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1974 Denver Broncos (NFL) 2nd place American Football Conference Western Division 7-6-1 .536
Head Coach: John Ralston
Offensive Coordinator/BacksMax Coley
Defensive CoordinatorJoe Collier
Wide ReceiversKay Dalton
Offensive LineJerry Frei
LinebackersBob Gambold
Linebackers/Special TeamsMyrel Moore
Defensive LineRichard Urich
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/3/1974HNew York Jets19-41LDenver, COMile High Stadium27599
Sat8/10/1974HMinnesota Vikings27-21WDenver, COMile High Stadium23822
Sun8/18/1974ASan Francisco 49ers10-3WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park29908
Sat8/24/1974AGreen Bay Packers31-21WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56257
Sat8/31/1974NNew England Patriots27-21WSpokane, WAJoe Albi Stadium18000
Sun9/8/1974HAtlanta Falcons14-20LDenver, COMile High Stadium43253
Sun9/15/1974HLos Angeles Rams10-17LDenver, COMile High Stadium56981
Sun9/22/1974HPittsburgh Steelers35-35TOTDenver, COMile High Stadium50858
Mon9/30/1974AWashington Redskins3-30LWashington, DCRFK Stadium54395
Sun10/6/1974AKansas City Chiefs17-14WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium67298
Sun10/13/1974HNew Orleans Saints33-17WDenver, COMile High Stadium50751
Sun10/20/1974HSan Diego Chargers27-7WDenver, COMile High Stadium50748
Sun10/27/1974ACleveland Browns21-23LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium60478
Sun11/3/1974HOakland Raiders17-28LDenver, COMile High Stadium45766
Sun11/10/1974ABaltimore Colts17-6WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium32244
Mon11/18/1974HKansas City Chiefs34-42LDenver, COMile High Stadium50236
Sun11/24/1974AOakland Raiders20-17WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum51224
Thu11/28/1974ADetroit Lions31-27WDetroit, MITiger Stadium51157
Sun12/8/1974HHouston Oilers37-14WDenver, COMile High Stadium46942
Sun12/15/1974ASan Diego Chargers0-17LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium35756
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
77Lyle AlzadoRDE6-325425Yankton1414
24Otis ArmstrongRB5-1019624Purdue1414
79Barney ChavousLDE6-325423South Carolina State1414
53Ken CriterMLB5-1122427Wisconsin140
74Mike CurrentROT6-426729Ohio State1414
55Pete DurankoRDT6-224931Notre Dame149
58Tom GrahamLLB6-223524Oregon60
63John GrantLDT-RDT6-323524Southern California1313
20Charlie GreerRS6-020328Colorado1110
43Lonnie HepburnLCB-RCB5-1118525Texas Southern144
60Paul HowardROG6-326024Brigham Young145
16John HufnagelQB6-119423Penn State40
68Larron JacksonLOG6-327025Missouri148
57Tom JacksonRLB-LLB5-1122023Louisville1312
12Charley JohnsonQB6-019136Schreiner Institute JC; New Mexico State1412
26Calvin JonesRCB5-716923Washington1414
44Floyd LittleRB5-1019632Syracuse149
22Fran LynchRB6-120329Oklahoma Military Academy JC; Hofstra120
61Tommy LyonsROG6-223026Georgia1414
50Bobby MaplesC6-324732Baylor1414
81Billy MastersTE6-523630Louisiana State131
25Haven MosesWR6-220028Los Angeles Harbor JC; San Diego State1313
88Riley OdomsTE6-423024Houston1414
66Jim O'MalleyRLB6-123023Notre Dame145
48John PittsFS-SS6-421929Santa Ana JC; Arizona State134
59Joe RizzoLB6-122024Merchant Marine110
64Mike SchnitkerLOG6-323528Colorado1210
80Jerry SimmonsWR6-119032Bethune-Cookman142
51Mike SimoneRLB6-021024Golden West JC; Stanford140
75Ed SmithRDT-LDE-RDE6-524124Colorado College113
70Paul SmithLDT6-325429New Mexico42
17Larry SteeleP5-1018224Santa Rosa JC10
36Billy ThompsonSS6-120028Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
15Jim TurnerK6-220633Utah State140
23Maurice TylerFS6-018624Baltimore JC; Morgan State140
42Billy Van HeusenWR-P6-120028Maryland1412
65LeFrancis ArnoldOG6-329522Oregon20
87Boyd BrownTE6-421622Alcorn State140
76Steve ColemanDE6-425224Delaware State20
72Bob KampaLDT6-425223Gavilan JC; California41
45Bill LaskeyLLB6-223731Michigan1410
56Ray MayMLB6-123329Los Angeles CC; Southern California1412
78Marv MontgomeryOT6-625526Los Angeles Valley JC; Southern California40
10Steve RamseyQB6-221026North Texas72
30Oliver RossRB6-021025Alabama A&M70
85Otto StoweWR6-218825Iowa State80
54Ralph CindrichLB6-122725Pittsburgh10
52Randy GradisharMLB-RLB6-323322Ohio State143
32Jon KeyworthRB6-323024Colorado145
71Claudie MinorLOT6-427823Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego CC; San Diego State1414
46John RowserLCB6-118330Michigan1110
76Tom DrougasOT6-425725Oregon40
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Randy Gradishar114LBOhio State
Carl Wafer242DTTennessee State
Claudie Minor368TSan Diego Statefrom CLE
Ozell Collier492DBColorado
John Winesberry6145WRStanford
Charlie Johnson10248DBSouthern University
Steve Buchanan11276RBHoly Cross
Larry Cameron12301LBAlcorn State
Johnny Clerkley13326DTFort Valley State
Rich Marks14354DBNorthern Illinois
Peil Pennington15379QBMassachusetts
Darrell Austin16404TSouth Carolina
Boyd Brown17432TEAlcorn State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals808091510
Opponents Totals658873680
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals2581201182064/177 36.2%/ %76632
Opponents Totals2651091352189/210 42.4%/ %78595
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Otis Armstrong120000072
Jim Turner0353892.1112152.4068
Jon Keyworth100000060
Riley Odoms60000036
Billy Van Heusen40000024
Haven Moses20000012
Jerry Simmons20000012
Floyd Little1000006
Otto Stowe1000006
Billy Thompson1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals39353989.7112152.40302
Opponents Totals35343597.1162466.71294
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Turner112152.40/13/46/72/80/1
Team Totals112152.40/13/46/72/80/1
Opponents Totals162466.72/28/94/61/31/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Otis Armstrong26314075.3439
Jon Keyworth813744.630t10
Floyd Little1173122.7221
Riley Odoms4256.3310
John Hufnagel22211.0180
Haven Moses2168.0110
Oliver Ross382.770
Otto Stowe111.010
Billy Van Heusen1-1-1.0-10
Fran Lynch3-2-0.710
Steve Ramsey5-2-0.410
Charley Johnson4-3-0.800
Team Totals48621574.44320
Opponents Totals48718083.72717
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Charley Johnson24413655.79919698.114.573t135.393.736270169984.5
Steve Ramsey744155.4265807.814.143t56.879.595552564.0
John Hufnagel10660.03707.011.72800.0110.0176341.7
Billy Van Heusen11100.004141.041.04100.000.00041118.8
Team Totals32918455.912826608.114.573t185.5175.246332232879.1
Opponents Totals42623755.616728056.611.861t143.3225.232222258365.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Riley Odoms4263915.2416
Otis Armstrong3840510.748t3
Haven Moses3455916.4422
Floyd Little2934411.9720
Billy Van Heusen1642126.373t4
Jon Keyworth121099.1180
Jerry Simmons1016116.1362
Otto Stowe294.551
Oliver Ross11313.0130
Team Totals184266014.573t18
Opponents Totals237280511.861t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Thompson510521.038t1
Calvin Jones5193.8110
John Rowser45614.0330
Ray May24020.0250
Tom Jackson13939.0390
Charlie Greer12323.0230
Bill Laskey133.030
John Pitts122.020
Ed Smith122.020
Maurice Tyler100.000
Lonnie Hepburn02222L0
Team Totals2231114.1391
Opponents Totals1730417.955t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Billy Van Heusen75302440.3611529
Team Totals75302440.3611529
Opponents Totals70298542.6660474
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Thompson26135013.5600
Charlie Greer135906.9220
Floyd Little41348.5170
Team Totals43747411.0600
Opponents Totals45152911.8720
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Otis Armstrong1638624.1410
Billy Thompson1332525.0370
Floyd Little817121.4310
Oliver Ross711716.7310
Jon Keyworth48521.3260
Boyd Brown35618.7220
Ken Criter34816.0200
Team Totals54118822.0410
Opponents Totals57136924.084t1
Team Totals32.0222.0Opponents Totals46.0332.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Lyle Alzado0002200
Otis Armstrong610100
Barney Chavous0002200
Mike Current0010100
Charlie Greer211230
Charley Johnson4303-90
Jon Keyworth110100
Bill Laskey0001100
Floyd Little210100
Bobby Maples0010100
Ray May0001100
Haven Moses100000
Steve Ramsey300000
Oliver Ross100000
Mike Simone00011170
Ed Smith110100
Billy Thompson102200
Jim Turner0001100
Billy Van Heusen100000
Team Totals2313101121110
Opponents Totals22111013230
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