|Colors:||Orange and blue|
The Denver Broncos are a National Football League franchise based in Denver, Colorado, formed in 1960. They are part of the American Football Conference (AFC) and play in the AFC West Division. The team had an unsuccessful bid for the Super Bowl several times (1977, 86, 87, and 88) before finally winning the "Big Game" under John Elway, winning two years in a row in 1997 and 1998, in no small thanks to the running game and Terrell Davis.
The teams colors are predominantly Orange and Blue.
They have had long running rivalries with the Oakland/LA Raiders, the Cleveland Browns, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Longtime coach Mike Shanahan was fired after fourteen seasons with the team. His replacement is Josh McDaniels, the former Offensive Coordinator of the New England Patriots. Josh McDaniels was later replaced with John Fox.
|Denver Broncos Roster|
Rookies in italics
Broncos play in Mile High Stadium. Visiting team often needs breathing masks to deal with the low oxygen levels. They used to be part of the American Football League. Hall of Famers include John Elway, and Shannon Sharpe. They have a relatively big media market. Cheerleaders wear long sleeve shirts in every home game of the season. Famous qb Tim Tebow played for the team before being released. Now, they have Peyton Manning. Detractors often look to Manning's poor record in the playoffs and call him "Peychoke". Denver Broncos lost 5 Super Bowls, the most of any team. They are also part of the biggest Super Bowl defeat against the victorious 49ers.