1982 Denver Broncos season

The 1982 Denver Broncos season was the team's 23rd year in professional football and its 13th with the National Football League (NFL). The Broncos played only nine games this season, owing to the strike imposed by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). The Broncos were looking to improve on their 10-6 record from 1981. But due to many injuries plus the strike, the Broncos only won 2 games, while losing 7, their worst record since 1971 as well as their first losing season since 1975. This was also their first season with below 3 wins since 1964. The Broncos only won 1 home game the entire year, against reigning Super Bowl champion San Francisco. Their only other win was against the Los Angeles Rams. The Broncos went winless against AFC foes in 1982. All of their AFC foes were their own division rivals.

1982 Denver Broncos season
Head coachDan Reeves
General managerGrady Alderman
OwnerEdgar Kaiser
Home fieldMile High Stadium
Results
Record2–7
Division place12th AFC
Playoff finishdid not qualify

NFL Draft

1982 Denver Broncos draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 21 Gerald Willhite  RB San Jose State
2 50 Orlando McDaniel  WR LSU
4 106 Dan Plater  WR BYU
5 131 Sammy Winder *  RB Southern Mississippi
7 189 Alvin Ruben  DE Houston
9 243 Keith Uecker  OT Auburn
10 274 Ken Woodard  LB Tuskegee
11 300 Stuart Yatsko  G Oregon
12 327 Brian Clark  G Clemson
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

1982 Denver Broncos staff
Front office
  • Owner – Edgar Kaiser
  • General Manager – Grady Alderman
  • Director of Player Personnel – John Beake
  • Coordinator of College Scouting – Carroll Hardy
  • Coordinator of Pro Scouting – Reed Johnson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

[1]

Roster

1982 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 Record Attendance
1 September 12 San Diego Chargers L 3–23 Mile High Stadium 0–1
73,564
2 September 19 San Francisco 49ers W 24–21 Mile High Stadium 1–1
73,899
Players' strike
10 November 21 Seattle Seahawks L 10–17 Mile High Stadium 1–2
73,996
11 November 28 at San Diego Chargers L 20–30 Jack Murphy Stadium 1–3
47,629
12 December 5 Atlanta Falcons L 27–34 Mile High Stadium 1–4
73,984
13 December 12 at Los Angeles Rams W 27–24 Anaheim Stadium 2–4
48,112
14 December 19 Kansas City Chiefs L 16–37 Mile High Stadium 2–5
74,192
15 December 26 at Los Angeles Raiders L 10–27 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 2–6
44,160
16 January 2 at Seattle Seahawks L 11–13 Kingdome 2–7
43,145

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 5–0 5–1 260 200 W5
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 2–3 5–3 288 221 L1
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 2–1 3–5 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 2–1 3–3 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 0–6 0–6 148 226 L3
American Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 260 200 W5
Miami Dolphins(2) 7 2 0 .778 198 131 W3
Cincinnati Bengals(3) 7 2 0 .778 232 177 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers(4) 6 3 0 .667 204 146 W2
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 288 221 L1
New York Jets(6) 6 3 0 .667 245 166 L1
New England Patriots(7) 5 4 0 .556 143 157 W1
Cleveland Browns(8) 4 5 0 .444 140 182 L1
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 150 154 L3
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 148 226 L3
Houston Oilers 1 8 0 .111 136 245 L7
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 113 236 L2

References

  1. ^ 2010 Denver Broncos Media Guide. p. 363. Retrieved March 6, 2011.

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