Bill Laskey101100
Floyd Little300000
Tommy Lyons0010100
Billy Masters110100
Haven Moses100000
Riley Odoms100000
Jim O'Malley0001100
Steve Ramsey0010100
Mike Simone0010100
Paul Smith0001100
Billy Thompson2112801
Maurice Tyler0002250
Team Totals2110111526911
Opponents Totals2615109190
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