1983 Denver Broncos Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Wild Card
Coach: Dan Reeves (9-7)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1983 Denver Broncos Roster
1983 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Denver scored 302 points, while the defensive squad conceded 327. John Elway passed for 1,663 yards, and Steve DeBerg spent time under center, too. Steve Watson paced the receiving corps, hauling in 59 passes for 1,133 yards.

Sammy Winder ran for a team-best 757 yards for the Broncos.

Louis Wright picked off 6 errant tosses from the opposition. Tom Jackson topped the defensive unit with 5.5 sacks.

Dan Reeves coached the team. The 1983 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
John Elway25912347.516636.472.7145.4492821854.9
Steve DeBerg21511955.316177.594.273.3542520179.9
Gary Kubiak221254.51868.514.514.57822079.0
Rick Upchurch200.
Gerald Willhite100.
Totals49925450.934666.9173.4224.478 55439


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Sammy Winder1967573.952 3
Nathan Poole812463.019 4
Dave Preston572223.928 1
Gerald Willhite431884.424 3
John Elway281465.223 1
Rick Parros30963.213 1
Jesse Myles8526.516 0
Steve DeBerg13282.211 1
Rick Upchurch6193.20
Steve Watson3175.710 0
Gary Kubiak4174.21
Luke Prestridge177.00
James Wright1-11-11.0-11 0
Totals47117843.852 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Watson59113319.278 5
Rick Upchurch4063916.040 2
Sammy Winder231506.517 0
Ron Egloff2020510.232 2
Nathan Poole201849.223 0
Dave Preston171378.125 1
Gerald Willhite1415310.926 1
James Wright1313410.323 0
Zach Thomas1218215.244 0
Rick Parros1212610.533 2
Clint Sampson1020020.049 3
Jesse Myles711917.033 1
Riley Odoms46215.521 0
John Sawyer34214.017 0
Totals254346613.678 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Rich Karlis343397.1252184.096


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Luke Prestridge87362041.660

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Zach Thomas3336811.270 1
Rick Upchurch45213.017 0
Louis Wright100.00
Totals3842011.170 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Zach Thomas2857320.542 0
Steve Wilson2448520.232 0
Mike Harden199.00
Dave Studdard284.00
Tom Jackson122.00
Totals56107719.242 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Louis Wright6508.334 0
Steve Wilson59118.236 0
Steve Foley5285.616 0
Mike Harden412731.848 0
Dennis Smith4399.823 0
Roger Jackson11515.015 0
Randy Gradishar155.00
Tom Jackson100.00
Totals2735513.148 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
Rich Karlis2133096
Steve Watson0500030
Nathan Poole4000024
Gerald Willhite3100024
Rick Parros1200018
Clint Sampson300018
Sammy Winder3000018
Rick Upchurch02000012
Ron Egloff200012
Dave Preston1100012
Barney Chavous10006
Jesse Myles010006
Gary Kubiak10006
John Elway10006
Steve DeBerg10006
Zach Thomas0100006
Rulon Jones00012


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