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1987 Denver Broncos Season

1987 Denver Broncos season
Head coachDan Reeves
General managerJohn Beake
OwnerPat Bowlen
Home fieldMile High Stadium
Results
Record10-4-1
Division place1st AFC West
Playoff finishWon AFC Divisional Playoff (Oilers) 34-10
Won AFC Championship Game (Browns) 38-33
Lost Super Bowl XXII (vs. Redskins) 10-42
A ticket for the AFC Championship Game between the Browns and the Broncos.

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

NFL Draft

1987 Denver Broncos draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 27 Ricky Nattiel  Wide Receiver Florida
3 84 Michael Brooks  Linebacker Louisiana State
4 111 Marc Munford  Linebacker Nebraska
6 167 Warren Marshall  Running back James Madison
7 194 Wilbur Strozier  Tight end Georgia
8 222 Dan Morgan  Guard Penn State
9 250 Bruce Plummer  Center Mississippi State
10 278 Rafe Wilkinson  Linebacker Richmond
11 299 Steve Roberts  Defensive end Washington
11 306 Tommy Neal  Running back Maryland
12 334 Tyrone Braxton *  Safety North Dakota State
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

[1]

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

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

Week 1

1 234Total
Seahawks 14 300 17
• Broncos 7 13146 40

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Week 2

1 234OTTotal
Broncos 0 3770 17
Packers 7 7030 17

Week 4

1 234Total
• Oilers 7 101013 40
Broncos 0 1000 10
  • Date: October 4
  • Location: Mile High Stadium

Week 5

1 234Total
Raiders 0 1400 14
• Broncos 14 367 30
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Mile High Stadium
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m. MST
  • Game attendance: 61,230
  • Game weather: 53°F; wind 7
  • Television network: ABC

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Week 6

1 234Total
• Broncos 9 1007 26
Chiefs 7 730 17

Week 7

1 234Total
Broncos 7 10010 27
• Vikings 7 7137 34

Week 8

1 234Total
Lions 0 000 0
• Broncos 17 7010 34
  • Date: November 1
  • Location: Mile High Stadium

Week 9

1 234Total
Broncos 0 077 14
• Bills 0 1830 21

Week 10

1 234Total
Bears 14 0150 29
• Broncos 0 21010 31
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: Mile High Stadium
  • Television network: ABC

Week 11

1 234Total
• Broncos 10 1003 23
Raiders 0 1430 17

Week 12

1 234Total
• Broncos 7 10140 31
Chargers 7 307 17

Week 13

1 234Total
Patriots 7 1030 20
• Broncos 0 31414 31
  • Date: December 6
  • Location: Mile High Stadium

Week 14

1 234Total
Broncos 0 0147 21
• Seahawks 0 1477 28
  • Date: December 13
  • Location: Kingdome
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)

Week 15

1 234Total
Chiefs 0 377 17
• Broncos 7 1030 20
  • Date: December 19
  • Location: Mile High Stadium

Week 16

1 234Total
Chargers 0 000 0
• Broncos 14 0010 24
  • Date: December 27
  • Location: Mile High Stadium

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(1) 10 4 1 .700 7-1 8-3 379 288 W2
Seattle Seahawks(5) 9 6 0 .600 4-3 5-6 371 314 L1
San Diego Chargers 8 7 0 .533 3-4 6-7 253 317 L6
Los Angeles Raiders 5 10 0 .333 2-6 3-8 301 289 L3
Kansas City Chiefs 4 11 0 .267 3-5 3-9 273 388 W1

Playoffs

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

Divisional

1 234Total
Oilers 0 307 10
• Broncos 14 1037 34

Conference Championship

1 234Total
Browns 0 3219 33
• Broncos 14 7107 38
  • Date: January 17
  • Location: Mile High Stadium

Super Bowl

1 234Total
• Redskins 0 3507 42
Broncos 10 000 10

Awards and records

  • Ricky Nattiel, All-Rookie selection

References

  1. ^ 2010 Denver Broncos Media Guide. p. 353. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Feb-02.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-25.

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