Head Coach John Fox became the first coach in team history to win a division title in his first season with the club.
The Broncos became just the sixth team since the current NFL playoff format was introduced in 1990 to earn a postseason berth after starting the season 1-4.
Running back Willis McGahee tied for the league lead with his seventh 100-yard game of the season in Week 17. He finished with 145 yards on 28 carries against Kansas City to push his season total to 1,199 yards.
Defensive end Elvis Dumervil became the 10th different player to lead or tie for the Broncos’ lead in tackles for a single game this year last Sunday. He finished with eight stops against the Chiefs.
The Broncos are AFC West division champions for the 11th time in franchise history, including the ninth time in Owner/CEO Pat Bowlen’s 28 seasons with the club.
47.4 and 40.2
Punter Britton Colquitt finished the season with a gross punting average of 47.4 yards and a net punting average of 40.2 yards. Both figures represent new club records.
Tackle Ryan Clady started his 64th consecutive game to start his career, joining tackle Claudie Minor (1974-77) as the only two players in franchise history to start every regular-season game for the club during their first four NFL seasons.
Denver’s 216 rushing yards against Kansas City in Week 17 pushed the team’s season total to 2,632, which marks a franchise record.
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