The Denver Broncos have been a powerhouse team since the late 1970s. In fact, the Broncos have only had seven losing seasons since the first time they made it to the Super Bowl in 1977.
Fans of the team love cheering them on and sports gamblers around the country love backing them at the sportsbook. With three Super Bowl victories and one of the more reliable records in the NFL, it’s easy to see why.
This article will dive deep into the Denver Broncos. We’ll take a look at how the team stacks up in the AFC West and exlore such topics as:
- Powerful tips and strategies for betting on the Broncos this season.
- Denver Broncos history and most important accomplishments.
- Key team stats, trivia and information including owners, value, records and more.
Denver Broncos Team History
The Denver Broncos organization played its first game in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. It became part of the new NFL when the two leagues merged in 1970.
The Broncos have won three Super Bowls. The first two came consecutively in 1997 and 1998 when John Elway led the team to victory over the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons, respectively. The Broncos went all the way for the third time in 2015 at Super Bowl 50 where they beat the Carolina Panthers.
The Broncos have also won a total of eight conference championships, 15 division titles and have made the playoffs 22 times.
Other superstar Broncos players include Champ Bailey, Terrell Davis, Von Miller, and John Elway.
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Denver Broncos FAQs
How much are the Denver Broncos worth?
During the 2017 season, the Broncos organization generated $427 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.7 billion.
Who owns the Denver Broncos?
The Broncos are owned by Pat Bowlen Trust.
When did the Denver Broncos become a team?
The organization played its first season in 1960.
Have the Denver Broncos Won a Super Bowl?
Yes, the Broncos have won three Super Bowls.
What stadium and city do the Denver Broncos play in?
Since 2001, the Broncos have played at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, located in Denver, Colorado.
Where do the Broncos have training camp?
The club holds training camp at the UCHealth Training Center, located in Englewood, Colorado.
What is the Denver Broncos mascot?
Miles is the official mascot of the Denver Broncos.
What are the Denver Broncos team colors?
The Broncos wear orange, navy blue, and white.
Denver Broncos Player Highlights
|All-Time Team Leaders|
|Games played||Jason Elam|
|Passing Yards||John Elway||51,475|
|Passing TDs||John Elway||300|
|Receiving Yards||Rod Smith||11,839|
|Receiving TDs||Rod Smith||68|
|Rushing Yards||Terrell Davis||7,607|
|Rushing TDs||Terrell Davis||60|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Jason Elam||1,786|
Tips for Betting on Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos are in a state of transition. After the retirement of Peyton Manning in 2016, the Broncos have not made the playoffs and 2018 marked the first time since 1971-1972 that they’ve had two consecutive losing seasons.
The Broncos offense finished 24th in points per game and didn’t put up more than 24 points in any game after week seven. Their once-vaunted defense has declined in recent years, but still finished a respectable 12th in points per game while Von Miller and Bradley Chubb both produced double-digit sack seasons.
The Broncos made some major changes in the offseason, notably acquiring former Super Bowl MVP quarterback Joe Flacco, and hiring Vic Fangio as their new head coach. Fangio ran the Chicago Bears defense last season, which finished number in points per game. Fangio will need to get the most out of his new defense in Denver, as the offense looks to be short on weapons at nearly every position.
The Broncos had a tough time covering point spreads last season, and even harder time trying to hit overs. They were, by far and away, the league’s worst team hitting overs, only accomplishing the feat in three of their 16 regular-season games.
They ended the season without hitting an over in nine straight games. New QB Joe Flacco will look to get his career back on track in Denver but will need to do so without any elite playmakers currently at RB, WR, or TE. The Broncos will need to contend with the Chiefs and Chargers in the AFC West, two of the league’s best teams.
Here are a few valuable betting statistics to consider:
- The Broncos finished sixth last in the league vs. the spread last season, going 6-9-1, finishing the year with a 40.0 cover percentage.
- The Broncos were the worst team in the league on hitting overs last season, or conversely, the most consistent under bet in the league. 13 of their 16 games were under the point total in 2018.
- The Broncos are expected to be underdogs in nearly every game this season. Their stingy defense could make them a popular cover pick, despite their poor cover percentage last season.
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The Broncos are coming off their first consecutive losing seasons since the 1970s and judging by the betting lines, oddsmakers think they’ll make it three in a row. However, with two of the league’s best pass rushers and a brand new defense-first Head Coach, the Broncos are still worth keeping an eye on.
Local Broncos fans living in Colorado cannot yet make legal sports bets but there is an overall air of optimism and expectation that it is on the horizon.
- Colorado’s state attorney general has already publicly voiced his opinion that legalized sports gambling can be achieved.
- The change would be made without having to make any amendments to the state constitution but rather a statute that would both simplify and expedite the process.
- The most optimistic predictions see legal Colorado sports betting becoming a reality in 2019 or 2020.
For the latest developments refer to our complete guide to legal sports betting in Colorado.