Oct 20, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan ( l ) talks with Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan ( r ) on the sidelines against the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 45-41. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - Peyton Manning had his return Sunday, and this week it's Mike Shanahan's turn.
Shanahan is in his fourth season as head coach of the Washington Redskins, who play Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It will be his first game in Denver since being fired after the 2008 season and replaced with Josh McDaniels.
"Any time you're at a place for 21 years, that's quite a long time. In football years, that doesn't happen very often," Shanahan said Monday in a news conference. "It's been where we raised our kids. ... We have a lot of great friends there. You look forward to that type of rivalry. Obviously you always want to play your best. I look forward to playing there."
Shanahan took the Broncos to Super Bowl victories after the 1997 and '98 seasons, and overall was 146-91 in 14 seasons (1995-2008), including 8-5 in the playoffs. His 138 regular-season wins and 146 overalls wins are Broncos team records.
"I think it will be very positive because you have 21 years and a lot of great memories," he said. "I think it will be fun going back there. I'm sure hoping I don't get booed.
From 1996-98 the Broncos were an NFL-record 46-10 in a three-year span.
He was fired on Dec. 30, 2008 after going 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the third consecutive year. After the second Super Bowl win, the Broncos went 1-4 in the postseason.
Shanahan was on the Broncos' staff for seven seasons as an assistant in various roles from 1984-91.
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