Broncos get their first shutout

Broncos 13, Hot Dogs 0
At the end of the Broncos’ first-ever shutout, the scoreboard tweaks the visiting Chargers.

The Broncos’ first-ever shutout win — a 13-0 blanking of the Chargers — saw a little fun on the Mile High Stadium scoreboard, with “Chargers” changed to read “Hot Dogs” at some point before the end of the game.

“In those days, we didn’t beat a lot of people — let alone shut anybody out,” Floyd Little later told NFL Films. “Well, that particular day, we played very, very well against the San Diego Chargers.”

Little said the next time the Broncos went to San Diego, fans threw hot dogs at them, adding insult to injury in a 45-24 loss. The Broncos wouldn’t win at San Diego again until 1973.