The Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans have met each other 40 times in NFL History. I take a look at some of the best games played between the two teams.
If you were to take the names of these two teams as they stand now, there would not be a whole lot of history between them.
The Denver Broncos’ opponent this Sunday was not always known as the Titans. The team that hails from Tennessee only became the Titans back in 1999.
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However, there were many games played between the Broncos and “Oilers.” Some of them featured some epic matchups.
The Tennessee Titans are one of only eight teams in the league who have a winning record against the Denver Broncos, holding a 22-17-1 edge.
Most of the Titans wins against the Broncos were when the team was known as the Oilers. Denver currently has won four of the last five meetings.
The only loss during that time? During John Fox’s first year, near the end of the Kyle Orton era.
It was very challenging to pick just one game between these two teams. But I found one game that almost became “The Drive II” had it ended with a touchdown.
Before I get to that game, my honorable mention game was when history was made as Matt Prater kicked a 64 yard field goal in 2013. The Broncos won that game 51-28.
Now, here is the best game (in my opinion) played between the two teams.
January 4th, 1992
Broncos fans know all too well about John Elway’s fourth quarter comebacks.
This is a story of one of the many comebacks he had.
The Broncos were down 24-23 with just 2:07 left to go in the game. The Oilers had pinned the Broncos down to their own 2-yard line.
But John Elway happened. He led the team down from their own 2 yard line down to the Houston 11 yard line. An 87 yard drive led to a David Treadwell field goal with only 16 seconds to go in regulation.
What was most memorable of that drive was that Elway and the Broncos converted on two fourth downs on that drive. And Elway got the first by throwing the ball and also using his legs to scramble for the first.
The Broncos also outscored the Oilers 13-3 in the second half. The Broncos defense made sure Warren Moon and the Oilers offense never reached the end zone in the second half.
What is your favorite moment between the Denver Broncos and the Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans? Let me know in the comments below.