|2001 Denver Broncos season|
|Head coach||Mike Shanahan|
|Offensive coordinator||Gary Kubiak|
|Defensive coordinator||Ray Rhodes|
|Home field||Invesco Field at Mile High|
|Division place||3rd AFC West|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 2001 Denver Broncos season was the franchise's 32nd season in the National Football League and the 42nd overall. This was the Broncos' first year at the new Invesco Field at Mile High, replacing the old Mile High Stadium. The Broncos were aiming to head back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 3 years, and to win their third title in the Shanahan era.
The 2001 Broncos failed to make the playoffs, making the 2001 Broncos season a failure.
It was also Terrell Davis' final season before various knee ailments forced him to retire in the 2002 preseason.
|2001 Denver Broncos draft|
|2||51||Paul Toviessi||Defensive End||Marshall||from Tampa Bay via Buffalo|
|3||87||Reggie Hayward||Defensive End||Iowa State|
|4||113||Ben Hamilton||Guard||Minnesota||from Green Bay|
|6||190||Kevin Kasper||Wide Receiver||Iowa|
|Made roster * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
The Broncos opened the 2001 NFL season with a Monday Night Football win over the New York Giants on September 10, 2001 in their new stadium, Invesco Field at Mile High. Wide receiver Ed McCaffrey suffered a season-ending injury with a broken leg. The late game and location would serve a role in sparing at least two lives the following day during the September 11th attacks.
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|Week||Date||Opponent||Result||Network||TV Time (MT)||Attendance|
|1||September 10, 2001||New York Giants||W 31–20||ABC||7:00 p.m.|
|2||September 23, 2001||at Arizona Cardinals||W 38–17||ESPN||6:30 p.m.|
|3||September 30, 2001||Baltimore Ravens||L 20–13||CBS||2:15 p.m.|
|4||October 7, 2001||Kansas City Chiefs||W 20–6||CBS||2:05 p.m.|
|5||October 14, 2001||at Seattle Seahawks||L 34–21||CBS||2:15 p.m.|
|6||October 21, 2001||at San Diego Chargers||L 27–10||CBS||2:05 p.m.|
|7||October 28, 2001||New England Patriots||W 31–20||CBS||2:15 p.m.|
|8||November 5, 2001||at Oakland Raiders||L 38–28||ABC||7:00 p.m.|
|9||November 11, 2001||San Diego Chargers||W 26–16||CBS||2:05 p.m.|
|10||November 18, 2001||Washington Redskins||L 17–10||Fox||2:15 p.m.|
|11||November 22, 2001||at Dallas Cowboys||W 26–24||CBS||2:00 p.m.|
|12||December 2, 2001||at Miami Dolphins||L 21–10||CBS||11:00 a.m.|
|13||December 9, 2001||Seattle Seahawks||W 20–7||ESPN||6:30 p.m.|
|14||December 16, 2001||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 26–23 (OT)||CBS||11:00 a.m.|
|16||December 30, 2001||Oakland Raiders||W 23–17||CBS||2:15 p.m.|
|17||January 6, 2002||at Indianapolis Colts||L 29–10||CBS||11:00 a.m.|
|(3) Oakland Raiders||10||6||0||.625||399||327||L3|
|Kansas City Chiefs||6||10||0||.375||320||344||L1|
|San Diego Chargers||5||11||0||.313||332||321||L9|
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