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Denver Broncos 1977 Team Stats

AFC CHAMPIONS

(12-2) Regular Season
(2-1) Playoffs

Date
W/L
Score
Opponent
Attendance
Sept 18
W
7-0
St. Louis
75002
Sept 15
W
26-6
Buffalo
74737
Oct 2
W
24-13
@ Seattle
53108
Oct 9
W
23-7
Kansas City
74718
Oct 16
W
30-7
@ Oakland
53616
Oct 23
W
24-13
@ Cincinnati
54395
Oct 30
L
14-24
Oakland
75007
Nov 6
W
21-7
Pittsburgh
32584
Nov 13
W
17-14
@ San Diego
45211
Nov 20
W
14-7
@ Kansas City
54050
Nov 27
W
27-13
Baltimore
74939
Dec 4
W
24-14
@ Houston
46875
Dec 11
W
17-9
San Diego
74905
Dec 18
L
6-14
@ Dallas
63752
1977 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME
Dec 24
W
34-21
Pittsburgh
75011
1977 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Jan 1
W
20-17
Oakland
74982
SUPER BOWL XII
Jan 15
L
10-27
Dallas
75583

Team Statistics
Den
Opp
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS
223
217
Rushing
101
77
Passing
107
123
Penalty
15
17
Third-Down Made/Att.
72/210
71/221
Third-Down Efficiency
34%
32%
TOTAL NET YARDS
3906
3774
Avg Per Game
279.0
269.6
Total Plays
887
941
Avg. Gain Per Play
4.4
4.0
NET YARDS RUSHING
2043
1530
Avg Per Game
145.9
109.3
Total Rushes
523
470
Avg Per Rush
3.9
3.3
NET YARDS PASSING
1863
2244
Avg Per Game
133.1
160.3
Sacked/Yards Lost
50/402
32/312
Gross Yards
2265
2556
Attempts/Completions
314/163
426/235
Completion %
51.9
55.2
Had Intercepted
12
25
PUNTS/AVERAGE
91/39.2
95/40.7
NET PUNTING AVG
33.7
31.3
PUNT RETURNS/AVG
58/12.3
54/7.4
KICKOFF RETURNS/AVG
34/21.5
50/21.7
INTERCEPTIONS/RETURN AVG
25/19.6
12/14.3
PENALTIES/YARDS
91/883
97/718
FUMBLES/LOST
28/15
27/14
TOUCHDOWNS
34
18
Rushing
16
5
Passing
15
11
Defense/Returns
3
2
PAT/ATT
31/34
18/18
FIELDGOALS/FGA
19/19
8/22
TOTAL POINTS
274
*148
Points/Game
19.6
10.6
* Team Record, Led NFL    

Score by Quarter
1
2
3
4
OT
Total
BRONCOS
68
72
60
74
274
OPPONENTS
45
46
40
17
148

SCORING
TD
Run
Receive
Return
PAT
FG
Safeties
Tot Pts
Jim Turner
1
0
1
0
31/34
19/19
0
76
Otis Armstrong
4
4
0
0
24
Haven Moses
4
0
4
0
24
Craig Morton
4
4
0
0
24
Luke Perrin
4
3
1
0
24
Rick Upchurch
4
1
2
1
24
Jack Dolbin
3
0
3
0
18
Riley Odoms
3
0
3
0
18
Rob Lytle
2
1
1
0
12
Louis Wright
1
0
0
1
6
Jon Keyworth
1
1
0
0
6
Jim Jensen
1
1
0
0
6
Norris Weese
1
1
0
0
6
Bernard Jackson
1
0
0
1
6
BRONCOS
34
16
15
3
31/34
19/19
0
274
OPPONENTS
18
5
11
2
16/18
8/22
0
148
                 
PASSING
ATT
COMP
YDS
COMP%
YD/ATT
TD
TD%
INT
INT%
LG
SACK/YDS
RAT
Craig Morton
254
131
1929
51.6
7.59
14
5.5
8
3.1
81t
43/338
82.1
Craig Penrose
40
21
217
52.5
5.43
0
0.0
4
10.0
35
5/49
5-49
Norris Weese
20
11
119
55.0
5.95
1
5.0
0
0.0
31
2/15
89.4
BRONCOS
314
163
2265
51.9
7.21
15
4.8
12
3.8
81t
50/402
75.6
OPPONENTS
426
235
2556
55.2
6.00
11
2.6
25
5.9
51
35/312
57.2

RUSHING
ATT
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
Otis Armstrong
130
489
3.8
35
4
Luke Perrin
110
456
4.1
62
3
Rob Lytle
104
408
3.9
21
1
Jon Keyworth
83
311
3.7
16
1
Jim Jensen
40
143
3.6
12
1
Craig Morton
31
125
4.0
15
4
Norris Weese
11
56
5.1
21
1
Craig Penrose
4
24
6.0
17
0
Rick Upchurch
1
19
19.0
19t
1
Jack Dolbin
2
12
6.0
14
0
Jim Kiick
1
1
1.0
1
0
Bucky Dilts
1
0
0.0
0
0
Haven Moses
5
-1
-0.2
8
0
BRONCOS
523
2043
3.9
62
16
OPPONENTS
470
1530
3.3
65
5

RECEIVING
REC
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
Riley Odoms
37
429
11.6
33
3
Haven Moses
27
539
20.0
35
4
Jack Dolbin
26
443
17.0
81t
3
Otis Armstrong
18
128
7.1
20
0
Rob Lytle
17
198
11.6
47t
1
Rick Upchurch
12
245
20.4
45
2
Jon Keyworth
11
48
4.4
14
0
Luke Perrin
6
106
17.8
41t
1
Jim Jensen
4
63
15.8
34
0
Ron Egloff
2
27
13.5
20
0
Jim Kiick
2
14
7.0
11
0
Jim Turner
1
25
25.0
25t
1
BRONCOS
163
2265
13.9
81t
15
OPPONENTS
235
2556
10.0
51
9
 

 
SACKS
Lyle Alzado
8
Barney Chavous
8
Rubin Carter
6
Tom Jackson
4
Claudie Minor
4
Randy Gradishar
3
Bob Swenson
2
Joe Rizzo
1
Billy Thompson
1
TOTAL
37
 

INTERCEPTIONS
INT
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
Billy Thompson
5
122
24.4
38
0
Tom Jackson
4
95
23.8
73t
1
Louis Wright
3
128
42.7
59
1
Randy Gradishar
3
56
18.7
28
0
Joe Rizzo
3
49
16.3
38
0
Steve Foley
3
22
7.3
11
0
Bernard Jackson
1
13
13.0
13
0
Paul Smith
1
6
6.0
6
0
Larry Evans
1
0
0.0
0
0
Bob Swenson
1
0
0.0
0
0
BRONCOS
26
355
13.7
40
0
OPPONENTS
45
818
18.2
-
5

PUNTING
PUNTS
YDS
AVG
TB
IN20
LG
Bucky Dilts
90
3525
39.2
5
20
63
Norris Weese
1
38
38.0
0
0
38
BRONCOS
91
3563
39.2
5
20
63
OPPONENTS
95
3868
40.7
9
13
74

PUNT RETURNS
PR
FC
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
Rick Upchurch
51
6
653
12.8
87t
1
John Schultz
1
0
11
11.0
11
0
Russell Payne
6
2
48
8.0
14
0
BRONCOS
54
8
712
12.3
87t
1
OPPONENTS
54
8
397
7.4
29
0

KICKOFF RETURNS
KR
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
Luke Perrin
3
72
24.0
32
0
Rick Upchurch
20
456
22.8
32
0
John Schultz
6
135
22.5
33
0
Russell Payne
1
16
16.0
16
0
Jon Keyworth
1
15
15.0
15
0
Hyde
1
15
15.0
15
0
Grant
1
8
8.0
8
0
Nairne
1
1
1.0
1
0
Jack Dolbin
--
14
--
--
--
BRONCOS
34
732
21.5
33
0
OPPONENTS
50
1084
21.7
14
0

FIELD GOAL BREAKDOWN
Distance
1-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50+
Total
Jim Turner
0/0
3/4
7/10
3/5
0/0
19/19
OPPONENTS
1/1
2/3
1/5
4/9
0/4
8/22