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Wide receiver Reggie Wayne #87 of the Indianapolis Colts makes a pass reception and is tackled by cornerback Aqib Talib #21 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 7, 2014. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver’s D Thwarts Colts’ Comeback In 31-24 Win

After riding shotgun to Peyton Manning’s high-octane offense all of last year, Denver’s defense had the five-time MVP’s back for once.

09/08/2014

Wes Welker (credit: CBS)

Broncos Carry On Without Suspended Wes Welker

Wes Welker angrily declared he was “as shocked as everyone” when the NFL banned him for the first month of the season for violating the league’s drug-abuse policy.

09/03/2014

Peyton Manning's season opener against the Colts might be one of the most anticipated season openers in Broncos' history. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Top 5 Most Important Broncos Season Openers

Here’s a look at some of the most eagerly awaited or important Broncos season openers, in reverse chronological order, since the franchise joined the NFL.

09/02/2014

Defensive tackle Marvin Austin during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Aug. 7, 2014. (credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Marvin Austin: Latest Veteran Bargain For Broncos

John Elway’s free agency bonanza included $109.5 million worth of contracts for a trio of defensive stars in Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware.

08/31/2014

Duke Ihenacho after the Broncos preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on Aug. 8, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Broncos Cut Kevin Vickerson, Duke Ihenacho

The Denver Broncos have released nine-year veteran defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson and third-year safety Duke Ihenacho, a starter last season who had nine tackles in the Super Bowl.

08/30/2014

Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks on after the Broncos lost 45-10 against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Mass.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Top 6 Notable Broncos Backup Quarterbacks In The Past 30 Years

In the past 20 years, Broncos have shown confidence in the following backups.

08/27/2014

Danny Trevathan (credit: CBS)

Broncos Already Facing Adversity

General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver’s shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward.

08/26/2014

Von Miller works out in training camp practices this year. (credit: CBS)

Von Miller Rounding Into Form For Broncos

Seven months post-surgery, Von Miller is showing flashes of his old self and looks determined to atone for a trouble-filled 2013 season that began with a six-game drug suspension and ended with a torn right ACL in Week 16.

08/15/2014

Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  The Broncos defeated the Eagles 52-20.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Osweiler’s Extended Apprenticeship Continues

There was a time when Brock Osweiler wanted to seek out Aaron Rodgers to pick his brain about how he waited so patiently for his shot while serving an extended apprenticeship under Brett Favre.

08/11/2014

Marvin Austin celebrates a preseason sack against Seattle. (credit: CBS)

Broncos’ Marvin Austin Happy Back In Football, Happier Pain-Free

A week ago, Broncos defense tackle Marvin Austin walked onto the football field, placed his hand to the turf and thought: “I love football again.” It wasn’t always that way.

08/11/2014

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