Breaking down the dominance of Broncos against former head coaches

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins walks onto the field before a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins walks onto the field before a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports /

Mike Shanahan

Without question, Mike Shanahan is the best head coach the Broncos ever had, winning two Super Bowls with the team.

After being fired in Denver following the 2008 season, Shanahan took a year off and then returned as a head coach, being hired by Washington ahead of the 2010 season.

He had a talented team with Robert Griffin III winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year during his time there but during his final year there, he also had to face that vaunted 2013 Broncos team.

Though Manning threw three interceptions in the game and Washington actually had a 21-7 lead at one point, the Broncos came storming back to score 38 unanswered points and win the game 45-21.

Manning finished the day with 354 yards passing and four touchdowns. Shanahan will always be loved in Denver though and he was eventually elected to the team’s Ring of Fame.