Broncos don gruesome socks; turn out amazing performance

Published: 12th October 2009

Broncos don gruesome socks; turn out amazing performance
The game last night (October 11th) between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots saw some very questionable clothing, though the performance to match it was not complementary.

That's because the Broncos were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American Football League (AFL), donning retro uniforms matching those from their first ever game.

Broncos players wore yellow shirts with brown numbers alongside brown pants and, most notably, brown and yellow-striped socks to salute the old rival of the National Football League (NFL), which was bought out by the NFL in 1970.

The match-up, which pitted the Broncos against their more widely favoured east coast counterparts, mimicked the first-ever game in the AFL in 1960, with New England going by their original moniker of the Boston Patriots.

While the socks weren't great to look at, they still may have helped on a psychological level, leading the Broncos to a 20-17 win in overtime.

The Denver Broncos now have five wins and no losses this season, giving the team their best start since their last Super Bowl season in 1998.

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