Odds are you watched the Super Bowl on February 2, at MetLife Stadium between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. It was a complete annihilation, as the Seahawks elite defense prevailed over the Broncos high powered offense by a lopsided score of 43-8. The Broncos have now lost five Super Bowls, the most of any franchise in NFL history.
However there is a bit of a trend when it comes to Broncos history, losing, and fashion. When the Broncos wear orange jerseys in the Super Bowl, they lose. The Broncos have worn their orange jerseys in four Super Bowls, and lost all of them.
It all began in Super Bowl 12 against the Dallas Cowboys. The Orange Crush defense was unable to stop Roger Staubach as the Cowboys would win 27-10. This was the first Super Bowl appearances for the Broncos, but it wouldn’t be the last. Ten years later, in the 1987 season the Broncos led by MVP quarterback John Elway were back in the Super Bowl, as well as the orange jerseys. The Washington Redskins embarrassed the Broncos in Super Bowl 22 by a score of 42-10. Just two seasons later the Broncos faced off against Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers, but they were completely annihilated. The 49ers defeated the Broncos 55-10, the biggest lopsided score in Super Bowl history. Yes, the Broncos wore orange jerseys in that game as well.
The most recent Super Bowl loss for the Broncos surprised just about everybody. A 35 point blowout against the Seahawks? Maybe orange just isn’t the right color for the Broncos. White and blue comes with a bit more luck. The Broncos are 2-1 when they wear blue or white jerseys with a loss to the New York Giants and victories against the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons.
In the four Super Bowls that the Broncos have worn orange jerseys, they are 0-4 and have been outscored 167-38.
Broncos have never even scored more than 10 points in a Super Bowl when wearing orange. These lopsided defeats aren’t even close. In the three Super Bowls that the Broncos wore either blue or white, they scored 20 points against Giants, 31 against the Packers, and 34 against the Falcons. So again, while fashion isn’t known to play an outcome to NFL games, something just isn’t right when the Broncos wear orange in the Super Bowl.
All Super Bowl stats and facts can be found at Pro-Football-Reference.com