With home field wrapped up, the 1996 Broncos played a glorified preseason game in the regular season finale at San Diego. It was an ESPN Sunday Night telecast. I purchased tickets early in the season so I sat in the rain that night disgusted that I was being treated to watching Bill Musgrave stink up the joint in the third quarter.
Musgrave eventually got destroyed on a pass rush, which brought rookie Jeff Lewis into the game. Lewis scrambled around and brought excitement into a dull game that badly needed it. He almost rallied Denver back on a fourth quarter comeback. I will remember him fondly for the joy he brought me that night.