Denver Broncos: The 5 Greatest Super Bowl Moments

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TD was great, SBXXXII made him HOF great.

Terrell Davis secured his Hall of Fame legacy in Super Bowl XXXII.  The Green Bay Packers all-but-assured repeat met its match in the Broncos on January 25th, 1998.  A date which will always live in Denver Broncos fans hearts.  At 0-4 in Championship games, the Broncos, like the Fran Tarkenton Vikings were a punchline.

This game was supposed to add to the misery for Denver fans and it did not start well with Bret Favre completing a 22-yard pass to Antonio Freeman for a touchdown on the Pack’s opening drive.

Denver responded with a 1-yard Davis TD run and for the first time in Denver’s Super Bowl history, it felt like they belonged, had a chance. Then, unbeknownst to Denver fans, potential disaster struck.  Davis was on the sideline for much of the Broncos next possession with a migraine.  In a move that went undisclosed until months after the game, Denver coach Mike Shanahan put Davis into the game for a second-quarter goal-line set as a decoy.  Elway faked the handoff to Davis up the middle and sprinted around the right side for a 1-yard TD.  The score gave the Broncos a lead they would never relinquish (though the Pack would tie it at 24 in the fourth).

The rest is history.  Denver won the game, highlighted by Dave Logan‘s radio call proclaiming “oh, baby, we’re gonna win this thing”, for their first Championship.  Davis won MVP and went on to rush for 2008 yards the following season and ended up in Canton. This game and the moments it provided remains the seminal moment in Broncos history.