Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions: Inside the series

The Lions will play the Broncos at Mile High Stadium on October, 30th, 2011. (Eric Lars Bakke/DenverBroncos.com)

The Denver Broncos host the Detroit Lions at Mile High Stadium this Sunday in their 11th overall matchup all-time.

The Broncos lead the all-time series at 6-4, but the Lions dismantled Denver 44-7 in Detroit during their last meeting in 2007. The Lions have not won in Denver since 1971, and they are going for their first winning streak in series history. Denver’s biggest win against the Lions is a 34-0 home shutout during the 1987 AFC Championship season, and their last victory in the series came in a 20-16 decision in Denver during the 2003 campaign.

The Series:

Denver Leads Overall Series, 6-4:

1971—Lions, 24-20 (Denver)

1974—Broncos, 31-27 (Detroit)

1978—Lions, 17-14 (Detroit)

1981—Broncos, 27-21 (Denver)

1984—Broncos, 28-7 (Detroit)

1987—Broncos, 34-0 (Denver)

1990—Lions, 40-27 (Detroit)

1999—Broncos, 17-7 (Detroit)

2003—Broncos, 20-16 (Denver)

2007—Lions, 44-7 (Detroit)

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