Mile High: No Longer an Advantage for the Denver Broncos

Posted: 3rd January 2010 by Matt L. Stephens in NFL
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With a disappointing 2009 season in the bag for the Denver Broncos, one thing is certain about playing at 5,280 feet above sea level: it's no longer an obstacle for opponents. Growing up in Oklahoma, I remember watching the Broncos on television about every two weeks, knowing for sure that if they were playing in Denver, then you might as well hand them the victory ahead of time. Living in Colorado the past three years for school, I no longer bring that expectation heading into kickoff on Sundays. The Denver Broncos moved into INVESCO Field at Mile High in 2001. From 2001 through 2005, Denver had a combined home record of 32-9 during the regular season, which included a perfect mark of 8-0 in '05. Since then things haven't been the same. Since 2006, the Broncos have had a home record of 1 ...

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