Denver Broncos: New England Patriots’ playoff Kryptonite

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Four times the New England Patriots have marched into Denver during the AFC playoffs. Four times, most recently in Sunday’s 20-18 defeat in the AFC Championship game, their Super Bowl dreams were snuffed out by the Orange Crush. With eye black residue from Sunday’s game likely still visible on Tom Brady’s face, we revisit the three times prior to Sunday’s defeat that the Patriots’ Super Bowl aspirations tumbled in Denver like boulders down the Rocky Mountains.

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos playoff memories Part 2

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Earlier this week, in anticipation of their divisional round clash this Sunday, we profiled four of the seven playoff games previously played between AFC rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos.

Today we will relive their three other playoff matchups, from two of which the eventual Super Bowl champion emerged.

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos playoff memories Part 1

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The Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers meet for the eighth time in the NFL postseason this Sunday.  In five of the previous seven playoff battles, the winner moved on to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, and on three occasions, the winner claimed the Lombardi Trophy.  In preparation for Sunday’s divisional round matchup, we will revisit four of their clashes today followed by three more later this week.

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Robbie Gould declining just as Kevin Butler did

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He was the last link to a Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl team.  His 11-year stint with the Bears was defined by numerous clutch field goals and a rewriting of the team’s record book.  But his smooth ride suddenly hit a pothole on Lake Shore Drive, leading to a slew of devastating botched field goal attempts.

He became too pricey in the salary cap era and was controversially jettisoned by the Bears.

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Chicago Bears vs Denver Broncos: more series memories

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With the Chicago Bears playing host to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, we have been revisiting memorable meetings between the two franchises.

The Bears spoiled the Broncos’ 1981 playoff chances and rudely welcomed John Elway to the NFL in 1983 and 1984.

Elway struck back with cardiac wins against the Bears in 1987 and 1996.

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Chicago Bears vs Denver Broncos: more memorable moments

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The Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears series has produced a long line of memorable moments, and we anticipate more this Sunday.

Previously, we reminisced about the Bears’ shellacking of the Broncos in the final week of the 1981 regular season, leaving Denver’s playoff hopes on Lake Michigan’s thinnest ice.  We also revisited the Bears’ demolition of Denver and a young John Elway in the 1983 and 1984 seasons.

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Chicago Bears vs. Denver Broncos: memorable moments

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The Chicago Bears (4-5) and Denver Broncos (7-2) square off this Sunday, the Bears buoyed by two consecutive road wins and the Broncos having lost two straight games and facing the prospect of being without QB Peyton Manning for an extended period of time if not for the rest of the season.

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Chicago Bears vs. St. Louis Rams: More Memorable Series Moments

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In anticipation of the Chicago Bears’ and St. Louis Rams’ game this Sunday, we have been revisiting some of the most memorable moments of this longstanding series.

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Chicago Bears-St. Louis Rams: memorable series moments

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Fresh off their come-from-behind win against the San Diego Chargers, the Bears (3-5) make the short trek to St. Louis to take on the Rams (4-4) this Sunday.

Today, we will begin revisiting some of the more memorable moments from a series that dates back to 1937.

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Chicago Bears vs. S.D. Chargers: Most Memorable Moments part 2

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In preparation for Monday evening’s game between the Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers, we have been revisiting some of the most memorable moments in this interconference series. On Thursday, we featured three games between the two teams and discussed some interesting storylines connecting the franchises.

Today, we follow suit in highlighting three more.

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Chicago Bears vs S.D. Chargers: most memorable moments

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Monday might,  the Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers will meet for the 12th time during the regular season.   To try to ratchet up the excitement for a game between teams with a combined record of 4-11, we will highlight six memorable clashes, starting with three today, between the two clubs and also discuss some quixotic coincidences that link the two franchises.

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Cubs-Mets rivalry defined by five memorable seasons

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With the Cubs vying for their first World Series berth since 1945, the National League Championship Series will pit the Cubs’ cast of young sluggers Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber against the Mets’ stable of young pitchers Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob DeGrom.

While these clubs have been in different divisions since the 1994 season, they spent 25 seasons (1969-1993) as rivals of the original National League East.  And many of the Mets’ and Cubs’ greatest triumphs and most painful defeats are as intertwined as strikes and balls.

Today, we add some spice to the NLCS stew by revisiting the rivalry’s five most memorable seasons.

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