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1980 Denver Broncos (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Western Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Red Miller
Special TeamsMarv Braden
Defensive CoordinatorJoe Collier
Offensive LineWhitey Dovell
Offensive CoordinatorRod Dowhower
Defensive LineStan Jones
Defensive SecondaryRichie McCabe
ReceiversFran Polsfoot
Offensive BacksPaul Roach
LinebackersBob Zeman
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/9/1980HCincinnati Bengals17-6WDenver, COMile High Stadium67532
Sat8/16/1980ANew York Giants6-9LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium30904
Sat8/23/1980HLos Angeles Rams13-26LDenver, COMile High Stadium73946
Sat8/30/1980AGreen Bay Packers38-0WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field53060
Sun9/7/1980APhiladelphia Eagles6-27LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70307
Sun9/14/1980HDallas Cowboys41-20WDenver, COMile High Stadium74919
Sun9/21/1980HSan Diego Chargers13-30LDenver, COMile High Stadium74970
Mon9/29/1980ANew England Patriots14-23LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60153
Sun10/5/1980ACleveland Browns19-16WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium81065
Mon10/13/1980HWashington Redskins20-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium74657
Sun10/19/1980HKansas City Chiefs17-23LDenver, COMile High Stadium74459
Sun10/26/1980ANew York Giants14-9WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium67598
Sun11/2/1980HHouston Oilers16-20LDenver, COMile High Stadium74717
Sun11/9/1980ASan Diego Chargers20-13WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium51435
Sun11/16/1980HNew York Jets31-24WDenver, COMile High Stadium72114
Sun11/23/1980HSeattle Seahawks36-20WDenver, COMile High Stadium73274
Mon12/1/1980AOakland Raiders3-9LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum51593
Sun12/7/1980AKansas City Chiefs14-31LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium40237
Sun12/14/1980HOakland Raiders21-24LDenver, COMile High Stadium73974
Sun12/21/1980ASeattle Seahawks25-17WSeattle, WAKingdome51853
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
24Otis ArmstrongHB5'1019630Purdue96
54Keith BishopC-OG6'326523Nebraska; Baylor160
77Greg BoydDE6'628028Fresno CC; San Diego State160
52Greg BracelinLB6'121623California120
82Larry BrunsonWR5'1118031Mesa CC; Colorado130
64Billy BryanC6'225525Duke1616
68Rubin CarterNT6'025428Miami (Florida)1616
79Barney ChavousLDE6'325429South Carolina State1616
73Kelvin ClarkOT6'326524Nebraska145
85Ron EgloffTE6'522725Wisconsin164
56Larry EvansLILB6'221727Mississippi College1612
43Steve FoleyRCB6'319027Tulane1616
62Tom GlassicLOG6'325426Virginia1313
53Randy GradisharRILB6'323328Ohio State1616
31Mike HardenDB6'119221Michigan160
27Maurice HarveyCB-S5'1019024Ball State153
80Paul HowardROG6'326030Brigham Young1414
65Glenn HydeOG-OT6'325529Pittsburgh165
29Bernie JacksonFS6'017330Los Angeles Pierce JC; Washington State44
57Tom JacksonROLB5'1122029Louisville1616
30Jim JensenFB6'323027Iowa1413
75Rulon JonesDE6'626022Utah State162
32Jon KeyworthFB6'323030Colorado103
16Jeff KnappleQB6'220024UCLA; Colorado; Northern Colorado20
41Aaron KyleRCB5'1118526Wyoming109
87Bill LarsonTE6'422527Pratt CC; Colorado State20
72Don LatimerNT6'325925Miami (Florida)140
41Rob LytleRB5'1119626Michigan160
66Brison ManorRDE6'424828Pratt CC; Arkansas1614
33Lawrence McCutcheonRB6'120530Colorado State60
71Claudie MinorROT6'427829Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego CC; San Diego State1515
86Emery MooreheadWR6'222026Colorado160
7Craig MortonQB6'421337California129
25Haven MosesWR6'220034Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State1514
58Rob NairneLOLB6'422726Oregon State1616
34Ben NormanRB6'021225Ferrum JC; Colorado State30
88Riley OdomsTE6'423030Houston1515
46Dave PrestonHB5'1119525Bowling Green State1210
11Luke PrestridgeP6'423524Baylor160
59Joe RizzoLILB6'122030Merchant Marine44
17Matt RobinsonQB6'219025Georgia147
50Jim RyanLB6'121823William & Mary160
63Laval ShortNT6'325022Colorado150
55Artie SmithLB6'122224Hawaii20
45Perry SmithCB6'019329Colorado Mesa; Colorado State141
19Fred SteinfortK5'1118027Boston College160
70Dave StuddardLOT6'426025Texas1612
61Arland ThompsonC6'326023Baylor20
36Billy ThompsonSS6'120034Maryland-Eastern Shore1616
80Rick UpchurchWR5'1017328Indian Hills JC; Minnesota1614
81Steve WatsonWR6'419523Temple161
87Jim WrightTE6'324024Blinn JC; Texas Christian10
20Louis WrightLCB6'320027Arizona State; Bakersfield CC; San Jose State1515
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Rulon Jones242DEUtah Statefrom CLE
Larry Carter374DBKentucky
Rick Parros4107RBUtah State
Mike Harden5131DBMichigan
Laval Short5136DTColoradofrom SD/WAS/CLE
Keith Bishop6157GBaylor
John Havekost7184GNebraska
Don Coleman8197WROregonfrom BAL
Greg Bracelin9243LBCalifornia
Virgil Seay10270WRTroy
Phil Farris11297WRNorth Carolina
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals63908671
Opponents Totals391514588
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals286107158218422337.793899
Opponents Totals303125158209122740.1101850
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fred Steinfort0323397.0263476.50110
Riley Odoms60000036
Otis Armstrong40000024
Haven Moses40000024
Dave Preston40000024
Jim Jensen30000018
Matt Robinson30000018
Rick Upchurch30000018
Randy Gradishar1000006
Jon Keyworth1000006
Don Latimer1000006
Rob Lytle1000006
Craig Morton1000006
Billy Thompson1000006
Rulon Jones0000012
Team Totals33323397.0263476.51310
Opponents Totals34323494.1294072.50323
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Fred Steinfort263476.52/25/54/510/145/8
Team Totals263476.52/25/54/510/145/8
Opponents Totals294072.52/29/1110/147/91/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Jensen1014764.7322
Otis Armstrong1064704.4204
Dave Preston1113853.5194
Rob Lytle572233.9351
Jon Keyworth381273.3141
Lawrence McCutcheon12524.3120
Rick Upchurch5499.8210
Matt Robinson21472.2223
Craig Morton21291.491
Emery Moorehead273.540
Jeff Knapple600.090
Team Totals48018653.93516
Opponents Totals55421203.855t10
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Craig Morton30118360.810521507.111.741124.0134.326190196077.8
Matt Robinson1627848.1729425.812.15221.2127.41713680639.7
Jeff Knapple4125.03153.815.01500.000.0001542.7
Lawrence McCutcheon0000014-4
Team Totals46726256.118031076.711.952143.0255.444330277764.2
Opponents Totals44827060.316234497.712.856t204.5163.639324312584.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Jensen493777.7281
Rick Upchurch4660513.2353
Riley Odoms3959015.1306
Haven Moses3867417.7334
Dave Preston353098.8360
Rob Lytle181779.8370
Jon Keyworth15875.8220
Otis Armstrong7233.380
Steve Watson614624.3520
Ron Egloff68514.2240
Larry Brunson11515.0150
Lawrence McCutcheon11212.0120
Bill Larson177.070
Team Totals262310711.95214
Opponents Totals270344912.856t20
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Foley411528.8360
Randy Gradishar29648.093t1
Billy Thompson24924.5360
Perry Smith231.530
Jim Ryan12121.0210
Maurice Harvey11818.0180
Don Latimer11515.015t1
Larry Evans11313.0130
Bernie Jackson11111.0110
Rob Nairne122.020
Team Totals1634321.493t2
Opponents Totals2538815.568t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Luke Prestridge70307543.9570610443251235.9
Team Totals70307543.9570610443251235.9
Opponents Totals70291441.6640612408238634.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Upchurch3763539.5340
Mike Harden203618.0230
Larry Brunson20126.0120
Dave Preston1077.070
Team Totals4264089.7340
Opponents Totals5244438.575t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Brunson4092323.1530
Mike Harden1221417.8350
Dave Preston510621.2260
Rob Lytle11919.0190
Emery Moorehead11818.0180
Jim Jensen155.050
Steve Watson155.050
Jim Ryan100.000
Team Totals62129020.8530
Opponents Totals55118721.6380
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Otis Armstrong110100
Greg Boyd0001100
Billy Bryan2101-200
Rubin Carter0002200
Barney Chavous0001100
Tom Glassic0010100
Mike Harden100000
Jim Jensen100000
Rulon Jones0001100
Jon Keyworth2000-90
Aaron Kyle00112150
Rob Lytle100000
Brison Manor0001150
Lawrence McCutcheon100000
Craig Morton4303-70
Haven Moses110100
Rob Nairne0002200
Riley Odoms0010100
Dave Preston3101-80
Matt Robinson6101-70
Dave Studdard0010100
Billy Thompson00022321
Rick Upchurch210100
Steve Watson0001100
Team Totals251213122511
Opponents Totals26121212241
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