Many say that Mile High has lost it’s magic. What I mean is that the Broncos’ home field advantage isn’t what it used to be. According to the NFL Network’s “top-10 home field advantages of all time,” Mile High Stadium ranks second on that list. From 1960-2000, no team wanted to come to Denver and deal with the deadly combination of high altitude and rowdy fans.
Now that the team is playing at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the magic has disappeared at least according to The Backup Quarterback and their analysis.
The Backup Quarterback looked at home wins and road wins over the last decade for teams around the league, and their results are quite interesting.
The Broncos are tied for 15th when looking straight at their record at home. However, when you factor in how the Broncos play at home versus how they play on the road, they are tied for 25th in the league with a slightly better record at home.
While the numbers don’t lie, I can say with confidence that there’s another shift in home field advantage for the Broncos. Anyone that went to a game in Denver last season can attest to that.