2006 Season Wrap-Up

Denver concludes the regular season with a 26-23 overtime loss at home to San Francisco, ending the club’s three-year streak of advancing to the playoffs. The Broncos finish the year with a 9-7 record, marking their fifth consecutive year with a winning record to tie for the longest such streak in franchise history. Cornerback Champ Bailey ties for the NFL lead with 10 interceptions, the second-highest total in franchise history, and leads the league with 11 takeaways as he finishes second in voting for NFL Defensive Player of the Year (Associated Press). Quarterback Jay Cutler posts the second-highest touchdown percentage (6.6) among NFL rookies since 1970 (min. 125 attempts). Running back Tatum Bell records the first 1,000-yard rushing season of his career with 1,025 rushing yards while running back Mike Bell posts the fourth-highest rushing total (677) by any undrafted rookie in the NFL since 1967. Kicker Jason Elam sets a franchise single-season record for field-goal accuracy (93.1%) by connecting on 27-of-29 attempts. Denver sets a franchise record for a 16-game season by committing only 67 penalties for a club all-time low of 478 yards