2001 Denver Broncos season

The 2001 Denver Broncos season was the team's 42nd year in professional football and its 32nd with the National Football League. This was the Broncos' first year at the new stadium Invesco Field at Mile High, replacing the old Mile High Stadium.

It was also Terrell Davis' final year in the league before being forced to retire in the 2002 preseason due to various knee ailments.

2001 Denver Broncos season
Head coachMike Shanahan
Home fieldInvesco Field at Mile High
Results
Record8–8
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL Draft

2001 Denver Broncos draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 24 Willie Middlebrooks  Cornerback Minnesota
2 51 Paul Toviessi  Defensive End Marshall from Tampa Bay via Buffalo [R2 - 1]
3 87 Reggie Hayward  Defensive End Iowa State
4 113 Ben Hamilton  Guard Minnesota from Green Bay [R4 - 1]
4 120 Nick Harris  Punter California
6 190 Kevin Kasper  Wide Receiver Iowa
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Draft notes

  1. ^ #51: multiple trades:
    #51: Tampa Bay → Buffalo (D). see #14: Buffalo → Tampa Bay
    #51: Buffalo → Denver (D). Buffalo traded this pick to Denver for second-round (#58) and fourth-round (#110) selections.
  1. ^ #113: Green Bay → Denver (PD). Green Bay traded this selection to Denver in August 2000 in exchange for linebacker Nate Wayne."Significant Trades, 1957–2009". Green Bay Packers. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.</ref>

Staff

2001 Denver Broncos staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Rich Tuten
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Greg Saporta
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Cedric Smith

Roster

2001 Denver Broncos final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Network TV Time (MT) Attendance
1 September 10, 2001 New York Giants W 31–20 ABC 7:00PM
75,735
2 September 23, 2001 at Arizona Cardinals W 38–17 ESPN 6:30PM
50,913
3 September 30, 2001 Baltimore Ravens L 20–13 CBS 2:15PM
75,082
4 October 7, 2001 Kansas City Chiefs W 20–6 CBS 2:05PM
75,037
5 October 14, 2001 at Seattle Seahawks L 34–21 CBS 2:15PM
61,837
6 October 21, 2001 at San Diego Chargers L 27–10 CBS 2:05PM
67,521
7 October 28, 2001 New England Patriots W 31–20 CBS 2:15PM
74,750
8 November 5, 2001 at Oakland Raiders L 38–28 ABC 7:00PM
62,637
9 November 11, 2001 San Diego Chargers W 26–16 CBS 2:05PM
74,951
10 November 18, 2001 Washington Redskins L 17–10 FOX 2:15PM
74,622
11 November 22, 2001 at Dallas Cowboys W 26–24 CBS 2:00PM
64,104
12 December 2, 2001 at Miami Dolphins L 21–10 CBS 11:00AM
73,938
13 December 9, 2001 Seattle Seahawks W 20–7 ESPN 6:30PM
74,524
14 December 16, 2001 at Kansas City Chiefs L 26–23 CBS 11:00AM
77,778
15 Bye
16 December 30, 2001 Oakland Raiders W 23–17 CBS 2:15PM
75,582
17 January 6, 2002 at Indianapolis Colts L 29–10 CBS 11:00AM
56,192

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Oakland Raiders 10 6 0 .625 399 327 L3
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 301 324 W2
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 340 339 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 320 344 L1
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 .313 332 321 L9

Postseason

The Broncos failed to make the playoffs with their 8–8 record in 2001.

Awards and records

Milestones

References

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