As Super Bowl 50 Champions, the Denver Broncos have high expectations heading into the 2016 season. Their roster is a bit different this year as they lost several players to free agency along with quarterback Peyton Manning to retirement. With a bevy of talent still in the Mile High City, look for the Broncos to be legitimate contenders in the AFC and potentially reach the big game again in 2016. With Manning deciding to hang up his cleats and his backup Brock Osweiler leaving to Houston in free agency, Denver acquired Mark Sanchez via an offseason trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. They also moved up in the draft to grab Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick to join Sanchez and Trevor Siemian on the depth chart. Wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are healthy and ready for the season and they will finally have last year’s rookie tight end Jeff Heuerman on the field after being sidelined for the whole 2015 season due to a knee injury in training camp. C.J. Anderson will be carrying the rock and has some company in Denver’s fourth round pick Devontae Booker, a versatile, one-cut running back from Utah. John Elway took steps this summer to sure up the offensive line, which was an issue in 2015. They added tackles Russell Okung and Donald Stephenson during free agency and drafted guard Conner McGovern who all should make an immediate impact this season. Denver’s defense was arguably the best in the NFL in 2015. They did lose a few members during free agency as Malik Jackson, Danny Trevathan and David Bruton all signed with other teams. The Broncos were fortunate to have a deep roster and should have no problems with their defense in 2016.
The only new acquisition who could see starting time is Jared Crick, a free agent defensive end from the Houston Texans. Adam Gotsis, Denver’s second-rounder could split time with Crick on the right side of the line.
The Broncos are excited about the future and still riding high from a magical 2015 season. Although the other teams in the AFC West are improved over last year, Denver should once again emerge as division winners. Be sure to secure your Denver Broncos tickets and come out to support this talented group of athletes all season long. You won’t want to miss out on any of the on-field action!
The 12-4 Denver Broncos blew out the 3-13 Oakland Raiders by a score of 47-14 on the legs of running back C.J. Anderson, on a sunny yet chilly Sunday afternoon in the Mile High City.
Denver was playing for the second seed in the AFC and a much needed first-round bye. Since their regular season bye week was back in Week 4, many guys are bruised, beat up and in need of some rehab and revitalization. While quarterback Peyton Manning bounced back from last week’s awful performance in Cincinnati throwing for 273 yards, the team’s 47 points came from elsewhere.
C.J Anderson ran for 87 yards and three touchdowns while Conner Barth added another four field goals. Denver cornerback Tony Carter added another touchdown via the scoop and score off a Derek Carr fumble in the fourth quarter to put the Broncos up 40-14. The game’s final touchdown was monumental for both involved as back-up quarterback Brock Osweiler connected with tight end Virgil Green for both of their first career NFL touchdowns.
The Raiders could not get anything going on offense for the majority of the game as Derek Carr finished with a meager 158 yards and one touchdown to Jamize Olawale, while their other score came via a fumble return in the first quarter.
Oakland’s miserable season is officially over and they will be in search of a new Head Coach, someone who can turn this team around and get fans to come out and buy Raider tickets for next season.
Denver gets their much needed bye week and will face Pittsburgh, Indianapolis or Cincinnati on Sunday January 11th depending on the results of Wild Card Weekend.
Despite the flu and a thigh injury, Peyton Manning and the 11-3 Denver Broncos defeated the Chargers 22-10 and cruised to their fourth straight AFC West title.
In another somewhat boring game for Bronco fans used to high scoring offensive affairs, this new look run heavy offense was enough to beat a 8-6 Chargers team who just couldn’t get anything rolling offensively. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers finished the game with 232 yards passing and one touchdown and was also intercepted twice by the Broncos defense.
Manning, who had to receive four bags of intravenous fluid between Saturday night and Sunday morning refused to sit and nurse his illness, going back in after back up Brock Osweiler subbed in at the end of the first half for a series. In spite of his illness, Manning ended the game with 233 passing yards and a 28-yard touchdown strike to Demaryius Thomas. For the third straight game, Bronco kicker Conner Barth was the team’s biggest contributor hitting five field goals over the course of the game.
San Diego is still alive in the post season hunt and will head to San Francisco to take on a 49er team that is in disarray both on and off the field. The Broncos, who already earned a seat at the playoff table, will travel to Cincinnati to matchup with a Bengals team coming off a huge win against the Browns. Fans of the orange and black will definitely want to scoop up those Bengals tickets for this Week 16 AFC showdown.
It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the 10-3 Denver Broncos hung on to defeat Buffalo 24-17 at home on a beautiful December afternoon in the Mile High City.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning’s streak of 51 straight games with a touchdown throw came to an end as all three of the Broncos scores were on the legs of running back C.J. Anderson, who finished out the day with 58 yards on 21 carries. Denver’s new run-heavy approach also featured undrafted rookie Juwan Thompson who added another 63 yards in just four attempts.
Manning ended the day with 173 yards and two interceptions and did not look to be in top form; at all. The bright moment in the receiving corps was the reemergence of Wes Welker who had his best game this season with 82 yards on six catches.
Denver’s defense played extremely well having three takeaways for the second straight week including a goal line interception by cornerback Chris Harris Jr. in the third quarter which led to a 50-yard field goal by newly acquired kicker Conner Barth.
Former Broncos’ quarterback Kyle Orton actually had a decent day throwing for 355 yards and led two long touchdown drives late in the fourth quarter after the 7-6 Bills had fallen behind 21-3. Buffalo rookie wideout Sammy Watkins was his main target finishing the game with 127 receiving yards.
Week 15 takes Denver to San Diego where they will face the 8-5 division rival Chargers who are currently seeded in the sixth playoff spot. San Diego fans will not want to miss this game as rival games are always worth the price of Chargers tickets.
The Bills, who are still alive in the AFC post season race will meet the 9-3 Green Bay Packers at home in what should prove to be a tough matchup.
Newly acquired Broncos’ kicker Conner Barth nailed five field goals on Sunday night, matching Jason Elam’s franchise game record and securing Denver’s 29-16 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Denver, 9-3 showcased a revamped running game as C.J. Anderson ran for 168 yards and also caught a 15-yard touchdown pass. The Broncos’ other touchdown came via a 23-yard strike to Demaryius Thomas after an easy 74-yard drive from Peyton Manning in the first quarter.
The Broncos defense and special teams also played a major factor in shutting down the 7-5 Chiefs for the majority of the game. Pass rusher Demarcus Ware had a field day out there, finishing with an interception and a sack. In total, Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith was sacked six times and the Chiefs turned the ball over on three occasions. Denver’s defense held their fellow AFC West rival to a mere 151 yards of total offense, with -10 after the first quarter of play.
Heading into Week 14, the Broncos sit alone in first place of the AFC West, one game ahead of the San Diego Chargers. The 7-5 Buffalo Bills will come to the Mile High City in the hopes of a wildcard playoff berth and knocking out the tough Denver team.
Kansas City will travel to Arizona to face a tough Cardinals team who is currently leading the NFC West at 9-3 with the Seahawks nipping at their heels just one game back. No doubt the fans in Glendale will be lining up for Cardinals tickets for this great matchup.
Coming off a shocking loss to the St. Louis Rams, the Denver Broncos came from behind to beat the Miami Dolphins and reclaim first place in the AFC West by a score of 39-36.
Miami started out hot taking the opening drive straight down the field 80 yards culminating with a three-yard touchdown run from Daniel Thomas. Denver answered with a commitment to the running game and went into the half down 21-17 to the 6-5 Dolphins.
After backfield woes have somewhat plagued this 8-3 Denver team, C.J. Anderson has emerged as the clear star as he rushed for 167 yards and a 10-yard touchdown. Dolphin quarterback Ryan Tannehill who went 26 of 36 with 227 yards and three touchdowns kept Miami in the game and a step ahead for most of the matchup.
However, Peyton Manning took control and threw with precision when needed, hitting Demaryius Thomas for a 14-yard touchdown strike right before the half and two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to secure the victory and regain sole possession of their division. Manning found finish the game with 257 passing yards and four touchdowns.
In Week 13, the Dolphins head to New York to face the division rival Jets on Monday night, always a great matchup and an event worth buying Jets tickets for. Denver will travel to Arrowhead Stadium to challenge the Chiefs in another division rival matchup that is sure to garner attention and make for a great football game.
After ten weeks and nine games played, the Oakland Raiders remain winless.
The matchup between the Denver Broncos (7-2) and Oakland Raiders (0-9) actually began with a glimmer of hope for the flailing black and silver. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw two interceptions, had a few more passes batted down and just looked mediocre for the first quarter and a half.
One short screen pass to C.J. Anderson which tuned into a 51-yard touchdown changed the vibe and the outcome of the game. The 41-17 rout was on from there.
Manning threw four additional touchdowns, two to tight end Julius Thomas and two to wideout Emmanuel Sanders and finished the day with 340 yards in the air. This extended his streak of games with at least two touchdowns to 15.
The Raiders, who despite their record had come close a few times to victory this season under interim coach Tony Sparano, just looked lost for most of the game and just couldn’t compete with the Broncos on either side of the ball. Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr threw for 192 yards on 47 attempts but most of that production came in garbage time at the end of the game.
The future isn’t looking so bright for the Raiders this week as they will head to San Diego to take an on AFC West division rival in the Chargers. San Diego is coming off of a bye week after being thoroughly embarrassed by the Miami Dolphins 37-0 and should be fired up and ready for battle. Denver heads to St. Louis for their third straight road game.
Riding high after four straight victories last month by an average of 18.5 points, the Denver Broncos started out the month of November in humiliating fashion. Both Peyton Manning who was averaging 330 yards throughout the month of October and Von Miller, who had racked up seven sacks in that time frame had underwhelming performances at Gillette Stadium and the Broncos got throttled by the New England Patriots 43-21.
Denver, still one game up from Kansas City in the AFC West, will face the winless division rival Oakland Raiders in the black hole on Sunday afternoon.
Oakland, with its loss this past Sunday to the Super Bowl defending champion Seahawks, is currently in its 12th consecutive season without a winning record is still looking for its first win of the 2014 season. They rank in dead last in rushing yards at 65.5 a game. To be fair, the Raiders have entered the fourth quarter either tied or only within one score of victory in their last four matchups but have just come up short.
Denver will be looking to return to form on Sunday and Manning has historically played well against the Raiders, throwing for an average of 322 yards per game with 11 touchdowns and one interception in four contests versus Oakland since joining the Broncos.
Folks in Oakland don’t have a lot to cheer about these days, but with their rival Broncos coming to town, Raider tickets should be a hot commodity.
In the highly anticipated 16th meeting between quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, there was one clear winner: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
In a 43-21 rout, the Patriots outplayed the Denver Broncos in all facets of the game and were just the better team on Sunday. In his 200th career start, Brady threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns. Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski shared the bulk of the load offensively while the Patriots defense did a solid job of handling Manning and his many offensive weapons.
While Gillette Stadium is a tough place to play for anyone, Manning just can’t seem to play effectively there and once again put up a weak performance. When asked post game about his less than stellar play, his response was “Well, I don’t usually stink, but I stunk today. I don’t make any excuses.”
The blame for the Broncos’ loss should certainly not fall solely on the future hall of famer’s shoulders, however. Denver’s fourth ranked defense had no answers for the Patriots offense and special teams gave up their first punt return for a touchdown since the 2011 season. While it did not directly affect the outcome of this game, the Broncos controversial decision to part ways with kicker Matt Prater in favor of Brandon McManus does not seem to be panning out, as McManus missed his only field goal attempt making that the second one missed in as many games.
While it is probable that these two teams could meet again in the post season, the location will depend on how the rest of the season pans out for each of the two AFC teams. What we do know, is both teams will be fighting for post season glory down the stretch and Broncos and Patriots tickets will be in high demand.
This stadium previously known as Invesco Field at Mile High, and commonly called Mile High is an American football stadium in Denver, Colorado. Home facility to the Denver Broncos, the major league professional football team based in that area. Opening its doors in 2001 to replace the original Mile High stadium paid for largely in part by taxpayers in the Denver metropolitan area. This stadium was built to appease the sports fans in Denver so they would have a fitting stadium for their NFL team the Broncos. The property is owned by a special taxing district in that area something of noteworthy special interests is that Invesco paid about $120 million for naming rights before Sports Authority secured them in August of 2011.
There was such a controversy with Invesco during the naming rights scandal that went on that the local paper The Denver Post refused to use the Invesco label and referred to the stadium as the Mile High Stadium for several years before changing their policy and adding it to their articles.
Located in the upscale neighborhood of Sun Valley the completion of the new stadium marked the end of a six-year sporting venue upgrade program that Denver had going on. Pepsi Center and Coors Field were included in this program and accessibility was very important when these venues were designed and laid out. Sitting along-side Interstate 25 near Colfax Avenue and a light rail station also serving the area ensures that travelers can get to the stadium from anywhere in the continental United States of America. One home tradition that has not been broken as of yet is that every home game from its inception in 2001 has been sold out.
Denver Broncos have been one of the most successful teams in the NFL, four of their players making the Pro Football Hall of Fame: John Elway, Floyd Little, Gary Zimmerman and Shannon Sharpe. Two Super Bowl Championships, seven AFC Championships they also picked up every Peyton Manning fan in the NFL on the side now. If spirit alone won Super Bowls this team would never lose one again.
Pat Bowlen trust owns the team and they are currently coached by John Fox many fans know and love the General manager and Hall of Famer, John Elway he was not only a beloved player he is still winning fans over at this new level of the game. Home games are played in the Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. Home not only to some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, it is also home to some of the most beautiful football and soccer game plays all season long.
Denver Broncos have played under no other team name other than Denver Broncos ever in their history. They are nicknamed the Orange Crush for their defense strategies and great game-plays. Earning that nickname in their 73’ season under Coach John Ralston. It seems the Orange Crush has had their fair share of Johns in their historic roster and we are pleased to see it continue today. Sometimes in sports it’s the small things that bring the good mojo and we will wait to see what the final record is for the ’15 season but it should be interesting and exciting as everyone watches this team battle for their spot as one of the top two best teams. Broncos were just there last year so it isn’t a far stretch to have fans come to expect it every year of a name synonymous with football.