The Denver Broncos who currently play in the AFC West Division of the NFL were charter members of the old AFL in beginning their history in 1960. Their first 16 seasons were far from successful and the word mediocrity would aptly describe those years. However the loyal fan base (they have around 74,000 season ticket holders ) were finally given something to cheer about in 1977 when Denver won their first divisional title. They went on to compete in Super Bowl XII losing 27-10 to the Dallas Cowboys. This was the start of Denver’s success and over the next twelve seasons they reached the playoffs seven times and lost in the final of three Super Bowls out of four in the mid 1980s.
Their good form continued through the 1990s and finally they were rewarded with back to back Super Bowl wins in 1997 & 1998 giving long serving Quarter Back John Elway 2 coveted winners rings, some compensation for the three he lost with them. This put Denver in an exclusive club as only 5 teams have won two consecutive Super Bowls.
The first half of the 21st Century saw Denver continue with their good form making the playoffs in three of the first five seasons and during this time they moved from their original Mile High Stadium to Invesco Field.
Lately on the field success has eluded Denver and for the last two seasons they have somehow managed to blow what looked like unassailable leads meaning they have not played post season Football since 2005.
Denver Broncos Honours
Super Bowl Champions
1997 (XXXII),1998 (XXXIII)
* AFC: 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998
Division champions (10)
* AFC West: 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005
Playoff appearances (20)
* NFL: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005