The Denver Broncos are the second-most successful American sports franchise since Pat Bowlen bought the team in 1984.
With their latest win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Denver (4-0 this year) improved to 316-197-1 in the Bowlen era. That equals a 61.7 winning percentage, which was good enough to pass the Los Angeles Lakers for second-best winning percentage over the last 32 years.
Here’s the list:
- San Antonio Spurs, 63.3%
- Denver Broncos, 61.7%
- Los Angeles Lakers, 61.6%
- New England Patriots, 60.5%
- San Francisco 49ers, 60.3%
Denver has gone to nine AFC Championship games, played in seven Super Bowls and won three of those since 1984. It’s been quite a run.