1966 Denver Broncos season

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1966 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Mac Speedie
Ray Malavasi
Home field Bears Stadium
Results
Record 4–10
Division place 4th AFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1965 1967 >

The 1966 Denver Broncos season was the seventh season for the team in the American Football League (AFL). For the second straight season the Broncos posted a record of four wins, and ten losses. They once again finished last in the AFL's Western Division.

Denver's offense set a dubious all-time AFL record in 1966 with the fewest total points scored in a season, with 196, or 14 per game.[1] The Broncos are the last team in major professional football (AFL or NFL) to go an entire game without picking up a first down, which they did in Week One at Houston.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1966 Denver Broncos staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Gerald Phipps
  • President – Allan R. Phipps
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – James H. Burris
  • Director of Player Personnel – Fred Gehrke

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 3, 1966 at Houston Oilers L 7–45 Rice Stadium 0–1
30,156
3 September 18, 1966 Boston Patriots L 10–24 Bears Stadium 0–2
25,337
4 September 25, 1966 New York Jets L 7–16 Bears Stadium 0–3
29,878
5 October 2, 1966 Houston Oilers W 40–38 Bears Stadium 1–3
27,203
6 October 8, 1966 at Kansas City Chiefs L 10–37 Municipal Stadium 1–4
33,929
7 October 16, 1966 at Miami Dolphins L 7–24 Miami Orange Bowl 1–5
23,393
8 October 23, 1966 Kansas City Chiefs L 10–56 Bears Stadium 1–6
26,196
9 October 30, 1966 at San Diego Chargers L 17–24 Balboa Stadium 1–7
25,819
10 November 6, 1966 at Boston Patriots W 17–10 Fenway Park 2–7
18,154
12 November 20, 1966 Oakland Raiders L 3–17 Bears Stadium 2–8
26,703
13 November 27, 1966 San Diego Chargers W 20–17 Bears Stadium 3–8
24,860
14 December 4, 1966 Miami Dolphins W 17–7 Bears Stadium 4–8
32,592
15 December 11, 1966 at Oakland Raiders L 10–28 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 4–9
31,765
16 December 18, 1966 at Buffalo Bills L 21–38 War Memorial Stadium 4–10
40,538

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