Denver Broncos: 16 Memorable Season Openers

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Aug 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talks with center Manny Ramirez (66) in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Texans defeated the Broncos 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

It is that time again , my fellow Broncoholics; the start of another Denver Broncos‘ football season. The mantra for the 2014 season is “Unfinished Business” but that can only be accomplished one week at a time. Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts will be the first test and a barometer in determining if Denver can take that final step on the championship ladder.

The Colts are coming off their second straight postseason appearance and are the defending AFC South Champions. They are considered by many to be one of the top contenders for Denver’s AFC title. Also, remember that the Broncos are looking to send a message to Indy that the 2013 meeting was an aberration. This all factors into what might me one of the most memorable and/or significant season openers in team history.

Throughout the storied 54 year history of the Denver Broncos Football Club, there have been many memorable and significant season openers. I have compiled a chronological list of sixteen of these that were instrumental in the historical makeup of our beloved Broncos. So enjoy this trip down Memory Lane.