New England Patriots at Denver Broncos 17 to 22

Sunday, January 4, 1987, Divisional Round

The Patriots began their playoff run on the road against the Broncos on Sunday, January 4, 1987. The Broncos won, 22-17 and advanced to play Cleveland Browns. The Patriots finished their season 11-5-0 in the regular season, 0-1 in the playoffs.


New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
271 150 121 0 12

Coaches

Head Coach: Raymond Berry Assistant Head Coach: Rod Humenuik Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust Quarterbacks Coach: Les Steckel, John Polonchek Wide Receivers Coach: Les Steckel, Harold Jackson Offensive Line Coach: Rod Humenuik Tight Ends Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Offensive Backfield Coach: Bobby Grier Defensive Line Coach: Ed Khayat Assistant Defensive Line Coach: Ray Hamilton Linebackers Coach: Don Shinnick Defensive Backfield Coach: Jim Carr Special Teams Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Special Assistant to the Head Coach: John Polonchek Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dean Brittenham Pro Scout: John Brunner


Denver Broncos offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
441 253 188 2 23

Coaches

Head Coach: Dan Reeves Assistant Head Coach: Joe Collier Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shanahan Offensive Line Coach: Alex Gibbs Running Backs Coach: Nick Nicolau Tight Ends Coach: Chan Gailey Special Offensive Assistant: Kay Dalton Defensive Line Coach: Stan Jones Linebackers Coach: Myrel Moore Defensive Backs Coach: Charlie West Defense: Joe Collier Special Teams Coach: Chan Gailey Special Assistant Coach: Marvin Crosby Bass Strength and Conditioning Coach: Al Miller General Manager: John Beake