Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Do you have a blog? Statistical wonks might look back at the 1984 Broncos and be struck dumb. “He adapted to the players that he had. Eight of those takeaways were returned for touchdowns, the most in Broncos history. We had quite a playbook to draw from. When all of them arrived, they had a crash course in defensive coordinator Joe Collier’s defense: intricate, complex and flexible enough to adapt to almost any attack. “Joe had a great influence on what I did obviously because I was one of his players and he took into account my abilities and every ones on the team. Or write about sports? We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colorado). The offense would have to improve with Elway at the controls for them to remain a title threat. Previous Season Next Season. Richard Waldrup 4,971 views. Join our linker program. Never was this the case more than in 1984, when the Broncos recovered 24 fumbles and intercepted 31 passes. The magnum opus of this opportunistic defense — and the one game from this season that everyone would remember — came all the way back in Week 7. Record: 13-3-0, 1st in AFC West Division (Schedule and Results) Coach: Dan Reeves (13-3-0) Points For: 353 (22.1/g) 11th of 28. He wasn’t a type of guy that was totally set on what he did. DE Rich Jackson, RB Floyd Little, S Austin “Goose” Gonsoulin and WR Lionel Taylor — are officially inducted in a halftime ceremony at the preseason opener against Washington. 2:24:31. 1987 Denver Broncos Team Season Highlights "Rocky Mountain Magic" - … 1984 Denver Broncos Starters, Roster, & Players. A lot of teams maybe had 10 different defenses, where we may have had 60 or 100 or something like that. 1984 Denver Broncos Draftees. Record: 13-3-0, 1st in AFC West Division (Schedule and Results) Coach: Dan Reeves (13-3-0) Points For: 353 (22.1/g) 11th of 28. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Jan. 27, 1985: Sammy Winder represents the Broncos … He adapted to things as he saw the need per game. As with the game at San Diego to close the 1979 season, this was winner-takes-all in Week 16 for the AFC West crown, but this time, the Broncos rolled. 1984 Denver Broncos Statistics & Players. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Data Provided By The Broncos beat Minnesota 42-21 for the club’s 10th consecutive victory, a team record. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. On the eve of veteran reporting day to training camp, Broncos President/CEO Pat Bowlen announces the creation of the Ring of Fame to honor Broncos greats who “had a significant impact” on team history. This gave Pittsburgh the window to stay within shouting distance, setting up its subsequent comeback. University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colorado). “There was a lot more of the mental part of the game with Joe Collier as defensive coordinator because we did so many different things. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. All rights reserved. : Nick Nicolau (Running Backs), Mike Shanahan (Receivers) and Richard Urich (Tight Ends/Asst. AFC West Division Special Teams), Training Camp: University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colorado), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 6:42AM. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Previous Season Next Season. Are you a Stathead, too? Broncos win AFC West December 15, 1984 In a winner-take-all showdown at the Kingdome for the AFC West crown, Denver wins its 13th game of the season, the most in Broncos history, and captures the AFC West crown with a 31-14 win over Seattle. Sometimes the Broncos would get gashed for yardage, but with explosive defensive plays, they could compensate. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Denver Broncos 22 at Los Angeles Raiders 19 on October 28th, 1984 - Full team and player stats and box score Or write about sports? Points Against: 241 (15.1/g) 2nd of 28. But the Broncos couldn’t count on eight defensive touchdowns every year. As the Orange Crush began to blossom in 1976, forcing turnovers had always been a focal point. View the 1984 Denver Broncos schedule, results and scores for regular season, preseason and postseason NFL games. But it did not tarnish the season. He did absolutely everything that he could to be prepared,” Jones recalled in 2006. Do you have a sports website? Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. “You could never work any harder than Joe. Dan Reeves had won 60 percent of his games since taking the head-coaching job in 1981 and was establishing himself as one of the brighter stars of a new coaching generation that included Joe Gibbs, Bill Parcells, and fellow ex-Dallas staffer Mike Ditka. That total matched the 1978 output for the Broncos’ best since the AFL-NFL merger. All rights reserved. But by 1984, new stars like defensive end Rulon Jones, safety Dennis Smith and linebacker Karl Mecklenburg had emerged and blossomed. He set a high standard, and although his first Broncos team didn’t achieve every goal, it did win more regular-season games than any Broncos team to come before it. The loss was painful, and was the Broncos’ fifth consecutive playoff defeat dating back to Super Bowl XII. Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6. Are you a Stathead, too? Data Provided By In the offseason after the 1983 campaign, Randy Gradishar had retired. Defensive Coordinator: Joe Collier. Record: 13-3-0, 1st in AFC West Division (Schedule and Results) Coach: Dan Reeves (13-3-0) Points For: 353 (22.1/g) 11th of 28. Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6. In March, Pat Bowlen became the Broncos’ owner, purchasing the team from Edgar Kaiser. The magic finally ran out on Dec. 30, when the 9-7 Steelers stormed into Mile High Stadium and handed the Broncos their first-ever home playoff loss, 24-17. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Record: 13-3-0, 1st in Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6. Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. Do you have a sports website? Find out more. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. SRS: 7.65 (4th of 28), SOS: .65 Playoffs: Lost Divisional Round 17-24 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers. With Jones creating havoc from his defensive end spot, Denver sealed its first AFC West crown in six years with a 31-14 romp at Seattle in the regular-season finale. With the Green Bay Packers in Denver and snow falling, the Broncos became the first — and still only — team to score two defensive touchdowns on the first two plays from scrimmage of a game. Do you have a blog? The 1984 season was a significant campaign for Jones, who had 11 sacks, the best total since his rookie season of 1980, when he amassed 11.5. Find out more. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. March 23, 1984: Pat Bowlen is introduced as the new owner of the Denver Broncos, assuming the title of President and Chief Executive Officer. Time and attrition had taken its toll on the Orange Crush of the 1970s. the official stats partner of the NFL. Previous Season Next Season. Points Against: 241 (15.1/g) 2nd of 28. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Denver Broncos roster for the 1984 NFL season. - Duration: 2:24:31. The defense had done its part to prevent this, recovering a pair of first-quarter fumbles by Steelers quarterback Mark Malone in Pittsburgh territory. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. Points Against: 241 (15.1/g) 2nd of 28. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? In a winner-take-all showdown at the Kingdome for the AFC West crown, Denver wins its 13th game of the season, the most in Broncos history, and captures the AFC West crown with a 31-14 win over Seattle. : Nick Nicolau (Running Backs), Mike Shanahan (Receivers) and Richard Urich (Tight Ends/Asst.