The 1977 Denver Broncos season was the team's 18th year in professional football and its eighth with the National Football League (NFL). The team had by far its best season to date, finishing first in the AFC West and making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The Broncos won the first two playoff games in franchise history (over perennial AFC powerhouses Pittsburgh and Oakland) and won their first AFC Championship, earning a berth in Super Bowl XII, where they fell to the NFC champion Dallas Cowboys, 27–10.

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  • The 1977 Denver Broncos season was the team's 18th year in professional football and its eighth with the National Football League (NFL). The team had by far its best season to date, finishing first in the AFC West and making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The Broncos won the first two playoff games in franchise history (over perennial AFC powerhouses Pittsburgh and Oakland) and won their first AFC Championship, earning a berth in Super Bowl XII, where they fell to the NFC champion Dallas Cowboys, 27–10. Still, 1977 was a major leap for the Broncos, who had never won more than nine games in a season. Coach Red Miller — in his first season as the Broncos' head coach — was named NFL Coach of the Year, and quarterback Craig Morton was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Denver's 1977 season is chronicled in Terry Frei's 2008 book, '77: Denver, the Broncos and a Coming of Age. (en)
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  • * Defensive Coordinator – Joe Collier * Defensive Line – Stan Jones * Linebackers – Myrel Moore * Defensive Backfield – Bob Gambold
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  • Dave Casper 17 yard pass from Ken Stabler
  • Dave Casper 7 yard pass from Ken Stabler
  • Errol Mann 20 yard field goal
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  • Haven Moses 74 yard pass from Craig Morton
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  • * Chairman of the Board – Gerald Phipps * President – Allan Phipps * Vice President/General Manager – Fred Gehrke * Director of Player Personnel – Carroll Hardy * Director of Pro Scouting – Doc Urich
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  • * Quarterbacks – Babe Parilli * Offensive Backfield – Paul Roach * Wide Receivers – Fran Polsfoot * Offensive Line – Ken Gray
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  • Broncos 7–0
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  • ;First Quarter *DAL – Preston Pearson 22-yard pass from Roger Staubach ;Third Quarter *DAL – Robert Newhouse 7-yard pass from Roger Staubach *DEN – Jim Turner 22-yard field goal ;Fourth Quarter *DEN – Jim Turner 37-yard field goal
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  • * Special Teams – Marv Braden
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  • ;Passing *DEN – Norris Weese 10/19, 94 yards *DAL – Roger Staubach 15/20, 160 yards, 2 TD, INT ;Rushing *DEN – Norris Weese 6 att, 33 yards *DAL – Tony Dorsett 17 att, 50 yards ;Receiving *DEN – Jack Dolbin 5 rec, 85 yards *DAL – Preston Pearson 6 rec, 48 yards, TD
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  • The 1977 Denver Broncos season was the team's 18th year in professional football and its eighth with the National Football League (NFL). The team had by far its best season to date, finishing first in the AFC West and making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The Broncos won the first two playoff games in franchise history (over perennial AFC powerhouses Pittsburgh and Oakland) and won their first AFC Championship, earning a berth in Super Bowl XII, where they fell to the NFC champion Dallas Cowboys, 27–10. (en)
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  • 1977 Denver Broncos season (en)
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