1989 Denver Broncos Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Super Bowl
Coach: Dan Reeves (11-5)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1989 Denver Broncos Roster
1989 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1989 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Broncos topped the circuit with just 226 points allowed. Denver scored 362 points. John Elway tossed for 3,051 yards. Vance Johnson paced all receivers, hauling in 76 passes for 1,095 yards.

Bobby Humphrey ran for a team-best 1,151 yards.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 43 turnovers. Tyrone Braxton intercepted 6 errant tosses from the opposition. Simon Fletcher led pass rushers with 12 quarterback sacks, topping a defense credited with 46 sacks.

Dan Reeves coached the team. The 1989 Denver Broncos lost in the Super Bowl.

Click on column headings to sort.


Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
John Elway41622353.630517.3184.3184.3693529873.7
Gary Kubiak553258.22845.223.623.62285369.1
Bobby Humphrey2150.0178.5150.000.01700118.8
Vance Johnson100.
Totals47425654.033527.1214.4204.269 43351


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Humphrey29411513.940 7
Sammy Winder1103513.216 2
John Elway482445.131 3
Jeff Alexander451463.211 2
Mel Bratton301083.61
Steve Sewell7446.310 0
Gary Kubiak15352.310 0
Mark Jackson5132.60
Totals55420923.840 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Vance Johnson76109514.469 7
Mark Jackson2844615.949 2
Steve Sewell2541616.656 3
Mike Young2240218.347 2
Bobby Humphrey221567.113 1
Clarence Kay211979.420 2
Orson Mobley1720011.836 0
Sammy Winder14916.519 0
Ricky Nattiel1018318.343 1
Mel Bratton10696.917 3
Jeff Alexander88410.528 0
Pat Kelly3134.30
Totals256335213.169 21


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
David Treadwell403997.5332781.8120


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Mike Horan77311140.463
Gary Kubiak24321.529
John Elway13434.034

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Bell211436.824 0
Vance Johnson121189.834 0
Ricky Nattiel9778.638 0
Chris Woods263.011 0
Darren Carrington100.00
Totals453447.638 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Bell3060220.133 0
Darren Carrington615225.368 0
Bobby Humphrey48621.529 0
Mel Bratton2199.510 0
Chris Woods11717.017 0
Totals4387620.468 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tyrone Braxton610317.234 1
Wymon Henderson35819.325 0
Steve Atwater33411.330 0
Dennis Smith27839.050 0
Randy Robbins2189.018 1
Marc Munford2168.010 0
Kip Corrington188.00
Darren Carrington122.00
Rick Dennison111.00
Totals2131815.150 2


Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
Karl Mecklenburg1431430042312
Steve Atwater12912900012900
Michael Brooks12312300201
Tyrone Braxton1111110002350
Simon Fletcher105105001003
Dennis Smith82820003000
Wymon Henderson76760010000
Greg Kragen72720041710
Darren Carrington16160010000
Ken Bell55000
Bobby Humphrey4300
Andre Townsend02000
John Elway92-40
Randy Robbins00100
Marc Munford001000
Clarence Kay0100
Gerald Perry01000
Gary Kubiak21000
Rick Dennison001000
Ricky Nattiel2000
Sammy Winder1000
Mark Jackson10-80

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
David Treadwell27390120
Bobby Humphrey71000048
Vance Johnson7000042
Mel Bratton13000024
Steve Sewell0300018
John Elway300018
Clarence Kay200012
Jeff Alexander2000012
Sammy Winder2000012
Mike Young200012
Mark Jackson0200012
Ricky Nattiel100006
Tyrone Braxton10006
Randy Robbins10006
Karl Mecklenburg10006
Greg Kragen10006
Michael Brooks00012