Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos
We created a limited Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos collection to celebrate the individual and collective achievement against great odds.
Entering Super Bowl XXXII, AFC teams had lost 13 straight. As 12 point underdogs against the defending champion Green Bay Packers, the Denver Broncos seemed destined for a 39th year without a championship.
Packers’ QB Brett Favre was eyeing his second ring as he faced off with a 37-year-old John Elway. Though he failed to fill up the box score like his old self, Elway put his body on the line to make plays when it counted. It was his “helicopter dive” that set up the game winning touchdown.
The game winner came courtesy of RB Terrell Davis, who finished with 157 yards and a Super Bowl Record three touchdowns. It was Davis’ play, while battling a blinding migraine, that brought him MVP honors and Denver the lead for good. One final stop of Favre and the Packers was all that remained in a 31-24 Broncos victory.
Having lost three Super Bowls in four years, Elway finally overcame a grueling streak of failure. A beloved person and player in Denver, John Elway’s redemption was not lost on those around him. As Broncos owner Pat Bowlen accepted the Lombardi Trophy, he had one thing to say, “this one’s for John”.