|9/7||kansas city chiefs||7-59|
|9/14||at houston oilers||14-20|
|10/6||san diego chargers||50-34|
|10/18||at boston patriots||21-40|
|10/26||at new york jets||35-35|
|11/9||at buffalo bills||17-27|
|11/17||new york jets||9-14|
|12/8||at kansas city chiefs||21-52|
|12/15||at oakland raiders||31-35|
|12/22||at san diego chargers||20-58|
The slump continues
The Broncos had headed in the wrong direction to close the 1962 season, allowing 30.8 points per game during a late losing streak. It carried over into the 1963 campaign.
Denver’s fourth AFL season began with what is still the franchise’s worst home loss, a 59-7 throttling by the Kansas City Chiefs. It was the Chiefs’ first game with a new name after moving from Dallas in the offseason, and it set the tone for a season in which the Broncos could barely stop anyone.
On offense, the Broncos used four different quarterbacks who threw at least 15 passes, including Frank Tripucka, who had a brief cameo before bowing out and ending his U.S. playing career. (He made one final return to CFL Saskatchewan before hanging up his helmet.) What the quarterbacks all had in common was the ability to find Lionel Taylor, who had another strong season, grabbing 78 passes for 1,101 yards and 10 touchdowns.
But the 1963 season ended with a 2-11-1 record and head coach Jack Faulkner’s once-promising tenure on the ropes.