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On This Day in Broncos History: September 25

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September 25, 1977 -- The 1977 season marked the beginning of the head coaching tenure of Red Miller. September 25th saw the Broncos play their second regular season game under Miller's guidance. Denver had started the season with a 7-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Miller's Broncos would be known throughout the 1977 season for their tenacious defense, which would hold their opponents to seven or fewer points in six games, and under ten points in a seventh game. In fact, only once in the 1977 regular season did Denver give up more than 14 points.

This second game saw the Broncos hosting the Buffalo Bills. The Bills had started their season with a 13-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Denver jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a 48-yard field goal by Jim Turner. Buffalo returned a fumble for a touchdown in the second quarter -- but missed the point after attempt -- to take a 6-3 lead. QB Craig Morton gave Denver a 10-6 halftime lead on a 5-yard run. The Broncos added two more rushing touchdowns in the third quarter -- both 1-yarders, one a run by Otis Armstrong, the other a Morton to Riley Odoms pass. Jim Turner added a second field goal in the fourth quarter for the final margin.

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