Denver Broncos: 16 Memorable Season Openers

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Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen with the Lamar Hunt trophy after the 2013 AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field against the New England Patriots at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

SEPTEMBER 2nd, 1984

The legacy of one of the greatest owners on the American sports landscape over the past 30 years, Patrick D. Bowlen was born with a 13-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals; the first of his 307 wins (combined regular and post season) as owner. The Broncos finished 1984 with an AFC best 13-3 record but lost in the divisional playoff game against Pittsburgh (ohhhh…the pain!!!).