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Von Miller

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 25: Todd Helton #17 of the Colorado Rockies greets the fans after he played his last home game at Coors Field on September 25, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Rockies 15-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Top Denver Sports Stories Of 2013

What a year it’s been and, wow, has it flown by? 2013 is coming to a close, and with it, we’re celebrating Denver’s top sports stories of the year.

12/16/2013

Eric Decker reaches for a pass during the Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Dec. 12, 2013. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS4)

Broncos Loss Puts Division, Home-Field In Limbo

An unexpected 27-20 loss to the Chargers on Thursday night made Peyton Manning and the Broncos look average and placed all their regular-season goals in jeopardy.

12/13/2013

Fans celebrate with the Denver Broncos during the Dec. 8, 2013, game against the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS4)

Broncos Continue To Overcome Big Early Deficits

The Denver Broncos shrug off double-digit deficits like Peyton Manning dismisses his cold-weather critics: with a proverbial body slam.

12/11/2013

Jack Del Rio (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Del Rio Turns Attention To Fixing Denver’s Defense

Denver’s defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio handed the keys back to Fox this week after guiding the Broncos (10-2) into the driver’s seat in the AFC playoff race.

12/05/2013

Eric Decker scores at Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 1, 2013. (credit: Evan Semón, for CBS4)

Decker Makes Up For Season’s Worth Of Frustrations

Before his out-of-the-blue four-touchdown breakout at Kansas City last weekend, the only starring role Eric Decker enjoyed this year was in his reality TV show about his wedding to country and pop singer Jessie James.

12/05/2013

Tom Nalen

Nalen: Broncos Needed A ‘Punch In The Face’

A loss like the one the Broncos experienced on Sunday night can be a turning point for an NFL team. Could it be for this year’s Broncos squad?

11/26/2013

Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos reacts against the New England Patriots during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Broncos Fall To Patriots 34-31 In Overtime

Despite a career outing for Knowshon Moreno, the Denver Broncos fell to the New England Patriots in overtime on Sunday night by a score of 34-31.

11/24/2013

Von Miller at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Aug. 29, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Miller Says He’s A ‘Work In Progress’

Defiance in Von Miller’s voice one week, humility the next.

11/22/2013

Shaun Phillips of the Denver Broncos sacks Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 20, 2013 in Indianapolis.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Shaun Phillips Proves Quite A Bargain For Broncos

Shaun Phillips spent a good portion of last offseason waiting for the phone to ring. It certainly wasn’t the first time.

11/22/2013

Denver Broncos versus the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Photo by Evan Semón for CBS4)

5 Things We Learned From Broncos-Chiefs Game

The Broncos passed their first of three straight big tests and took apart the NFL’s last undefeated team on Sunday night.

11/18/2013

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