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1987 Denver Broncos (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Western Division 10-4-1 .700
Head Coach: Dan Reeves
Special AssistantMarvin Bass
Assistant Defensive LineRubin Carter
Assistant Head Coach/DefenseJoe Collier
Tight Ends/Wide ReceiversChan Gailey
Head Offensive Line/Running GameAlex Gibbs
Defensive LineStan Jones
Strength and ConditioningAl Miller
LinebackersMyrel Moore
Running Backs/Play-Action Passing GameNick Nicolau
Special TeamsMike Nolan
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksMike Shanahan
Defensive BacksCharlie West
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/9/1987NLos Angeles Rams27-28LLondon, EnglandWembley Stadium72786
Sat8/15/1987NGreen Bay Packers20-14WTempe, AZSun Devil Stadium67500
Mon8/24/1987HMiami Dolphins31-28WDenver, COMile High Stadium74288
Sat8/29/1987ALos Angeles Rams24-20WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium54254
Thu9/3/1987HMinnesota Vikings17-27LDenver, COMile High Stadium74081
Sun9/13/1987HSeattle Seahawks40-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium75999
Sun9/20/1987AGreen Bay Packers17-17TOTMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium50624
Mon9/28/1987ACleveland Browns-Cleveland, OHCleveland StadiumCanceled
Sun10/4/1987HHouston Oilers10-40LDenver, COMile High Stadium38494
Mon10/12/1987HLos Angeles Raiders30-14WDenver, COMile High Stadium61230
Sun10/18/1987AKansas City Chiefs26-17WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium20296
Mon10/26/1987AMinnesota Vikings27-34LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome51011
Sun11/1/1987HDetroit Lions34-0WDenver, COMile High Stadium75172
Sun11/8/1987ABuffalo Bills14-21LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium63698
Mon11/16/1987HChicago Bears31-29WDenver, COMile High Stadium75783
Sun11/22/1987ALos Angeles Raiders23-17WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum61318
Sun11/29/1987ASan Diego Chargers31-17WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium61880
Sun12/6/1987HNew England Patriots31-20WDenver, COMile High Stadium75794
Sun12/13/1987ASeattle Seahawks21-28LSeattle, WAKingdome61759
Sat12/19/1987HKansas City Chiefs20-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium75053
Sun12/27/1987HSan Diego Chargers24-0WDenver, COMile High Stadium21189
Sun1/10/1988HHouston Oilers34-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium75968AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/17/1988HCleveland Browns38-33WDenver, COMile High Stadium75993AFC Championship
Sun1/31/1988HWashington Redskins10-42LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium73302Super Bowl XXII
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
86Mitch AndrewsTE6'223923Louisiana State83
67John AyersROG6'526034Texas; West Texas A&M95
73Kevin BelcherROT6'630026Wisconsin11
35Ken BellFB5'1019023Boston College121
54Keith BishopLOG6'326530Nebraska; Baylor1212
24Tony BoddieRB5'1119827Montana State50
65Walt BowyerDE6'426027Arizona State153
34Tyrone BraxtonS5'1118723North Dakota State20
56Mike BrooksLB6'123523Louisiana State120
82Laron BrownWR5'917224Tennessee; Texas31
64Billy BryanC6'225532Duke44
79Steve BryanRDE6'225623Oklahoma43
28Scotty CaldwellRB5'1119624Texas-Arlington31
28Jeremiah CastilleDB5'1017526Alabama110
27Kevin ClarkLCB5'1018523San Jose State113
15Mike ClendenenK5'1119024Houston30
63Mark CooperOG6'527327Miami (Florida)50
55Rick DennisonLB6'322029Colorado State120
59Kirk DodgeRILB6'123225Fullerton JC; Nevada-Las Vegas31
32Joe DudekRB6'018123Plymouth State22
7John ElwayQB6'321427Stanford1212
37Steve FitzhughFS5'1118824Miami (Ohio)31
73Simon FletcherLOLB6'624025Houston1212
62Mike FreemanC-LOG6'325626Arizona139
6Ralph GiacomarroP6'119226Penn State30
90Freddie GilbertLDE6'427525Georgia73
83Sam GraddyWR5'1016523Tennessee10
31Mike HardenRCB-FS-SS6'119228Michigan1212
76Archie HarrisOG-OT6'526023William & Mary30
36Mark HaynesLCB5'1119329Colorado1212
78Winford HoodROG6'326325Georgia32
2Mike HoranP5'1119128Fullerton JC; Long Beach State120
79Stefan HumphriesROG6'326325Michigan77
98Ricky HunleyRILB6'224426Arizona1212
80Mark JacksonWR5'1017824Purdue129
25Roger JacksonFS6'018628Bethune-Cookman32
21Earl JohnsonRCB-SS6'020024South Carolina33
82Vance JohnsonWR5'1118124Arizona119
95Tim JoinerLOLB6'423526Louisiana State33
20Daryll JonesSS6'019025Georgia11
69David JonesROG6'325226Texas31
45Leonard JonesSS6'018723Texas Tech21
75Rulon JonesRDE6'626029Utah State1212
12Ken KarcherQB6'320524Notre Dame; Tulane33
3Rich KarlisK6'018028Cincinnati120
60Keith KartzLOT6'427024California123
88Clarence KayTE6'223726Georgia1212
97Bruce KlostermannLB6'422824Waldorf JC; Iowa; South Dakota State90
56Mike KnoxLB6'224025Nebraska30
71Greg KragenNT6'326525Utah State129
8Gary KubiakQB6'019226Texas A&M120
33Gene LangRB-FB5'1019925Louisiana State126
76Ken LanierROT6'327328Florida State1212
68Larry LeeC6'226328UCLA95
41Zeph LeeRB6'320524Southern California10
22Tony LillyFS-SS6'019925Florida139
74Bill LobensteinDE-NT6'326126DuPage JC; Wisconsin; Wisconsin-Whitewater30
89Kerry LocklinTE6'321728New Mexico State30
58Tim LucasROLB6'323026California113
52Danny MacDonaldLB6'223025Golden West JC; Idaho State30
29Warren MarshallRB6'021623James Madison10
83Rick MassieWR6'119027Kentucky94
14Dean MayQB6'422025Louisville30
16Monte McGuireQB6'420523Texas Tech20
96Ron McLeanDE-NT6'326724Fullerton State30
77Karl MecklenburgLILB6'323227Augustana (South Dakota); Minnesota1212
46Bobby MichoFB6'323625Texas153
89Orson MobleyTE6'525724Florida State; Salem International106
51Marc MunfordLB6'223122Nebraska120
84Ricky NattielWR5'918021Florida123
88Russell PayneTE6'223522Appalachian State10
71Jack PeaveyC6'226024Springfield; Troy31
25Lyle PickensCB5'1016523Los Angeles Valley JC; Colorado10
38Bruce PlummerCB6'120323Mississippi State110
34Nathan PooleRB5'921031Louisville20
74Dan RemsbergOT6'627525Abilene Christian50
48Randy RobbinsSS6'218925Arizona104
40Martin RudolphCB5'1018323Arizona31
39Darryl RussellCB-S6'019023Appalachian State30
50Jim RyanROLB6'121830William & Mary1414
30Steve SewellRB-WR6'321024Oklahoma70
49Dennis SmithSS6'320028Southern California66
57Matt SmithLB6'223422West Virginia30
70Dave StuddardLOT6'426032Texas1414
80Shane SwansonWR5'920025Nebraska32
4Robert ThompsonWR5'916825Youngstown State20
61Andre TownsendDE-NT6'326525Mississippi1211
91Jeff TupperNT6'526725Oklahoma43
81Steve WatsonWR6'419530Temple51
47Gerald WillhiteRB5'1020028American River JC; San Jose State31
45Steve WilsonCB5'1019530Howard115
23Sammy WinderRB5'1120328Southern Mississippi1210
55Bryant WinnLILB6'423126Houston33
99Ray WoodardLDE6'629026Texas31
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ricky Nattiel127WRFlorida
Mike Brooks386LBLouisiana State
Marc Munford4111LBNebraska
Warren Marshall6167RBJames Madison
Wilbur Strozier7194TEGeorgia
Dan Morgan8222GPenn State
Bruce Plummer9250DBMississippi State
Rafe Wilkinson10278LBRichmond
Steve Roberts11299DEWashingtonfrom LARM
Tommy Neal11306RBMaryland
Tyrone Braxton12334DBNorth Dakota State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals9211079980
Opponents Totals7011064440
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:553311321732610523345.161346.295812
Opponents Totals28:09277103148266418335.051241.796785
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rich Karlis03737100.0182572.0091
Vance Johnson70000042
Sammy Winder70000042
John Elway40000024
Gene Lang40000024
Rick Massie40000024
Steve Sewell30000018
Mike Clendenen077100.03475.0016
Joe Dudek20000012
Mark Jackson20000012
Bobby Micho20000012
Ricky Nattiel20000012
Tony Boddie1000006
Kevin Clark1000006
Mark Haynes1000006
Ricky Hunley1000006
Orson Mobley1000006
Nathan Poole1000006
Shane Swanson1000006
Steve Watson1000006
Jim Ryan0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals45444597.8212972.41379
Opponents Totals35323591.4142166.72288
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Mike Clendenen3475.00/01/12/20/10/0
Rich Karlis182572.00/09/94/64/71/3
Team Totals212972.40/010/106/84/81/3
Opponents Totals142166.70/04/57/83/80/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Sammy Winder1967413.8196
John Elway663044.6294
Gene Lang893033.4282
Joe Dudek351544.4162
Gerald Willhite261415.4290
Nathan Poole281264.5151
Steve Sewell19834.4172
Scotty Caldwell16533.370
Ken Bell13433.3110
Ricky Nattiel2136.5100
Bobby Micho482.050
Tony Boddie372.341
Gary Kubiak133.030
Ken Karcher930.380
Dean May2-4-2.0-20
Vance Johnson1-8-8.0-80
Team Totals51019703.92918
Opponents Totals45420174.47216
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
John Elway41022454.617431987.814.372t194.6122.920138306083.4
Ken Karcher1025654.9426286.211.24954.943.954558373.5
Monte McGuire3266.71237.711.51300.000.0002389.6
Vance Johnson100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Gene Lang100.0100.000.000.017-739.6
Gerald Willhite100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Gary Kubiak7342.92253.68.31700.0228.62141113.1
Dean May500.0400.000.0120.017-70.0
Steve Sewell0000019-9
Team Totals53028553.822638747.313.672t244.5193.630220365477.5
Opponents Totals45626157.216730406.711.651t153.3286.131244279662.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Vance Johnson4268416.359t7
Ricky Nattiel3163020.3542
Clarence Kay3144014.2300
Mark Jackson2643616.8522
Bobby Micho252429.726t2
Gene Lang171307.6292
Orson Mobley1622814.3281
Sammy Winder14745.3131
Rick Massie1324418.839t4
Steve Sewell1320916.172t1
Steve Watson1116715.2491
Tony Boddie9859.4260
Gerald Willhite9252.860
Joe Dudek7415.9190
Shane Swanson68714.535t1
Mitch Andrews45313.3200
Laron Brown44010.0180
Scotty Caldwell4348.5140
Nathan Poole199.090
Ken Bell188.080
Russell Payne188.080
Team Totals285387413.672t24
Opponents Totals261304011.651t15
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Harden48521.3320
Kevin Clark310535.0500
Mark Haynes33913.0251
Tony Lilly3299.7240
Karl Mecklenburg3237.7160
Randy Robbins393.090
Jim Ryan372.350
Ricky Hunley26432.052t1
Dennis Smith22110.5150
Tim Lucas11111.0110
Rick Dennison11010.0100
Team Totals2840314.452t2
Opponents Totals1936219.1103t2
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Horan44180741.1612511186152133.1
Ralph Giacomarro1875742.15001423849927.7
John Elway13131.03100103131.0
Team Totals65259539.9612616424205131.6
Opponents Totals75315842.1620815486251233.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Kevin Clark18123312.971t1
Ricky Nattiel121736.1140
Shane Swanson9113214.7330
Gerald Willhite41225.590
Mike Harden20115.570
Tony Lilly2063.040
Vance Johnson1099.090
Team Totals48448610.171t1
Opponents Totals34742412.585t2
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Bell15032321.5420
Shane Swanson9023426.0500
Vance Johnson7014020.0340
Gene Lang407819.5250
Ricky Nattiel407819.5250
Laron Brown305719.0280
Kevin Clark203316.5250
Jim Ryan2094.590
Team Totals46095220.7500
Opponents Totals61116819.1500
SACKSNOYDS
Rulon Jones7.0
Karl Mecklenburg7.0
Simon Fletcher4.0
Greg Kragen2.0
Tim Lucas2.0
Jim Ryan1.5
Jeff Tupper1.5
Mike Brooks1.0
Ricky Hunley1.0
Randy Robbins1.0
Andre Townsend1.0
Steve Wilson1.0
Walt Bowyer0.5
Ray Woodard0.5
Team Totals31.0244.0
Opponents Totals30.0220.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
John Ayers0010100
Ken Bell210100
Tony Boddie0001100
Mike Brooks0001100
Billy Bryan0001100
Kevin Clark110100
Joe Dudek410100
John Elway2000-10
Simon Fletcher0001100
Freddie Gilbert0001100
Mike Harden00011140
Mark Haynes00011240
Vance Johnson100000
Leonard Jones00022240
Ken Karcher2303-110
Clarence Kay300000
Greg Kragen0001100
Larry Lee0010100
Tony Lilly0001100
Tim Lucas0001100
Karl Mecklenburg0001100
Bobby Micho100000
Orson Mobley100000
Marc Munford0002200
Ricky Nattiel210100
Jack Peavey1000-160
Jim Ryan111200
Steve Sewell100000
Dennis Smith0002200
Shane Swanson100000
Gerald Willhite100000
Sammy Winder520200
Bryant Winn0001100
Team Totals2917121931340
Opponents Totals35191517320
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