The Broncos Defeat Indianapolis 31-17

Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer
Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer (16) prepares to take the snap from center during an NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos defeated the Colts 31-17 December 21, 2003 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Broncos defeat Indianapolis 31-17 at the RCA Dome in an ESPN-televised Sunday night game to clinch the organization’s first playoff berth since the 2000 season. In the game, Rod Smith passes Terrell Davis (8,887 yards) for the most career total yards from scrimmage by a Bronco, and Shannon Sharpe passes Henry Ellard (814) for ninth place on the all-time NFL receptions list.