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1967 Denver Broncos season

The 1967 Denver Broncos season was the eighth season for the team in the American Football League (AFL). The team posted a record of three wins and eleven losses. They finished last in the AFL's Western division. Floyd Little was team captain in his rookie season.[1]

1967 Denver Broncos season
Head coachLou Saban
General managerLou Saban
Home fieldBears Stadium
Results
Record3–11
Division place4th AFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

On August 5, the Broncos played the Detroit Lions in an exhibition game. The Broncos beat the Lions by a score of 13–7 and became the first AFL team to beat an NFL team.[2]

Before the season, the Broncos changed from orange helmets to blue helmets.[3]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1967 Denver Broncos staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 3 Boston Patriots W 26–21 Bears Stadium 1–0
35,488
2 September 10 at Oakland Raiders L 0–51 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 1–1
25,423
3 September 17 at Miami Dolphins L 21–35 Orange Bowl 1–2
29,381
4 September 24 New York Jets L 24–38 Bears Stadium 1–3
35,365
5 October 1 at Houston Oilers L 6–10 Rice Stadium 1–4
21,798
6 October 8 Buffalo Bills L 16–17 Bears Stadium 1–5
35,188
7 Bye
8 October 22 San Diego Chargers L 21–38 Bears Stadium 1–6
34,464
9 October 29 at Kansas City Chiefs L 9–52 Municipal Stadium 1–7
44,002
10 November 5 Oakland Raiders L 17–21 Bears Stadium 1–8
29,043
11 November 12 Houston Oilers L 18–20 Bears Stadium 1–9
30,392
12 November 19 at Buffalo Bills W 21–20 War Memorial Stadium 2–9
30,891
13 November 23 at San Diego Chargers L 20–24 San Diego Stadium 2–10
34,586
14 December 3 at New York Jets W 33–24 Shea Stadium 3–10
61,615
15 Bye
16 December 17 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–38 Bears Stadium 3–11
31,660
17 Bye

Game summariesEdit

Week 14Edit

1 234Total
• Chiefs 14 1473 38
Broncos 0 7107 24

StandingsEdit

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 13 1 0 .929 6–0 468 233 W10
Kansas City Chiefs 9 5 0 .643 2–4 408 254 W3
San Diego Chargers 8 5 1 .615 4–2 360 352 L4
Denver Broncos 3 11 0 .214 0–6 256 409 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sports Illustrated, July 26, 2010, The Unexpected Hero by Gary Smith, p.60, Published by Time Inc.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.283
  3. ^ Gridiron Uniform Database: Denver Broncos

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