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baja
04-19-2010, 12:41 PM
Jags in 96 playoffs was mine.

Hercules Rockefeller
04-19-2010, 12:42 PM
Jay Cutler

DomCasual
04-19-2010, 12:44 PM
It would probably be the loss to the Steelers in the AFCC. That one really hurt. I would have said the loss to the Jags in the playoffs. But in retrospect, that proved to be a short-lived pain, followed by immense pleasure. :)

Triplelefthook
04-19-2010, 12:45 PM
Jags in 96 playoffs was mine.

not sure how anything could have been worse than that game. i want to cry

Archer81
04-19-2010, 12:46 PM
The 96 Jags playoff game. There is no doubt in my mind that Denver would have met up with GB in New Orleans for SB31...****ing Jaguars...


:Broncos:

TailgateNut
04-19-2010, 12:47 PM
Jags in 96 playoffs was mine.

I second that.

That game sucked so bad, the beer was being sucked right out of the cup.

Literally speaking!

TailgateNut
04-19-2010, 12:48 PM
Jay Cutler


:spit:

Dr. Broncenstein
04-19-2010, 12:48 PM
The divisional playoffs against Jax just sucked the life out of me. Far and above the worst loss I can remember. I think SB XXI would be the closest second.

WolfpackGuy
04-19-2010, 12:50 PM
1996 playoffs, Jaguars.

Damned phantom pass interference on James.

baja
04-19-2010, 12:50 PM
I second that.

That game sucked so bad, the beer was being sucked right out of the cup.

Literally speaking!

That loss was so bad I dug up my dead dog just so I could kick him.

Doggcow
04-19-2010, 12:51 PM
Pitt a few years back

I live in Seahawk territory, and REALLY wanted to be able to hold their first superbowl loss over them.

Archer81
04-19-2010, 12:52 PM
1996 playoffs, Jaguars.

Damned phantom pass interference on James.


Damned defense...did well all year then picked that game to **** the bed. Dickheads.


:Broncos:

HAT
04-19-2010, 12:52 PM
Jags....And it was on my birthday.

bowtown
04-19-2010, 12:55 PM
Superbowl XXII - to lead 10 -0 after the 1st quarter and lose like that was absolutely soul crushing, and the reason that, even with Shanahan, I will never be able to bring myself to root for that team.

WolfpackGuy
04-19-2010, 12:55 PM
Damned defense...did well all year then picked that game to **** the bed. Dickheads.


:Broncos:

Yeah, really.

When Means got going, I thought they were in trouble.

broncosteven
04-19-2010, 12:57 PM
The Jag's loss even made Elway cry.

Blueflame
04-19-2010, 01:00 PM
Pitt a few years back

I live in Seahawk territory, and REALLY wanted to be able to hold their first superbowl loss over them.

They still got that loss... as they were always going to (very, very weak NFC champion, those Seachickens).

Have to agree with the majority here... stupid Jagwads.

Los Broncos
04-19-2010, 01:01 PM
2005 v Pitt AFCG

Rohirrim
04-19-2010, 01:03 PM
Definitely the Jags. It was like getting hit upside the head with a shovel. I walked around in shock for days.

WolfpackGuy
04-19-2010, 01:03 PM
Pitt a few years back


That was a tough one too.

I had a weird feeling about that game after Bailey missed that pick early and Ward held onto the ball after Lynch's hit a split second later.

DenverBrit
04-19-2010, 01:03 PM
Jags in 96 playoffs was mine.

This.....and losing Hillis.

Rigs11
04-19-2010, 01:07 PM
Jake the snake.

TailgateNut
04-19-2010, 01:07 PM
This.....and losing Hillis.

Geeeez, not that again!

TailgateNut
04-19-2010, 01:08 PM
Jake the snake.

Old Mile High!

Rohirrim
04-19-2010, 01:08 PM
This.....and losing Hillis.

We lost Hillis!?

azbroncfan
04-19-2010, 01:09 PM
2005 Championship game. Pieces were falling in place for another SB trophy. Home game for championship, avoided Indy, knocked off NE. That one hurt. The 96 loss at home sucked too but that was GB's year and I think they would of beat us in SB possibly killing the confidence of the team and possibly not winning any SB's.

Archer81
04-19-2010, 01:09 PM
We lost Hillis!?


We've been meaning to tell you...


:Broncos:

Crashman44b
04-19-2010, 01:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfq5O10p6wU

We were picked to win and up 10-0 as stated. Then the old joke stated. "How many Denver Broncos does it take to fix a flat tire. Answer.... If its a blow out they all come."

baja
04-19-2010, 01:12 PM
Old Mile High!

I was thinking games but considering all losses this would be right up there.

B-Love
04-19-2010, 01:19 PM
1973 Season Finale at Oakland. We lost the game 21-17 and lost the Division as a result. At that point it was laughable to think Denver would be playing on the final Sunday for a Division title but it did happen. That was the most emotional for me as I was an 8 year old fan and didn't know how to yet process football heartbreak.

Of course the Jags playoff game was the worst in terms of what wa son the line, but I actually handled that pretty well. My son was born two weeks earlier so I had an automatic focus to keep my emotions in check.

bronco militia
04-19-2010, 01:23 PM
1986 Superbowl

1988 superbowl

1989 Eagles at Mile High

1990 superbowl


1991 AFC champ game

1993 Raiders game at LA to end the regualr season

1993 Raidersgame at LA - playoff game

1994 Raiders game at Mile high (throw back game)

1996 Jagwad game

1999 Vikings game at Mile high

2000 at Bengals, Corey dillon Game

2002 Raiders Dolphins game at Invesco

2003 Colts playoff loss

2004 Colts playoff loss

2005 Afc Champ Game

2006 Colts, Chargers, Seahawks games at Invesco

2007 Packers Monday night game at Invesco

2008 Raiders, Bills games at Invesco

2009 Raiders, Chiefs games at Invesco

Archer81
04-19-2010, 01:27 PM
1996 Div playoff vs Jax

SB 22 vs Wash

MNF game vs Oakland in the snow

2006 season finale vs SF (and the following 24 hours...)

2008 season finale vs SD (52 points is ridiculous)

55-10...****ing 49ers.

Any playoff game vs the Colts

:Broncos:

Bronco CB40
04-19-2010, 01:49 PM
The 1991 AFC Championship Game vs. Buffalo, the 1996 AFC Divisional Playoff vs. Jacksonville and the regular season finale loss in 2006 to San Francisco are the three losses that hurt the most over the years.

Others that stung:

1990: Leading 21-9 late in the 3rd at Buffalo, Denver gave up three TDs in a span of four minutes, falling 29-28.

1992: Losing 16-13 vs. the Seattle Seahawks on MNF at the Kingdome. Seattle was the worst team in football that year.

1993: Regular season finale at L.A. Coliseum. Denver led 27-10 at one point behind big plays from Shannon Sharpe, but ended up losing 33-30 in OT and the loss meant they would have to return to L.A. for the Wild Card game.

1994: Season opener vs. San Diego when Denver led 17-0, but ended up losing on a fluke INT by Junior Seau when Elway was driving us for another comeback.

1994: The infamous Joe Montana comeback on MNF where Denver practically let them walk right down the field.

1998: The first loss of the season in week 13 at the New York Giants. I had tickets to the Miami game the next week (a potential Super Bowl type atmosphere with the 1972 Dolphins there) and I took the loss really hard. If I didn't have tickets, I probably wouldn't have cared so much.

2000: Corey Dillon's record breaking day.

2001: Loss at Miami. Denver was leading 10-7 when Brian Griese threw a pick for a TD.

2002: The ugly loss at Baltimore on MNF. Denver was undefeated going into this game. Chris McAlister's return on the Elam FG try was so humilating to watch.

2002: Home game loss vs. Miami. Denver had a strong chance to go far this year. They played a great game vs. the Dolphins but came up short. Watching Mobley miss a chance at an INT late just tore me up inside.

2003: The Dante Hall punt return game.

2003/2004: Both blowouts versus the Colts in the playoffs. I happened to be on ski trips both times and they soured both of my vacations.

2004: The MNF loss at the Bengals. Denver was rolling at 5-1, I was pumped up about a promising season and the loss showed the Broncos were still a second tier team.

2006: Chargers at Broncos in the first ever flexed Sunday Night Football game. Denver was winning by 17 points at one point and San Diego cameback and won. This game was the turning point in Shanahan's stint here. We were cruising along after a 13-3 season in 2005 and everything went downhill after that point. The Broncos were a Super Bowl contender prior to the game and this marked the end of that good run with Jake Plummer at QB.

2008: Regular season finale at San Diego. Just sad that a promising 3-0 start finished on a sour note which eventually cost Shanahan his job two days later.

Rohirrim
04-19-2010, 02:16 PM
2008: Regular season finale at San Diego. Just sad that a promising 3-0 start finished on a sour note which eventually cost Shanahan his job two days later.

I would put those last three games of that season (including the ass kicking at home by the Raiders) right behind the Jags loss. Those games went from pathetic, to embarassment, to humiliation. I wasn't surprised at all when Bowlen canned Shanahan.

baja
04-19-2010, 02:20 PM
Wonder what our team would look like had we won one of those games?

GoBroncos84
04-19-2010, 02:41 PM
I used to think the Jags loss would always be the worst. It still may be, but the championship game against the Steelers hurt because we would have demolished Seattle and been SB champs. And if things don't work out under this new coaching staff, then I would have to point to that last loss that cost us a playoff spot under the Shannahan regime, because that would have set us back years if the moves McD has made don't pay off.

GoBroncos84
04-19-2010, 02:42 PM
2006: Chargers at Broncos in the first ever flexed Sunday Night Football game. Denver was winning by 17 points at one point and San Diego cameback and won. This game was the turning point in Shanahan's stint here. We were cruising along after a 13-3 season in 2005 and everything went downhill after that point. The Broncos were a Super Bowl contender prior to the game and this marked the end of that good run with Jake Plummer at QB.



Ugh... I was at that game. My first ever Broncos game

DenverBrit
04-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Geeeez, not that again!

How will we ever recover?

DenverBroncosJM
04-19-2010, 03:41 PM
Jags in 96 playoffs was mine.

Have to go with this one also that was our three-peat right there.

I have to wonder though if Elway still doesn't hang it up after the GB Superbowl.

DenverBrit
04-19-2010, 03:43 PM
We lost Hillis!?

Gave him away, ditched him, sent him off to the wilderness.

You didn't hear the wailing? ;D

Cito Pelon
04-19-2010, 03:47 PM
I don't dwell on losses.

Gort
04-19-2010, 03:48 PM
Superbowl XXII - to lead 10 -0 after the 1st quarter and lose like that was absolutely soul crushing, and the reason that, even with Shanahan, I will never be able to bring myself to root for that team.

that's 2nd worst for me.

the 55-10 loss to the San Francisco sissies still pisses me off. that's #1 in my book.

the SB loss to the Giants is number 3. we made Phil Simms look all-world in that game.

#4 would have to be the loss to Dallas in the superbowl.

bombay
04-19-2010, 03:55 PM
jacksonville.

Tomeboy58801
04-19-2010, 05:16 PM
I would agree, the Jags loss. If Micheal Dean Perry would got his fat ass off the field in time on fourth down we would have got the ball back.

SoDak Bronco
04-19-2010, 05:21 PM
i;d say when we champ dropped the sure fire pick 6 against the steelers and raplisberger..that 05 championship game was tough for sure.

Gcver2ver3
04-19-2010, 05:23 PM
there was never a worse moment in sports as far as my emotions after the loss to Jacksonville...

thats the closest i ever came to actually shedding a tear after a loss...

baja
04-19-2010, 05:29 PM
I moped around for weeks

TexanBob
04-19-2010, 05:30 PM
Jags in 96 playoffs was mine.

Ditto. Losing Super Bowl XII hurt also because I wanted it to be a Cinderella season that ended with us winning it all.

baja
04-19-2010, 05:35 PM
I consoled myself over the jags loss with the win over Dan Reeves in 98. I figured it was karma.

Broncojef
04-19-2010, 06:22 PM
I got a note in the mail the morning after the Pitt AFC Championship game in 05 telling me I was one of the lucky few to win the Broncos SB lottery and that should the Broncos win to call the Broncos to set up my SB trip. It was a serious kick in the nuts while feeling like crap that morning. I'll never cheer for Pitt ever.

gunns
04-19-2010, 06:25 PM
The Jags game, by far. I don't know that it was GB's year, I think they were a better team the next year. The 2005 AFCC was awful but it wasn't the worst because I actually didn't think we would win it with Plummer at QB. We'd won the divisional game against NE in spite of him, I knew we wouldn't get away with it in the CC.

briane
04-19-2010, 06:32 PM
Jags in 96 playoffs was mine.

agreed...that one still hurts.

That and when we lost eddie mac to the year to a broken leg. That sucked!

ColoradoDarin
04-19-2010, 06:49 PM
agreed...that one still hurts.

That and when we lost eddie mac to the year to a broken leg. That sucked!

That was against the Giants on Monday Sept 10th, 2001.


As for the OP, I'm going with that Jags game. We were money that whole year, lucky bounces went our way every time, guess it ran out come playoff time.

DenverBrit
04-19-2010, 06:52 PM
agreed...that one still hurts.

That and when we lost eddie mac to the year to a broken leg. That sucked!

I remember leaving the stadium after watching the game that night and discussing how losing Ed couldn't have been worse for the Broncos.

Next morning was 9/11.

broncswin
04-19-2010, 06:55 PM
jags....nuff said there...losing to the jets for I think our 4th in a row post elway, had no idea how bad that loss really was until we found out Davis was done...

DON'T EVER MAKE ME THINK OF THAT SHIAT AGAIN

Rocket 7
04-19-2010, 06:56 PM
After the Jags game was over I walked from the living room to kitchen. Looked at the microwave and the time was 5:12. I call it the 5:12 blues. I was never so dejected in my whole life.

Caligula
04-19-2010, 06:58 PM
Jay Cutler

Ditto to that

well.. after the '96 loss to the Jags

Archer81
04-19-2010, 07:26 PM
I remember leaving the stadium after watching the game that night and discussing how losing Ed couldn't have been worse for the Broncos.

Next morning was 9/11.


It was so surreal to turn on ESPN and see the second plane hit the tower. I thought our satelite provider switched channels and I was watching a movie. Then I changed it to ESPN News...same thing...then HBO...showtime even the home shopping network.

Horrific day.

:Broncos:

Crushaholic
04-19-2010, 07:38 PM
Any loss to either the Raiders or the Chiefs really, really sucks...ugh!~

baja
04-19-2010, 07:39 PM
It was so surreal to turn on ESPN and see the second plane hit the tower. I thought our satelite provider switched channels and I was watching a movie. Then I changed it to ESPN News...same thing...then HBO...showtime even the home shopping network.

Horrific day.

:Broncos:
HSN is that true?

Archer81
04-19-2010, 07:42 PM
HSN is that true?


It was on every single station the first day. The 2nd day they had crawls on the pay channels like HBO. But that first day they had news feeds from Fox and CNN.

:Broncos:

Hercules Rockefeller
04-19-2010, 08:14 PM
Ditto to that

well.. after the '96 loss to the Jags

I wasn't being serious, I just wanted to be the first to say that. Dude isn't even one of the 10 Greatest Broncos, no way is he the worst loss ever.

Jags and Steelers playoff games.

Darrent.

baja
04-19-2010, 08:17 PM
I wasn't being serious, I just wanted to be the first to say that. Dude isn't even one of the 10 Greatest Broncos, no way is he the worst loss ever.

Jags and Steelers playoff games.

Darrent.

Good call mentioning DWill.

Gotta rep that.

azbroncfan
04-19-2010, 08:21 PM
One of the worst regular season losses that pisses me off to no end was the Rich Gannon spanking of Denver on Monday night where he set the straight completion record for a game at the time. Denver went into a tailspin and Oakland took off and rode the wave to the SB at least they got blown out.

SoCalBronco
04-19-2010, 08:25 PM
Jacksonville, 1996 postseason.

Others that were pretty bad:
Miami, 2002 (hold on to it, Mobley!). Tampa Bay, 1993 (no excuse). San Diego, 1994 (the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde performance). New England, 2003 (Deltha you POS). Pittsburgh, 2005 postseason (Ugh). Los Angeles, 1993 (30-13 blown lead in season finale). Jay Cutler. Mike Shanahan. Minnesota, 1993 (20-0 lead went to hell), Oakland, 2002 (Woodson goalline INT turns the season to hell), DW and DN.

baja
04-19-2010, 08:27 PM
Jacksonville, 1996 postseason.

Others that were pretty bad:
Miami, 2002 (hold on to it, Mobley!). Tampa Bay, 1993 (no excuse). San Diego, 1994 (the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde performance). New England, 2003 (Deltha you POS). Pittsburgh, 2005 postseason (Ugh). Los Angeles, 1993 (30-13 blown lead in season finale). Jay Cutler. Mike Shanahan. Minnesota, 1993 (20-0 lead went to hell), Oakland, 2002 (Woodson goalline INT turns the season to hell).

You've never smoked pot have you.

What a memory

Boobs McGee
04-19-2010, 09:00 PM
That was a tough one too.

I had a weird feeling about that game after Bailey missed that pick early and Ward held onto the ball after Lynch's hit a split second later.

That STILL ****ing haunts me every time I think about it. It was pick six and we were winning the s.b. That was a chance to prove the world we could do it post elway. After the incredible elation from that patriot beat down the week before, getting the life sucked out of me during that steelers game was pretty damn rough. We would have absolutely ****ing STOMPED the sea chickens in the SB. ****ing pittsburgh. ****ing champ HAD THAT PICK SIX.

Boobs McGee
04-19-2010, 09:05 PM
those back to back losses to indy were pretty rough too. ****ing Roc Alexander. Burnt ****ing toast.

GOD I hate payaton. My gf at the time was all over his nuts. I actually took one of her colts tshirts and burned it.

titan
04-19-2010, 09:17 PM
The Super Bowl losses - such a build up for each game only to be let down. The NY Giants SB Loss was the worst for me as that is the only Super Bowl I've ever attended in person (and coming off "The Drive" and a good regular season performance in NY I thought for sure the Broncos would win)

Other than SB Losses - AFC Championship loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006. I know I'm in the minority here, and that most fans rate that Jags loss as worse, but somehow the Jags loss didn't bother me near as much. With the Steeler AFC Championship loss we really lost the Super Bowl that day (whoever won was going to beat Seattle, as the Steelers did). And that fact that it was home, and that the Broncos had never lost an AFC Championship game at home before then, made it extra painful.

The Jags loss was in the first round - as Tom Jackson used to say "the farther you go in the playoffs, the deeper the pain when you lose" That makes the SB losses and AFC Champ loss far worse for me.

broncswin
04-19-2010, 09:28 PM
Ditto to that

well.. after the '96 loss to the Jags

LOL...sarcasm right...really cutler

toad
04-19-2010, 10:09 PM
2005 AFC Championship against PIT.....and that one set off the chain-of-events that has lead to current state Broncos: Shanny saw Plummer couldn't win a big one > Draft Cutler > Demolish Plummer's confidence > Bench Plummer midseason > Split locker room > 2 years of mediocrity w/ Cutler starting > Shanny Gone and McDaniels in > Cutler/Marshall/Sheffler gone.

I support McDaniels and do like the way he's building a "system" team with character players, but that AFCCG set off the entire chain of events that took us from ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE SB TO A "REBUILDING" .500 TEAM.

baja
04-19-2010, 10:10 PM
2005 AFC Championship against PIT.....and that one set off the chain-of-events that has lead to current state Broncos: Shanny saw Plummer couldn't win a big one > Draft Cutler > Demolish Plummer's confidence > Bench Plummer midseason > Split locker room > 2 years of mediocrity w/ Cutler starting > Shanny Gone and McDaniels in > Cutler/Marshall/Sheffler gone.

I support McDaniels and do like the way he's building a "system" team with character players, but that AFCCG set off the entire chain of events that took us from ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE SB TO A "REBUILDING" .500 TEAM.

Astute summery

...and that is why I call Cutler a coach killer. Watch out Lovie.

TheChamp24
04-19-2010, 10:18 PM
The 2007 and 2009 home games against San Diego are pretty freakin embarrassing, as well as the 2009 home game against the Chiefs.

gunns
04-19-2010, 10:28 PM
The Super Bowl losses - such a build up for each game only to be let down. The NY Giants SB Loss was the worst for me as that is the only Super Bowl I've ever attended in person (and coming off "The Drive" and a good regular season performance in NY I thought for sure the Broncos would win)

Other than SB Losses - AFC Championship loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006. I know I'm in the minority here, and that most fans rate that Jags loss as worse, but somehow the Jags loss didn't bother me near as much. With the Steeler AFC Championship loss we really lost the Super Bowl that day (whoever won was going to beat Seattle, as the Steelers did). And that fact that it was home, and that the Broncos had never lost an AFC Championship game at home before then, made it extra painful.

The Jags loss was in the first round - as Tom Jackson used to say "the farther you go in the playoffs, the deeper the pain when you lose" That makes the SB losses and AFC Champ loss far worse for me.

The Jags loss was in the 2nd round, divisional (we had a bye) and I thought for sure we'd win it as it was at home and we were one of the best at home. We were the best team that year and some Oakland Raider player was on the news saying no way would we win the game....and then we didn't. Made it doubly horrible. I thought for sure we'd lose Elway before we won the SB and we almost did.

SouthStndJunkie
04-19-2010, 10:32 PM
The 1996 Jaguars game.....at the time I thought it was Denver's last golden opportunity to get Elway a Super Bowl ring.

That loss made the next 2 years even sweeter.

Taco John
04-19-2010, 10:41 PM
This question is all to easy and all to painful to me. The 42-10 loss against the Washington Redskins during the 1987 season was the most painful for me. It was the only game I actually cried over. I was in the 7th grade, and I knew what I was going to face when I got to school. I woke up that Monday morning sick to my stomach, but I sucked it up, put on my favorite orange Broncos T-shirt, grabbed my bookbag and went to school to face the music.

All told, that was a defining moment for me in school. That day, I became THE Broncos fan in my school. Nobody else was wearing orange. While I got the crap hazed out of me that day, I also won a certain amount of respect.

That loss still hurts to this day, overshadowing any other loss we've ever faced for me.

Taco John
04-19-2010, 10:50 PM
The second most painful was the Giants loss on the day before 9/11 when Eddie McCaffrey broke his leg. I don't know if the following events have anything to do with it, but there was just such a sense of finality to that loss, knowing that Eddie would never be the same. It was like the end of an era. I still feel that loss in my gut.

The third, Jacksonville.

The fourth, the Giants in '86.

The fifth, Terrell Davis snaps ACL vs. Jets ("We're finished!")

The sixth, Pittsburgh at home in 2006.

The seventh, the second Indianapolis playoff blowout in 2004

The eigth, the first Indianapolis playoff blowout in 2003

The ninth, losing to the Niners in overtime in 2006 right before Darrent Williams got shot.

The tenth, 55-10 against the Niners in 1989.

montrose
04-19-2010, 11:04 PM
The second most painful was the Giants loss on the day before 9/11 when Eddie McCaffrey broke his leg.

Didn't we win that game? I get your point on Eddie's injury though.

For me, going to college in the Ohio/WV area surrounded by Steelers fans it was the 05 AFC Title Game. Finally old enough to have played and coached the game, I truly enjoyed the run and for it to end that way and have it rubbed in my face was brutal.

cutthemdown
04-19-2010, 11:09 PM
I'd have to say the Superbowl against the Redskins because I thought we could beat them. Giants and San Fran I really felt they were much better then us.

Then 2nd would be the Jags 96 playoff loss. Devestating at the time but the prelude to our greatest seasons.

Then the other one would be the playoff game we lost to bills 10-7. Can't remember the yr but they went on to get crushed in another superbowl. We had such a great defense that yr but Elway just couldnt get offense going.

diehardbroncosfan
04-19-2010, 11:10 PM
Easily the 2005 AFC championship game. I thought we were not only heading to the superbowl, but that we were going to win it. That's the game where everything fell apart and the last time our team was relevant to the rest of the NFL. After that it was on to Cutler, terrible defenses, and a mediocrity we still haven't gotten away from. Even thinking about it gets me upset.

maher_tyler
04-19-2010, 11:13 PM
jags....nuff said there...losing to the jets for I think our 4th in a row post elway, had no idea how bad that loss really was until we found out Davis was done...

DON'T EVER MAKE ME THINK OF THAT SHIAT AGAIN

Yep..losing Davis, pretty much to a career ending injury...he was never the same after that injury...my all time favorite Bronco...

maher_tyler
04-19-2010, 11:19 PM
The 2007 and 2009 home games against San Diego are pretty freakin embarrassing, as well as the 2009 home game against the Chiefs.

...and Raiders

maher_tyler
04-19-2010, 11:24 PM
Easily the 2005 AFC championship game. I thought we were not only heading to the superbowl, but that we were going to win it. That's the game where everything fell apart and the last time our team was relevant to the rest of the NFL. After that it was on to Cutler, terrible defenses, and a mediocrity we still haven't gotten away from. Even thinking about it gets me upset.

If only Plummer could have been able to throw the ball from the pocket!!

broncocalijohn
04-19-2010, 11:24 PM
Starting with the Cowboys loss in SB 12 as that was my first SUper Bowl and Denver was my new fav team (hey, no bandwagoning as my Dad is from Fort Collins and he told me that was our team--I was 7). Those SB losses to Giants, Redskins and 49ers were deadly for a teenager but the expectation of the season where we lost to the Jags was disturbing. TG we won it twice right after that. For most meaningless games of not a playoff game, it would be to lose to the Raiders but especially in the 80s when the games seemed to go into overtime at least once a season. One that will always stick out is Jason Elam's rookie season (93?) and he misses the game winner so instead of getting us the division and have Raiders looking on the outside for the playoffs, he puts the Chiefs as DW and both Faiders and Broncos as wild cards and Broncos have to go back to LA for the playoff game. Went from a home playoff game (and maybe a first round bye) to a road playoff team.

Taco John
04-19-2010, 11:31 PM
Didn't we win that game? I get your point on Eddie's injury though.

Wow. You're right. We did. I internalized it as a loss because of the loss of Eddie, and the events of the next day probably didn't help.

SoCalBronco
04-19-2010, 11:33 PM
One that will always stick out is Jason Elam's rookie season (93?) and he misses the game winner so instead of getting us the division and have Raiders looking on the outside for the playoffs, he puts the Chiefs as DW and both Faiders and Broncos as wild cards and Broncos have to go back to LA for the playoff game. Went from a home playoff game (and maybe a first round bye) to a road playoff team.

Yes. I listed that game as well as a big disappointment. I was watching it at home. Elam had a 40 yd field goal attempt at the end of regulation to win it. He had a fine rookie season so I was sure he would nail it. He didn't. The whole second half was a mess. Denver had no business losing that game. We were up 30-13!!!! That was the BEST 9-7 Denver team I ever saw. Denver was an 11 win caliber team that season, even with scrubs like Arthur Marshall and Derek Russell at WR. Somehow, we threw away the Minnesota game after being up by 20 and Milburn fumbled it away on the PR. Despite setting records for ST yards in that game...he ended up being a goat...and I hate that Salisbury always talks **** that he "beat Elway" because Denver blew that game....and don't get me started on losing at home to Tampa Bay that year. Denver raced down the field and took an early lead with ease...and they were unable to score after that.....and that's when Tampa was HORRIBLE. Denver had no business losing a large number of these games. The Raider game at Mile High was horrible, too. The winning FG for the Raiders was something out of a science fiction novel. Jeff Jaeger kicks this ball and all the way to the goal its WAY WAY WAY WAY wide to the left and then magically changes trajectory completely.

I was so frustrated at how many missed oppurtunities the 93 Broncos had. My friend in junior high actually got tickets for us to go to the playoff game the next week, again at the Raiders, but on the Saturday beforehand, my Mom figured out that I wasn't doing any homework lately and had a history project that I hadn't even given the time of day so I couldn't go. We ended up getting raped in the 2nd half of that game, too...so it wasn't a big loss, but I was FUMING that I didn't get to go. Those whole two weeks were GARBAGE.

broncocalijohn
04-20-2010, 12:00 AM
SoCal, I remember those two games because I was at both! We were dancing in the aisles (well, the 10 in our group as 100 were in our group the week before when we played in SD) with that huge lead. I believe it was Clarence Kay that made a great catch from Elway to set up that GW field goal attempt. It was that crappy prevent defense for the 2nd half. Somehow, I want to say that was the game that the Ahole James Trapp for the Chargers came out and kicked Elway or one of our lineman and Trapp was in his street duds. Typicle Faider player. Getting in line after the game for the playoffs tickets was depressing and the next week was even worse. At least I got two morons kicked out for throwing **** at me.