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1986 Denver Broncos (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Western Division 11-5-0 .688
Head Coach: Dan Reeves
Special AssistantMarvin Bass
Assistant Head Coach/DefenseJoe Collier
Special Teams/Tight EndsChan Gailey
Head Offensive Line/Running GameAlex Gibbs
Defensive LineStan Jones
Strength and ConditioningAl Miller
LinebackersMyrel Moore
Running Backs/Play-Action Passing GameNick Nicolau
Offensive Coordinator/Wide ReceiversMike Shanahan
Defensive BacksCharlie West
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/7/1986HLos Angeles Raiders38-36WDenver, COMile High Stadium75695
Sat8/9/1986HNew Orleans Saints7-10LDenver, COMile High Stadium47408
Sat8/16/1986AMinnesota Vikings27-29LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome53193
Mon9/15/1986APittsburgh Steelers21-10WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium57305
Sun9/21/1986APhiladelphia Eagles33-7WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium63839
Sat8/23/1986HSan Francisco 49ers14-9WDenver, COMile High Stadium73592
Fri8/29/1986HLos Angeles Rams19-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium71737
Sun9/28/1986HNew England Patriots27-20WDenver, COMile High Stadium75804
Sun10/5/1986HDallas Cowboys29-14WDenver, COMile High Stadium76082
Sun10/12/1986ASan Diego Chargers31-14WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium55662
Mon10/20/1986ANew York Jets10-22LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73759
Sun10/26/1986HSeattle Seahawks20-13WDenver, COMile High Stadium76089
Sun11/2/1986ALos Angeles Raiders21-10WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum90153
Sun11/9/1986HSan Diego Chargers3-9LDenver, COMile High Stadium75012
Sun11/16/1986HKansas City Chiefs38-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium75745
Sun11/23/1986ANew York Giants16-19LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium75116
Sun11/30/1986HCincinnati Bengals34-28WDenver, COMile High Stadium58705
Sun12/7/1986AKansas City Chiefs10-37LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium47019
Sat12/13/1986HWashington Redskins31-30WDenver, COMile High Stadium75905
Sat12/20/1986ASeattle Seahawks16-41LSeattle, WAKingdome63697
Sun1/4/1987HNew England Patriots22-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium76105AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/11/1987ACleveland Browns23-20WOTCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium79915AFC Championship
Sun1/25/1987ANew York Giants20-39LPasadena, CARose Bowl101063Super Bowl XXI
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
35Ken BellRB5'1019022Boston College160
54Keith BishopLOG6'326529Nebraska; Baylor1614
24Tony BoddieRB5'1119826Montana State10
64Billy BryanC6'225531Duke1616
68Rubin CarterNT6'025434Miami (Florida)52
69Tony ColoritoNT6'526022Southern California150
59Darren ComeauxLB6'122726San Diego Mesa JC; Arizona State160
63Mark CooperROG-TE6'527326Miami (Florida)84
55Rick DennisonLB6'322028Colorado State162
7John ElwayQB6'321426Stanford1616
73Simon FletcherDE-LB6'624024Houston162
43Steve FoleyFS6'319033Tulane1615
62Mike FreemanOG6'325625Arizona40
90Freddie GilbertDE6'427524Georgia150
85Joey HackettTE6'526728Elon164
31Mike HardenRCB6'119227Michigan1616
36Mark HaynesCB5'1119328Colorado110
78Winford HoodOG-OT6'326324Georgia92
2Mike HoranP5'1119127Fullerton JC; Long Beach State40
60Paul HowardROG6'326036Brigham Young1513
98Ricky HunleyRILB6'224425Arizona1615
25Daniel HunterS5'1117824Henderson State100
80Mark JacksonWR5'1017823Purdue161
57Tom JacksonROLB5'1122035Louisville1614
82Vance JohnsonWR5'1118123Arizona127
75Rulon JonesLDE6'626028Utah State1616
3Rich KarlisK6'018027Cincinnati160
88Clarence KayTE6'223725Georgia1312
71Greg KragenNT6'326524Utah State1614
8Gary KubiakQB6'019225Texas A&M160
33Gene LangRB5'1019924Louisiana State152
76Ken LanierROT6'327327Florida State1616
22Tony LillyS6'019924Florida161
77Karl MecklenburgLILB6'323226Augustana (South Dakota); Minnesota1616
87Bobby MichoTE6'323624Texas50
89Orson MobleyTE6'525723Florida State; Salem International143
4Chris NormanP6'219824South Carolina60
74Dan RemsbergOT-OG6'627524Abilene Christian161
48Randy RobbinsS6'218924Arizona162
50Jim RyanLOLB6'121829William & Mary1614
84Clint SampsonWR5'1118325Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego State155
30Steve SewellRB6'321023Oklahoma112
49Dennis SmithSS6'320027Southern California1414
70Dave StuddardLOT6'426031Texas1515
61Andre TownsendRDE6'326524Mississippi1616
81Steve WatsonWR6'419529Temple1616
13Jack WeilP5'1117524Wyoming60
47Gerald WillhiteRB5'1020027American River JC; San Jose State1612
45Steve WilsonCB5'1019529Howard160
23Sammy WinderRB5'1120327Southern Mississippi1615
52Ken WoodardLB6'122026Tuskegee161
20Louis WrightLCB6'320033Arizona State; Bakersfield CC; San Jose State1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jim Juriga4104TIllinois
Tony Colorito5134NTSouthern California
Orson Mobley6151TESalem Internationalfrom GB
Mark Jackson6161WRPurdue
Ray Phillips7188LBNorth Carolina State
Bruce Klostermann8217LBSouth Dakota State
Joe Thomas9244WRMississippi Valley State
Victor Hall10271TEJackson State
Thomas Dendy11301RBSouth Carolina
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals691318989
Opponents Totals589261116
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:3031994184419322341.72540.0104910
Opponents Totals29:3029193177217622234.271546.71271034
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rich Karlis0444597.8202871.40104
Sammy Winder140000084
Gerald Willhite90000054
Mike Harden30000018
Gene Lang30000018
Steve Watson30000018
John Elway20000012
Vance Johnson20000012
Steve Sewell20000012
Mark Jackson1000006
Clarence Kay1000006
Orson Mobley1000006
Dave Studdard1000006
Andre Townsend1000006
Steve Wilson1000006
Ken Woodard1000006
Rulon Jones0000012
(Team)0000012
Team Totals45444597.8202871.42378
Opponents Totals36353697.2243275.02327
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rich Karlis202871.40/03/48/88/141/2
Team Totals202871.40/03/48/88/141/2
Opponents Totals243275.00/04/59/1010/141/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Sammy Winder2407893.3319
Gerald Willhite853654.3425
John Elway522574.9241
Steve Sewell231235.3151
Gene Lang29943.2141
Gary Kubiak6223.7100
Ken Bell9171.9120
Vance Johnson5153.060
Mark Jackson263.050
Tony Boddie122.020
Mike Horan100.000
Orson Mobley1-1-1.0-10
Chris Norman1-11-11.0-110
Team Totals45516783.74217
Opponents Totals43216513.860t13
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
John Elway50428055.621134856.912.453193.8132.632233325279.0
Gary Kubiak382360.5122496.610.82612.637.932322655.7
Chris Norman11100.004343.043.043t1100.000.00043158.3
Steve Sewell11100.002323.023.023t1100.000.03176158.3
Gerald Willhite4125.03112.811.01100.000.0001139.6
Vance Johnson100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals54930655.722738116.912.553224.0162.938273353878.7
Opponents Totals54530155.222637556.912.557t213.9183.349459329675.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gerald Willhite645298.3313
Steve Watson4569915.5463
Mark Jackson3873819.4531
Vance Johnson3136311.734t2
Sammy Winder261716.620t5
Steve Sewell2329412.8401
Orson Mobley2233215.1321
Clint Sampson2125912.3430
Clarence Kay1519513.0341
Gene Lang131058.1262
Joey Hackett34816.0190
Ken Bell2105.070
Steve Wilson14343.043t1
John Elway12323.023t1
Dave Studdard122.02t1
Team Totals306381112.55322
Opponents Totals301375512.557t21
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Harden617929.8522
Louis Wright35618.7560
Tony Lilly3227.3150
Steve Foley23919.5240
Ricky Hunley12222.0220
Rick Dennison155.050
Dennis Smith100.000
Steve Wilson1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals1831817.7562
Opponents Totals1636322.778t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jack Weil34134439.555035169111532.8
Chris Norman30116838.9571429499432.1
Mike Horan2186441.1500289972534.5
Team Totals86337639.3571915362283433.0
Opponents Totals86368942.95901018552293734.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Gerald Willhite42846811.170t1
Vance Johnson303612.0190
Mark Jackson2073.560
Mike Harden104141.041t1
Team Totals48855211.570t2
Opponents Totals40163629.1300
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Bell2353123.1420
Gene Lang2148022.9420
Gerald Willhite33511.7230
Vance Johnson22110.5210
Ricky Hunley2115.560
Mark Jackson11616.0160
Jim Ryan100.000
Team Totals53109420.6420
Opponents Totals65129920.0510
SACKSNOYDS
Rulon Jones13.5
Karl Mecklenburg9.5
Simon Fletcher5.5
Freddie Gilbert4.0
Randy Robbins4.0
Ken Woodard3.0
Andre Townsend2.5
Darren Comeaux1.0
Rick Dennison1.0
Tony Lilly1.0
Jim Ryan1.0
Dennis Smith1.0
Ricky Hunley0.5
Tom Jackson0.5
(Team)1.0
Team Totals49.0459.0
Opponents Totals38.0273.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ken Bell100000
Keith Bishop0010100
Tony Colorito0002200
Darren Comeaux0001100
John Elway8101-130
Simon Fletcher0002200
Joey Hackett0010100
Mike Horan1101-120
Ricky Hunley0001100
Mark Jackson300000
Vance Johnson100000
Rulon Jones0001100
Greg Kragen0003300
Karl Mecklenburg0001100
Orson Mobley100000
Chris Norman100000
Randy Robbins0002200
Clint Sampson100000
Dennis Smith0001100
Dave Studdard0010100
Andre Townsend0001171
Gerald Willhite530300
Sammy Winder210100
Ken Woodard00011161
Louis Wright0001100
Team Totals241591726-22
Opponents Totals32171013230
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