No one remembers the ’86 Bears, ’01 Ravens or ’03 Buccanneers. That’s because all three defending — and defensively-dominant — Super Bowl champions failed in their bids to repeat. Can the 2016 Denver Broncos buck that trend?

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Born to early-1960's Broncos season-ticket holders, Ken Pomponio is a fourth-generation Coloradan and University of Northern Colorado graduate who has covered the Front Range and Denver sports scene for more than 25 years for various websites and newspapers.