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1968 Denver Broncos season
Head Coach Lou Saban
Home Field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Place 4th AFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1967 1969

The 1968 Denver Broncos season was the ninth season for the team in the American Football League. The Broncos improved their record from the previous season by posting a record of five wins and nine losses. They finished fourth in the AFL's Western division for the sixth straight season. There were threats of the Broncos relocating to Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta and Chicago. [1] Floyd Little became the first player to lead his conference in rushing for a last place team. [2]

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
2 September 15, 1968 at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–24 Nippert Stadium 0–1
25,049
3 September 22, 1968 at Kansas City Chiefs L 2–34 Municipal Stadium 0–2
45,821
4 September 29, 1968 Boston Patriots L 17–20 Bears Stadium 0–3
37,024
5 October 6, 1968 Cincinnati Bengals W 10–7 Bears Stadium 1–3
41,257
6 October 13, 1968 at New York Jets W 21–13 Shea Stadium 2–3
62,052
7 October 20, 1968 at San Diego Chargers L 44–55 San Diego Stadium 2–4
42,953
8 October 27, 1968 Miami Dolphins W 21–14 Bears Stadium 3–4
44,115
9 November 3, 1968 at Boston Patriots W 35–14 Fenway Park 4–4
18,304
10 November 10, 1968 Oakland Raiders L 7–43 Bears Stadium 4–5
50,002
11 November 17, 1968 at Houston Oilers L 17–38 Astrodome 4–6
36,075
12 November 24, 1968 Buffalo Bills W 34–32 Bears Stadium 5–6
35,201
13 December 1, 1968 San Diego Chargers L 23–47 Bears Stadium 5–7
35,212
14 December 8, 1968 at Oakland Raiders L 27–33 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 5–8
47,754
15 December 14, 1968 Kansas City Chiefs L 7–30 Bears Stadium 5–9
38,463

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sports Illustrated, July 26, 2010, The Unexpected Hero by Gary Smith, p.60, Published by Time Inc.
  2. Sports Illustrated, July 26, 2010, The Unexpected Hero by Gary Smith, p.60, Published by Time Inc.

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Related: 1968 NFL Season

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