Denver concludes the regular season with a 23-7 win at San Diego, putting the team’s record at 13-3 to tie for the second-most wins in a season in franchise history.
The Broncos finish the year with their second consecutive No. 5 NFL ranking in overall offense (360.4 ypg.) and post the second-highest rushing total (2,539 yds.) in club annals. Denver’s run defense ranks second in the NFL (85.2 ypg.) and records the third-best single-season mark in team history. The Broncos finish the year ranked second in the NFL with a +20 turnover ratio and set a franchise record with a league-low 16 giveaways. Wide receiver Rod Smith totals his eighth 1,000-yard receiving season (1,105 yds.). The Broncos become only the third team in NFL history to have two 900-yard rushers (Mike Anderson, Tatum Bell), a 1,000-yard receiver (Rod Smith) and a 3,000-yard passer (Jake Plummer) in the same season.