What to look for in 2004

The 2004 season may find both players and coaches setting franchise records

HEAD COACH MIKE SHANAHAN
Needs to win nine games in 2004 to reach 100 regular-season coaching victories faster than any coach in franchise history. Dan Reeves, the only other coach with as many wins, took 166 games to win his 100th. Shanahan enters 2004 with a 91-53 record (144 games) in the regular season.

RUNNING BACK MIKE ANDERSON
Needs 292 yards to pass Clinton Portis (3,099) for sixth place and 600 to pass John Elway (3,407) for fifth place on Denver's all-time career rushing yards list.
Needs two touchdowns to move past Otis Armstrong (25) for sixth place, six to move past Clinton Portis (29) for fifth place and 10 to pass John Elway (33) on the Broncos' all-time list for career rushing touchdowns.
Needs 74 carries to move past Jon Keyworth (699) for sixth place and 149 to move past John Elway (774) for fifth place on the Broncos' all-time list for career rushing attempts.

KICKER JASON ELAM
Needs 52 points to move past Matt Stover (1,364; active) for 18th place, 53 points to pass Fred Cox (1,365) for 17th place, 65 points to pass Steve Christie (1,377; active) for 16th place, 68 points to pass Jim Bakken (1,380) for 15th place, 70 points to pass Mark Moseley (1,382) for 14th place and 121 points to pass Matt Bahr (1,422) for 13th place on the NFL's all-time top scorers list.

QUARTERBACK JAKE PLUMMER
Needs 610 yards passing to pass John McCormick (2,791) for 10th place, 1,426 to pass Mickey Slaughter (3,607) for ninth place, 1,638 to pass Steve DeBerg (3,819) for eighth place, 2,972 to pass Steve Tensi (5,153) for seventh place and 4,256 to pass Steve Ramsey (6,437) for sixth place on Denver's all-time passing yards list.
Needs 19 completions to pass John McCormick (207) for 10th place, 103 to pass Mickey Slaughter (291) for ninth place, 126 to pass Steve DeBerg (314) for eighth place, 160 to pass Steve Tensi (348) for seventh place and 268 to pass Steve Ramsey (456) for sixth place on the Broncos' all-time completions list.
Needs 235 attempts to pass John McCormick (537) for 10th place, 245 to pass Steve DeBerg (546) for ninth place and 283 to pass Mickey Slaughter (584) for eighth place on Denver's all-time passing attempts list.
Needs three touchdowns to pass John McCormick (17) for 10th place, eight to pass Mickey Slaughter  and Steve DeBerg (22) for eighth place, 21 to pass Steve Ramsey (35) for seventh place and 24 to pass Steve Tensi (38) for sixth place on the Broncos' all-time touchdown passes list.

DEFENSIVE END TREVOR PRYCE
Needs five sacks to move past Lyle Alzado (64.5) for fifth place and 14 to pass Rulon Jones (73.5) for fourth place all-time in career sacks by a Bronco.

WIDE RECEIVER ROD SMITH
 Needs 43 catches to move past Shannon Sharpe (675) for first place all-time in receptions by a Bronco.
 Needs four touchdowns to move past Shannon Sharpe (55) for first place on the Broncos' all-time touchdown receptions list.
 Needs to score two touchdown to pass Floyd Little (54) for second and 13 to pass Terrell Davis (65) for first place on Denver's all-time career touchdowns scored list.
 Needs 627 yards (rushing/receiving/returns) to move past Rick Upchurch (10,081) into second place all-time on Denver's Most Combined Yardage list. Floyd Little is in first place with 12,157 yards.
 Needs to score 11 points to pass Shannon Sharpe (336) for seventh place and 71 points to move past Terrell Davis for sixth place all-time in career points scored by a Bronco.
Needs 67 receptions to reach the 700 for his career. Seventeen NFL players have reached this numbers, with only two active players ranked ahead of him (Isaac Bruce, STL, with 688, and Marshall Faulk, STL, with 673).
Needs 57 catches to move past Terrance Mathis (689) for 19th place and 67 to pass Gary Clark (699) for 18th place in NFL History for career receptions.
Every game he catches a pass in this season will increase his franchise record for consecutive games with a reception (76).


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