Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

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Standings Prediction

Won't stay at #1
The Broncos will fall in their division.
NFL #2/16
IronRank #8/16
AFC West
NFL #1/4
IronRank #2/4

Broncos Schedule

2017-2018 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Monday, Sep 11
vs Chargers WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 17
Dallas Cowboys vs Cowboys WIN
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 24
Buffalo Bills at Bills LOSS
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 1
Oakland Raiders vs Raiders WIN
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 15
New York Giants vs Giants WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 22
at Chargers LOSS
Week 8
Monday, Oct 30
Kansas City Chiefs at Chiefs LOSS
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 5
Philadelphia Eagles at Eagles LOSS
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 12
New England Patriots vs Patriots LOSS
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 19
Cincinnati Bengals vs Bengals WIN
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 26
Oakland Raiders at Raiders LOSS
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 3
Miami Dolphins at Dolphins WIN
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 10
New York Jets vs Jets WIN
Week 15
Thursday, Dec 14
Indianapolis Colts at Colts LOSS
Week 16
Sunday, Dec 24
Washington Redskins at Redskins LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Dec 31
Kansas City Chiefs vs Chiefs WIN

Predicted Ranking for 2017-18 Season

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How the Broncos compare to the teams within their conference


#11 Broncos
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


#15 Broncos
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
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
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
of 32
Rushing Offense
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
of 32
Fumbles Caused
of 32
of 32
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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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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