1985 Denver Broncos Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Dan Reeves (11-5)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1985 Denver Broncos Roster
1985 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1985 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference.

Denver scored 380 points, while the defensive squad gave up 329. John Elway directed the offense, passing for 3,891 yards. Steve Watson paced the receiving corps, hauling in 61 passes for 915 yards, while Vance Johnson was targeted regularly, too.

Sammy Winder ran for a team-best 714 yards for the Broncos.

Louis Wright and Mike Harden each seized 5 opponent throws. Karl Mecklenburg topped the defensive unit with 13 quarterback sacks.

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
John Elway60532754.038916.4223.6233.8653830770.2
Gary Kubiak5240.06112.2120.000.05400125.8
Chris Norman100.
Gerald Willhite300.
Steve Sewell100.
Sammy Winder100.
Vance Johnson100.
Totals61732953.339526.4233.7233.765 38307


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Sammy Winder1997143.642 8
Gene Lang843183.826 5
Steve Sewell812753.416 4
John Elway512535.022 0
Gerald Willhite662373.614 3
Vance Johnson10363.614 0
Nathan Poole4123.00
Gary Kubiak166.00
Chris Norman100.00
Totals49718513.742 20


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Watson6191515.060 5
Vance Johnson5172114.163 3
Gerald Willhite352978.521 1
Sammy Winder311976.424 0
Clarence Kay2933911.727 3
James Wright282468.830 1
Clint Sampson2643216.646 4
Steve Sewell242249.354 1
Gene Lang231807.824 2
Butch Johnson1938020.065 3
Mark Cooper11313.013 0
Mike Barber188.00
Totals329395212.065 23


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Rich Karlis444193.2382360.5110


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Chris Norman92376440.961

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Vance Johnson302608.738 0
Gerald Willhite1616910.618 0
Totals464299.338 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Vance Johnson3074024.739 0
Gene Lang1736121.233 0
Gerald Willhite24020.020 0
Daniel Hunter23316.518 0
Steve Sewell12929.029 0
Totals52120323.139 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Harden510020.042 1
Louis Wright5448.824 0
Steve Foley34715.729 0
Dennis Smith34615.339 0
Steve Wilson382.70
Tony Lilly242.00
Daniel Hunter12020.020 0
Ken Woodard11818.018 0
Randy Robbins133.00
Totals2429012.142 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
Rich Karlis23410110
Sammy Winder8000048
Gene Lang52000042
Steve Watson500030
Steve Sewell41000030
Clint Sampson400024
Gerald Willhite310000024
Butch Johnson300018
Clarence Kay300018
Vance Johnson030000018
James Wright10006
Louis Wright010006
Mike Harden10006


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