Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos


9 - 7
record
1564
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #3
The Broncos will hold their position in their division.
AFC
NFL #8/16
IronRank #8/16
AFC West
NFL #3/4
IronRank #3/4

Broncos Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Thursday, Sep 8
Carolina Panthers vs Panthers WIN 21-20 WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 18
Indianapolis Colts vs Colts WIN 34-20 WIN
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 25
Cincinnati Bengals at Bengals LOSS 17-29 WIN
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buccaneers WIN 7-27 WIN
Week 5
Sunday, Oct 9
Atlanta Falcons vs Falcons WIN 16-23 LOSS
Week 6
Thursday, Oct 13
San Diego Chargers at Chargers WIN 21-13 LOSS
Week 7
Monday, Oct 24
Houston Texans vs Texans WIN 27-9 WIN
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 30
San Diego Chargers vs Chargers WIN 27-19 WIN
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 6
Oakland Raiders at Raiders WIN 30-20 LOSS
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 13
New Orleans Saints at Saints WIN 23-25 WIN
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 27
Kansas City Chiefs vs Chiefs WIN 27-30 LOSS
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 4
Jacksonville Jaguars at Jaguars WIN 10-20 WIN
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
Tennessee Titans at Titans WIN 13-10 LOSS
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 18
New England Patriots vs Patriots LOSS 3-16 LOSS
Week 16
Sunday, Dec 25
Kansas City Chiefs at Chiefs LOSS 33-10 LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
Oakland Raiders vs Raiders WIN 24-6 WIN

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

#3
div. rank
#8
conf. rank
9-7-0
record

Broncos OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Broncos compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#11 Broncos
6.5
AFC
6.8
Great passing by the Broncos:
251 yds Dec 18, 2016 vs Patriots
267 yds Oct 30, 2016 vs Chargers
293 yds Jan 3, 2016 vs Chargers

rushing

#15 Broncos
5.2
AFC
6.6
Great rushing by the Broncos:
143 yds Jan 1, 2017 vs Raiders
190 yds Oct 24, 2016 vs Texans
148 yds Sep 8, 2016 vs Panthers

red zone performance

#15 Broncos
5.9
AFC
7.3
Great red zone performance by the Broncos:
67% Jan 1, 2017 vs Raiders
75% Oct 2, 2016 at Buccaneers
67% Sep 25, 2016 at Bengals

scoring points

#14 Broncos
6.3
AFC
7.0
High points scored by the Broncos:
24 pts Jan 1, 2017 vs Raiders
24 pts Feb 7, 2016 vs Panthers
23 pts Jan 17, 2016 vs Steelers

Broncos Stats

How the Broncos compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
230
yds/game
#21
of 32
Rushing Offense
93
yds/game
#28
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
47
%
#27
of 32
Fumbles Caused
23
fum
#12
of 32
Interceptions
14
int
#12
of 32
Sacks
42
sacks
#4
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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History

The Denver Broncos are members of the American Football Conference in the NFL. The franchise came into existence in 1960 as a charter member of the upstart American Football League. Bob Howsam who had owned the Denver Bears of the Continental Baseball League, which was to be a third major league, founded the Broncos. The Continental League folded in 1959 and left Howsam with a stadium in Denver but no team to play in it. So, he decided to form the Denver Broncos, who began playing in 1960 in the AFL. The Broncos struggled during the 1960’s and were the only club to never appear in the AFL Championship game.

During the 1970’s, the franchise moved from the old Bears Stadium into Mile High Stadium. This move was due to the AFL/NFL merger in 1970. The NFL required its teams to play in stadiums which have capacities of at least 50,000 for football games. The new stadium was funded by the city and by donations -- the team’s players went door to door in Colorado and surrounding states fundraising for the stadium project. 

In 1977, the Broncos appeared in the first of their seven Super Bowls, losing the game to the Dallas Cowboys. However, this was the beginning of four decades of consistent winning for the Broncos, which few other teams have matched. It was also during this era that the famous nickname “Orange Crush” emerged, referring to the Broncos team colors and their crushing defensive style of play.

During the 1980’s, the franchise won three FC titles led by quarterback John Elway. Elway holds many NFL records and is regarded as one of the top QBs of all time. Though the franchise failed to win a Super Bowl during the 1980’s, they would win two consecutive titles in 1997 and 1998. At this time, running back Terrell Davis was one of the NFL’s top rushers. In the ’97 Super Bowl, Davis overcame a migraine headache and rushed for 157 yards while scoring three touchdowns. The following season, he became just the fourth player in NFL history to gain 2,000 rushing yards in a single regular season. 

The 1998 season was John Elway’s last in the NFL and the Broncos successfully defended their Super Bowl title that year. The club would not make it back to the Super Bowl until 2014. This time it was Payton Manning as QB who the Broncos acquired from the Colts the previous season. Manning dominated the regular season breaking the record for touchdown passes and winning the MVP.  However, the Broncos suffered a crushing loss to the Seattle Sea Hawks in the Super Bowl.

In 2011, the Broncos began playing their home games at Invesco at Mile High. The stadium was funded mainly through the city of Denver and has the same capacity of the original Mile High Stadium.

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