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1963 Denver Broncos season


1963 Denver Broncos season

1963 Denver Broncos season
Head coach Jack Faulkner
Home field Bears Stadium
Record 2–11–1
Division place 4th AFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
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The 1963 Denver Broncos season was the fourth season for the team in the American Football League. They finished with a record of two wins, eleven losses, and one tie, and finished fourth in the AFL's Western Division, and also the worst record in the AFL. The Broncos went winless in their final 10 games of the season.

The Broncos had the fewest passing yards in the AFL in 1963, throwing for only 2487 yards, or 177.6 yards per game. (For comparison, the league's top passing team—the Houston Oilers -- threw for 229.2 yards per game.) Curiously, Broncos wide receiver Lionel Taylor led the league with 78 receptions.[1]

The Broncos allowed 473 points in 1963, the most in the history of the AFL, and second most all time for a 14-game season.[2] The Broncos' 40 passing touchdowns allowed in 1963 are the most in the history of pro football.

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 7, 1963 Kansas City Chiefs L 7–59 University of Denver Stadium 0–1
2 September 14, 1963 at Houston Oilers L 14–20 Jeppesen Stadium 0–2
4 September 29, 1963 Boston Patriots W 14–10 Bears Stadium 1–2
5 October 6, 1963 San Diego Chargers W 50–34 Bears Stadium 2–2
6 October 13, 1963 Houston Oilers L 24–33 Bears Stadium 2–3
7 October 18, 1963 at Boston Patriots L 21–40 Fenway Park 2–4
8 October 26, 1963 at New York Jets T 35–35 Polo Grounds 2–4–1
9 November 3, 1963 Buffalo Bills L 28–30 Bears Stadium 2–5–1
10 November 9, 1963 at Buffalo Bills L 17–27 War Memorial Stadium 2–6–1
11 November 17, 1963 New York Jets L 9–14 Bears Stadium 2–7–1
13 November 28, 1963 Oakland Raiders L 10–26 Bears Stadium 2–8–1
14 December 7, 1963 at Kansas City Chiefs L 21–52 Municipal Stadium 2–9–1
15 December 15, 1963 at Oakland Raiders L 31–35 Frank Youell Field 2–10–1
16 December 22, 1963 at San Diego Chargers L 20–58 Balboa Stadium 2–11–1


Pro Football Reference – 1963 Broncos


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