Green Bay receives the opening kickoff. First possession results in a fumble advanced for a Touchdown. Green Bay’s second drive meets the same fate as the first drive - fumble advanced for a touchdown. Denver’s offense does not even see the field until it is already up 14-0.
Our struggling QB manages a paltry 11/20 and 101 yards - of course throwing an INT in for good measure. The running game is its typical inept version - stick your nose in even if it is getting knocked off with every attempt - 31 attempts nets a grand total of 92 yards.
The Defense, while starting strong, gives up over 400 yards of total offense.
And that is what it took to beat the Green Bay packers on Monday Night Football on October 15, 1984.
We went on to a 13-3 season (winning 10 in a row) and lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round.
With all the deep divisions in the fan base, the non stop QB controversy, and mounting desperation, I thought it would be nice to remind the fans how the Denver Bronco’s used to play football. The heros on that day were Steve Foley and Louis Wright. We had one of the greatest Quarterbacks of all times, and yet Sammy Winder still carried the ball 29 times.
Dennis Allen is bringing forth a whole new group of heros to add to this lore.
Do you have a favorite piece of forgotten Broncos’ lore - those moments that make you believe we can "Make Those Miracles Happen"