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On This Day in Broncos History: October 9

What happened on October 9, 2006?

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October 9, 2006 -- this is an important date in Broncos history for it is the most recent game in which Denver defeated the Baltimore Ravens. You may recall that Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell moved his franchise to Baltimore in 1996 where they were renamed the Ravens. The 2006 season saw the seventh meeting of the Broncos and the Ravens. Denver had won the first meeting, then lost four straight before breaking through for a win in 2005. In 2006, Denver notched another win in the series.

In this game, the Ravens held a 3-0 lead after one quarter. A 43-yard Jason Elam field goal tied the score 3-3 at the half. Denver took the lead in the third quarter with Elam's second field goal (a 44-yarder). Denver iced the game in the fourth quarter when QB Jake Plummer connected with WR Rod Smith for a 4-yard touchdown pass. The defense made the difference in this game by intercepting Baltimore QB Steve McNair three times (1 each by Champ Bailey, Domonique Foxworth and Darrent Williams).

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