1979 Denver Broncos season

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1979 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Red Miller
General manager Fred Gehrke
Home field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 2nd AFC West
Playoff finish Lost AFC Wild Card
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1978 1980 >

The 1979 Denver Broncos season was the team's 20th year in professional football and its 10th with the National Football League (NFL).

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1979 Denver Broncos staff
Front office
  • Chairman of the Board – Gerald Phipps
  • President – Allan Phipps
  • Vice President/General Manager – Fred Gehrke
  • Director of Player Personnel – Carroll Hardy
  • Pro Scouting – John Beake

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Marv Braden


Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 2 Cincinnati Bengals W 10–0 Mile High Stadium 1–0
74,788
2 September 6 Los Angeles Rams L 9–13 Mile High Stadium 1–1
74,884
3 September 16 at Atlanta Falcons W 20–17 (OT) Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 2–1
57,677
4 September 23 Seattle Seahawks W 37–34 Mile High Stadium 3–1
74,879
5 September 30 at Oakland Raiders L 3–27 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 3–2
52,632
6 October 7 San Diego Chargers W 7–0 Mile High Stadium 4–2
74,997
7 October 14 at Kansas City Chiefs W 24–10 Arrowhead Stadium 5–2
74,292
8 October 22 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–42 Three Rivers Stadium 5–3
49,699
9 October 28 Kansas City Chiefs W 20–3 Mile High Stadium 6–3
74,908
10 November 4 New Orleans Saints W 10–3 Mile High Stadium 7–3
74,482
11 November 11 New England Patriots W 45–10 Mile High Stadium 8–3
74,379
12 November 18 at San Francisco 49ers W 38–28 Candlestick Park 9–3
42,910
13 November 25 Oakland Raiders L 10–14 Mile High Stadium 9–4
74,186
14 December 2 at Buffalo Bills W 19–16 Rich Stadium 10–4
37,886
15 December 8 at Seattle Seahawks L 23–28 Kingdome 10–5
60,038
16 December 17 at San Diego Chargers L 7–17 San Diego Stadium 10–6
51,906

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 0 0 0 0
• Broncos 0 3 7 0 10

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
San Diego Chargers(1) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 9–3 411 246
Denver Broncos(5) 10 6 0 .625 4–4 7–5 289 262
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 3–5 6–6 378 372
Oakland Raiders 9 7 0 .563 3–5 5–7 365 337
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438 4–4 7–7 238 262

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
Wild Card Playoffs December 23 at Houston Oilers L 7–13 Astrodome
48,776

References[edit]

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