1977 Denver Broncos (BRONCOMANIA and the Orange Crush)

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It was a year that will never be forgotten in the environs of the Rocky Mountains. It was 1977, and it was the first year that the Denver Broncos ever made the NFL playoffs. So what you might say? Well, the Broncos did not just go to the playoffs in 1977. Rather, they went all the way to the Super Bowl. It’s a rarity for any team throughout NFL history to have never (ever!) gone to the playoffs, and then in just one year, end up in the Super Bowl.

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PIgskin Past is a podcast dedicated to teaching fans about the history of the NFL during the 1970s, a time when the host (Joe Zagorski) grew up as a rabid fan of the game. Joe is also an author of multiple NFL books. See Joe's books below.

The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football's Most Important Decade

The Year the Packers Came Back: The 1972 Resurgence

America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier

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