SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 22: Darren Sproles #43 of the San Diego Chargers is tackled by group of Denver Broncos defenders at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22 2010 in San Diego California. Chargers defeated the Broncos 35-14. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
September 7, 1962 stands out in Broncos history as the first season in which the franchise was able to begin a season at home. Denver opened the 1960 season in Boston. The 1961 season started in Buffalo. According to Broncos' historian Jim Saccomano, it was negotiations by then head coach Jack Faulkner that secured a home start for the 1962 season.
Denver hosted the San Diego Chargers on Friday, September 7, 1962. The game was played in the University of Denver's stadium. Gene Mingo's four field goals and Frank Tripucka's two touchdown passes enabled the Broncos to edge the Chargers 30-21.
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