1980 Denver Broncos Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Red Miller (8-8)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1980 Denver Broncos Roster
1980 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1980 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.

The Broncos scored 310 points, but the defense surrendered 323. Craig Morton tossed for 2,150 yards. Jim Jensen paced pass catchers, hauling in 49 passes, while Haven Moses accumulated 674 receiving yards, while Rick Upchurch and Riley Odoms provided receiving help as well.

Jim Jensen ran for a team-best 476 yards for Denver, while Dave Preston and Otis Armstrong also contributed to the rushing attack.

Steve Foley picked off 4 errant tosses from the opposition.

Red Miller coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Craig Morton30118360.821507.1124.0134.3412619077.8
Matt Robinson1627848.19425.821.2127.4521713639.7
Jeff Knapple4125.0153.800.000.0150042.7
Lawrence McCutcheon000000140.0
Totals46726256.131076.7143.0255.452 44330


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Jensen1014764.732 2
Otis Armstrong1064704.420 4
Dave Preston1113853.519 4
Rob Lytle572233.935 1
Jon Keyworth381273.314 1
Lawrence McCutcheon12524.332 0
Rick Upchurch5499.821 0
Matt Robinson21472.222 3
Craig Morton21291.41
Emery Moorehead273.50
Jeff Knapple600.00
Totals48018653.935 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Jensen493777.728 1
Rick Upchurch4660513.235 3
Riley Odoms3959015.130 6
Haven Moses3867417.733 4
Dave Preston353098.836 0
Rob Lytle181779.837 0
Jon Keyworth15875.822 0
Otis Armstrong7233.30
Steve Watson614624.352 0
Ron Egloff68514.224 0
Larry Brunson11515.015 0
Lawrence McCutcheon11212.012 0
Bill Larson177.00
Totals262310711.952 14


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Fred Steinfort333297.0342676.5110


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Luke Prestridge70307543.957

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rick Upchurch373539.534 0
Mike Harden23618.023 0
Larry Brunson2126.012 0
Dave Preston177.00
Totals424089.734 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Brunson4092323.153 0
Mike Harden1221417.835 0
Dave Preston510621.226 0
Rob Lytle11919.019 0
Emery Moorehead11818.018 0
Jim Jensen155.00
Steve Watson155.00
Jim Ryan100.00
Totals62129020.853 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Foley411528.836 0
Randy Gradishar29648.093 1
Bill Thompson24924.536 0
Perry Smith231.50
Jim Ryan12121.021 0
Maurice Harvey11818.018 0
Don Latimer11515.015 1
Larry Evans11313.013 0
Bernard Jackson11111.011 0
Rob Nairne122.00
Totals1634321.493 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Fred Steinfort26320110
Riley Odoms600036
Haven Moses400024
Otis Armstrong4000024
Dave Preston400000024
Matt Robinson300018
Rick Upchurch03000018
Jim Jensen21000018
Craig Morton10006
Bill Thompson010006
Rob Lytle1000006
Don Latimer10006
Randy Gradishar10006
Jon Keyworth100006
Rulon Jones00012