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The Broncos also possessed a solid defensive unit, led by outside linebacker Karl Mecklenburg, who recorded 7 sacks and picked off three passes, and defensive back Mike Harden with four interceptions.
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The sci-fi sitcom Mork & Mindy also based a 1979 episode around the Denver Broncos cheerleaders with Mork ( Robin Williams ) trying out for the squad.
The Broncos, led by Morton and the Orange Crush Defense, made their first Super Bowl appearance after also posting a 12-2 regular season record and postseason wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders.
The Giants also posted a Super Bowl record 30 points in the second half, and limited the Broncos to only 2 net yards in the third quarter.
Pro Bowl running back Sammy Winder was the Broncos ' top rusher with 789 yards and 9 touchdowns, while also catching 26 passes for another 171 yards and 5 touchdowns.
He also was the Broncos ' leading rusher in the game, with 27 rushing yards and a touchdown on 6 carries.
The San Francisco defense also limited the Broncos to 167 yards, 12 first downs, and a time of possession to 20: 29.
The AFC Championship Game appeared to be the best defensive effort by Buffalo all season, as they held the Broncos to only a touchdown, while also limiting Elway to just 11 of 21 completions for 121 yards and no touchdowns, with 1 interception.
The Broncos also had 3 Pro Bowlers anchoring their offensive line: center Tom Nalen, guard Mark Schlereth, and tackle Tony Jones.
Bill Romanowski, a business major, holds the defensive record as an NFL player for most consecutive games played at 243, is the only linebacker in history to start in 5 Super Bowls, and also shares a record as one of only three players in NFL history to win back to back Super Bowls with two different organizations, the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos.
2005 ) is also a Vanderbilt alum and was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.
In 1999, the Broncos repeated this feat and Elway was awarded the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII, throwing for 336 yards and one touchdown with one interception, while also scoring a rushing touchdown in Denver's 34 – 19 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Also in 1999, Elway was ranked number 16 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Football Players, the only player to have spent the majority of his career with the Broncos to make the list ( Willie Brown, who began his career with the Broncos but spent more of it with the Oakland Raiders, also made the list ).
( Marlin Briscoe, a wide receiver / defensive back for the Denver Broncos, also started several games as the Broncos ' third-string quarterback at around the same time as Harris, but he returned to wide receiver after leaving the Broncos.
It was the second time in 1995 that Elam had kicked a game-winning field goal in the final minute, in 1996 he converted 21 of 28 field goal attempts with a. 750 percentage and all 46 extra-point attempts to lead the Broncos with 109 points, also tied the team record for most extra points in a game with six against Baltimore Ravens in a 45 – 34 Broncos win, he connected on his only 50 + yard field goal of the 1996 season at San Diego in the regular-season finale.
His 51-yard field goal in Super Bowl XXXII against Green Bay Packers was the second longest in Super Bowl history since Steve Christie of the Buffalo Bills 54 yards field goal in the Super Bowl XXVIII as well as the longest in Broncos postseason history, also he passed the 500-point plateau with his final extra-point attempt at Seattle, becoming only the third Bronco in history to do so and the fastest in terms of games played ( 66 ), also he kicked the game-winning 33-yard field goal in overtime at Buffalo, the second time in his career that Elam had won a game for the Broncos in overtime.
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Behind him, the team had a solid veteran linebacker, Bill Romanowski, who was playing in his 5th Super Bowl ( after winning 2 championships with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV, and 2 while playing for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII ).
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White and Martin, who helped the Cowboys defeat the Denver Broncos, became the first defensive linemen to win the award.
The Cowboys defensive team dominated most of Super Bowl XII, forcing 8 turnovers and allowing only 8 pass completions by the Broncos for just 61 yards.
On the Broncos ' second drive of the game, Cowboys linemen Randy White and Harvey Martin forced Morton to hurry his throw, and defensive back Randy Hughes intercepted the rushed pass at the Broncos 25-yard line.
On the Broncos ' next possession, Morton was intercepted again when his pass was tipped by linebacker Bob Breunig into the arms of defensive back Aaron Kyle, who then returned the ball 19 yards to Denver's 35-yard line.
Several plays later, the Broncos drove to a first down at the New York's 1-yard line, but Giants defense made a key defensive stand.
The Browns took the ball back and drove to the Denver 8-yard line, but the drive ended with a play that became known as The Fumble resulting more bad luck in Cleveland professional sports lore: Denver defensive back Jeremiah Castille stripped the football from Browns running back Ernest Byner and recovered the ensuing fumble as Byner was rushing in for the potential tying touchdown, securing the Broncos ' win.
Together with veteran defensive backs Dennis Smith, Wymon Henderson and Tyrone Braxton, the Broncos secondary combined for 14 interceptions.
First, Broncos defensive back Darren Carrington returned the ensuing kickoff 39 yards to the 39-yard line.
The 49ers ' spectacular performance led to their offensive coordinator, Mike Shanahan, and defensive coordinator, Ray Rhodes, leading to them earning head coaching positions in 1995 for the Denver Broncos and the Philadelphia Eagles, respectively.
Then aided by a 25-yard pass interference penalty against Broncos defensive back Steve Atwater and 31 rushing yards from Jamal Anderson, the Falcons drove to the Broncos 8-yard line.
Later in the quarter, Falcons defensive back Ronnie Bradford intercepted a pass from Elway ( that had bounced off Shannon Sharpe ) and returned it to the Broncos 35-yard line.
However, Broncos defensive back Darrien Gordon intercepted a pass from Chandler and returned it 58 yards to the Atlanta 24-yard line.
However, Jamal Anderson fumbled at the Broncos 33-yard line, Broncos defensive back Tyrone Braxton recovered the ball, allowing Denver to run out the clock and win the
* Brian Smith – Former NFL player who played defensive end for the Denver Broncos in the early 1990s.
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The backbone of the Broncos was their defense, a unit known as the " Orange Crush ," which used a 3-4 formation anchored by four superb linebackers, including Randy Gradishar ( 3 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries ) and Tom Jackson ( 4 interceptions, 93 return yards, 1 touchdown ).
The 1978 and 1979 Broncos also merged the rear glass hatch and tailgate of its predecessor into a single unit that allowed the rear glass panel to retract completely into the tailgate by use of an electric motor controlled by a key-operated switch on the tailgate's outside or a dash-mounted control switch.
He started all 16 regular season games after re-joining the Broncos, posting 51 tackles, two sacks, an interception and two passes defensed for a unit that ranked fifth in the NFL in overall defense ( 291. 9 ypg ).