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|Stadium:||Empire Field at Mile High|
|Colours:||Orange, navy blue & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Champ Bailey, John Elway, Gary Zimmerman, Floyd Little, Shannon Sharpe & Terrell Davis|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||None|
|Rivals:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Legends:||John Elway, Peyton Manning, Terrell Davies, Gary Zimmerman, Louis Wright, Shannon Sharpe, Rod Smith, Randy Gradishar, Steve Atwater, Jason Elam, Tom Jackson, Haven Moses, Jim Turner, Billy Thompson, Tom Nalen, Ed McCaffery, Paul Smith & Rich Jackson|
|Retired Numbers:||7 & 44|
|Super Bowl Championships:||3: 1997, 1998 & 2015|
|Conference Championships:||8: 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2013 & 2015|
The Denver Broncos are one of the most successful NFL teams of the modern era, appearing in nine playoffs since 2000, appearing in eight Super Bowls, claiming three Super Bowl titles, and winning 15 division titles.
But that wasn’t the case when the Broncos began their journey in the American Football League (AFL) (before the 1970 merger which saw the Broncos play in the NFL) in the 60s they won 39 games during their 10 year AFL stint, while losing a whopping 97 games.
For most of the 60s there wasn’t much to cheer about, but that changed in 1967 when they selected halfback Floyd Little in the draft with pick 6, who would end up spending his whole career with Broncos, making 117 appearances from 1967-1975, scoring 43 touchdowns and rushing 6,323 yards. The Broncos also became the first AFL team to beat an NFL side during a preseason game in the same year which saw the Broncos defeat the Detroit Lions 13-7.
Fast forward to the 70s and again it was the same old story for the Broncos in the newly formed NFL, as they often finished each season close to the bottom of their division, but in seven years time there was light ahead of the tunnel.
The Broncos fortunes began to change in 1977 which saw them end the regular season with a 12-2 record earning them their first postseason appearance since their inception. If that wasn’t enough to keep the Broncos faithful happy, the Broncos team led by coach Red Miller, took them all the way to their inaugural Super Bowl outing.
The Broncos couldn’t match being on the big stage as the team lost Super Bowl XII going down to the Dallas Cowboys 27-10. By the turn of the 80s, the Broncos missed the playoffs for the first few years of the new decade, but they struck gold in the draft where they picked up future Hall of Famer quarterback John Elway with pick 1.
Elway would spend his whole career at the Broncos, making 234 appearances from his debut in 1983 to 1998, having 4,123 passes completed, 300 passing touchdowns, and completing 5,1475 passing yards throughout his 15 year tenure.
The Broncos made the playoffs four more times before the end of the decade, as well as appearing in Super Bowl XXI, Super Bowl XXII and Super Bowl XXIV, however, they went down each time.
It was the same old Broncos at the beginning of the 90s, as they made the playoffs in 1991 (in which they lost the Conference Championship), 1993 (losing the wildcard playoff) and in 1996 (losing the divisional round). After a few false downs from the 80s and the early 90s the 1997 season would go down in Broncos folklore as the most cherished season.
The Broncos were finally able to call themselves Super Bowl champions as the heartache of the three previous defeats on the big dance would finally vanish, as the Broncos got their hands on their maiden Vince Lombardi trophy in Super Bowl XXXII defeating the Green Bay Packers 24-31.
The Broncos didn’t stop there as by the 1998 season they were ready to do it all again going back-to-back as they became one of five teams to win the Super Bowl in two consecutive showings defeating the Atlanta Hawks in Super Bowl XXXIII, as John Elway was named the MVP.
The Broncos only managed to make the playoffs four more times in the 2000s, appearing in the 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005 postseason but either lost the wildcard or the divisional playoff.
Despite making the playoffs in 2011, the Broncos sent a message to the NFL world that they mean business when they signed quarterback Peyton Manning from the Indianapolis Colts ahead of the 2012 season.
Manning would be instrumental to the Broncos throughout his three year tenure from 2012 to 2015, appearing 58 times, completing 1443 passes, making 17,112 passing yards and having 140 passing touchdowns.
However, it was Manning’s last season which broke a 17 year Super Bowl drought when the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, to claim their third Vince Lombardi trophy and their first since the 1998 season. Manning retired after the Super Bowl triumph, and since then the Broncos have not made the playoffs, having a 6-10 record in 2018, 7-9 in 2019 and 5-11 in 2020.
Much like every other team with quarterback controversies the Denver Broncos had a rough season in 2021. They showed flashes throughout the season but ultimately ended up missing out on the postseason.
If you are a fan of the Denver Broncos, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Denver Broncos have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
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Former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will be getting his first opportunity in an NFL coaching job this season with the Broncos. He has coached all over on the offensive side of the ball and with his experience with an elite quarterback like Aaron Rodgers, he is certainly someone you expect to be a good NFL head coach.
He certainly has all the tools for success as the number one, but it is a wait to see just how it will pan out for him and the Denver Broncos this season. He was more than deserving of this job and now he has the opportunity to show the rest of the league why they should’ve hired him years ago.
The Denver Broncos made a blockbuster trade during the off-season to bring in Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks. That move instantly transformed this team into a potential winner as it is clear they are in win now mode and no longer interested in a rebuild. Javonte Williams will be expected to get the majority of the carries out of the backfield this season.
While Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy will do the majority of the pass catching in Tim Patrick’s absence. Their offensive line is their weak spot on the side of the ball as they gave up 28 sacks last season. If that can improve they will have a very fluid offense that can score a ton of points.
The Denver Broncos have a solid defense that’ll be led by Pat Surtain and Bradley Chubb. Kareem Jackson, Ronald Darby, and Justin Simmons complete their defensive backfield and it has the potential to be one of the best in the league. One of the main questions surrounding this defense is the health of Bradley Chubb after he missed the majority of last season.
If all the key pieces on this defense can remain healthy, they could easily finish the year as a top 10 defense in the National Football League. They should also be much improved due to the fact that they likely won’t be on the field as much thanks to the improved offense as well.
The Denver Broncos total wins line is currently sitting at 10 victories. The over for this is currently sitting at (-120) while the under is currently sitting at (+100). Oddsmakers are expecting them to finish with around 9 to 11 victories this season. They are expected to be one of the top teams in the league during the 2022-23 National Football League season.
Last year they ended up finishing with a record of 7-10 and in last place of the division. At the moment their odds to win the AFC West division are (+260) in what could be the most competitive division in all of the National Football League.
This shows that Vegas expects them to be towards the top of their division. While their odds to win their Conference Championship are currently sitting at (+850) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season.
What is most important is their current Super Bowl odds and those are currently at (+1600) heading into the year. They are currently favored in nine of their seventeen games this season and the majority of those games come at home in Denver. They are favored by more than one possession one time this season against the Houston Texans and two possession underdogs zero times this season.
The addition of Russell Wilson over the off-season makes this team very competitive and one of the deepest divisions and deepest conferences in the league. However they will be without one of the top pass catchers as Tim Patrick tore his ACL in the preseason.
Their one glaring weakness this season is the offensive line. They will have to improve upon giving up 28 sacks last year especially with Russell Wilson behind center who took more than enough hits during this time in Seattle.
All in all, if everyone can remain healthy for this Denver Broncos squad, then they have a real shot at winning a crowded AFC West division and making some noise in the playoffs this season. This is also an opportunity for Russell Wilson to prove the doubters wrong and show that he can still be a top level quarterback in this league.
Still got some burning questions about the Denver Broncos? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the Denver Broncos play?
The Denver Broncos play their home games at Empire Field at Mile High.
Who owns the Denver Broncos?
Patrick Dennis Bowlen is the majority owner of the Denver Broncos.
Has the Denver Broncos won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Denver Broncos have won three Super Bowls.
Who is the Denver Broncos coach?
Nate Hackett is the coach of the Denver Broncos.
Do the Denver Broncos play tonight?
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What is the Denver Broncos record?
The Denver Broncos finished the 2021 NFL season with a 7-10 record.
Did the Denver Broncos win last night?
Fans of the Denver Broncos are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Denver Broncos worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Denver Broncos are worth $3.75 billion.
Who do the Denver Broncos play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Denver Broncos play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Denver Broncos?
You can watch the Denver Broncos on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTTV NFL Sunday Ticket and on Denverbroncos.com. You can also stream Denver Broncos games on the Broncos App, Yahoo sports app,CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass and NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on NFL GamePass, Westwood One, TuneIn and Sirius XM.
Will the Denver Broncos make the playoffs this year?
The Denver Broncos did not make the playoffs in the 2021 season, finishing with a 7-10 record which was last in the AFC West.
When do the Denver Broncos play?
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When is the next Denver Broncos game?
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Where did the Denver Broncos finish the season?
The Denver Broncos finished last in the AFC West standings.
How many games did the Denver Broncos win?
The Denver Broncos won seven games in the 2021 NFL season.
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