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1978 Denver Broncos (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Western Division 10-6-0 .625
Head Coach: Red Miller
Special TeamsMarv Braden
Defensive CoordinatorJoe Collier
Offensive LineKen Gray
Defensive LineStan Jones
LinebackersRichie McCabe
QuarterbacksBabe Parilli
ReceiversFran Polsfoot
Offensive BacksPaul Roach
Defensive BacksBob Zeman
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1978AHouston Oilers17-12WHouston, TXAstrodome48027
Sat8/12/1978HDallas Cowboys14-21LDenver, COMile High Stadium74619
Sat8/19/1978ABuffalo Bills23-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium18301
Fri8/25/1978HSan Francisco 49ers13-24LDenver, COMile High Stadium73559
Sun9/3/1978HOakland Raiders14-6WDenver, COMile High Stadium74904
Mon9/11/1978AMinnesota Vikings9-12LOTBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46508
Sun9/17/1978HSan Diego Chargers27-14WDenver, COMile High Stadium74983
Sun9/24/1978AKansas City Chiefs23-17WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium60593
Sun10/1/1978HSeattle Seahawks28-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium74989
Sun10/8/1978ASan Diego Chargers0-23LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50077
Mon10/16/1978HChicago Bears16-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium75008
Sun10/22/1978ABaltimore Colts6-7LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium54057
Sun10/29/1978ASeattle Seahawks20-17WOTSeattle, WAKingdome62948
Sun11/5/1978HNew York Jets28-31LDenver, COMile High Stadium74983
Sun11/12/1978ACleveland Browns19-7WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium70856
Sun11/19/1978HGreen Bay Packers16-3WDenver, COMile High Stadium74965
Thu11/23/1978ADetroit Lions14-17LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome71785
Sun12/3/1978AOakland Raiders21-6WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53932
Sun12/10/1978HKansas City Chiefs24-3WDenver, COMile High Stadium74149
Sat12/16/1978HPittsburgh Steelers17-21LDenver, COMile High Stadium74104
Sat12/30/1978APittsburgh Steelers10-33LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48921AFC Divisional Playoff
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 AlzadoRDE6'325429Yankton1616
24Otis ArmstrongRB5'1019628Purdue169
75Bill BainLOT6'427026Colorado; San Diego CC; Southern California11
64Billy BryanC6'225523Duke1312
35Larry CanadaRB6'222524Wisconsin160
68Rubin CarterNT6'025426Miami (Florida)1616
79Barney ChavousLDE6'325427South Carolina State1616
10Bucky DiltsP5'918325Georgia160
82Jack DolbinWR5'1018030Wake Forest1614
85Ron EgloffTE6'522723Wisconsin80
56Larry EvansLB6'221725Mississippi College160
43Steve FoleyRCB6'319025Tulane1616
62Tom GlassicLOG6'325424Virginia1110
53Randy GradisharRILB6'323326Ohio State1616
63John GrantDT6'323528Southern California160
27Maurice HarveyCB5'1019022Ball State160
60Paul HowardROG6'326028Brigham Young1313
65Glenn HydeOG6'325527Pittsburgh155
29Bernie JacksonWS6'017328Los Angeles Pierce JC; Washington State1616
57Tom JacksonROLB5'1122027Louisville1616
32Jon KeyworthRB6'323028Colorado1616
84Vince KinneyWR6'219022Maryland80
72Don LatimerDT6'325923Miami (Florida)140
41Rob LytleRB5'1119624Michigan137
66Brison ManorDE6'424826Pratt CC; Arkansas160
50Bobby MaplesC6'324736Baylor165
71Claudie MinorLOT6'427827Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego CC; San Diego State1616
87Bob MooreWR6'322529Stanford82
7Craig MortonQB6'421335California1413
25Haven MosesWR6'220032Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State1616
58Rob NairneLOLB6'422724Oregon State161
76Tom NevilleROT6'425235Mississippi State1615
88Riley OdomsTE6'423028Houston1616
23Chris PaneS5'1118425Chabot JC; Chico State50
12Craig PenroseQB6'321125Colorado; San Diego State42
33Lonnie PerrinRB6'122226Illinois160
46Dave PrestonRB 5'1119523Bowling Green State160
59Joe RizzoLILB6'122028Merchant Marine1414
67Steve SchindlerLOG6'325524Boston College143
86John SchultzWR5'1018225Maryland40
70Paul SmithDT6'325433New Mexico110
51Bob SwensonLOLB6'322225California1615
36Billy ThompsonSS6'120032Maryland-Eastern Shore1616
55Godwin TurkLILB6'323028California; Southern University161
15Jim TurnerK6'220637Utah State160
80Rick UpchurchWR5'1017326Indian Hills JC; Minnesota120
14Norris WeeseQB6'119527Mississippi131
40/42Charlie WestSS6'119032Angelo State; Texas-El Paso160
20Louis WrightLCB6'320025Arizona State; Bakersfield CC; San Jose State1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Don Latimer127DTMiami (Florida)
William Gay255TESouthern California
Franky Smith8221TAlabama A&M
Vince Kinney10277WRMaryland
Lacy Brumley11305TClemson
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals585571899
Opponents Totals447550263
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals294129137288122635.81321092
Opponents Totals251106120258824935.3114894
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Turner0313588.6112250.0064
Riley Odoms60000036
Haven Moses50000030
Lonnie Perrin50000030
Jon Keyworth40000024
Larry Canada30000018
Otis Armstrong20000012
Rob Lytle20000012
Dave Preston20000012
Rick Upchurch20000012
Ron Egloff1000006
Randy Gradishar1000006
Tom Jackson1000006
Billy Thompson1000006
Norris Weese1000006
Lyle Alzado0000012
Team Totals36313588.6112250.01282
Opponents Totals212121100.0172763.00198
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner112250.01/13/43/74/80/2
Team Totals112250.01/13/43/74/80/2
Opponents Totals172763.02/38/94/73/80/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Lonnie Perrin1084554.2284
Jon Keyworth1124444.0303
Otis Armstrong1123813.4201
Larry Canada793654.6473
Rob Lytle813414.2252
Dave Preston662964.5161
Craig Morton17714.2120
Norris Weese17482.881
Rick Upchurch5316.2110
Steve Foley11414.0140
Riley Odoms252.570
Craig Penrose100.000
Team Totals60124514.14715
Opponents Totals54919793.67612
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Craig Morton26714654.711318026.712.342t114.183.036238156477.0
Norris Weese875563.2277238.313.13144.655.7129462980.8
Craig Penrose371643.2171855.011.62925.4410.80018537.4
Team Totals39121755.515727106.912.542t174.3174.348332237873.6
Opponents Totals43824656.216127126.211.075t92.1317.130242247052.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Riley Odoms5482915.442t6
Haven Moses3774420.1425
Jack Dolbin2428411.8210
Dave Preston241998.3211
Jon Keyworth211667.9201
Rick Upchurch1721012.429t1
Otis Armstrong12988.2191
Lonnie Perrin10545.4131
Larry Canada6376.2120
Rob Lytle6376.2100
Ron Egloff4338.3151
Vince Kinney12323.0230
Jim Turner1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals217271012.542t17
Opponents Totals246271211.075t9
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bernie Jackson612821.3380
Steve Foley68414.0300
Randy Gradishar4194.880
Billy Thompson400.000
Tom Jackson3289.328t1
Joe Rizzo3103.3100
Godwin Turk23618.0220
Louis Wright221.020
Bob Swenson100.000
Team Totals313079.9381
Opponents Totals1719511.5610
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bucky Dilts96349436.4730623226314832.8
Team Totals96349436.4730623226314832.8
Opponents Totals88351039.96021514582262829.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Upchurch36249313.775t1
Dave Preston100686.8230
Charlie West32206.7120
Billy Thompson1033.030
Chris Pane10-2-2.010
Team Totals51458211.475t1
Opponents Totals48212264.7550
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lonnie Perrin1225621.3330
Bernie Jackson920923.2400
Rick Upchurch822227.8410
Dave Preston715422.0320
Jon Keyworth22412.0130
Chris Pane12929.0290
Charlie West12424.0240
John Schultz12020.0200
Godwin Turk11414.0140
Team Totals4295222.7410
Opponents Totals52122323.5320
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Otis Armstrong100000
Larry Canada110100
Rubin Carter0001100
Jack Dolbin100000
Tom Glassic0010100
Randy Gradishar1022301
John Grant0002200
Jon Keyworth210100
Rob Lytle0010100
Bobby Maples0001100
Craig Morton6101-140
Haven Moses100000
Riley Odoms210100
Chris Pane0001100
Craig Penrose1101-10
Lonnie Perrin220200
Dave Preston401100
Joe Rizzo0001100
Paul Smith0001100
Bob Swenson0001140
Billy Thompson0002241
Rick Upchurch200000
Norris Weese3000-30
Louis Wright120200
Team Totals2817111324202
Opponents Totals27131417310
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