Denver Broncos Schedule - NFL 2012
- 9th of September 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- 16th of September 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons
- 23rd of September 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans
- 27th of September 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders
- 7th of October 2012: Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots
- 14th of October 2012: Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers
- Bye Week
- 21st of October 2012: Denver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints
- 28th of October 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals
- 4th of November 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers
- 18th of November 2012: Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers
- 25th of November 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
- 2nd of December 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- 9th of December 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders
- 16th of December 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens
- 23rd of December 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns
- 30th of December 2012: Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Overview of the Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos was a foundation member of the American Football League in 1960 and were the first AFL team to beat an NFL team when the leagues merged in 1970. The Broncos struggled in the early seasons after the merger but found form in the late 1970's and qualified for their playoffs and Super Bowl in 1977. The side qualified for further Super Bowls in 1986, 1987, 1989 but lost all three. They finally broke through for a Super Bowl victory in 1997 and went back to back in 1998. The franchise has struggled in recent years and has not had a winning season since 2006.
Statistics Overview of the Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos were established in 1960. They have played their home matches at Sports Authority Field at Mile High since 2001. The Broncos have won two Super Bowls and six AFC Conference Championships. They have won the AFC West on eleven occasions and qualified for the playoffs eighteen times. The franchise has an overall record of 406-372-10 and a playoffs record of 18-16. The Oakland Raiders are the Broncos biggest rival.Conference: AFC
Stadium: Sports Authority Field at Mile High (2001- present)
Super Bowl Championships: 2 (1997, 1998)
Conference Championships: 6 (1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998)
Division Championships: 11 (1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2011)
Playoff Appearances:: 18 (1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011)
Overall Record: 406-372-10
Playoff Record: 18-16
Biggest Rivals: Oakland Raiders
Head Coach: John Fox
Legenday Players: John Elway, Terrell Davis, Rod Smith, Floyd Little
Denver Broncos: Star Players for 2012
Quarterback: Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the first pick of the 1998 NFL draft. Since his debut, Manning has become one of the most decorated quarterbacks in NFL history. He is an eleven times Pro Bowler, four time NFL MVP and six time AFC player of the year. Manning led the Colts to the 2006 Super Bowl Title and 2009 AFC Conference Championship. The quarterback is the holder of an incredible sixty-four NFL records (more than any other player). Manning had neck surgery in 2011 and subsequently missed the entire 2011 NFL season. With the Colts needing to rebuild to the future Manning was released by the franchise at the start of this year. After a lengthy negotiation process Manning signed with the Denver Broncos. Manning is expected to lead the Broncos to the AFC West divisional title in 2012.
Offensive Star: Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas was selected with the 22nd pick of the 2010 NFL draft. Thomas performed well in his NFL debut, receiving for ninety-seven yards and scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, a torn Achilles tendon ended Thomas' season prematurely. Thomas returned in 2011 but was against affected by injury. He had a breakout performance in his playoffs debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card game, catching four passes for 204 yards and a touchdown (an NFL record for yards per catch). With Peyton Manning throwing him the ball, Thomas is expected to have a breakout season in 2012.
Defensive Star: Von Miller
Linebacker Von Miller was selected with the 2nd pick of the 2011 NFL draft. Von Miller had a stellar rookie season in 2011. He was: selected for the AFC Pro Bowl team, made the All-Pro side and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. After just one season in the NFL Miller is considered one of the best pass rushers in the league. Miller was a key part in the improvement of the Denver Broncos defense in 2011 and along with veteran Champ Bailey will lead the Broncos defense in 2012.
Head Coach: John Fox
John Fox began his NFL coaching career as the defensive backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1989. He spent time at the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams and New York Giants before being named head coach of the Carolina Panthers in 2002. Fox led the Panthers to the 2003 Super Bowl and the 2005 NFC Championship game, becoming the most successful coach in Panthers franchise history. After a disappointing 2010 season his contract with the Panthers was not renewed but was selected as the new head coach of the Denver Broncos. Fox changed the Broncos offensive scheme mid-season and led the side to the playoffs. With a better quarterback to work with, in 2012, there is not telling how far the Broncos and Fox can go.