There’s only one pro sports team better than the Denver Broncos since 1984

Ralph "Limo Driver" Williams, a well-known Broncos super fan at the Broncos Superbowl rally on Jan. 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty)

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Ralph “Limo Driver” Williams, a well-known Broncos fan, has seen some good football over the years. (Kevin J. Beaty)

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:

  1. San Antonio Spurs, 63.3%
  2. Denver Broncos, 61.7%
  3. Los Angeles Lakers, 61.6%
  4. New England Patriots, 60.5%
  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.

Christian Clark

Author: Christian Clark

Christian Clark covers sports. He's worked for outlets that include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Oklahoman, Columbia Missourian and Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. He likes music and Mexican food. Lots and lots of Mexican food. Got questions? Tips? You can reach him at cclark@denverite.com.