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On This Day in Broncos History: September 16

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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 12: Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Oakland Raiders kicks a field goal against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 12: Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Oakland Raiders kicks a field goal against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)
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September 16, 2007 - The rivalry between the Broncos and the Oakland Raiders gave rise to one of Denver's significant moments. Denver was hosting Oakland in the second game of the season. Denver had jumped out to a 17-3 halftime lead, only to fall behind 20-17 in the fourth quarter. The Broncos tied the game at 20-20 on a 20-yard Jason Elam field goal with 2:22 left. Denver ended Oakland's attempt to salvage the game when CB Dre Bly intercepted a deep pass. QB Jay Cutler knelt down to force the overtime period.

Then came a moment that would be forever etched in the annals of Broncos' lore: In the overtime period, just before the ball was snapped for Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski's attempt to kick a winning field goal, Broncos' head coach Mike Shanahan called a timeout. The officials were not able to stop the play before Janikowski kicked what would have been a successful 52-yard field goal. Janikowski's attempt after the timeout hit the left upright and bounced away from the goalposts. Denver then marched 52 yards to the Oakland 6 yard line where Jason Elam kicked the game winning field goal.

Broncos Birthdays: DT Chester McGlockton (2001-02) is 43. LB Steve Russ (1997, 1999-2000) is 40.