Broncos vs. Chiefs: Best Games at Mile High

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Dec 22, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; General view of a Denver Broncos helmet on the sidelines against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

#4- September 12th, 2004

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On a Sunday Night in Denver, there would be another running back who had a career game. His name? Quentin Griffin.

In the 2004 season opener, the Broncos opened up on ESPN Sunday Night Football. Playing under the lights was a chance for anyone to shine. And thanks to Griffin, (23 carries, 156 yards, 3 total touchdowns) he out-shined Priest Holmes, who had a great game himself, in bringing the Broncos to a season opening win.

This was a game that went back and forth for the majority of the game as the Broncos committed three turnovers in the game. However, the running game proved to be the difference for them.

Griffin’s two touchdown runs were of 25 and 47 yards. The last touchdown made sure the Broncos never trailed again.

This was the first game without Clinton Portis as he was traded for Champ Bailey during the offseason. The Broncos wanted to see what they would get from the running back position and Griffin made sure that his name would be put in the discussion.

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