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Broncos-Raiders, A Rivalry for the Ages.
October 14, 1962 -- this is a very special day in Broncos history. The Broncos-Raiders rivalry stretches all the way back to 1960 -- the inaugural year of both teams. In each of their first two seasons (1960, 1961) the rivals split the season series. Denver won then lost in 1960. In 1961, they reversed that pattern by losing the first game before winning the second. In 1962, the Broncos won the first matchup, then, on October 14, completed the sweep of the series.
Gene Mingo dominated the scoring in this game, kicking 17 and 12-yard field goals in the first quarter to give Denver a 6-0 lead at half. He added a third field goal in the third quarter for a 9-0 lead. Later in that same quarter, Mingo scored a touchdown on a 4-yard run to give the Broncos a 16-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, Frank Tripucka connected with Lionel Taylor for an 11-yard touchdown pass. The Raiders managed a consolation touchdown in the fourth quarter, but a missed extra point left them on the losing end of a 23-6 score.
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