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How the Broncos reached the Super Bowl 48

Written by Gaby Varji   
Friday, 24 January 2014 07:05
Denver Broncos to win SuperBowl

The Denver Broncos started the 2014 season as a favorite to be in Super Bowl 48. Viewed by some with suspicion because of the defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in Denver in the Divisional Round, the team led by Peyton Manning entered the regular season stronger than in the first year of the quarterback in the Mile High.

Some movements were very important in the period of free agency, including arrivals WR Wes Welker, former Patriots, Terrance Knighton, former Jaguars, and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, former Eagles. The Denver team still did well in Draft, good choices and getting off for the season.

In the preseason, two wins and two losses, but nothing that would make a difference to the team in the regular season, which opened the proceedings in the year.



To start the year, nothing better than the opportunity of a rematch. And so it was. Champions, the Baltimore Ravens went to the Sports Authority Field at Mile High to face the Broncos. After a delay of about 40 minutes because of a lightning storm in the Denver area.

The delay did not prevent the show from Manning, who threw seven touchdowns against the Ravens' defense and led the team in the victory 49-27 . Demaryius Thomas, 161 yards and two touchdowns was the principal recipient of the team in the game.

The start to the season followed devastating. At week 2, duel against Eli and Peyton Manning win by the Broncos 41-23 . In the following two games, rides against the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles, which together took 89 points of the Broncos.


With four wins and no losses, the Colorado franchise almost lost his unbeaten record in the AT & T Stadium. Facing a team of inspirational Cowboys, the Broncos only secured his fifth win in the end, after a Tony Romo interception that resulted in the victory of FG Matt Prater.

In a game of many exchanges of leaders and 99 points, the Broncos relied on five touchdowns from Manning to beat the Cowboys by 51-48 .


With six straight wins, it's time the big showdown of the season. The Sunday Night Football Week 7 was reserved for the reunion of Peyton Manning with Indianapolis Colts fans. Immensely cheered by fans who supported him for more than a decade, the Broncos QB had good performance, but its replacement in Indianapolis, Andrew Luck was brilliant in the victory of the Colts .

With the defeat, the Broncos lost the tip of the AFC West for the Kansas City Chiefs, who also surprised at the beginning of the season.

After tripping, another win and the Broncos bye in week 9, to rest everyone for following the season.

TWO AND FIRST DEFEAT divisional duels

After the rest, a set of four touchdowns for Peyton Manning, who c onduziu the Broncos to victory over the good of the Chargers in San Diego. Again, Demaryius Thomas was the main target of QB.

The following week, the head to head against the Chiefs, who had not yet lost in the season and had the best defense in the NFL. At high altitude of Denver, win 27-17 and resumed leadership of the AFC West.

Packed by two wins, the Denver Broncos traveled to Foxborough, where the cold face and the New England Patriots, Tom Brady. In Welker reunion with the Patriots with Brady and Manning, better for the Pats. In one of the best games of the season, the Broncos defense started the game on fire and the team arrived to open 24-00, but the Patriots responded and turned the game, which was only decided with a FG in overtime.


In game four receptions for a touchdown by Eric Decker, the Broncos beat the Chiefs again, heading well to qualify for the postseason, which came the following week, with a clear victory over the Tennessee Titans to a 51-28 in Denver. What caught your attention in this match was the 64-yard FG kicker Matt Prater, beating the record for the longest field goal in history!

In the other three games, two wins and one defeat. The stumble came home to the San Diego Chargers and the wins were away from home, first against the Texans and then over the Raiders in Oakland.

In the victory over the Texans, Peyton Manning broke the record for touchdown passes in a season in connection with the TE J. Thomas, getting his 51st TD pass to in 2013.


AFC's best record in the regular season, the Broncos in Wild Card Weekend glad, and face the Chargers next week - duel full of rivalry and a showdown, as each team won a showdown in the year.

In Denver, Manning gave no chance for Philip Rivers . Wins by 24-17 and guaranteed place for another late American conference, again against the Patriots, Tom Brady.

The fenced duel rivalry and expectation, the Broncos were perfect in the game. Without surrendering sacks and committing no turnovers, both the attack and the defense were brilliant and the victory came even easier than expected: 26-16 , entitled to 23-03 early in the fourth quarter.

Advantage controlled, guaranteed job and passport stamped for Super Bowl 48 on February 02.

The Broncos are currently favored by 2.5 points over the Seahawks to win the SuperBowl, at

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 January 2014 13:30
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