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1988 Denver Broncos (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Western Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Dan Reeves
Special AssistantMarvin Bass
Assistant Defensive LineRubin Carter
Assistant Head Coach/DefenseJoe Collier
Running BacksMo Forte
QuarterbacksChan Gailey
Offensive LineGeorge Henshaw
Defensive LineStan Jones
Wide ReceiversLarry Kennan
Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive LinePete Mangurian
Strength and ConditioningAl Miller
LinebackersMyrel Moore
Special Teams/Assistant LinebackersMike Nolan
Special Teams/Assistant Defensive BacksCharlie Waters
Defensive BacksCharlie West
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Wed8/3/1988ALos Angeles Rams40-31WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium43978
Sat8/13/1988HSan Francisco 49ers34-24WDenver, COMile High Stadium75067
Fri8/19/1988AMiami Dolphins13-16LOTMiami-Dade County, FLJoe Robbie Stadium49795
Thu8/25/1988HIndianapolis Colts21-20WDenver, COMile High Stadium73957
Sun9/4/1988HSeattle Seahawks14-21LDenver, COMile High Stadium75986
Sun9/11/1988HSan Diego Chargers34-3WDenver, COMile High Stadium75359
Sun9/18/1988AKansas City Chiefs13-20LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium63268
Mon9/26/1988HLos Angeles Raiders27-30LOTDenver, COMile High Stadium75964
Sun10/2/1988ASan Diego Chargers12-0WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium55763
Sun10/9/1988ASan Francisco 49ers16-13WOTSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61711
Sun10/16/1988HAtlanta Falcons30-14WDenver, COMile High Stadium75287
Sun10/23/1988APittsburgh Steelers21-39LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49811
Mon10/31/1988AIndianapolis Colts23-55LIndianapolis, INHoosier Dome60544
Sun11/6/1988HKansas City Chiefs17-11WDenver, COMile High Stadium74227
Sun11/13/1988HCleveland Browns30-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium75806
Sun11/20/1988ANew Orleans Saints0-42LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome68075
Sun11/27/1988HLos Angeles Rams35-24WDenver, COMile High Stadium74141
Sun12/4/1988ALos Angeles Raiders20-21LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum65561
Sun12/11/1988ASeattle Seahawks14-42LSeattle, WAKingdome62838
Sat12/17/1988HNew England Patriots21-10WDenver, COMile High Stadium70910
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 BellRB5'1019024Boston College160
54Keith BishopLOG6'326531Nebraska; Baylor1610
65Walt BowyerLDE6'426028Arizona State1611
34Tyrone BraxtonS5'1118724North Dakota State160
56Mike BrooksLB6'123524Louisiana State164
64Billy BryanC6'225533Duke1616
95Steve BryanLB6'225624Oklahoma80
28Jeremiah CastilleRCB5'1017527Alabama1615
27Kevin ClarkS5'1018524San Jose State30
55Rick DennisonLILB6'322030Colorado State1616
33Tony DorsettRB5'1118934Pittsburgh1613
7John ElwayQB6'321428Stanford1515
73Simon FletcherLOLB6'624026Houston1616
90Freddie GilbertLDE6'427526Georgia135
83Sam GraddyWR5'1016524Tennessee70
37Kevin GuidryCB6'017624Louisiana State140
31Mike HardenFS6'119229Michigan1616
36Mark HaynesLCB5'1119330Colorado1515
78Winford HoodOG6'326326Georgia30
2Mike HoranP5'1119129Fullerton JC; Long Beach State160
79Stefan HumphriesROG6'326326Michigan11
80Mark JacksonWR5'1017825Purdue124
87Jason JohnsonWR5'1118023Illinois State80
82Vance JohnsonWR5'1118125Arizona1613
75Rulon JonesDE6'626030Utah State160
66Jim JurigaLOT6'627524Illinois1615
12Ken KarcherQB6'320525Notre Dame; Tulane10
3Rich KarlisK6'018029Cincinnati160
72Keith KartzROG6'427025California1312
88Clarence KayTE6'223727Georgia1414
86Pat KellyTE6'625223Syracuse160
97Bruce KlostermannLB6'422825Waldorf JC; Iowa; South Dakota State125
99Shawn KnightDL6'628824Brigham Young140
71Greg KragenNT6'326526Utah State1616
8Gary KubiakQB6'019227Texas A&M161
76Ken LanierROT6'327329Florida State1616
66Larry LeeC-OG6'226329UCLA40
59Tim LucasLB6'323027California160
85Rick MassieWR6'119028Kentucky40
77Karl MecklenburgRILB6'323228Augustana (South Dakota); Minnesota99
89Orson MobleyTE-RB6'525725Florida State; Salem International169
51Marc MunfordLB6'223123Nebraska70
84Ricky NattielWR5'918022Florida1511
60Gerald PerryOG-OT6'630524Northwest Mississippi CC; Southern University166
38Bruce PlummerCB6'120324Mississippi State80
48Randy RobbinsS6'218926Arizona165
57Mike RuetherC6'427926Texas140
50Jim RyanROLB6'121831William & Mary1614
30Steve SewellRB-WR6'321025Oklahoma163
49Dennis SmithSS6'320029Southern California1111
70Dave StuddardLOT6'426033Texas114
32Calvin ThomasRB5'1124528Illinois20
61Andre TownsendRDE6'326526Mississippi1616
47Gerald WillhiteFB5'1020029American River JC; San Jose State111
45Steve WilsonCB5'1019531Howard122
23Sammy WinderFB5'1120329Southern Mississippi1612
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ted Gregory126NTSyracuse
Gerald Perry245TSouthern Universityfrom MIN
Kevin Guidry379DBLouisiana Statefrom NO
Corris Ervin5136DBCentral Florida
Pat Kelly7174TESyracusefrom LARM
Garry Frank7192GMississippi State
Mel Farr9248RBUCLA
Channing Williams10268RBArizona Statefrom PIT
Richard Calvin11304RBWashington State
Johnny Carter12332NTGrambling State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals4312764903
Opponents Totals8511296563
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals29:47338106196368521040.541330.885717
Opponents Totals30:13316140161158121437.991850.0116966
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rich Karlis0363797.3233663.90105
Mark Jackson60000036
Steve Sewell60000036
Tony Dorsett50000030
Vance Johnson50000030
Sammy Winder50000030
Clarence Kay40000024
Orson Mobley20000012
Gerald Willhite20000012
John Elway1000006
Ricky Nattiel1000006
Team Totals37363797.3233663.90327
Opponents Totals414141100.0212777.81352
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rich Karlis233663.91/19/106/135/82/4
Team Totals233663.91/19/106/135/82/4
Opponents Totals212777.80/09/109/122/41/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Dorsett1817033.9265
Sammy Winder1495433.6354
John Elway542344.3261
Steve Sewell321354.2261
Gary Kubiak17653.8150
Ricky Nattiel55110.2290
Gerald Willhite13393.072
Ken Bell9364.060
Mark Jackson155.050
Jason Johnson133.030
Vance Johnson111.010
Calvin Thomas100.000
Team Totals46418153.93513
Opponents Totals55225384.664t21
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
John Elway49627455.220333096.712.186173.4193.830237307271.4
Ken Karcher12650.0612810.721.374t18.300.000128116.0
Gary Kubiak694362.3234977.211.668t57.234.321348490.1
Tony Dorsett2150.0173.57.07t150.000.000797.9
Ricky Nattiel100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Steve Sewell100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals58132455.823539416.812.286244.1223.832250369174.8
Opponents Totals46726256.118931686.812.155183.9163.436235293375.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Vance Johnson6889613.2865
Mark Jackson4685218.5636
Ricky Nattiel4657412.574t1
Steve Sewell3850713.368t5
Clarence Kay3435210.4274
Gerald Willhite322387.4150
Orson Mobley2121810.4282
Sammy Winder171036.1141
Tony Dorsett161227.6160
Rick Massie33913.0210
Sam Graddy13030.0300
Jason Johnson166.060
Pat Kelly144.040
Team Totals324394112.28624
Opponents Totals262316812.15518
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Harden4369.0340
Jeremiah Castille35117.0330
Randy Robbins26633.0390
Tyrone Braxton263.060
Rick Dennison12929.0290
Steve Wilson177.070
Simon Fletcher144.040
Walt Bowyer111.010
Mark Haynes100.000
Team Totals1620012.5390
Opponents Totals2234415.686t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Horan65286144.0700219364245737.8
John Elway311739.040002011739.0
Team Totals68297843.8700221364257437.9
Opponents Totals84364343.4681720451305236.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ricky Nattiel2302239.7240
Kevin Clark1301158.9160
Gerald Willhite132906.9120
Mike Harden22147.0140
Jason Johnson1055.050
Ken Bell1044.040
Vance Johnson0100
Team Totals5354518.5240
Opponents Totals33436411.066t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Bell36076221.2380
Jason Johnson14029220.9340
Ricky Nattiel6012420.7250
Sammy Winder101111.0110
Mike Harden1099.090
Team Totals580119820.7380
Opponents Totals52103519.9400
SACKSNOYDS
Simon Fletcher9.0
Andre Townsend5.5
Rulon Jones5.0
Jim Ryan3.5
Greg Kragen2.5
Randy Robbins2.0
Steve Wilson2.0
Walt Bowyer1.0
Tyrone Braxton1.0
Freddie Gilbert1.0
Mark Haynes1.0
Karl Mecklenburg1.0
Dennis Smith1.0
Rick Dennison0.5
Team Totals36.0235.0
Opponents Totals32.0250.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ken Bell210100
Keith Bishop1000-50
Tyrone Braxton0010100
Billy Bryan0010100
Steve Bryan0001100
Rick Dennison0003300
Tony Dorsett610100
John Elway7505-90
Simon Fletcher0001100
Mike Harden110100
Mark Jackson110100
Jason Johnson110100
Clarence Kay100000
Pat Kelly100000
Greg Kragen0001100
Gary Kubiak3303-90
Orson Mobley110100
Ricky Nattiel310100
Randy Robbins111200
Jim Ryan0001100
Steve Sewell221340
Dennis Smith0002200
Andre Townsend0001100
Gerald Willhite210100
Steve Wilson0001100
Sammy Winder100000
Team Totals3413211334-190
Opponents Totals23131012220
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