If you're cooped up at home and bored during your quarantine, or if you're simply looking for some football to watch in your down time, the NFL announced some good news recently: They are offering complimentary access to NFL Game Pass, their streaming service that includes an archive of more than a decade of full NFL games, until May 31 for fans in the U.S.
That means there are 186 Broncos games — 188, if you include Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII, which are available in the Super Bowl archives — that you can watch.
You may be thinking, "Whoa, that's way too many games for me to watch! Can you just tell me the ones I should watch?"
Well, you're in luck. This is our curated list of some of the greatest Broncos games you can re-watch. It's not all of the great games — there are definitely some good ones out there that we don't mention here — but it should be enough to keep you occupied while you keep your distance from the outside world.
If you just want to watch the Broncos win it all
OK, so you don't want to beat around the bush. You just want to see the Broncos bring home the Lombardi Trophy. Game Pass has you covered with the back-to-back championships in Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII, which can both be found under NFL Originals' Super Bowl Archives category. You can also dial up Super Bowl 50 by returning to the main games page and changing the season to 2015.
If you want a deeper look behind those team's championship runs, be sure to check out each one's America's Game episode.
If you want to watch Peyton Manning make history
You can relive the entirety of The Sheriff's time in Denver, of course, but if you just want to look back on some of the major moments, here's a brief selection:
- 2013 season, Week 1 vs. Baltimore: Manning throws a record-tying seven touchdowns in a single game
- 2013 season, Week 16 vs. Houston: Manning breaks the record for passing touchdowns in a single season
- 2014 season: Week 7 vs. San Francisco: Manning breaks the record for career passing touchdowns
If you want to relive the Broncos' 2015 Super Bowl run
From the first week when Darian Stewart deflected a pass in the end zone to secure victory against his former team, the 2015 Broncos gave us exhilarating games. Here are four of our favorites:
- 2015 season, Week 2 vs. Kansas City: Bradley Roby stuns Arrowhead in the final minute
- Week 8 vs. Green Bay: It wasn't a particularly close game, but this may have been the greatest defensive performance from one of the all-time best defenses
- Week 12 vs. New England: Who can forget the C.J. Anderson's walk-off in the snow?
- Week 17 vs. San Diego: After missing six games with an injury, Manning makes his return
- AFC Championship Game vs. New England: Denver's dominant defense goes toe to toe with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski at their finest (P.S. also check out the 2013 AFC Championship if you want to see another Broncos win over New England to go to the Super Bowl)
If you want to experience Tebowmania again
Even though the 2011 Broncos' magic was short-lived, it still holds a special place in our hearts. These games exhibit just why Broncos Country were electrified by Tebow's run, which included a 7-1 stretch in the middle of the season and ended with one of the most thrilling plays in franchise history.
- 2011 season, Week 7 vs. Miami: Tebow rallies the Broncos from a 15-0 deficit to an overtime victory on the road
- Week 11 vs. NY Jets: Tebow scores the game-winning touchdown with 58 seconds left
- Week 14 vs. Chicago: Following Tebow's heroics to lead the Broncos to 10 points in the final 2:08, the Broncos' defense forces a fumble in overtime, leading to a game-winning drive
- Wild Card Round: Tebow connects with Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime for an 80-yard game-winning touchdown
If you want to watch amazing games with amazing finishes
Many of the games mentioned before had great finishes — in particular, the 2015 games vs. New England and Kansas City, and all of the Tebow games we highlighted — but these were also a lot of fun:
- 2009 season, Week 1 vs. Cincinnati: The only thing more amazing than a tip-drill pass to win the game is play-by-play man Gus Johnson going wild on the call
- 2012 season, Week 6 vs. San Diego: OK, so it's not a buzzer-beating win and the Broncos won comfortably, but it still was an amazing finish for the Broncos to come back from down 24-0 heading into halftime
- 2013 season, Week 5 vs. Dallas: Manning and Tony Romo combine for 920 passing yards — yes,920 passing yards — in a back-and-forth battle that comes down to the final play
- 2016 season, Week 1 vs. Carolina: The Broncos defend their title in a Super Bowl rematch to start the season
- 2016 season, Week 10 vs. New Orleans: Justin Simmons and Will Parks deliver a victory in the Superdome with a special-teams save
- 2017 season, Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh: Defensive lineman Shelby Harris seals the game with an interception in the end zone
- 2019 season, Week 13 vs. Los Angeles: Drew Lock makes his first career start and helps the Broncos make an improbable drive to win the game
If you've watched all of these games already
What do you mean you've already re-watched these games? Even the 2009 game against Cincinnati?
Well, don't panic. Game Pass also features a number of programs on the NFL Originals page, like the Super Bowl Archives that we mentioned earlier. This is also where you can find Sound FX episodes, which take you inside players' helmets to hear what they're saying during games; A Football Life, which is a documentary series that chronicles the lives of key figures from football history; and The Timeline, which focuses on specific events in football history, like Manning's offseason prior to his historic 2013 season.