Good morning, Broncos Country!
Is this the week the Denver Broncos snap their historic losing streak?
As it stands now, the hope is Vance Joseph and his team continue the eight-week trend of having great practices and failing to show up for the game. In other words, hopefully the Broncos don’t end the eight-game losing skid against the New York Jets. That’s how sad it is right now in Broncos Country.
Once Adam Malnati and I were done arguing the current state of Denver’s franchise, we previewed the game on the latest MHR Radio Podcast. The MHR Radio Podcast is now on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. Please subscribe to the one that fits your fancy, and also rate and review what you hear.
The #Broncos have @AdamMalnati16 & I arguing about all kinds of stuff on the @MileHighReport Radio Podcast. It doesn't happen often so when it does it's very entertaining Has the team lost lost its way? Is the Pat Bowlen standard a thing of the past? https://t.co/PeO8jEGyo9— Ian St. Clair (@IanStClair) December 6, 2017
Short of Denver continuing to #EmbraceTheTank for the best possible pick in the NFL Draft, this game doesn’t mean a damn thing. But that doesn’t change how fun it is to look back at the history of the regular-season series between the Broncos and Jets. Notes are courtesy of Denver’s weekly release.
- Sunday marks the 35th regular season game between the Jets and Broncos. Denver is 18-15-1 in the series with New York, 10-8 at home & 8-7-1 on the road. The first game between the two teams was Sept. 23, 1960, at the Polo Grounds in New York w/the Titans (Jets) winning 28-24.
Sunday marks the 35th regular season game between the #Jets & #Broncos. Denver is 18-15-1 in the series, 10-8 at home & 8-7-1 on the road. The first game between the two teams was Sept. 23, 1960, at the Polo Grounds in New York w/the Titans (later Jets) winning 28-24. pic.twitter.com/lsIFehEtkL— Ian St. Clair (@IanStClair) December 8, 2017
- The most recent game between the Jets and Broncos was Oct. 12, 2014, at MetLife Stadium with Denver winning 31-17. The Broncos are currently on a two-game winning streak, and the longest for them is five games between Dec. 3, 1967-Sept. 19, 1976. The longest winning streak for the Jets in this series is three games, done twice, with the most recent being Oct. 31, 1965-Sept. 24, 1967.
- The last Broncos home win came on Nov. 18, 2011, when Tim Tebow had a 20-yard touchdown run for the 17-13 victory. Denver started that drive on its 5-yardline with 5 minutes, 54 seconds remaining and trailing 13-10. The last Broncos home loss vs the Jets came on Oct. 24, 2010, when Denver lost 24-20. The last Broncos win on the road was that game in 2014, and the last road loss was on Dec. 8, 2002, when Denver lost 19-13.
- In the Jets and Broncos series there has been one shutout, the 27-0 game in 2005. The most points for Denver came on Sept. 19, 1976, when the Broncos won 46-13 at Mile High Stadium. The most points for New York also is 46, in a 46-45 win on Nov. 22, 1962, at Bears Stadium.
- The largest margin of victory for the Broncos is 43 points, in that 46-3 win in 1976. The largest margin of victory for the Jets is 35, in a 45-10 win on Oct. 31, 1965, at Shea Stadium in New York. The most combined points for the Jets and Broncos is 91, in that 46-45 game in 1962. The fewest combined points is 23, which happened twice, the most recent being a 16-7 Jets win on Sept. 25, 1966, at Bears Stadium.
The #Jets & #Broncos have met one time in the playoffs, the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 17, 1999, at Mile High Stadium. Denver won that game 23-10. Of course, this was the win that propelled the Broncos to their second-straight Super Bowl. (Photo The DP). pic.twitter.com/Becbp9orzz— Ian St. Clair (@IanStClair) December 8, 2017
- The Jets and Broncos have met one time in the playoffs, the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 17, 1999, at Mile High Stadium. Denver won that game 23-10. Of course, this was the win that propelled the Broncos to their second-straight Super Bowl. It was John Elway’s final game in Denver.
- Broncos linebacker Von Miller needs one sack to become the first player in team history with six, 10-sack seasons. Miller would join Simon Fletcher (five, 1989-93) and Paul Smith (four, 1970-73) as the only players in team history with four consecutive 10-sack seasons.
- Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas needs 58 receiving yards to pass Shannon Sharpe (8,439) for second place on the franchise's all-time list. Thomas also needs one receiving touchdown to pass Sharpe for second place on the franchise's all-time list behind Rod Smith (68).
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