Broncos return to the AFC West summit

Vaughn Hebron
Vaughn Hebron (22) outruns Seattle Seahawks kicker Todd Peterson, left, and Jay Bellamy for a long return of the opening kickoff in Denver’s Mile High Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
The Broncos win the AFC West and clinch home-field advantage for the playoffs with a 34-7 win over Seattle.

The win gives the Broncos their first division title in five years; it is also Denver’s ninth consecutive triumph, marking the second-longest streak in franchise history.