Denver Broncos: 16 Memorable Season Openers

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Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokely (14) celebrates with tight end Jacob Tamme (84) after he caught a touchdown pass during the first quarter of the AFC divisional round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

SEPTEMBER 13th, 2009

In the only highlight of the Josh McDaniels era, the Broncos traveled once again to Cincinnati to hook up with the Bengals in the opening day of the 2009 season. In quite possibly the most boring game in the 85 year history (to that point) of the NFL, Denver held a slim 6-0 until the game showed 38 seconds on the clock. At which point, Bengals’ RB Cedric Benson plunged into the end zone from a yard out. After the ensuing kickoff, the Broncos had the ball on its own 13 yard line and only 38 seconds to go 87 yards. So it appeared that McDaniels’ head coaching career would start off with an uninspired 12-7 loss. Then…Brandon Stokely happened. I don’t think I can do this inconceivable play any justice, so just watch the footage below and check out Stokely’s clock awareness.