A record-breaking season

Denver Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg and defensive end Rulon Jones (75) await the Dallas Cowboys offense during an NFL game in Denver, Oct. 5, 1986. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 29-14. (AP Photo/Eric Lars Bakke)
Denver Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg and defensive end Rulon Jones (75) await the Dallas Cowboys offense during an NFL game in Denver, Oct. 5, 1986. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 29-14. (AP Photo/Eric Lars Bakke)

The Broncos conclude regular-season play with their second consecutive 11-5 record.

Thirty-five individual and team records are set by the Broncos in 1986. DE Rulon Jones was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Year by UPI, and LB Karl Mecklenburg was named the AFC Player of the Year by the Football News.