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1987 Denver Broncos season
Head Coach Dan Reeves
General Manager John Beake
Home Field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 10–4–1
Place 1st AFC West
Playoff Finish Lost Super Bowl XXII
Timeline
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1986 1988

The 1987 Denver Broncos season was the team's 28th year in professional football and its 18th with the National Football League. Games scheduled during the third week of the season were cancelled, and games played from weeks 4 to 6 were played with replacement teams. The Broncos finished first in the AFC West, and were AFC Champions for the second straight year. Quarterback John Elway was voted league MVP for 1987.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1987 Denver Broncos final staff
Front Office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Pat Bowlen
  • General Manager – John Beake
  • Director of Player Personnel – Reed Johnson
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Lide Huggins

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Al Miller

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RosterEdit

1987 Denver Broncos final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 13 Seattle Seahawks W 40–17 Mile High Stadium 1–0
75,999
2 September 20 at Green Bay Packers T 17–17 (OT) Milwaukee County Stadium 1–0–1
50,624
September 28 at Cleveland Browns canceled Cleveland Stadium 1–0–1
4 October 4 Houston Oilers L 10–40 Mile High Stadium 1–1–1
38,494
5 October 12 Los Angeles Raiders W 30–14 Mile High Stadium 2–1–1
61,230
6 October 18 at Kansas City Chiefs W 26–17 Arrowhead Stadium 3–1–1
20,296
7 October 26 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–34 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 3–2–1
51,011
8 November 1 Detroit Lions W 34–0 Mile High Stadium 4–2–1
75,172
9 November 8 at Buffalo Bills L 14–21 Rich Stadium 4–3–1
63,698
10 November 16 Chicago Bears W 31–29 Mile High Stadium 5–3–1
75,783
11 November 22 at Los Angeles Raiders W 23–17 LA Coliseum 6–3–1
61,318
12 November 29 at San Diego Chargers W 31–17 Jack Murphy Stadium 7–3–1
61,880
13 December 6 New England Patriots W 31–20 Mile High Stadium 8–3–1
75,795
14 December 13 at Seattle Seahawks L 21–28 Kingdome 8–4–1
61,759
15 December 19 Kansas City Chiefs W 20–17 Mile High Stadium 9–4–1
75,053
16 December 27 San Diego Chargers W 24–0 Mile High Stadium 10–4–1
21,189

StandingsEdit

Template:1987 AFC West standings

PlayoffsEdit

Round Date Opponent Result Game site Attendance
Divisional Playoffs January 10 Houston Oilers W 34–10 Mile High Stadium
75,968
AFC Championship January 17 Cleveland Browns W 38–33 Mile High Stadium
75,993
Super Bowl XXII January 31 Washington Redskins L 10–42 Jack Murphy Stadium
73,302

AFC Divisional PlayoffEdit

AFC Championship GameEdit

Super BowlEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Ricky Nattiel, All-Rookie selection

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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