Skip to comments.Broncos lose record fifth Super Bowl in 43-8 blowout
Posted on 02/02/2014 8:52:03 PM PST by beaversmom
When it comes to Super Bowls and getting blown out, no one goes down in flames quite like the Denver Broncos. Denver's loss to Seattle on Sunday was team's fifth Super Bowl loss, an NFL record.
The Broncos had been tied with the Patriots (3-4), Vikings (0-4) and Bills (0-4) for most Super Bowl losses.
Having the most Super Bowl losses is bad enough, but it gets worse: thanks to the 43-8 final score, the Broncos have now been on the losing end of three of the five biggest blowouts in Super Bowl history.
Here are the five biggest blowouts in Super Bowl history:
1. Super Bowl XXIV: San Francisco 55-10 over Denver
2. Super Bowl XX: Chicago 46-10 over New England
T-3. Super Bowl XLIV: Seattle 43-8 over Denver
T-3. Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas 52-17 over Buffalo
5. Super Bowl XXII: Washington 42-10 over Denver
Here's a brief look at the Broncos' four Super Bowl losses. You can read the game story from the Broncos fifth Super Bowl loss by clicking here.
Super Bowl XII: Dallas 27, Denver 10 -- This is the only Super Bowl in NFL history that had a split MVP and one of only seven times in 48 years that a defensive player won the MVP award. Cowboys defensive tackle Randy White shared the award with teammate Harvey Martin. Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith became the eighth defensive player to win the Super Bowl MVP when he won the award Sunday.
Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants 39, Denver 20 -- The Broncos were beat down by Phil Simms. Simms completed a Super Bowl record 88 percent of his passes (22 of 25) for 268 yards and three touchdowns as New York won its first Super Bowl title in franchise history. Simms also became the first Super Bowl MVP to utter the most famous postgame words that have ever been uttered, "I'm going to Disney World."
Super Bowl XXII: Washington 42, Denver 10 -- Of the Broncos' first four Super Bowl losses, this one might have been the most painful. For one quarter against Washington, the Broncos looked like they were going to dominate the game. Denver jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, but then the wheels fell off the wagon and the wagon caught on fire. Redskins quarterback Doug Williams threw four touchdown passes in the second quarter and Washington scored 35 total points as the Redskins turned the game into a rout. Williams threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns and took home the Super Bowl MVP award.
Super Bowl XXIV: San Francisco 55, Denver 10 -- The 49ers' 55-10 win is still the largest margin of victory in Super Bowl history and San Francisco's 55 points are the most ever scored in a Super Bowl. This game was never close as the 49ers jumped out to a 41-3 lead.
It's also worth noting that although the Broncos do lose often in the Super Bowl, they also have won before. With John Elway under center, the Broncos won back-to-back titles in Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII.
We are #1...Woohoo!!!
can’t stand those liberal computer nerds
If you are going to be famous for losing, I guess losing Super Bowls is the best place to earn that title.
Hey, we are also conservative blue collar types living in a blue state...
That was the worst Super-Bowl I have ever seen. It was like watching the Seahawks play a division III college team.
I thought they would win by a lot, if not quite that much. The NFC championship was the real Super Bowl.
But what about us conservatives living in CO? It’s not fair! They should have allowed a do over of the first play.
yeah, uh huh
well you better move out
your stupid ugly football team is hated
Yes I've heard that defense usually wins. And this was certainly the case today.
But the Broncos looked terrible.
Good strategy on the Seahawks part. They shut down the incredible Broncos offense.
Manning does not usually get his butt handed to him, though.
I was frankly stunned at how poorly he played.
Could this be the beginning of another era of NFC dominance?
The Hawks barely beat some very good teams, and even lost to the Cardinals.
And by the skin of their teeth beat the 49'ers.
Having said that, I'd wager that the 49'ers and the Cardinals would have whooped the Broncos today as well.
Besides the Ravens I can't think of another AFC team that could compete vs. a good NFC team.
Poor Peyton Manning
Gads I loathe those sickening Seahawks
bunch of blue idiots
Manning the greatest QB evah, bwahahahaha.
Just damn FRiend, sorry you hate us so much :-(
I keep wanting to say "poor Peyton", too. Then I think of how much he makes...lol. Still, I feel sorry for him. I know not the end of the world. Maybe next year. :)
yeah I am twelve and how old is your ugly cornerback
I’ve seen Monkey-Shit fights at the zoo that were more organized than the Bronco’s Offense.
I was expecting something a little more out of the Bronc’s, so I stopped watching after the half-time show.
It was the Tebow curse.
Denver is 3 of the games for biggest losses.
From Wiki (this sounds A LOT more positive of a way to put it):
They have WON seven AFC Championships and TWO Super Bowls.
No problem FRiend, I remember when I had my first beer.
And the best news?
I won a $500 football pool!
The Pats, Bills, and Vikings are very grateful tonite.
Didn’t you borrow some money from me last year?
Great game! I hate the Mannings.
The o line of Denver was the worst I’ve ever seen in a Super Bowl. How many passes were tripped or touched by a rusher. Manning will get all kinds of blame, but he had nothing going right around him.
It’s games like this that make me think the NFL is fixed.
Really, how so?
The Broncos got their asses kicked.
The biggest blowout in NFL championship history was none of the five listed but rather when the Bears beat the Redskins 73-0.
While I didn’t have a dog in the fight I did kinda wanna see the less liberal team/city win.
How so? Because they got their asses TOO kicked to be believeable.
Unless there was a tremor in The Force... LOL!
Manning better get used to that picture (currently on Drudge) of the ball going by his head on the first play from scrimmage. He’s going to have to live with that photo for the rest of his life. The haters aren’t going to let it go. The game was lost on that play. IMHO. I went to another station not long after that and never went back to the “Super Bowl”.
The 1940 National Football League Championship Game, was the 8th in NFL history. The game was played at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 1940. The Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins, 730, the most one-sided victory in NFL history. The game was broadcast on radio by Mutual Broadcasting System, the first NFL title game broadcast nationwide.
There sure were a lot of things like missed tackles and miscues on the Broncos side.
Seattle didn’t “even lose to the Cardinals” They LOST to the Cardinals....IN SEATTLE!
Every NFL team breathed a big sigh of relief hen the Cards were eliminated form the playoffs on the last day of the season with their 10-6 record.
Arizona would have beaten them today too!
Bruce Arians = NFL coach of the Year
Really? Are you a 9-11 Truther too?
Seattle outplayed Denver and deserve to win.
“Seattle outplayed Denver and deserve to win.”
Yes, they did. I live in Denver. It will be a somber day at work tomorrow. (Not for me, I was rooting for Seattle. Have to. Wife is a native of Seattle.)
LOL, what exactly is a 9-11 Truther?
And why are you changing the subject?
If a Tremor in the Force is the subject, then yes, I'm changing the subject, Cue the "Twighlight Zone music, you need to get real, n00b
WTF, you mad, bro?
Or are you arguing that it is crazy to believe cheating goes on in sports betting?
(P.S. I'd be interested in any info you've got on what really happened to Building 7, too...)
The coin toss by Joe Namath was the best part of that Super Bowl.
“Besides the Ravens I can’t think of another AFC team that could compete vs. a good NFC team. “
How about the Colts. Indy won against SF, Seattle and Denver during the regular season.
The physical defense of the seahawks involves bringing the pass defenders up into press coverage which takes away the running game and short passing game. It dares the offense to go deep. Going deep is a challenge because the qb must throw a great pass and the blocking must hold up.
Luck throws a great deep ball and can usually extend the play with his feet when the blocking breaks down. He is the worst nightmare for the Hawks defense. When Luck plays, you are looking at Colin Kapernick only with a more accurate deep ball and better game management skills.
Manning does not extend plays and likes the short and intermediate routes and rarely goes deep. For him the seahawk defense was his worst nightmare.
I have a sore throat, can’t talk, am exhausted but totally EUPHORIC. We WON!!! Love my Hawks!!
But how can it be that fun when you win by that much?
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