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On This Day in Broncos History: October 8

Why was this a good day in Broncos history?

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October 8, 1989 - The Broncos won for the very first time when playing a game on October 8. They had lost five previous match ups on this day but came through with the win in 1989 on their way to winning the AFC Championship. The 3-1-0 Broncos were hosting the 2-2-0 division rival San Diego Chargers. Both teams intercepted one pass and sacked the opposing quarterback three times. In one of the stranger stats from that game, Denver QB John Elway had as many completions (19) as San Diego QB Jim McMahon had pass attempts (19). One of the biggest differences in the game came in the area of penalties. San Diego was flagged 10 times for 57 yards while Denver drew just 3 flags for 25 yards.

San Diego got on the board first with a first quarter field goal. The Broncos' David Treadwell kicked two field goals in the second quarter to give Denver a 6-3 lead at the half. The Chargers regained the lead in the third quarter with a touchdown, 10-6. David Treadwell closed the gap to 10-9 when he kicked his third field goal of the game. The Broncos won the game when Bobby Humphrey scampered 17 yards for a Denver touchdown.

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