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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

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Shanahan: Like Elway Did, Manning Needs Support, Too

When the Broncos announced last week that long-time owner Pat Bowlen would step down from his duties as CEO, Mike Shanahan reflected on his time as Broncos head coach with CBS4’s Vic Lombardi.

07/28/2014

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Shanahan Says Give Manning A Break, Broncos Will Be Better

Former Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan says in order to make the Broncos a better team, they need to rely on quarterback Peyton Manning less.

07/24/2014

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Bowlen Presided Over Team’s Many Triumphs — And A Few Hiccups, Too

Pat Bowlen has left an indelible mark on the Broncos, certainly. But his presence and success in the NFL transformed the Denver community, too.

07/24/2014

Ryan Clady addresses the media on Wednesday (credit; CBS)

Ryan Clady Blazing The Comeback Trail In Denver

As far as Peyton Manning is concerned, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders isn’t the only offensive reinforcement summoned to help Denver get another crack at winning the Super Bowl.

04/23/2014

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Broncos Chris Kuper Announces Retirement

Broncos offensive lineman Chris Kuper is retiring after struggling with an ankle injury the last two seasons.

03/10/2014

Jake Plummer (credit: CBS)

Plummer Will Be At MetLife Stadium Rooting For Broncos

Jake Plummer told CBS4 in New York on Wednesday that he’s rooting on the Broncos despite his ties to the Pacific Northwest.

01/30/2014

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Redskins Fire Mike Shanahan After 3-13 Season

Mike Shanahan’s plan to restore order, professionalism and consistent success to the Washington Redskins disintegrated quickly in 2013, costing him his job Monday a day after the team finished a 3-13 season.

12/30/2013

Denver Broncos vs. Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (credit: Evan Semón, For CBS4)

Manning Overcomes 4 Turnovers In 45-21 Win Over Redskins

Peyton Manning overcame four turnovers and Denver scored the last 38 points Sunday in a come-from-behind 45-21 victory over former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and his new team, the Washington Redskins.

10/27/2013

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Shanahan Gets Warm Reception In Return To Denver

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan received a hero’s welcome Sunday in his first game in Denver since his firing by the Broncos five years ago.

10/27/2013

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