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On This Day in Broncos History: October 15

Green Bay, Snow, Monday Night. What happened on Oct 15, 1984?

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

October 15, 1984 -- this was a night that will be forever etched in the memories of Broncos’ fans. The Green Bay Packers had come to the Mile High City for a Monday Night football game. A snow storm accompanied them into town. Members of the grounds crew, armed with snow shovels, were busily uncovering the essential line markers on the field at one end, as the game was being played on the other.

The Broncos kicked off to Green Bay to open the game. On their first play from scrimmage, the Packers fumbled the ball. The freely rolling ball was scooped up by DB Steve Foley and returned 22 yards for a touchdown. Denver kicked off a second time. On the first play from scrimmage in their second drive, the Packers again fumbled the ball. This time it was DB Louis Wright who scooped up the ball and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown. According to Broncos historian Jim Saccomano, this game stands as the only one played in NFL history in which a team has fumbled on each of their first two plays from scrimmage and had those fumbles returned for a touchdown. In addition to those two fumbles, the Broncos defense forced five more and recovered two of them, as well as intercepting Packers QB Lynn Dickey once.

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