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Denver Broncos History

The Denver Broncos have an interesting story to tell. It began as a chartered member of the American Football League in 1960 and spent the first 17 years of his existence trying to figure out how to win games. Once they finally did, the Broncos became one of the winningest franchises in the NFL. These are your Broncos History stories as told by Broncos fans.

Where does Demaryius Thomas rank on the Broncos’ all-time wide receiver list?

He may not top Rod Smith, but he tops everyone else you could put up for debate. Demaryius Thomas should end up in Broncos’ Ring of Fame.

An exception for the Broncos Ring of Fame?

Rules are rules, but who deserves to have them bent a bit?

Remembering the Denver Broncos 2015 season: The road to the Super Bowl was bumpy - but awesome

In the end, Broncos Country wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Peyton F-ing Manning.

Peyton Manning has exemplified a love for the game his entire life. Tonight the game will show its love to him.

No Fly Zone. Best secondary in NFL history


Remembering the 2015 Denver Broncos season: A benched Manning saves the day

Peyton Manning’s comeback drama in Week 17 against the Chargers doesn’t happen without the tragedy of Week 10 against the Chiefs.

Remembering the 2015 Denver Broncos Season: Week 12

One of the greatest games in one of the greatest seasons in Denver Broncos history. Week 12 against the hated New England Patriots.

Remembering the 2015 Denver Broncos season: Week 8

The Denver Broncos were not considered the better team when they hosted the Green Bay Packers in Week 8 of 2015, but they came away from that game still unbeaten.

Remembering the 2015 Denver Broncos season: Week 2

The last time the Denver Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs was also one of the greatest games from Denver’s 2015 season.

Looking Back Broncos: The Denver Broncos first ever Monday Night Football game 1973

You never forget your first.

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Kendall Hinton's wristband on display at Hall of Fame

Denver Broncos wide receiver turned emergency quarterback, Kendall Hinton, has his game-worn wristband now on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is being displayed alongside running back Tom Matte's 1965 wristband who was the last non-quarterback to start in an NFL game

What is the best offense in Broncos’ history?

Lest we forget, a couple of GOATs wore orange and blue. Which team fielded the best offense in Denver Broncos history?

Broncos did something on Sunday it had only done two other times in team history

The Denver Broncos joined a select list of comeback games in team history with their win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 8.

Haynes and Gilchrist: The Broncos’ first great running back duo

The tradition of great running backs in Denver had to start somewhere.

Who were the Broncos’ three amigos?

If you were alive and out of diapers during the late 1980s and early 1990s, then you probably remember Mark Jackson, Vance Johnson, and Ricky Nattiel.

What was the Orange Crush defense?

The Denver Broncos first playoff berth came in 1977 and was spearheaded by the Orange Crush defense. Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

Randy Gradishar: a linebacker’s linebacker

One of the linchpins of the Orange Crush defense, linebacker Randy Gradishar, a monster tackling machine, was the soul of the legendary unit.

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Mic'd Up- Mike Shanahan & John Elway

This was a fun watch as it is so cool listening to these two talk on the sidelines. Nowadays this is common to see, but we never used to get this insight back in the old days. Enjoy...

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Patriots at Broncos, 11/29/2015

The Denver Broncos pulled together a statement win in Week 12 of the 2015 season with a comeback against the undefeated New England Patriots on national television.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Packers at Broncos, 11/1/2015

In a game that honored Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, the home team would smother a fellow unbeaten under the national spotlight.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Broncos at Chiefs, 9/17/2015

Remember that time the Kansas City Chiefs never trailed at home to the Denver Broncos until the final 35 seconds when they choked up two touchdowns in the span of nine seconds.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Dolphins at Broncos, 11/23/2014

C.J. Anderson had his first career 100 yard game in Week 12 of the 2014 season as he spearheaded a comeback for the Denver Broncos at home against the Miami Dolphins.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: 49ers at Broncos, 10/19/2014

Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterback of all-time and those types of players tend to break records. One of the biggest came in Week 7 of 2014.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Colts at Broncos, 9/7/2014

The Denver Broncos started our 2014 with a home win over the Indianapolis Colts led by a big performance from Julius Thomas.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Patriots at Broncos, 1/19/2014

The Denver Broncos dominated the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship Game, but it would be their last win of the season unfortunately.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Broncos at Texans, 12/22/2013

Peyton Manning seemed to be struggling in Week 16 to find a way to catch Tom Brady’s record, but then he threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to break the record.

The greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Recapping 2010-2013

We’re getting this series going again with all of the games from 2013-2019. Here is where we left off.

1996 squad voted greatest Broncos team never to win a Super Bowl

The title for the greatest Denver Broncos team never to win a Super Bowl goes to that 1996 team upset by the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Broncos at Cowboys, 10/6/2013

In what must be the highest game that resulted in a win in Denver Broncos history, Peyton Manning led the team on the road against the Dallas Cowboys in a 51-48 thriller.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Ravens at Broncos, 9/5/2013

Peyton Manning threw for an NFL-record seven touchdowns as he and the Denver Broncos exorcised some demons against the visiting Baltimore Ravens on opening day in 2013.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Chargers at Broncos, 11/18/2012

Von Miller put up a monster game harassing Philip Rivers to continue the Denver Broncos winning streak in a 30-23 home win over the San Diego Chargers.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Broncos at Chargers, 10/15/2012

Just a few games into Peyton Manning’s career with the Denver Broncos, he would engineer one of the greatest regular season comebacks in NFL history.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Steelers at Broncos, 9/9/2012

The Peyton Manning era in Denver began with a bang as he dismantled the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 of the 2012 season.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Steelers at Broncos, 1/8/2012

Tim Tebow capped his brief and unbelievable NFL career with a bang in the 2011 Wild Card round by toppling the 12-4 Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Bears at Broncos, 12/11/2011

In a painfully difficult game to watch from a Denver Broncos fan perspective, it then turned into an explosively exciting finish and a sixth-straight win.

Greatest Broncos games of the 2010s: Broncos at Vikings, 12/4/2011

During the height of Tebow Time came the biggest offensive performance the team had in the regular season. A 35-32 shootout road win over the Minnesota Vikings.


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