Denver Broncos: History favors the 2018 season
By Andrew Wade
Nothing could go right for the Denver Broncos in 1990. After losing three Super Bowls in four seasons including the 1989 beatdown by the 49ers, the team came unglued.
Denver started the season 2-3 with two losses coming by one point. After their 29-30 loss to the Browns in week five, Denver went 1-7 over their next eight games. They closed out the season with two wins in the final three games.
The damage was done. Denver finished the season 5-11 with seven losses coming by less than a touchdown.
As history would have it, Denver rebounded in the 1991 season posting a 12-4 record in the regular season. They would ultimately lose in the AFC Conference Championship game.
The 1990 season would be the last that an Elway-led Broncos team would finish with less than seven wins.