1997 Denver Broncos Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 4-0 Won Super Bowl
Coach: Mike Shanahan (12-4)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1997 Denver Broncos Roster
1997 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the National Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-0.

On offense, Denver scored 472 points, best in the league. On the other side of the ball, the solid defense conceded 287 points. Terrell Davis powered the ground game, running for a 1,750 yards for the Broncos.

John Elway directed the offense, passing for 3,635 yards. Shannon Sharpe paced the receiving corps, hauling in 72 passes, while Rod Smith accumulated 1,180 receiving yards.

Tyrone Braxton, Ray Crockett and Darrien Gordon each snatched 4 opponent throws. Maa Tanuvasa, Neil Smith and Alfred Williams each sacked opposing passers 8.5 times.

Mike Shanahan coached the team. The 1997 Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
John Elway50228055.836357.2275.4112.2783420387.5
Bubby Brister9666.7485.300.000.0150079.9
Jeff Lewis2150.02110.500.000.0211787.5
Totals51328755.937047.2275.3112.178 35210


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Terrell Davis36917504.750 15
Vaughn Hebron492224.546 1
John Elway502184.423 1
Derek Loville251245.017 1
Howard Griffith9343.80
Rod Smith5163.221 0
Detron Smith4102.511 0
Bubby Brister420.50
Jeff Lewis520.40
Totals52023784.650 18


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Shannon Sharpe72110715.468 3
Rod Smith70118016.978 12
Ed McCaffrey4559013.135 8
Terrell Davis422876.825 0
Willie Green1924012.631 2
Dwayne Carswell12968.024 1
Howard Griffith11555.020 0
Detron Smith44110.217 1
Vaughn Hebron33612.021 0
Patrick Jeffers3248.010 0
Byron Chamberlain2189.00
Derek Loville2105.00
Anthony Lynn12121.021 0
Tom Nalen1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals287370412.978 27


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jason Elam4646100.0362672.2124
Scott Bentley44100.03266.710


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Tom Rouen60259843.357

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Darrien Gordon4054313.694 3
Rod Smith11212.012 0
Totals4155513.594 3

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Vaughn Hebron43100923.546 0
Derek Loville513627.261 0
Keith Burns44511.218 0
Byron Chamberlain11313.013 0
Detron Smith100.00
Totals54120322.361 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tyrone Braxton411328.243 1
Darrien Gordon46416.032 1
Ray Crockett4184.510 0
Steve Atwater24221.022 1
Keith Traylor16262.062 1
John Mobley11313.013 1
Bill Romanowski177.00
Tim McKyer100.00
Totals1831917.762 5


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