First Game of Streak: 35-24 vs San Diego Chargers (10/15/12)
First Loss: 39-33 vs Indianapolis Colts (10/20/13)
The Denver Broncos were the talk of the NFL entering the 2012 season. They had just traded starting quarterback Tim Tebow to the Jets and signed former Colts QB Peyton Manning to lead the charge. After a slow 2-3 start, the Broncos went on to win the final 11 games of the regular season, eventually losing in the AFC Divisional Round to the Ravens 38-35.
In 2013, they came flying out of the gates, winning their first 6 games en route to a 13-3 finish, culminating in a Super Bowl XLVIII appearance in which they were absolutely trounced by the Seahawks 43-8. The game that broke their winning streak saw Peyton Manning lose to his former team, the Indianapolis Colts, now led by their new star quarterback Andrew Luck.
Most Memorable Game of the Streak: vs. Dallas Cowboys 51-48 (10/6/13)
Peyton Manning vs. Tony Romo in Dallas, a shootout for the ages! Romo threw for the first 500 yard game in Cowboys history, including 5 touchdowns, while Manning had 414 yards and 4 touchdowns. With the score tied 48-48 and Denver poised to score the go-ahead touchdown with under 2 minutes left, Denver faced a 3rd and 1 from the Dallas 2 yard line. The plan was to pick up the first down, but not the touchdown, as the Broncos did not want to give Tony Romo a shot to tie up the game. The plan worked to perfection as Knowshon Moreno picked up the first down, and the Broncos ran the remainder of the clock out, setting up the game-winning field goal as time expired.