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Broncos owner Pat Bowlen knows what a great season looks like. This season wasn't one of them. In a letter sent to season ticket holders, Bowlen thanked Broncos fans for bringing the passion back to the stadium in this, the first season with Peyton Manning in a Denver uniform. Denver finished 13-3 and had top seeding in the playoffs but lost to Baltimore on Saturday in the divisional round. ''I said publicly last year that I wanted 2012 to be a great season, not just a good season. We certainly had a very good season and perhaps exceeded a few expectations,'' Bowlen said in the letter obtained by The Associated Press. ''But Broncos fans, you and I know what a great season looks like.'' After last season, when Denver made the playoffs with Tim Tebow at quarterback but still finished with a .500 record, Bowlen said he appreciated the turnaround from 4-12 but he wanted more. That helped open the door for vice president of football operations John Elway to go after Manning and shi...
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