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Old 02-09-2011, 11:17 AM   #76
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Opening Day 1977

A new coach in Red Miller, a new QB in Craig Morton and a newly enhanced capacity stadium. Mile High was expanded from around 61,000 peeps to 77,000 people for the start of the 77 season.

Don Coryell's St Louis Cardinals were the highest scoring team in the NFL between 1974-1976 so to shut them out waqs HUGE!!!

Gradishar was unreal in this game!

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:10 PM   #77
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I'll say. All these clips take me back to when I was a little kid watching This Week In The NFL every week looking for the Broncos highlights.

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Old 02-09-2011, 02:42 PM   #78
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Opening Day 1977

A new coach in Red Miller, a new QB in Craig Morton and a newly enhanced capacity stadium. Mile High was expanded from around 61,000 peeps to 77,000 people for the start of the 77 season.

Don Coryell's St Louis Cardinals were the highest scoring team in the NFL between 1974-1976 so to shut them out waqs HUGE!!!

Gradishar was unreal in this game!

Awesome clip! Too bad the highlight wasn't longer...
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:56 PM   #79
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More history involving the Broncos. Through 1973, if a game ended with a tie after 60 minutes, it finished as a tie!! In 1974 the NFL enacted "Sudden Death". In week one there were no overtime games. In week 2 the Broncos and Steelers played a 75 minute tie, 35 apiece. Awesome game!!

This was the game that made me a Broncos fan...
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The biggest win of the 1974 season. Otis Armstrong and Jon Keyworth combined for nearly 295 Rushing Yard on the road at Oakland.

Broncos beat the Faid in Oakland 20-17

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The Broncos have played several holiday games in Detroit, this was the first time in 1974. Otis Armstrong ran for nearly 600 yards in his last 4 games of the season to win the rushing title. Broncos win the Thanksgiving tilt 31-27. This game was also the last ever game in Tiger Stadium for the Lions, who moved to the Silverdome the next season.


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The Broncos have played several holiday games in Detroit, this was the first time in 1974. Otis Armstrong ran for nearly 600 yards in his last 4 games of the season to win the rushing title. Broncos win the Thanksgiving tilt 31-27. This game was also the last ever game in Tiger Stadium for the Lions, who moved to the Silverdome the next season.

I am pretty sure I got to watch this one over at a neighboors house because my mom had either just had or was about to have my Brother.

The next time they played the Lions we had moved to Michigan I didn't get the game because they didn't sell out the stadium.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #83
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Otis Armstrong's breakout game against the Oilers in week 13 to get them to 7-5-1 on the season. Otis ran for 600 yards in the last 4 games of the season to get the 1974 NFL Rushing Title.

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A disgreaceful season finale!! After Ralston signed a new contract the players went out and laid an egg against the horrible Chargers. Armstrong had some nice runs, other than that the Chargers crushed us 17-0.

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After our first win in KC ever the year before, the 1975 visit to KC was of the typical FUGLY variety. Broncos fell to 3-3 with this week 6 loss


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After getting crushed in the 4th quarter by the Raiders in week 7, the Broncos lost a very tough game to a really good Bengals team, 17-16. The third straight loss dropped Denver to 3-5.

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27-17 win over the Chargers in week 9. A classic case of NFL Films attempts at poetic narration.

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Almost one of the biggest embarrassments in team history. The Broncos won in OT 13-10, to send the Chargers to an 0-11 record.

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In Floyd's Glory Game, his last NFL game in Denver, ****ing NFL Films can only show one play. They don't even show him getting carried off of the field.

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The Broncos get to 2-0 in 1977 with a dominant win over the Bills. The Bills only score (not shown) was a Lonnie Perrin fumble returned for a TD. So 2 home games so far, ZERO points allowed by the Defense.

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I hated this **** about NFL Films. They show 2 Seahawks TD's but none of ours in a 24-13 win in Seattle to get to 3-0.

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4-0 through 4 games in 1977. The Broncos gave up a garbage TD with 3 minutes left to make the final 23-7.

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The biggest win in team history, up to that point. Broncos dominate Stabler and win 30-7. Jim Turner's famous TD reception.

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I hated this **** about NFL Films. They show 2 Seahawks TD's but none of ours in a 24-13 win in Seattle to get to 3-0.

You don't suppose NFL Films was wishing the Seahawks won this game instead... Aside from back shots of Alzado and Foley, where was Big Orange?? You wouldn't even know they won this game...
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The Broncos get to 6-0 in 1977 with a good road win on the Riverfront Stadium turf.

The Broncos Reddish Orange looked awesome whenever they wore it on the turf! Craig Morton hits Jack Dolbin with an 81 yard beauty. I forgot about Larry Evens' scrambled egg shot to two time Heisman winner Archie Griffin! Broncos win 24-13.

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1973 NFL Game of the Week, Broncos beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh 23-13. Great road win.
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1977: Week #7--Broncos vs. Raiders!!

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Man this is good stuff! I sometimes forget how epically bad Steve Ramsey was, you never see any Broncos clips older than the 77' season. The only way to keep from repeating Steve Ramsey is to remember Steve Ramsey! That guy was always throwing half cocked or off his back foot. The ball would just hang in the air. Still, Denver in the early 70's had the makings of a decent team and would have been in the playoffs a couple of times under todays expanded format.

Craig Morton played awful in the SB, but I still blame Red Miller. He got Morton busted up late in the year in a meaningless game against Dallas, a game Morton wanted no part of playing in and it had a carry over to the SB. Cant hate on the guy, he was in a hospital bed leading up the the AFCC and had to have Red Miller tie his shoes for crying out loud! Gutsy performance and nobody knew at the time just how hobbled he was. Well, I do remember him getting hit once and the announcer saying, that just might finish Morton for the day or something, so the announcers at least knew he was pretty beat up by that point.

Too bad we didnt play anybody else that year for the title. Always wished we had played Minnesota instead.
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john ralston was a terrible head coach. but ralston and his staff as far as drafting talent? they make belichek look retarded. makes bill parcels look stupid. if it wasnt for john ralston, the broncos would be the bengals.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:20 AM   #100
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Just wanted to let you guys know that "MrCPanthers1", the You Tube poster whose videos which were posted here came from, just had his account terminated. All of these wonderful clips have now been eradicated.

In the meantime, I will post some clips from my own collection to keep this thread going. I hope you enjoy them and that some of it will bring back some good memories for you.

BRONCOS VS. REDSKINS--1980 (Monday Night Football)


BRONCOS VS. SEAHAWKS--1978


BRONCOS VS. RAIDERS--1978
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