The thin air in the Mile High City has helped three of the five longest field goals in NFL history take place in Denver.
Empower Field at Mile High
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Population: 711,463 (2021)
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The Denver Broncos began play in the American Football League in 1960 before it merged with the NFL.
In 1968, the city of Denver purchased the Broncos’ stadium and renamed it Denver Mile High Stadium where the team currently plays.
In 1973 under head coach John Ralston, the Broncos recorded their first winning season, finishing 7-5-2.
Between 1977 and 1991, the Broncos won seven AFC Western Division titles and four AFC Championships.
The Denver Broncos became one of five teams to win back-to-back Super Bowls after beating the Green Bay Packers in 1998 and the Atlanta Falcons in 1999.
In 2015, the Denver Broncos became one of four teams to have made eight Super Bowl appearances when they advanced to Super Bowl 50. They defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10, winning their third Super Bowl.
Seasons: 64 (1960-2023)
Winningest Coach: (W-L-T) Mike Shanahan (138-86-0)
Super Bowl Titles: 3
Record going into 2023 season: (W-L-T) 500-456-10
Most Career Yards Rushing:Terrell Davis, 7,607 (1995-2001)
Most Career Yards Passing:John Elway, 51,475 (1983-98)
Most Career Receptions:Rod Smith, 849 (1995-2006)
Most Career Sacks: Von Miller, 110.5 (2011-21)
Most Career Interceptions: Steve Foley, 44 (1976-86)
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