1978 Denver Broncos Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Red Miller (10-6)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1978 Denver Broncos Roster
1978 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Broncos scored 282 points, and the solid defensive unit conceded 198. Lonnie Perrin ran for a team-best 455 yards for Denver, while Jon Keyworth, Larry Canada and Otis Armstrong each additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

Craig Morton passed for 1,802 yards. Riley Odoms paced the receiving corps, hauling in 54 passes for 829 yards, while Haven Moses contributed to the receiving game, too.

Bernard Jackson and Steve Foley each picked off 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Red Miller coached the team. The 1978 Denver Broncos lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Craig Morton26714654.718026.7114.183.0423623877.0
Norris Weese875563.27238.344.655.731129480.8
Craig Penrose371643.21855.025.4410.8290037.4
Totals39121755.527106.9174.3174.342 48332


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lonnie Perrin1084554.228 4
Jon Keyworth1124444.030 3
Otis Armstrong1123813.420 1
Larry Canada793654.647 3
Rob Lytle813414.225 2
Dave Preston662964.516 1
Craig Morton17714.212 0
Norris Weese17482.81
Rick Upchurch5316.211 0
Steve Foley11414.014 0
Riley Odoms252.50
Craig Penrose100.00
Totals60124514.147 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Riley Odoms5482915.442 6
Haven Moses3774420.142 5
Jack Dolbin2428411.821 0
Dave Preston241998.321 1
Jon Keyworth211667.920 1
Rick Upchurch1721012.429 1
Otis Armstrong12988.219 1
Lonnie Perrin10545.413 1
Rob Lytle6376.210 0
Larry Canada6376.212 0
Ron Egloff4338.215 1
Vince Kinney12323.023 0
Jim Turner1-4-4.0-4 0
Totals217271012.542 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Turner353188.6221150.064


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bucky Dilts96349436.473

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rick Upchurch3649313.775 1
Dave Preston10686.823 0
Charlie West3206.712 0
Bill Thompson133.00
Chris Pane1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals5158211.475 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lonnie Perrin1225621.333 0
Rick Upchurch822227.841 0
Bernard Jackson920923.240 0
Dave Preston715422.032 0
Chris Pane12929.029 0
Charlie West12424.024 0
Jon Keyworth22412.013 0
John Schultz12020.020 0
Godwin Turk11414.014 0
Totals4295222.741 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bernard Jackson612821.338 0
Steve Foley68414.030 0
Randy Gradishar4194.80
Bill Thompson400.00
Tom Jackson3289.328 1
Joe Rizzo3103.310 0
Godwin Turk23618.022 0
Louis Wright221.00
Bob Swenson100.00
Totals313079.938 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jim Turner01131064
Riley Odoms0600036
Lonnie Perrin41000030
Haven Moses500030
Jon Keyworth31000024
Larry Canada3000018
Rob Lytle2000012
Dave Preston110000012
Rick Upchurch011000012
Otis Armstrong1100012
Bill Thompson0010006
Tom Jackson10006
Randy Gradishar010006
Ron Egloff10006
Norris Weese10006
Lyle Alzado00012