John Elway produced the signature moment of the Denver-Green Bay series during Super Bowl XXXII (Elise Amendola | AP)

Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers: Inside the Series


The Denver Broncos travel to Lambeau Field this weekend to play the Green Bay Packers in their 13th overall matchup all-time.

The regular season series is tied at 5-5-1 with the packers winning the last 2 overall. 5 of those games have been played in Green Bay or Milwaukee dating back to 1971. The Broncos have never won in Wisconsin, but the lone tie in the series occurred in Milwaukee during the 1987 season.

From a Denver perspective, the most memorable regular season game played in this series was a Monday Night Football matchup played in Denver in 1984. It is commonly referred to as the “snow game” or the “Bronco Blizzard” since the game was played in blizzard-like conditions. Green Bay’s first 2 offensive snaps both turned into Denver touchdowns via fumble returns, and the Broncos took a first half lead of 17-0 before holding on for the 17-14 victory.

 

The lone post-season matchup between these teams occurred in Super Bowl XXXII. It is one of those iconic NFL games that still resonates throughout the league and the fan bases of both franchises. That game is the signature moment in the history of the Denver Broncos, and it remains the only Super Bowl the Green Bay Packers have lost in 5 attempts. The 31-24 Denver victory gave the Broncos their first Super Bowl title, and it is one of their 2 championships in 6 appearances in the big game.

The Series

Denver Leads Overall Series, 6-5-1

1971—Packers, 34-13 (Played in Milwaukee)

1975—Broncos, 23-13 (Denver)

1978—Broncos, 16-3 (Denver)

1984—Broncos, 17-14 (Denver — MNF Snow Game)

1987—Tie, 17-17 (Milwaukee) OT

1990—Broncos, 22-13 (Denver)

1993—Packers, 30-27 (Green Bay)

1996—Packers, 41-6 (Green Bay)

1997—Broncos, 31-24 (San Diego — SUPER BOWL XXXII)

1999—Broncos, 31-10 (Denver)

2003—Packers, 31-3 (Green Bay)

2007—Packers, 19-13 (Denver) OT

 

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