1987 Denver Broncos Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-4-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Super Bowl
Coach: Dan Reeves (10-4-1)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1987 Denver Broncos Roster
1987 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

The Broncos piled up points with 379 points, and the defense conceded 288. John Elway threw for 3,198 yards. Vance Johnson hauled in 42 passes for 684 yards. Ricky Nattiel contributed to the receiving game, too.

Sammy Winder ran for a team-best 741 yards for Denver.

The sticky-fingered defense manufactured 47 turnovers. Mike Harden picked off 4 errant tosses from the opposition. Karl Mecklenburg and Rulon Jones each sacked opposing passers 7 times.

Dan Reeves coached the team. The 1987 Denver Broncos lost in the Super Bowl.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
John Elway41022454.631987.8194.6122.9722013883.4
Ken Karcher1025654.96286.254.943.94954573.5
Gary Kubiak7342.9253.600.0228.61721413.1
Monte McGuire3266.7237.700.000.0130089.6
Gerald Willhite100.
Gene Lang100.
Steve Sewell000000190.0
Vance Johnson100.
Dean May500.000.000.0120.00170.0
Totals53028553.838747.3244.5193.672 30220


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Sammy Winder1967413.819 6
John Elway663044.629 4
Gene Lang893033.428 2
Joe Dudek351544.416 2
Gerald Willhite261415.429 0
Nathan Poole281264.515 1
Steve Sewell19834.417 2
Scott Caldwell16533.30
Ken Bell13433.311 0
Ricky Nattiel2136.510 0
Bobby Micho482.00
Tony Boddie372.31
Gary Kubiak133.00
Ken Karcher930.30
Dean May2-4-2.0-2 0
Vance Johnson1-8-8.0-8 0
Totals51019703.929 18


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Vance Johnson4268416.359 7
Ricky Nattiel3163020.354 2
Clarence Kay3144014.230 0
Mark Jackson2643616.852 2
Bobby Micho252429.726 2
Gene Lang171307.629 2
Orson Mobley1622814.228 1
Sammy Winder14745.313 1
Rick Massie1324418.839 4
Steve Sewell1320916.172 1
Steve Watson1116715.249 1
Tony Boddie9859.426 0
Gerald Willhite9252.80
Joe Dudek7415.919 0
Shane Swanson68714.535 1
Mitch Andrews45313.220 0
Laron Brown44010.018 0
Scott Caldwell4348.514 0
Nathan Poole199.00
Russell Payne188.00
Ken Bell188.00
Totals285387413.672 24


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Rich Karlis3737100.0251872.091
Mike Clendenen77100.04375.016


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Mike Horan44180741.161
Ralph Giacomarro1875742.150
John Elway13131.031

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kevin Clark1823312.971 1
Shane Swanson913214.733 0
Ricky Nattiel12736.114 0
Gerald Willhite4225.50
Mike Harden2115.50
Vance Johnson199.00
Tony Lilly263.00
Totals4848610.171 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Bell1532321.542 0
Shane Swanson923426.050 0
Vance Johnson714020.034 0
Gene Lang47819.525 0
Ricky Nattiel47819.525 0
Laron Brown35719.028 0
Kevin Clark23316.525 0
Jim Ryan294.50
Totals4695220.750 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Harden48521.232 0
Kevin Clark310535.050 0
Mark Haynes33913.025 1
Tony Lilly3299.724 0
Karl Mecklenburg3237.716 0
Randy Robbins393.00
Jim Ryan372.30
Ricky Hunley26432.052 1
Dennis Smith22110.515 0
Tim Lucas11111.011 0
Rick Dennison11010.010 0
Totals2840314.452 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
Rich Karlis1837091
Vance Johnson070000042
Sammy Winder6100042
John Elway400024
Rick Massie400024
Gene Lang22000024
Steve Sewell2100018
Mike Clendenen37016
Bobby Micho0200012
Mark Jackson200012
Ricky Nattiel020000012
Joe Dudek2000012
Kevin Clark1000006
Ricky Hunley10006
Nathan Poole100006
Shane Swanson1000006
Mark Haynes10006
Orson Mobley10006
Steve Watson10006
Tony Boddie100006
Jim Ryan0000012