1986 Denver Broncos schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
11-5-0 2-1 6403 4336 2067 33 388 5973 3965 2008 38 344
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The Denver Broncos' twenty-seventh season was in 1986, and it was the sixth season Dan Reeves served as the head coach of the team. The Broncos played their home games at Mile High Stadium. They finished the year 11-5-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC West, and 2-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the New York Giants 39-20.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Los Angeles Raiders 38-36
Week 2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21-10
Week 3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 33-7
Week 4 New England Patriots 27-20
Week 5 Dallas Cowboys 29-14
Week 6 @ San Diego Chargers 31-14
Week 7 @ New York Jets 10-22
Week 8 Seattle Seahawks 20-13
Week 9 @ Los Angeles Raiders 21-10
Week 10 San Diego Chargers 3-9
Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs 38-17
Week 12 @ New York Giants 16-19
Week 13 Cincinnati Bengals 34-28
Week 14 @ Kansas City Chiefs 10-37
Week 15 Washington Redskins 31-30
Week 16 @ Seattle Seahawks 16-41


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round New England Patriots 22-17
Conference Championship @ Cleveland Browns 23-20
Super Bowl vs. New York Giants 20-39

1986 Denver Broncos Coaching Staff

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