|9/3||at houston oilers||26-21|
|9/25||new york jets||7-16|
|10/8||at kansas city chiefs||10-37|
|10/16||at miami dolphins||7-24|
|10/23||kansas city chiefs||10-56|
|10/30||at san diego chargers||17-24|
|11/6||at boston patriots||17-10|
|11/27||san diego chargers||20-17|
|12/11||at oakland raiders||10-28|
|12/18||at buffalo bills||21-38|
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For the second time in three years, the Broncos changed head coaches early in the season, dismissing Mac Speedie in favor of Ray Malavasi after a pair of season-opening losses by a combined 69-17 margin.
The struggles didn’t stop. Although the Broncos went 4-8 under Malavasi’s watch the rest of the way, they lost two games to the Chiefs by a combined score of 93-20 and fell 24-7 at Miami on Oct. 16, which effectively ended the Broncos’ seventh season before Halloween.
Four different quarterbacks had the opportunity to start, but Mickey Slaughter, John McCormick, Max Choboian and Scotty Glacken combined for 27 interceptions against 12 touchdowns and a 42.8 rating.
After the season, Malavasi was not retained. The Broncos plucked Lou Saban from the University of Maryland that December, hoping the head coach of two AFL championship teams in Buffalo could bring some magic to the Mile High City.