1978 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
10-6-0 0-1 5047 2509 2538 36 309 4874 2742 2132 46 275
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The Denver Broncos' nineteenth season was in 1978, and it was the second season Red Miller served as the head coach of the team. The Broncos played their home games at Mile High Stadium. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC West, but they lost their first playoff game to the Pittsburgh Steelers 33-10. At the end of the season, Randy Gradishar was awarded with the AP Defensive Player of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Oakland Raiders 14-6
Week 2 @ Minnesota Vikings 9-12
Week 3 San Diego Chargers 27-14
Week 4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 23-17
Week 5 Seattle Seahawks 28-7
Week 6 @ San Diego Chargers 0-23
Week 7 Chicago Bears 16-7
Week 8 @ Baltimore Colts 6-7
Week 9 @ Seattle Seahawks 20-17
Week 10 New York Jets 28-31
Week 11 @ Cleveland Browns 19-7
Week 12 Green Bay Packers 16-3
Week 13 @ Detroit Lions 14-17
Week 14 @ Oakland Raiders 21-6
Week 15 Kansas City Chiefs 24-3
Week 16 Pittsburgh Steelers 17-21


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10-33

1978 Denver Broncos Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Red Miller Defensive Coordinator: Joe Collier Quarterbacks Coach: Babe Parilli Wide Receivers Coach: Fran Polsfoot Offensive Line Coach: Ken Gray Offensive Backs Coach: Paul Roach Defensive Line Coach: Stan Jones Linebackers Coach: Bob Zeman Defensive Backs Coach: Richie McCabe Defensive Assistant Coach: Bill Belichick Special Teams Coach: Marv Braden Special Teams Assistant Coach: Bill Belichick General Manager: Fred Gehrke