Videos: Five Broncos playoffs defeats more vomit-inducing than loss to Ravens
Number 3: Super Bowl XXI, January 25, 1987 -- New York Giants 39, Broncos 20
John Elway's first Super Bowl appearance started out in relatively Super fashion. Despite the Giants being favored (New York went 14-2 during the season and had held opponents to just three points in two playoff wins, while the Broncos finished 11-5 and needed "The Drive" to make it to the championship), Denver actually led at halftime, albeit by just 10-9.
In the second half, however, the Giants put up 26 consecutive points thanks to an off-the-charts performance by current commentator Phil Simms, who completed 22 of 25 passes -- a postseason percentage record that stood for more than two decades.
The rout that resulted was plenty bad. But the Giants were great and Elway was young, so fans figured he'd do better when given another chance. They'd be wrong -- twice.
Continue counting down the five Broncos playoffs defeats more vomit-inducing than the loss to the Ravens.