Videos: Five Broncos playoffs defeats more vomit-inducing than loss to Ravens
Number 1: Super Bowl XXIV, January 28, 1990 -- San Francisco 49ers 55, Broncos 10
After a year away from the Super Bowl, Denver returned to the limelight in 1990. But even the most dedicated Broncomaniacs were wary about taking on the mighty 49ers, led by Joe Montana, who'd won the previous year. And their concern was more than warranted.
The Broncos were thoroughly outclassed on both sides of the ball, barely putting up a fight in the face of the 49ers juggernaut. San Francisco's 55 points were the most ever scored in a Super Bowl, and the 45 point margin of victory set a record as well.
At that point, the Broncos seemed on track to become the undisputed worst team in the history of the Super Bowl. But Elway wound up winning two of them later in the decade, cementing his reputation as an NFL legend -- something to remember right about now. Keep hope alive!
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