Denver Broncos: Counting down team’s top 3 Wild Card round moments
The NFL playoffs are here! The Wild Card round, one of the best weekends of the season, is set to start.
Though the Denver Broncos are not part of the festivities, it’s still a good time to look back at the team’s history. The Broncos have won three Super Bowls and the first of those came as a Wild Card team. However, aside from that, the team hasn’t had much success in the Wild Card round.
The Broncos have played in eight Wild Card games during their history and have just a 2-6 record. Still, there have been some exciting moments from these games.
The Broncos have had some of their biggest wins, best plays and top performances in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. That’s what we’ll be looking back on here.
For the first time ever, the NFL will hold six games on Wild Card weekend as opposed to just four due to the fact that an extra playoff team was added to each conference this season.
As you sit back and watch all of the action this weekend, you can also take a trip down memory lane and relive some of these great Broncos playoff moments.
3. Shannon Sharpe matches history
Following the 1993 season, the Broncos qualified for the playoffs as a Wild Card. In the season finale, the Los Angeles Raiders squeaked out a 33-30 victory over Denver. Those same two teams would meet one week later in the playoffs.
The Raiders defeated the Broncos again, marking the third time they had knocked them off that season. But the Broncos did not lose because of Shannon Sharpe.
John Elway looked his way quite often in the team’s 42-24 loss and Sharpe ended up tying a postseason record with 13 receptions. To that point, only two players in NFL history — Kellen Winslow and Thurman Thomas — had ever done that before.
He also finished the game with an impressive 156 yards receiving. That still ranks as the third-most in a postseason game in team history.