The blues are back, apparently.
As scattered Broncos began to take the field for some running over two hours prior to tonight’s kickoff, they wore something that they haven’t worn on game day in nearly three years — blue pants. The return of Monday Night Football obviously brought back the blues, which were last seen on a chilly, foggy Monday night three years ago when the Broncos lost 30-26 to the Patriots.
Denver also wore them in September 2003 for a Monday night game against Oakland; Denver won that won 31-10. The Broncos also wore the blues in the 1997 preseason before they were consigned to the bottom of the closet for the six years that followed.
The tarpaulin was removed from the field at about 3:30 p.m. MDT. Drizzle and occasional rain showers have fallen in Denver for most of the day, with temperatures holding in the 40s. A forecast temperature drop into the 30s is expected to turn the precipitation into a rain/snow mix by early in the game.