ELWAY & THE BRONCOS FINALLY GET THEIR FIRST SUPER BOWL VICTORY, TERRELL DAVIS IS NAMED SUPER BOWLMVP & PLAYED MOST OF THE GAME WITH A MIGRAINE THAT CAUSED HIM NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE:
In 1997, the Broncos went 12–4, securing a wild card spot in the playoffs. Following playoff wins over the Jaguars, Chiefs andSteelers, the Broncos faced the heavily favored Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. Davis led the Broncos to their first Super Bowl victory, 31–24. Although Elway completed only 12 of his 22 passes, throwing one interception and no touchdowns, he executed what was perhaps the game’s best-known play, known as The Helicopter, when he boldly ran for a crucial first down while surviving strong hits from two safeties as he jumped through the air like a propeller.Terrell Davis was able to overcome a severe migraine headache that caused him blurred vision and rush for 157 yards and three touchdowns to earn Super Bowl MVP honors.
Super Bowl XXXII was an American football game between theNational Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1997 season. The Broncos defeated the Packers by the score of 31–24. The game was played on January 25, 1998 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, the second time that the Super Bowl was held in that city. Super Bowl XXXII also made Qualcomm Stadium the only stadium in history to have the Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year.
This was Denver’s first league championship after suffering four previous Super Bowl losses, and snapped a 13-game losing streak for AFC teams in the Super Bowl (the previous being the Los Angeles Raiders’ win in Super Bowl XVIII after the 1983 season). The Broncos, who entered the game after posting a 12–4 regular season record in 1997, became just the second wild card team to win a Super Bowl and the first since the Raiders in Super Bowl XV. The Packers, who entered the game as the defending Super Bowl XXXI champions after posting a 13–3 regular season record, were the first team favored to win by double digits to lose a Super Bowl since Super Bowl IV.
The game was close throughout much of the contest. The Broncos converted two turnovers to take a 17–7 lead in the second quarter before the Packers cut the score to 17–14 at halftime. Green Bay kept pace with Denver in the second half before tying the game with 13:32 remaining. Both defenses stiffened until Broncos running back Terrell Davis scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:45 left. Despite suffering a migraine headache that caused him to miss most of the second quarter, Davis (a San Diego native) was named Super Bowl MVP. He ran for 157 yards, caught two passes for 8 yards, and scored a Super Bowl record three rushing touchdowns.
This is quite an unprecedented move here… but, I’d like to take a second to salute Bronco Nation. Over the past few weeks, as we near the kickoff to the 2012 college football season, I have been getting acquainted with the fans of Bronco Nation… and you folks are delightful!!
So far, on message boards and blogs, I have not read a single negative thing from Boise fans. Usually you get a few tough talkers that hurl expletives at their opposing fan base. Boise fans on the other hand have been extremely respectful, lighthearted, and knowledgeable about both teams.
You have to imagine too that this is something out of the ordinary for Spartan Nation to deal with. We do after all share a conference with some of the most awful fan bases in the country, Michigan, Iowa, Purdue, and Nebraska.
Stay classy Bronco Nation. Here’s to hoping that your only loss this season is to MSU by one! First round is on me after the game at Peanut Barrel.