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January 18, 1999 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The New York Jets' implausible dream, 30 years in the making, died in an avalanche of turnovers yesterday at Mile High Stadium. Cheers are resounding in the Rocky Mountains because the Denver Broncos came back from a rash of early mistakes to hammer the Jets, 23-10, for their 19th straight victory at home. Highlighted by Terrell Davis' 167 yards rushing and 31-yard touchdown run, the win gave the Broncos their second straight AFC championship and, more important, a chance to win the Super Bowl for a second straight season.
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May 28, 2000 | By Larry Fish, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Philadelphia has learned, building a new stadium is seldom easy. But Denver officials might reasonably have figured that any rough spots on the road to a new home for their Broncos football team were behind them. Local residents had already voted a sales-tax increase to pay for a stadium. The location, right next to the old stadium, was not much of an issue. Construction has moved without a hitch toward the planned opening next year. But now it develops that there's still one big sticking point - the name.
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October 8, 1990 | Daily News sports writer Paul Domowitch from wire reports
No NFL team has caused the Cleveland Browns more teeth-gnashing grief in recent years than the Denver Broncos. Three times in the last four years, the Broncos and the Browns have met in the AFC Championship Game, and each time the Browns have gone away losers. They meet again tonight at Mile High Stadium in Denver (Channel 6, 9 o'clock). While a trip to the Super Bowl isn't at stake this time, Cleveland's 1990 survival could be. The Browns have lost three in a row and lug an abysmal 1-3 record into their meeting with a team that has beaten them 11 of the last 12 times they've faced.
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November 25, 1988 | By Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Tony Dorsett was brought in to complete the picture, but the Denver Broncos are beginning to look like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone. Maybe too many parts are missing for the Broncos to even think about making their third consecutive trip to the Super Bowl. "I don't know if we've reached the bottom of the barrel," Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said after last week's humiliating 42-0 loss to the Saints in New Orleans, the fourth-worst defeat in the 29-year history of the franchise.
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January 18, 1999 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The wind was playing tricks on the ball. Gusts, some of them racing up to 32 m.p.h. and circling inside Mile High Stadium during yesterday's AFC championship game, were turning spirals into wobbly passes and forcing quarterbacks to miss their targets. It became obvious in the second quarter, when John Elway was going against the wind and was 4 of 10 for 33 yards while the New York Jets' Vinny Testaverde was going with the wind and completed 10 of 19 for 135 yards. Against the wind, Denver had to run and give the ball to the NFL's most valuable player, running back Terrell Davis.
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October 1, 1998 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles coach Ray Rhodes gushed as he talked about the Denver offense. He called it the well-oiled machine, the Ferrari, the offense he couldn't expect to shut out, and he kept smirking and shaking his head as reporters asked him how his 0-4 team planned to slow down the 4-0 Broncos on Sunday at Mile High Stadium. Rhodes' strategy: Keep the Broncos' offense off the field. "They're scary when you look at them on tape," he said yesterday. "The best way to slow them down is to have some long drives and use as much time off the clock as we can. We've got to move the football, score points and keep their offense off the field.
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January 16, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
One dozen years ago, accompanied by enough parochial fervor to give Bourbon Street a Rocky Mountain High, the Denver Broncos made their Super Bowl debut in New Orleans, where they were resoundingly hammered by Dallas, 27-10, in a contest noteworthy for strange subplots. Among others: For the first and only time, the Super Bowl MVP award was shared by two players - Dallas defensive linemen Randy White and Harvey Martin. Nicknamed "Thunder and Lightning," White-Martin brutalized Craig Morton with a ferocious pass rush that ultimately sent the Denver quarterback to the bench.
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January 7, 1990 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dan Reeves readily admits to nocturnal visits from a grim Ghost of Playoffs Past. In 1984, his highly favored Broncos got caught daydreaming about Super Bowl rings and lost to a Pittsburgh team that had just managed to squeeze into the playoffs. Asked if he had any memories of that game, which so closely mirrors the circumstances surrounding today's AFC divisional matchup between Pittsburgh and Denver at Mile High Stadium (Channel 3, 4 p.m.), Reeves said that what he had instead were nightmares.
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January 16, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
How about this matchup: Bill Parcells vs. Mike Shanahan. OK, so they'll be on the sidelines, not on the field, when the New York Jets play host Denver in tomorrow's AFC Championship Game. But they'll get as much camera time as Broncos superstar halfback Terrell Davis and the rest of the players at Mile High Stadium. "Well, Bill and I can't play," said Shanahan, who guided Denver to its first Super Bowl triumph - after four losses under previous regimes - last January. "Our players play.
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January 27, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren yesterday said he lost track of downs just before Denver scored the winning touchdown late in Sunday's Super Bowl. With 1:47 left in the game and the score tied, 24-24, the Broncos had a second-and-goal situation from the Green Bay 1 when Holmgren ordered his defense to let the Broncos score. At the time, the Packers had two timeouts remaining. Holmgren told the New York Daily News that he ordered the defense to yield because he believed it was first down, and was afraid Denver would be able to kill most of the clock if it kicked a field goal on fourth down.
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January 15, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
DENVER - The idea in venturing out to the Arctic-chilled Rockies for the Ravens-Broncos game this past weekend was to get a feel for Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as an Eagles coaching candidate, even though little has been said about McCoy and the Birds since the traveling search party spoke with him a week ago Sunday. The idea could have worked out a lot better than it did. While the Eagles seem likely to hire an NFL assistant from somewhere to succeed Andy Reid, now that every college coach this side of Andy Talley has told them he would rather stay put, McCoy did nothing to further his candidacy in the Broncos' crushing, 38-35, double-overtime loss to the Ravens.
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May 28, 2000 | By Larry Fish, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Philadelphia has learned, building a new stadium is seldom easy. But Denver officials might reasonably have figured that any rough spots on the road to a new home for their Broncos football team were behind them. Local residents had already voted a sales-tax increase to pay for a stadium. The location, right next to the old stadium, was not much of an issue. Construction has moved without a hitch toward the planned opening next year. But now it develops that there's still one big sticking point - the name.
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January 18, 1999 | by Lynn Zinser, Daily News Sports Writer
Imagine yourself in Ed McCaffrey's shoes. Your heavily favored team was supposed to turn this AFC Championship Game into a retirement party for your quarterback and yet you are down 10 and playing as if it were a wake. Now, that quarterback is grabbing your shoulder and screaming at you, something about you being in the wrong position and, oh, heck, just run a post route for gosh sakes. "At first, I had no idea what he was saying," McCaffrey said. "But when John Elway tells you to run a route, you run it. " And when John Elway throws you a 47-yard pass at the biggest momentum-swinging point in the game, you catch it. Like so many of Elway's biggest plays, it was partly improvised.
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January 18, 1999 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The wind was playing tricks on the ball. Gusts, some of them racing up to 32 m.p.h. and circling inside Mile High Stadium during yesterday's AFC championship game, were turning spirals into wobbly passes and forcing quarterbacks to miss their targets. It became obvious in the second quarter, when John Elway was going against the wind and was 4 of 10 for 33 yards while the New York Jets' Vinny Testaverde was going with the wind and completed 10 of 19 for 135 yards. Against the wind, Denver had to run and give the ball to the NFL's most valuable player, running back Terrell Davis.
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January 18, 1999 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The New York Jets' implausible dream, 30 years in the making, died in an avalanche of turnovers yesterday at Mile High Stadium. Cheers are resounding in the Rocky Mountains because the Denver Broncos came back from a rash of early mistakes to hammer the Jets, 23-10, for their 19th straight victory at home. Highlighted by Terrell Davis' 167 yards rushing and 31-yard touchdown run, the win gave the Broncos their second straight AFC championship and, more important, a chance to win the Super Bowl for a second straight season.
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January 17, 1999 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mike Shanahan has prepared his Denver Broncos. The coach said his players have had their best week of practice all season and have pored over films of the New York Jets - of the offense with resurrected quarterback Vinny Testaverde and of the defense that resembles those that Bill Parcells has taken to the Super Bowl before. When the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos (15-2) host the Jets (13-4) in today's AFC championship at Mile High Stadium, Shanahan knows there will be a contest.
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January 17, 1999 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The view from the second-floor office of John Elway Toyota is of Arapahoe Road, a six-lane drag south of Denver that stretches east beyond the Denver Broncos' suburban training center and west toward the snow-dusted Rocky Mountains. From here, John Elway can recline in a tall-backed leather chair and see his town, his Denver. Denver is the city in which Elway arrived in 1983. A blue-eyed, golden-armed quarterback from Stanford, the top pick in the NFL draft, he wanted to settle in Denver, raise a family, lead a team, and win a Super Bowl.
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January 16, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
How about this matchup: Bill Parcells vs. Mike Shanahan. OK, so they'll be on the sidelines, not on the field, when the New York Jets play host Denver in tomorrow's AFC Championship Game. But they'll get as much camera time as Broncos superstar halfback Terrell Davis and the rest of the players at Mile High Stadium. "Well, Bill and I can't play," said Shanahan, who guided Denver to its first Super Bowl triumph - after four losses under previous regimes - last January. "Our players play.
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January 15, 1999 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kateree Davis used to stop and listen, stop and look, whenever her son's fame crept up on her. She would stay tuned to channels when she saw her son's image on television, slow her grocery cart when she saw someone wearing his No. 30 Denver Broncos jersey in a supermarket, or turn up the volume on her minivan's radio when the announcer mentioned his name. "It was Terrell Davis, Terrell Davis - everywhere, all the time," the proud mother said, laughing. "And I was always stopping what I was doing because it was happening so often.
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January 11, 1999 | by Lynn Zinser, Daily News Sports Writer
They were gone for a while, but they appear to be back. The Broncos of midseason, the ones that ran over folks, dominated games, squashed every last bit of their opponents' egos - all usually by the end of the first quarter - have emerged after a month in hiding. If you don't believe it, listen for a minute and they'll tell you. "People jumped off our bandwagon and they can stay there," receiver Rod Smith said. "Ain't no room for 'em now. " Saturday's 38-3 drubbing of Miami sent them into Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jets, and the Broncos were in full midseason swagger.
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