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Denver Broncos
Broncos helmet Broncos
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Information
League NFL NFL
Conference AFC AFC
Division AFC West
Established 1960 (joined NFL in 1970)
Home field Sports Authority Field at Mile High
City Denver, Colorado
Uniforms
Broncos color uniform Broncos white uniform Broncos alternate uniform
Color White Alternate
Championships
League
NFL 3
1997 • 1998 • 2015
Super Bowls
Lombardi Trophy logo gray 3
XXXII • XXXIII • 50
Conference
Conference Championship logo2 8
1977 • 1986 • 1987
1989 • 1997 • 1998
2013 • 2015
Division
15
1977 • 1978 • 1984
1986 • 1987 • 1989
1991 • 1996 • 1998
2005 • 2011 • 2012
2013 • 2014 • 2015

The Denver Broncos are a professional football team based in Denver, Colorado. They are currently a member of the National Football League (NFL) as part of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the AFC West division. They have played homes games at Sports Authority Field at Mile High since 2001.

The Broncos began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL), later joining the NFL as part of the 1970 AFL–NFL merger. The franchise has won three Super Bowls, first beating the Green Bay Packers at Super Bowl XXXII during the 1997 season, beating the Atlanta Falcons the next year at Super Bowl XXXIII, and beating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. They have also won eight AFC Championships.

Out of five Super Bowl games, the Broncos are the only team to defeat the Packers in the big game. Since they first played each other in 1971, the teams have played each other on 14 occasions, with the all-time series favoring Denver, 6–7–1.

NFL Team historyEdit

FoundingEdit

The Denver Broncos were founded on August 14, 1959, when minor league baseball owner Bob Howsam was awarded an American Football League (AFL) charter franchise. The Broncos received their nickname through a fan contest held in 1960.

The Broncos would join the National Football League (NFL) in 1970 as part of the AFL–NFL merger.

MembershipEdit

League affiliations
AFL American Football League (1960-1969)
  • Western Division (1960–1969)
NFL National Football League (1970-present)

ChampionshipsEdit

Super Bowl XXXIIEdit

Super Bowl XXXII
Super Bowl XXXII January 25, 1998
Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, California
Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 24
Broncos helmet Double arrow icon Denver Broncos 31
MVP: Terrell Davis (RB)

The Denver Broncos celebrated their first Super Bowl championship during the 1997 season at the expense of the Green Bay Packers repeating as champions from the previous season. Behind quarterback John Elway and running back Terrell Davis, the Broncos made the playoffs as a 13–3 wildcard team. In the playoffs, Denver crushed the Jacksonville Jaguars at home, then went on the road to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers.

At Super Bowl XXXII against the Packers, Terrell Davis' three rushing touchdowns set a Super Bowl record, with the final score proving to be Green Bay's only Super Bowl defeat to date. Packers quarterback Brett Favre had tied the game at 24-24 after throwing a 13-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman early in the fourth quarter, but the Broncos would take the lead with 1:45 remaining, and would not relinquish it. Denver became the first AFC team to win the Super Bowl in 14 years. Davis was named Super Bowl MVP, carrying the ball 30 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns.

Super Bowl XXXIIIEdit

Super Bowl XXXIII
Super Bowl XXXIII January 31, 1999
Pro Player Stadium
Miami, Florida
Broncos helmet Double arrow icon Denver Broncos 34
Falcons helmet Atlanta Falcons 19
MVP: John Elway (QB)

Behind the NFL MVP season of running back Terrell Davis, the Broncos won their first 13 games of the season, finishing the regular season with an AFC-best 14–2 record and clinching the AFC West title. They won their divisional playoff game against the Miami Dolphins 38-3, then won the AFC Championship Game over the New York Jets, 23-10.

The Broncos defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII, 34–19. Playing in what would be his final game, John Elway came up big, throwing for 18 of 29 passing for 336 yards plus two touchdowns (one passing and one rushing). Elway was named the Super Bowl MVP. Terrell Davis rushed for 102 yards, fullback Howard Griffith had two short touchdown runs, and cornerback Darien Gordon ended back-to-back Falcons drives with a pair of interceptions.

Super Bowl 50Edit

Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50 February 7, 2016
Levi's Stadium
Santa Clara, California
Panthers helmet Carolina Panthers 10
Broncos helmet Double arrow icon Denver Broncos 24
MVP: Von Miller (OLB)

Behind their defense, the Broncos went 12-4 clinching the AFC West title. They won their divisional playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers 23–16, then won the AFC Championship Game over the New England Patriots, 20-18.

The Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, 24-10. The defense sacked Cam Newton seven times, 2.5 coming from game MVP Von Miller, who forced 2 fumbles which led to touchdowns on both occasions. It was also the final game of Peyton Manning's career.

AchievementsEdit

Achievements
AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
1987 ElwayThrowback John Elway 1996 TDavis1 Terrell Davis 1978 Romanowski1 Randy Gradishar 1997 TDavis1 Terrell Davis
1998 TDavis1 Terrell Davis 1998 TDavis1 Terrell Davis 1998 Elway2 John Elway
2013 ManningBroncos Peyton Manning 2013 ManningBroncos Peyton Manning 2015 Broncos58white Von Miller

Packers RivalryEdit

Broncos
Packers
Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers
Series tied 6–6–1
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
1971 Sep. 26 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 34–13 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–0 Football icon
1975 Sep. 29 Broncos helmet Denver Broncos L 13–23 Mile High Stadium 1–1 Football icon
1978 Nov. 19 Broncos helmet Denver Broncos L 3–16 Mile High Stadium 1–2 Football icon
1984 Oct. 15 Broncos helmet Denver Broncos L 14–17 Mile High Stadium 1–3 Football icon
1987 Dec. 30 Tie T 17–17 (OT) Milwaukee County Stadium 1–3–1 Football icon
1990 Dec. 30 Broncos helmet Denver Broncos L 13–22 Mile High Stadium 1–4–1 Football icon
1993 Dec. 8 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 30–27 Lambeau Field 2–4–1 Football icon
1996 Dec. 8 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 41–6 Lambeau Field 3–4–1 Football icon
1997 Super Bowl XXXII Broncos helmet Denver Broncos L 24–31 Qualcomm Stadium 3–5–1 Football icon
1999 Oct. 17 Broncos helmet Denver Broncos L 10–31 Mile High Stadium 3–6–1 Football icon
2003 Dec. 28 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 31–3 Lambeau Field 4–6–1 Football icon
2007 Oct. 29 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 19–13 (OT) INVESCO Field at Mile High 5–6–1 Football icon
2011 Oct. 2 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 49–23 Lambeau Field 6–6–1 Football icon

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