1981 Denver Broncos Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Dan Reeves (10-6)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1981 Denver Broncos Roster
1981 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.

The Broncos scored 321 points, and the defensive squad gave up 289. Craig Morton passed for 3,195 yards. Steve Watson paced the receiving corps, hauling in 60 passes for 1,244 yards. Dave Preston contributed to the receiving game, too.

Rick Parros ran for a team-best 749 yards for Denver, and Dave Preston also aided the ground game.

Steve Foley picked off 5 errant tosses from the opposition.

Dan Reeves coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Craig Morton37622559.831958.5215.6143.7955439490.5
Steve DeBerg1086459.37977.465.665.64476777.6
Tony Reed100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals48528959.639928.2275.6214.395 61461


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rick Parros1767494.325 2
Dave Preston1836403.523 3
Tony Reed681562.310 0
Larry Canada331133.411 3
Rob Lytle301063.518 4
Rick Upchurch55611.237 0
Steve DeBerg9404.411 0
Craig Morton8182.20
James Wright11111.011 0
Steve Watson263.00
Totals51518953.737 12


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Watson60124420.795 13
Dave Preston525079.837 0
Riley Odoms3851613.628 5
Tony Reed343179.333 0
Rick Upchurch3255017.263 3
Rick Parros252168.626 1
Ron Egloff1723113.640 1
Haven Moses1524616.430 1
Rob Lytle6477.814 1
Wade Manning34916.334 0
Larry Canada33712.320 1
James Wright3227.314 1
Dave Studdard11010.010 0
Totals289399213.895 27


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Fred Steinfort373697.3301756.787


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Luke Prestridge86347840.467

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Wade Manning413789.239 0
Rick Upchurch9637.015 0
Aaron Kyle100.00
Totals514418.639 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Wade Manning2651419.831 0
Mike Harden1117816.223 0
Rob Lytle58016.024 0
Larry Canada2199.513 0
Ron Egloff177.00
Jim Ryan122.00
Dave Preston111.00
Totals4780117.031 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Foley58116.224 0
Randy Gradishar4389.516 0
Bill Thompson4143.514 0
Bob Swenson35317.732 0
Aaron Kyle24020.040 0
Mike Harden23417.038 0
Dennis Smith16565.065 0
Brison Manor11616.016 0
Larry Evans111.00
Totals2334214.965 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
Fred Steinfort1736087
Steve Watson01300078
Rob Lytle41000030
Riley Odoms500030
Larry Canada31000024
Rick Upchurch03000018
Rick Parros2100018
Dave Preston30000018
Haven Moses10006
Ron Egloff100006
James Wright010006