1979 Denver Broncos Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Wild Card
Coach: Red Miller (10-6)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1979 Denver Broncos Roster
1979 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Denver ran up 289 points, while the solid defense allowed 262. Craig Morton threw for 2,626 yards. Rick Upchurch hauled in 64 passes, while Haven Moses accumulated 943 receiving yards.

Otis Armstrong carried the ball for a team-best 453 yards for the Broncos, while Rob Lytle and Jim Jensen also contributed to the rushing attack.

Steve Foley picked off 6 opponent throws.

Red Miller coached the team. The 1979 Denver Broncos lost in the Wild Card.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Craig Morton37020455.126267.1164.3195.1643024170.6
Norris Weese975354.67317.511.033.150138669.6
Craig Penrose5240.0448.800.0120.0290032.5
Jon Keyworth11100.03232.01100.000.03200158.3
Luke Prestridge100.
Dave Preston100.
Rick Upchurch100.
Totals47626054.634337.2183.8234.864 43327


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Otis Armstrong1084534.226 2
Jim Jensen1064003.830 1
Rob Lytle1023713.619 4
Jon Keyworth813234.017 1
Dave Preston431693.918 1
Larry Canada361434.017 0
Norris Weese181166.420 3
Luke Prestridge12929.029 0
Rick Upchurch3175.718 0
Craig Morton23130.61
Zachary Dixon393.00
Riley Odoms1-7-7.0-7 0
Totals52520363.930 13


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rick Upchurch6493714.647 7
Haven Moses5494317.564 6
Riley Odoms4063816.045 1
Jim Jensen191447.625 1
Dave Preston191377.219 1
Jon Keyworth181327.318 0
Otis Armstrong141389.917 1
Rob Lytle13937.212 0
Steve Watson68313.822 0
Ron Egloff57014.022 0
Jack Dolbin37424.745 0
Larry Canada33612.015 0
Jim Turner166.00
Dave Studdard122.01
Totals260343313.264 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Turner343294.1211361.971


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Luke Prestridge89355539.963

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rick Upchurch3030410.144 0
Dave Preston77811.122 0
Chris Pane5204.010 0
Charlie West1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals434019.344 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chris Pane1835419.730 0
Dave Preston1333625.837 0
Rick Upchurch57915.826 0
Zachary Dixon35317.724 0
Bernard Jackson45313.221 0
Larry Canada33110.318 0
John Grant12525.025 0
Otis Armstrong12121.021 0
Vince Kinney11414.014 0
Ron Egloff100.00
Totals5096619.337 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Foley6142.30
Bill Thompson45714.228 0
Bob Swenson300.00
Joe Rizzo22512.525 0
Louis Wright22010.015 0
Tom Jackson13434.034 0
Charlie West12626.026 0
Totals191769.334 0

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 Turner01332071
Rick Upchurch070000042
Haven Moses600036
Rob Lytle4000024
Norris Weese300018
Otis Armstrong21000018
Jim Jensen1100012
Dave Preston110000012
Dave Studdard10006
Riley Odoms010006
Rubin Carter10006
Bill Thompson010006
Rob Nairne10006
Bob Swenson010006
Craig Morton10006
Louis Wright010006
Jon Keyworth100006