This is the third time in Denver Broncos history that the team has hosted a Thanksgiving Day game.
It first happened in 1962 when Denver entertained the New York Titans, forerunners of the Jets, in one of the greatest scoring matchups in pro football history, with the Titans eventually taking a 46-45 win over the hosts before a crowd of just over 15,000.
The next year AFL schedule makers had the Broncos hosting the Oakland Raiders, and the Raiders won that won by a 26-10 margin.
When you open the pages of history it is always fascinating what you find.
The “official” play by play for both games shows, in each instance, “Denver in red.”