Dan Reeves was the head coach of the Broncos from 1981-1992, taking the team to three Super Bowls during the 1980s. He was able to get more than one crack against his former team, and he lost all of them.
After leaving Denver, Reeves became the head coach of the New York Giants but the two teams never played during his tenure there. He took over as coach of the Atlanta Falcons in 1997 and played the Broncos three times.
The first game between the teams came in his first season with the Falcons. The Broncos were undefeated (4-0) in that game and the Falcons were winless. Both teams stayed that way after the game in which the Broncos won 29-21. John Elway threw three touchdowns on the day.
Of course, the most famous meeting between these two teams came in Super Bowl XXXIII following the 1998 season. The Falcons gave the Broncos their best shot but still fell short, 34-19, in what was the second of back-to-back Super Bowl wins for Denver and Elway’s final game.
The teams squared off again in September 2000 and the Broncos had a 34-7 lead at halftime en route to a 42-14 victory. Brian Griese threw three touchdown passes and Mike Anderson had 131 yards rushing.