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The Denver Broncos are based in Denver, Colorado. The team began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) and joined the NFL as part of the merger in 1970. The Broncos were barely competitive during their 10-year run in the AFL and their first seven years in the NFL. They did not complete a winning season until 1973. Since 1975, however, the Broncos have become one of the NFL's more successful teams, having suffered only six losing seasons.

Former Hall of Fame QB and Denver legend John Elway has been the Broncos GM for the last six years. Denver loves Elway. As a player he lead the team to 2 Super Bowls, and as a general manager he has got the team back to another 2 in the last 4 years. Elway managed to convince future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning to join the Broncos, which led them to those recent Super Bowls. He's now got a tough task to find Manning's successor, with a lot of uncertainty surrending the Broncos QB position.

Roster

Head Coach: Vance Joseph

The Broncos' new-look offensive line is the key to the team's season. Denver's defense still has the talent to remain among the league's best. But the offense needs all the help it can get since the quarterback situation is still suspect. Thus, it falls on the big boys up front to set the tone. The acquisitions of Ronald Leary, Menelik Watson and first-round pick Garett Bolles change the overall dynamic. By being able to consistently win up front, life becomes far easier for the quarterback. Even so, neither Trevor Siemian nor Paxton Lynch is going to lift this team toward elite status.

OFFENCE

It'll be intersting to see who wins the quarterback battle between Siemian or former first round pick Paxton Lynch. Last year Lynch sat through most of the season to give him time to learn and develop as a starting QB. If Siemian beats him to the starting job again, then one has to wonder whether Lynch was a wasted pick. Whoever ends up starting will have great receivers to throw to, with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both pro bowl level receivers. The ground game must improve from last year, having only finished 27th in rushing yards.

DEFENCE

The Broncos defence is deadly. Last season Denver finished in the top 4 for both yards and points allowed. This was largely down to Denver having the number 1 pass defence. Dubbed as the "No Fly Zone", Denver has arguably the best secondary in the NFL. They have pro bowlers at either starting corner position in Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. The great pass defence helps their rushers get to the QB for plenty of sacks. Star linebacker Von Miller is one of the best in the game, with youngster Shane Ray helping on the other side. The only area they need to improve is against the run.

MVP

Von Miller, OLB

Von Miller is arguably the best pass rushing linebacker in the game. Only Oakland's Kalil Mack is on his level. Miller has only missed one pro bowl since entering the league in 2011. His greatest achievement came when he helped his team win Super Bowl 50, and in doing so becoming the Super Bowl MVP.

Few players play with as much tenacity or ferocity as Miller. Offensive lines constantly have to double team Miller in any attempt to try and slow him down. He's a QBs biggest nightmare, and already has 73 career sacks. Miller is always a contender for Defensive Player of the Year, and if he can emulate his form from previous seasons, then there's no reason to think he can't lead this franchise to another Super Bowl.

Other notable players: RB - C.J. Anderson. WR - Demaryius Thomas. WR - Emmanuel Sanders. DE - Derek Wolfe. OLB - Shane Ray. CB - Aqib Talib. CB - Chris Harris Jr.

Uniforms

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Sports Authority Field
at Mile High

Sports Authority Field at Mile High, commonly known as Mile High or Mile High Stadium, opened in 2001 and is located in Denver. Known for one of the loudest atmosphere's in the NFL, plus opposing teams often struggle to adapt due to the high altitude in Denver.

Capacity: 76,125

Denver

State: Colorado

Population: 682,545

Denver, the capital of Colorado, is a metropolis dating to the Old West era. It's known as "The Mile-High City" due to the high altitude. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works, and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Denver is also a jumping-off point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains.

Records

Super Bowls

1997
(XXXII)

1998
(XXXIII)

2015
(L)

Conference Champions

AFC Champions - 8

Division Champions

AFC West - 18

Playoff Appearances - 22

All Time Record

(Since end of 2016 Season)

Regular Season

Wins: 465 Losses: 393 Ties: 10

Post Season

Wins: 23 Losses: 19

Total

Wins: 488 Losses: 412 Ties: 10

Hall of Famers - 5

John Elway, QB - Class of 2004

Gary Zimmerman, T - Class of 2008

Floyd Little, RB - Class of 2010

Shannon Sharpe, TE - Class of 2011

Terrell Davis, RB - Class of 2017

DIVISION

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