Saturday, May 21, 2011

Signature Moments In Broncos History: Elway's Helicopter

As the lockout drags on, we thought it would be fun to go back and look at some of the signature moments in Broncos history. We'll continue the series over the next few days and weeks, if there are any moments you think we should include, just send us an email!

After suffering through three Super Bowl losses earlier in his career, Denver Broncos legendary quarterback John Elway found himself in the twilight of his career before he finally had a team around him that was capable of helping him win a World Championship. Elway got his chance against Brett Favre and the defending champion Green Bay Packers in 1998, Super Bowl XXXII.

The game was a shootout to the finish. Elway’s determination was captured during a scramble in the third quarter. Needing a few more yards for a first down, Elway dove with multiple Packers defenders around him. Elway was hit so hard that he was spun like a helicopter as he strained for the play, but he recovered quickly and finished the game. Elway and the Broncos had finally won a Super Bowl (and won another when they repeated the next season).

Elway has since been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to learn how you help get more former Denver Broncos into the Hall, visit

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