Game Recaps

Final Score: Broncos 27, Cowboys 3

Denver (3-1) closed out the preseason with a stifling 27-3 victory (Gamebook) over Dallas (0-4) at the Jerrah Dome.

The Broncos outgained the Cowboys 357 to 165 in yardage, C.J. Anderson punched in a one-yard touchdown, and Kapri Bibbs scored twice.

Brock Osweiler threw for 190 yards and ran for 29 more, while Isaiah Burse added 153 all-purpose yards.

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Final Score: Texans 18, Broncos 17

Thanks to a last-minute comeback, the Texans edged the Broncos 18-17 (Gamebook) at SAF@MH on Saturday night.

Peyton Manning threw for 243 yards and two picturesque long touchdowns to Emmanuel Sanders, who returned from a nagging quad injury in electric fashion.

The free-agent steal acquisition caught five passes for 128 yards, including scoring plays of 67 and 29 yards to close out the first half.

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Gut Reaction: Broncos @ 49ers, Preseason Game 2

It’s too bad the preseason means about as much as a political campaign ad. If things were different, the Broncos would be the hottest team in the NFL right now. In consecutive weeks, they’ve dispatched the Seahawks and 49ers, arguably the two toughest teams in the NFC.

Still, it’s okay to keep hope alive. The Broncos are going to be the frontrunners for awhile—at least until the playoffs.

And don’t forget, they’re still short veterans Chris Harris and Von Miller.

Who said politics can’t be fun?

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Final Score: Broncos 34, Niners 0

The Broncos wrecked the 49ers' unveiling of Levi's Stadium with a 34-0 (Gamebookhighlights) whitewashing on Sunday afternoon.

Peyton Manning (120.8 QB rating), Brock Osweiler (125.5), and Zac Dysert (116.9) were impressive and efficient, while the defensive and kick coverage units added four turnovers and eight passes defensed.

Kayvon Webster (ankle) and Emmanuel Sanders (thigh) were held out, while rookie linebacker Lamin Barrow departed with what is being called a severely bruised lower right leg.

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Final Score: Lightning 45, Refs 25, Broncos 21, Seahawks 16

Ahh, nothing like a four-hour game to kick off the preseason, amirite?!

The Broncos defeated the visiting Seahawks 21-16 (Gamebookhighlights) in a game delayed 45 minutes by lightning, and an indeterminate amount of time by 25 accepted penalties.

Of course, it also wouldn’t be preseason without a new undrafted running back darling. Former Dukie Juwan Thompson racked up 59 yards on six carries, showing as much speed, vision, and toughness as one can show in a matchup of second-team units.

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Gut Reaction: Super Bowl 48 - Broncos vs Seahawks

There’s a lot of emotion swirling inside any Broncos fan right now. A loss like this one feels raw, exhausting, and most of all, personal.

After all, we’ve been with this team for 19 games now. We’ve watched them set records, only to fall well short in the biggest game of the year.

But let’s face it, today was never meant to be the Broncos’ day. We need to accept that fact. The first play of the game was a self-induced safety. The first play of the second half was something I can only describe as completely bizarre.

But even without such alien abductions, the Seahawks were the better team.

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Final Score: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8

Denver's historic season came to a thudding halt on Sunday night, with a thoroughly humiliating 43-8 (Gamebook) loss to the Seahawks in Super Bowl 48.

In a game that called to mind the franchise's first four trips to the big game, the Broncos' record-shattering offense opened with a safety, gave the ball away another four times, and mustered up just one late and meaningless touchdown.

The game also bore a resemblance to the 40-10 result of the teams' preseason meeting, when the Seahawks used turnovers and big plays to romp.

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Final Score: Broncos 26, Patriots 16

The 2013 Denver Broncos will represent the AFC in Super Bowl 48 on February 2 in New Jersey, following their 26-16 (Gamebook) victory over the New England Patriots.

They will face the Seattle Seahawks, who defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in the NFC title game, and like Denver, were picked throughout the year to make it to the Meadowlands.

It's the Broncos' seventh conference championship, and their first in fifteen years.

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Final Score: Broncos 24, Chargers 17

All week long, the focus was on San Diego’s running game and propensity to dominate time of possession.

The Chargers had held the ball for 38:03 of the teams’ first meeting in Week 10, and for 38:49 in the rematch five weeks later.

But Denver flipped the script on Sunday, holding the ball for 35:27 and running out the clock on San Diego’s five-game winning streak with a 24-17 (Gamebook) victory.

The Broncos will host the Patriots next Sunday at 3pm ET in the AFC Championship, with the winner advancing to Super Bowl 48 in New Jersey against either Seattle or San Francisco.

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Broncos will host Chargers in divisional round

After San Diego's thorough 27-10 victory at Cincinnati, the Chargers will travel to Denver to face the top-seeded Broncos at 4:40pm ET next Sunday.

The last time these two teams met, in Week 15's Thursday night game, San Diego came away with a stunning 27-20 (Gut Reaction) upset.

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