Especially when the other team flat gives the game away, gift-wrapped and scented with perfume, in the first quarter.
Honestly, as a lifelong Broncos fan, I have seen some pretty ugly Superbowl losses. I watched Phil Simms put up an 88% completion rate in 1987. I saw Doug Williams and the Redskins score 35 points in one quarter in 1988. I saw Joe Montana’s 49’ers crush my home team 55-10 in 1990, still the record for the biggest blowout in Superbowl history.
But those Broncos teams were in the championship due solely to last-minute heroics by (still) the greatest quarterback to ever don the blue and orange. In truth, as a team, they had no business being there in the first place, and were only in those games due to the very best of luck.
This is different. This was the most prolific offense in history. This was a defense…
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