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Mile High Morning: Broncos to celebrate 25th anniversary of Super Bowl XXXII team during Week 7


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In honor of the 25th anniversary of the franchise's first world championship team, the Broncos will celebrate the 1997 team over the course of the week, culminating in a halftime ceremony during Sunday's game against the Jets.

In the days to come, will unveil several content series reliving Super Bowl XXXII and the path leading up to it. An interview series from Aric DiLalla will feature stories from Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Atwater and Ring of Famers Mike Shanahan and Rod Smith. The site will also feature exclusive photos from the team's archive, highlights from the Super Bowl and other special video features.

Heading into alumni weekend, the team will host former players for several private events, including a Super Bowl XXXII reunion celebration banquet on Saturday.

Although that and other events will not be open to the public, will provide coverage from the events to give fans a glimpse inside the festivities.

Then, at the Broncos' Week 7 game against the Jets, members from the 1997 team will be honored on the field during a special halftime reunion ceremony that fans in attendance won't want to miss.

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Denver's secondary continues to contain opposing offenses, and Pro Football Focus placed the Broncos at No. 2 overall in their NFL Week 6 secondary ranking.

"The Broncos' secondary has been outstanding this season, and Patrick Surtain II might just be the best cornerback in the NFL,"PFF’s Marcus Mosher wrote. "The only thing holding this unit back is injuries, which have forced Damarri Mathis into a bigger role. Otherwise, this is an elite group with a ton of size and athleticism."

Mosher further noted that the Broncos have the highest team coverage grade in the league (90.6) and are No. 8 overall in EPA allowed per passing play (-0.113).

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