By 1997, there was little else for John Elway to prove. Entering his 15th NFL season, the Denver quarterback was in third place in most major passing categories, behind only Dan Marino and Fran Tarkenton, and had made the two-minute offense into his own personal playground. But something was missing from Elway's resume: a Super Bowl ring.
The Broncos no longer relied on Elway to win games by himself. Terrell Davis, a former sixth-round draft choice, led the AFC in rushing with 1,750 yards and 15 touchdowns. The defense, led by Steve Atwater and Pro Bowl newcomer Neil Smith, had plenty of star power. Even better, head coach Mike Shanahan was considered one of the most innovative minds in the NFL.
Denver finished the regular season with a 12-4 record, and then won three playoff games as a wild card entry to reach Super Bowl XXXII. There, against the defending champion Green Bay Packers, Elway captured that elusive championship.
Join NFL Films as they retell the story of the '97 Broncos, a team that won for a living legend. America's Game uses exclusive interviews from Elway, Shanahan, Smith and Howard Griffith, to recount Denver's title-winning year.