Broncos, Briefly: Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

Hello, football America: Here comes Vic Fangio.

The first-year Denver Broncos coach has more than three decades of NFL experience on his résumé, but Monday night's game against the Oakland Raiders marks his first as the head man.

The first week of the 2019 NFL regular season closes late on Monday night, and it does so with a first look at what could prove to be a crucial AFC West rivalry this yearthat of the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders.

The Denver native and proud CU Buffalo earned a Pro Bowl nod without much of a target on his back. No more. Lindsay debuted this offseason on the NFL Top-100 list, as voted on by league players, at No. 63. ESPN cameras documented his every move in April when he was named the 2018 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s professional athlete of the year.

Al Carmichael, who scored the first touchdown in Denver Broncos and American Football League history, died Saturday in Palm Desert, Calif., according to the team.

Monday marks an historic anniversary for the Broncos (Dusty Saunders, The Denver Post)

Do any Broncos players know they are connected to an historic sports event Monday night?

On Sept. 9, 1960 — 59 years ago — the Broncos played — and won — the team’s first game.

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