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1999 Denver Broncos season
Head Coach Mike Shanahan
Home Field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Place 5th AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1999 Denver Broncos season was the team's 40th year in professional football and its 30th with the National Football League. After winning their second consecutive Super Bowl with a win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, the team suffered the retirement of Super Bowl XXXIII MVP quarterback John Elway during the off-season. Elway had spent his entire career with the Denver Broncos, and much of the focus in the weeks leading up to the season centered on the void left by Elway's departure. Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced that third-round 1998 draft pick Brian Griese, son of Miami Dolphins Quarterback Bob Griese, would take the reins of the offense, passing over veteran and credible back-up QB Bubby Brister.

Although no one expected a serious defense of their title, the Broncos would stumble out the gate this season, losing the first four regular season games. Many of the games would be decided in the final two minutes of play, but the Broncos found themselves on the losing end at 6–10. It was their first losing season since 1994, the worst season since 1990 and the worst record of the five-team AFC West. It was speculated by the media that this season was the worst-ever season for a team defending their Super Bowl title,[1] although there is no known statistic kept for such a dubious honor.

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1999 Denver Broncos staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

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ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1999 Miami Dolphins L 38–21
75,623
2 September 19, 1999 at Kansas City Chiefs L 26–10
78,683
3 September 26, 1999 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13–10
65,297
4 October 3, 1999 New York Jets L 21–13
74,181
5 October 10, 1999 at Oakland Raiders W 16–13
55,704
6 October 17, 1999 Green Bay Packers W 31–10
73,352
7 October 24, 1999 at New England Patriots L 24–23
60,011
8 October 31, 1999 Minnesota Vikings L 23–20
75,021
9 November 7, 1999 at San Diego Chargers W 33–17
61,204
10 November 14, 1999 at Seattle Seahawks L 20–17
66,314
11 November 22, 1999 Oakland Raiders W 27–21
70,012
12 Bye
13 December 5, 1999 Kansas City Chiefs L 16–10
73,855
14 December 13, 1999 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 27–24
71,357
15 December 19, 1999 Seattle Seahawks W 36–30
65,987
16 December 25, 1999 at Detroit Lions W 17–7
73,158
17 January 2, 2000 San Diego Chargers L 12–6
69,278

StandingsEdit

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 338 298 L-1
Kansas City Chiefs 9 7 0 .563 390 322 L-2
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 .500 269 316 W-2
Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 .500 390 329 W-1
Denver Broncos 6 10 0 .375 314 318 L-1

ReferencesEdit


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Indianapolis Cincinnati Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Cleveland Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Jacksonville San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Pittsburgh Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
Tennessee
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