1987 Denver Broncos season

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1987 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Dan Reeves
General manager John Beake
Owner Pat Bowlen
Home field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 10–4–1
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Super Bowl XXII
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1986 1988 >

The 1987 Denver Broncos season was the team's 28th year in professional football and its 18th with the National Football League (NFL). Games scheduled during the third week of the season were cancelled, and games played from weeks 4 to 6 were played with replacement teams. The Broncos finished first in the AFC West, and were AFC Champions for the second straight year. Quarterback John Elway was voted league MVP for 1987.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1987 Denver Broncos staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Pat Bowlen
  • General Manager – John Beake
  • Director of Player Personnel – Reed Johnson
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Lide Huggins

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Al Miller

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Roster[edit]

1987 Denver Broncos final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 13 Seattle Seahawks W 40–17 Mile High Stadium 1–0
75,999
2 September 20 at Green Bay Packers T 17–17 (OT) Milwaukee County Stadium 1–0–1
50,624
September 28 at Cleveland Browns canceled Cleveland Stadium 1–0–1
4 October 4 Houston Oilers L 10–40 Mile High Stadium 1–1–1
38,494
5 October 12 Los Angeles Raiders W 30–14 Mile High Stadium 2–1–1
61,230
6 October 18 at Kansas City Chiefs W 26–17 Arrowhead Stadium 3–1–1
20,296
7 October 26 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–34 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 3–2–1
51,011
8 November 1 Detroit Lions W 34–0 Mile High Stadium 4–2–1
75,172
9 November 8 at Buffalo Bills L 14–21 Rich Stadium 4–3–1
63,698
10 November 16 Chicago Bears W 31–29 Mile High Stadium 5–3–1
75,783
11 November 22 at Los Angeles Raiders W 23–17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 6–3–1
61,318
12 November 29 at San Diego Chargers W 31–17 Jack Murphy Stadium 7–3–1
61,880
13 December 6 New England Patriots W 31–20 Mile High Stadium 8–3–1
75,795
14 December 13 at Seattle Seahawks L 21–28 Kingdome 8–4–1
61,759
15 December 19 Kansas City Chiefs W 20–17 Mile High Stadium 9–4–1
75,053
16 December 27 San Diego Chargers W 24–0 Mile High Stadium 10–4–1
21,189

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 14 3 0 0 17
• Broncos 7 13 14 6 40

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Week 4[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 14 0 0 14
• Broncos 14 3 6 7 30
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO
  • Game start: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 61,230
  • Game weather: 53°F; wind 7
  • Television network: ABC

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA
Denver Broncos 10 4 1 .700 379 288
Seattle Seahawks 9 6 0 .600 371 314
San Diego Chargers 8 7 0 .533 253 317
Los Angeles Raiders 5 10 0 .333 301 289
Kansas City Chiefs 4 11 0 .267 273 388

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Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
Divisional Playoffs January 10 Houston Oilers W 34–10 Mile High Stadium
75,968
AFC Championship January 17 Cleveland Browns W 38–33 Mile High Stadium
75,993
Super Bowl XXII January 31 Washington Redskins L 10–42 Jack Murphy Stadium
73,302

AFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

AFC Championship Game[edit]

Super Bowl[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

  • Ricky Nattiel, All-Rookie selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Denver Broncos Media Guide. p. 353. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Feb-02.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-25.
  4. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 382. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 

External links[edit]