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League Championships

1998 Superbowl XXXII
1999 Superbowl XXXIII

Conference Championships

1977 (AFC)
1986 (AFC)
1987 (AFC)
1989 (AFC)
1997 (AFC)
1998 (AFC)

Division Championships

1977 (AFC West)
1978 (AFC West)
1984 (AFC West)
1986 (AFC West)
1987 (AFC West)
1989 (AFC West)
1991 (AFC West)
1996 (AFC West)
1997 (AFC West)

Years in Playoffs

1977 1978 1979
1983 1984 1986
1987 1989 1991
1993 1996 1997
1998 2000 2003

Retired Numbers

#7 John Elway
#18 Frank Tripucka
#44 Floyd Little

Hall of Fame Members

Willie Brown
1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966
Tony Dorsett
John Elway
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998

Previous Stadiums

Mile High Stadium 1960 - Present
**Known as Bears Stadium (1948-1966)

Denver Broncos Team History

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Since 1960 the Denver Broncos have grown into a team that is followed by legions of fans throughout the Rocky Mountain region, United States and the world. An original franchise of the American Football League, the club reached the National Football League's pinnacle by capturing its first World Championship by virtue of a 31-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. One year later the team was able to follow-up on the previous year's feat by winning it's second title. The organization remains the last NFL franchise to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

Denver Broncos Franchise Information

Franchise Granted: 1960
First Season: 1960
Franchise History:
    1960 - 1969 Denver Broncos (AFL)
    1970 - Present Denver Broncos (NFL)

“Broncos” was the winning entry in a fan contest held in 1960 by the original AFL team. The football team, however, isn’t the first to be called the Denver Broncos. Denver’s 1921 entry in the Midwest Baseball League was also called the Broncos.

Denver Broncos - Stadium

Mile High Stadium

Denver, CO
Surface Grass
Seating 72,500
Opened: Aug. 11, 2001
Phone (301) 276-6000
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Denver Broncos Chronological History

The Denver Broncos have been consistently successful since the mid 1970's. From 1977 to 1999, the team made it to the playoff's 13 times and went on to the Super Bowl six times.

1960 - The Broncos joined the AFL.

1960 - The Broncos won the first-ever American Football League game, over the Boston Patriots (13-10) on September 9, 1960.

1970 - The Broncos join the NFL after an NFL/AFL merger.

1977 - The Broncos set a franchise record with 12 game wins.

1978 – In Super Bowl XII Denver Lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-10

1984 - The Broncos rack up 13 season wins. Steve Watson and Sammy Winder both have 1000 year seasons.

1987 - In Super Bowl XXI the Broncos Lost to New York Giants, 39-20

1988 – Super Bowl XXII the Denver Broncos Lost to Washington Redskins, 42-10

1990 – Super Bowl XXIV the Denver Broncos Lost to San Francisco 49ers, 55-10

1995 - Mike Shanahan is recruited as the new coach.

1996 - Under Shanahan's lead, the Bronchos rack up 13 regular season wins and an AFC Western Division Title. Sadly, the team falls to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the playoffs.

1998 - With a 12-4 win-loss record by the end of the season, the Bronchos win a wild card berth into the AFC playoffs. They go on to defeat the Green Bay Packers and win their first Super Bowl championship.

1999 - The Broncos win the Super Bowl once again by defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-19.

2001 - On September 10th the Broncos opened Invesco Field in style by beating the New York Giants 31-20 on Monday Night.
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1967 Champions

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