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1976 Denver Broncos (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Western Division 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: John Ralston
Offensive Coordinator/BacksMax Coley
Defensive CoordinatorJoe Collier
Wide ReceiversKay Dalton
Defensive BacksBob Gambold
Assistant CoachMike Giddings
QuarterbacksCharley Johnson
Defensive LineStan Jones
Linebackers/Special TeamsMyrel Moore
Offensive LineRichard Urich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/24/1976NDetroit Lions10-7WCanton, OHFawcett Stadium17639
Sat7/31/1976HChicago Bears14-15LDenver, COMile High Stadium22495
Sun8/8/1976ASan Francisco 49ers7-17LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park40052
Sat8/14/1976ADallas Cowboys13-9WIrving, TXTexas Stadium54567
Sat8/21/1976HSeattle Seahawks52-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium22887
Sat8/28/1976ASt. Louis Cardinals21-17WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium39808
Sun9/5/1976HMinnesota Vikings30-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium52129
Sun9/12/1976ACincinnati Bengals7-17LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium53464
Sun9/19/1976HNew York Jets46-3WDenver, COMile High Stadium62519
Sun9/26/1976HCleveland Browns44-13WDenver, COMile High Stadium62758
Sun10/3/1976HSan Diego Chargers26-0WDenver, COMile High Stadium62486
Sun10/10/1976AHouston Oilers3-17LHouston, TXAstrodome47928
Sun10/17/1976HOakland Raiders10-17LDenver, COMile High Stadium63241
Sun10/24/1976AKansas City Chiefs35-26WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium57961
Sun10/31/1976AOakland Raiders6-19LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52169
Sun11/7/1976HTampa Bay Buccaneers48-13WDenver, COMile High Stadium62503
Sun11/14/1976ASan Diego Chargers17-0WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium32017
Sun11/21/1976HNew York Giants14-13WDenver, COMile High Stadium62961
Sun11/28/1976ANew England Patriots14-38LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61128
Sun12/5/1976HKansas City Chiefs17-16WDenver, COMile High Stadium57995
Sun12/12/1976AChicago Bears28-14WChicago, ILSoldier Field44459
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
77Lyle AlzadoRDT6'325427Yankton11
24Otis ArmstrongRB5'1019626Purdue1414
75Bill BainLOT6'427024Colorado; San Diego CC; Southern California1413
54Rick BaskaLB6'322524UCLA140
87Boyd BrownTE6'421624Alcorn State140
68Rubin CarterLDT-NT6'025424Miami (Florida)1414
79Barney ChavousLDE6'325425South Carolina State1414
82Jack DolbinWR5'1018028Wake Forest145
56Larry EvansLB6'221723Mississippi College140
43Steve FoleyRCB6'319023Tulane146
31Mike FranckowiakRB6'322023Central Michigan141
62Tom GlassicLOG6'325422Virginia1414
64Harvey GoodmanOG6'426024Los Angeles CC; Colorado140
53Randy GradisharMLB-RILB6'323324Ohio State1414
63John GrantRDT6'323526Southern California1310
72Wayne HammondDT6'525723Montana State50
23Billy HardeeCB6'118422Virginia Tech20
65Glenn HydeOT6'325525Pittsburgh110
73Marty ImhofDE6'625627Pasadena CC; San Diego State10
57Tom JacksonRLB-ROLB5'1122025Louisville1414
26Calvin JonesRCB5'716925Washington108
32Jon KeyworthRB6'323026Colorado1413
33Jim KiickFB5'1121530Wyoming140
61Tommy LyonsROG6'223028Georgia1414
50Bobby MaplesC6'324734Baylor1410
71Claudie MinorROT6'427825Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego CC; San Diego State1414
78Marv MontgomeryLOT6'625528Los Angeles Valley JC; Southern California31
76Randy MooreDT6'224122Arizona State80
25Haven MosesWR6'220030Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State1414
88Riley OdomsTE6'423026Houston1414
58Phil OlsenC6'526028Utah State134
23Chris PaneS5'1118423Chabot JC; Chico State40
12Craig PenroseQB6'321123Colorado; San Diego State42
35Lonnie PerrinRB6'122224Illinois140
21Randy PoltlS6'319024Stanford120
10Steve RamseyQB6'221028North Texas1212
59Joe RizzoLLB-LOLB6'122026Merchant Marine1212
46John RowserLS6'118332Michigan1414
83John SchultzWR5'1018223Maryland140
70Paul SmithRDE6'325431New Mexico1110
51Bob SwensonLILB-RDE-LLB-LOLB6'322223California146
36Billy ThompsonRS6'120030Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
55Godwin TurkLB-DE6'323026California; Southern University132
15Jim TurnerK6'220635Utah State140
82Rick UpchurchWR5'1017324Indian Hills JC; Minnesota139
42Billy Van HeusenP-WR6'120030Maryland70
14Norris WeeseP-QB6'119525Mississippi140
78Jim WhiteRDE6'325328Northeastern JC; Colorado State71
20Louis WrightLCB6'320023Arizona State; Bakersfield CC; San Jose State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tom Glassic115GVirginia
Kurt Knoff243DBKansas
Craig Penrose4107QBSan Diego State
Lonnie Perrin5139RBIllinois
Jim Betterson8224RBNorth Carolina
Jim Czirr9252CMichigan
Jimmy Lisko9260LBArkansas Statefrom STL
Art Gilliam10278DEGrambling State
Greg Pittman11306LBIowa State
Randy Moore12334DTArizona State
Donnie McGraw13362RBHouston
Larry Evans14390LBMississippi College
Wilbur Summers15418PLouisville
John Huddleston16446LBUtah
Randy Cozens17474DEPittsburgh
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals70718886
Opponents Totals30873653
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals239106114196919335.8105986
Opponents Totals22290104287322232.988715
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Turner0363992.3152171.4081
Haven Moses70000042
Otis Armstrong60000036
Rick Upchurch60000036
Riley Odoms50000030
Jon Keyworth40000024
Jim Kiick20000012
Lonnie Perrin20000012
John Rowser20000012
Jack Dolbin1000006
Randy Gradishar1000006
Tom Jackson1000006
Calvin Jones1000006
Randy Poltl1000006
Team Totals39363992.3152171.40315
Opponents Totals25202580.0122842.90206
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner152171.41/17/84/53/70/0
Team Totals152171.41/17/84/53/70/0
Opponents Totals122842.91/24/63/74/110/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Otis Armstrong24710084.1315
Jon Keyworth1223492.9133
Norris Weese231426.2200
Lonnie Perrin371183.2142
Jim Kiick311143.7191
Rick Upchurch67111.8251
Steve Ramsey13513.9150
Riley Odoms33612.015t2
Mike Franckowiak12252.170
Billy Van Heusen12020.0200
Jack Dolbin252.580
Craig Penrose2-3-1.5-10
Haven Moses1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals50019323.93114
Opponents Totals49617093.42614
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Steve Ramsey27012847.412919317.215.171t114.1134.839261167064.9
Craig Penrose361644.4172657.416.64138.338.30026562.8
Norris Weese472451.1173146.713.14312.1612.894526940.0
Team Totals35316847.616325107.114.971t154.2226.248306220459.6
Opponents Totals39121454.715322655.810.65882.0246.132240202553.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Otis Armstrong3945711.736t1
Riley Odoms3047715.9473
Haven Moses2549819.971t7
Jon Keyworth222019.1311
Jack Dolbin1935418.6401
Rick Upchurch1234028.359t1
Jim Kiick10787.8191
Mike Franckowiak44210.5110
Lonnie Perrin4358.8150
John Schultz22914.5160
Tommy Lyons1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals168251014.971t15
Opponents Totals214226510.6588
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Jackson713619.446t1
John Rowser410426.041t2
Steve Foley49523.8340
Randy Gradishar34414.731t1
Bob Swenson22613.0260
Calvin Jones273.570
Joe Rizzo188.080
Randy Poltl100.000
Louis Wright03232L0
Team Totals2445218.865*4
Opponents Totals2226011.8381
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Norris Weese52185235.655015226160630.9
Billy Van Heusen31109335.35212414690728.3
Team Totals84294535.155139372251329.9
Opponents Totals91339137.364823640259128.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Upchurch39353613.792t4
Billy Thompson606010.0200
Steve Foley50428.4160
John Schultz1222.020
Team Totals51564012.692t4
Opponents Totals4333728.762t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lonnie Perrin1439127.9430
Rick Upchurch2251423.4640
John Schultz38227.3380
Boyd Brown34113.7140
Mike Franckowiak22211.0140
Glenn Hyde11717.0170
Harvey Goodman188.080
Team Totals46107523.4640
Opponents Totals50120824.2640
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Otis Armstrong400000
Rick Baska0001100
Rubin Carter0001100
Larry Evans0001100
Steve Foley100000
Mike Franckowiak100000
Randy Gradishar0001100
Tom Jackson102200
Calvin Jones00011431
Jon Keyworth110100
Bobby Maples1000-10
Phil Olsen0010100
Lonnie Perrin101100
Randy Poltl00000211
Steve Ramsey5202-220
John Rowser0001100
John Schultz101100
Bob Swenson0001150
Godwin Turk0001100
Rick Upchurch530300
Norris Weese2101-30
Jim White0001100
Louis Wright0010140
Team Totals231491322472
Opponents Totals2313712190
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