1973 Denver Broncos Season
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1973 Denver Broncos Season

1973 Denver Broncos season
Head coachJohn Ralston
General managerJohn Ralston
OwnerGerald Phipps
Home fieldMile High Stadium
Results
Record7-5-2
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1973 Denver Broncos season was the team's 14th year in professional football and its fourth with the National Football League (NFL). For the first time in franchise history, the team posted a winning record of seven wins, five losses, and two ties. One of these ties, in their first-ever game with the Cardinals,[1] was the nearest they would come to losing to that franchise until 2010,[1] and also their only NFL appearance in St. Louis until 2000 against the relocated Rams at Edward Jones Dome.[2]

Offseason

NFL draft

1973 Denver Broncos draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Otis Armstrong *  Running back Purdue
2 36 Barney Chavous  DE South Carolina State
3 54 Paul Howard  G BYU
3 70 John Wood  DT LSU
4 88 Tom Jackson *  L Louisville
5 113 Charles McTorry  DB Tennessee State
7 165 Mike Askea  OT Stanford
7 166 John Grant  DT USC
9 217 Lyle Blackwood  DB Texas Christian
10 244 Al Marshall  WR Boise State
11 269 Elton Brown  DE Utah State
12 296 Jim O'Malley  LB Notre Dame
13 319 Ed Smith  DE Colorado College
13 321 Ed White  RB Tulsa
14 348 John Hufnagel  QB
15 373 Calvin Jones  DB Washington
16 398 Oliver Ross  RB Alabama A&M
17 425 Kenneth Morgan  TE Elon
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

[3]

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 16 Cincinnati Bengals W 28-10 Mile High Stadium 1-0
49,059
2 September 23 San Francisco 49ers L 34-36 Mile High Stadium 1-1
50,966
3 September 30 Chicago Bears L 14-33 Mile High Stadium 1-2
51,159
4 October 7 at Kansas City Chiefs L 14-16 Arrowhead Stadium 1-3
71,414
5 October 14 at Houston Oilers W 48-20 Astrodome 2-3
32,801
6 October 22 Oakland Raiders T 23-23 Mile High Stadium 2-3-1
51,270
7 October 28 at New York Jets W 40-28 Shea Stadium 3-3-1
55,108
8 November 4 at St. Louis Cardinals T 17-17 Busch Memorial Stadium 3-3-2
46,565
9 November 11 San Diego Chargers W 30-19 Mile High Stadium 4-3-2
51,034
10 November 18 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 23-13 Three Rivers Stadium 5-3-2
48,580
11 November 25 Kansas City Chiefs W 14-10 Mile High Stadium 6-3-2
51,331
12 December 2 Dallas Cowboys L 10-22 Mile High Stadium 6-4-2
51,508
13 December 9 at San Diego Chargers W 42-28 San Diego Stadium 7-4-2
44,954
14 December 16 at Oakland Raiders L 17-21 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 7-5-2
51,910

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 9 4 1 .679 4-1-1 7-3-1 292 175 W4
Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 .571 4-2 6-4-1 231 192 W1
Denver Broncos 7 5 2 .571 3-2-1 7-2-1 354 296 L1
San Diego Chargers 2 11 1 .179 0-6 1-9-1 188 386 L4

Awards and honors

  • UPI AFC Coach of the Year: John Ralston

References

  1. ^ a b Arizona Cardinals versus Denver Broncos
  2. ^ St. Louis Rams at home to Denver Broncos
  3. ^ 1973 Denver Broncos Press Guide. p. 4. Retrieved 2012.

External links


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