1978 Denver Broncos season

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1978 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Red Miller
General manager Fred Gehrke
Home field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost AFC Divisional Playoff (Steelers) 10-33

The 1978 Denver Broncos season was the team's 19th year in professional football and its ninth with the National Football League (NFL). The team finished first in the AFC West, and made the playoffs for the second straight season.

The 1978 coaching staff included 26-year-old Assistant Special Teams/Defensive Assistant coach Bill Belichick. Belichick later won two Super Bowls as defensive coordinator with the New York Giants in 1986 and 1990, and five more as head coach of the New England Patriots in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014 and 2016.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1978 Denver Broncos staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Marv Braden


[1]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 3 Oakland Raiders W 14–6 Mile High Stadium 1–0
75,092
2 September 11 at Minnesota Vikings L 9–12 (OT) Metropolitan Stadium 1–1
46,508
3 September 17 San Diego Chargers W 27–14 Mile High Stadium 2–1
74,983
4 September 24 at Kansas City Chiefs W 23–17 (OT) Arrowhead Stadium 3–1
60,593
5 October 1 Seattle Seahawks W 28–7 Mile High Stadium 4–1
74,989
6 October 8 at San Diego Chargers L 0–23 San Diego Stadium 4–2
50,077
7 October 16 Chicago Bears W 16–7 Mile High Stadium 5–2
75,008
8 October 22 at Baltimore Colts L 6–7 Memorial Stadium 5–3
54,057
9 October 29 at Seattle Seahawks W 20–17 (OT) Kingdome 6–3
62,948
10 November 5 New York Jets L 28–31 Mile High Stadium 6–4
74,983
11 November 12 at Cleveland Browns W 19–7 Cleveland Stadium 7–4
70,856
12 November 19 Green Bay Packers W 16–3 Mile High Stadium 8–4
74,965
13 November 23 at Detroit Lions L 14–17 Pontiac Silverdome 8–5
71,785
14 December 3 at Oakland Raiders W 21–6 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 9–5
53,932
15 December 10 Kansas City Chiefs W 24–3 Mile High Stadium 10–5
74,149
16 December 16 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–24 Mile High Stadium 10–6
74,104

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
Divisional Playoffs December 30 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–33 Three Rivers Stadium
48,921

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(3) 10 6 0 .625 7–1 8–4 282 198 L1
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 345 358 W1
Oakland Raiders 9 7 0 .563 3–5 5–7 311 283 W1
San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 355 309 W3
Kansas City Chiefs 4 12 0 .250 1–7 4–10 243 327 L2

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1978 Denver Broncos Media Guide. p. 4. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 

External links[edit]