1980 Denver Broncos season

The 1980 Denver Broncos season was the team's 21st year in professional football and its 11th with the National Football League (NFL). It was Red Miller's final season as the team's head coach.

1980 Denver Broncos season
Head coachRed Miller
General managerFred Gehrke
OwnerGerald Phipps
Home fieldMile High Stadium
Results
Record8–8
Division place4th AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL draft

1980 Denver Broncos draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 42 Rulon Jones *  Defensive end Utah State
3 74 Larry Carter  DB Kentucky
4 107 Rick Parros  RB Utah State
5 131 Mike Harden  DB Michigan
5 136 Laval Short  DT Colorado
6 157 Keith Bishop *  G Baylor
7 184 John Havekost  G Nebraska
8 197 Don Coleman  WR Oregon
9 243 Greg Bracelin  LB California
10 270 Virgil Seay  WR Troy
11 297 Phil Farris  WR North Carolina
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

1980 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
  • Director of Pro Personnel – John Beake

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Roster

1980 Denver Broncos roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance Record
1 Sep 7 at Philadelphia Eagles L 6–27 Veteran's Stadium 70,307 0–1
2 Sep 14 Dallas Cowboys W 41–20 Mile High Stadium 74,919 1–1
3 Sep 21 San Diego Chargers L 13–30 Mile High Stadium 74,970 1–2
4 Sep 29 at New England Patriots L 14–23 Schaefer Stadium 60,153 1–3
5 Oct 5 at Cleveland Browns W 19–16 Municipal Stadium 81,065 2–3
6 Oct 13 Washington Redskins W 20–17 Mile High Stadium 74,657 3–3
7 Oct 19 Kansas City Chiefs L 17–23 Mile High Stadium 74,459 3–4
8 Oct 26 at New York Giants W 14–9 Giants Stadium 67,598 4–4
9 Nov 2 Houston Oilers L 16–20 Mile High Stadium 74,717 4–5
10 Nov 9 at San Diego Chargers W 20–13 San Diego Stadium 51,435 5–5
11 Nov 16 New York Jets W 31–24 Mile High Stadium 72,114 6–5
12 Nov 23 Seattle Seahawks W 36–20 Mile High Stadium 73,274 7–5
13 Dec 1 at Oakland Raiders L 3–9 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 51,593 7–6
14 Dec 7 at Kansas City Chiefs L 14–31 Arrowhead Stadium 40,237 7–7
15 Dec 14 Oakland Raiders L 21–24 Mile High Stadium 73,974 7–8
16 Dec 21 at Seattle Seahawks W 25–17 Kingdome 51,853 8–8

Game summaries

Week 10

1 234Total
• Broncos 0 767 20
Chargers 0 607 13

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Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers(1) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 418 327 W2
Oakland Raiders(4) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 364 306 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–8 319 336 W1
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 3–5 5–7 310 323 W1
Seattle Seahawks 4 12 0 .250 1–7 3–9 291 408 L9

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

External links

Scoring summary
2SDRolf Benirschke 30 yard field goalChargers 3–0
2SDRolf Benirschke 34 yard field goalChargers 6–0
2DENRob Lytle 3 yard run (Fred Steinfort kick)Broncos 7–6
3DENFred Steinfort 28 yard field goalBroncos 10–6
3DENFred Steinfort 42 yard field goalBroncos 13–6
4DENDave Preston 4 yard run (Fred Steinfort kick)Broncos 20–6
4SDJohn Jefferson 3 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)Broncos 20–13
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Division championships (15)
Conference championships (8)
League championships (3)
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Seasons (58)

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