slides: Inside The Numbers: Tom Brady’s Career 2-6 Record in Denver
Thursday, January 21, 2016
New England Patriots travel to Denver to take on the Broncos in the AFC Championship game on Sunday with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.
For the Patriots, especially Tom Brady, playing in Denver has not been a pleasant experience.
"I know we've had a lot of lonely feelings when you're driving out of that stadium. We've had some pretty tough losses there over the years, because they've had really good teams. That's what it comes down to. They've always been a great organization. They've always had good coaches and good players. It's just a great organization," said Tom Brady.
In his career, Brady is 2-6 in Denver with his last win coming in 2011 against Tim Tebow. Brady's last win before that was in 2003.
"It's not easy to go in there and win, but we're going to give it everything we've got," Brady added.
For a game-by-game look at the Patriots struggles in Denver, see the slideshow below.
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Related Slideshow: Tom Brady Game-by-Game vs. Broncos in Denver
Highlighting Tom Brady's struggles in Denver leading up to 2016 AFC title game.
October 28, 2001
Broncos 30, Patriots 21
In Tom Brady's first season as the starting quarterback, he would suffer one of his three losses
Brady went 25 of 38 for 203 yards and two touchdowns, but threw four interceptions in the fourth quarter to help Denver win the game.
The Patriots would go on to win the Super Bowl a few months later.
November 3, 2003
Patriots 30, Broncos 26
Brady connected with David Givens on a 18 yard touchdown pass with 30 seconds left to give the Patriots the win. That came after Bill Belichick instructed the Patriots to take a safety on the possession before.
Brady went 20 of 35 for 350 yards and three touchdowns along with an interception.
The Patriots went on to win their second Super Bowl that season, beating Carolina.
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October 16, 2005
Broncos 28, Patriots 20
The Patriots trailed 28-3 at half time before scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns to get back into the game. However, they would fall short.
Brady went 24 of 46 for 299 yards and a touchdown.
Brady and the Patriots would make one more visit to Denver this season.
January 14, 2006
AFC Divisional Round
Broncos 27, Patriots 13
Down 10-6 in the third quarter, Tom Brady threw an interception to Denver's Champ Bailey at the Denver 1-yard line and Bailey nearly returned it for a touchdown before Ben Watson would catch him and knock him out of bounds at the New England 1-yard line
In the game, Brady went 20 of 36 for 341 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
This would be Brady's first playoff loss of his career.
October 11, 2009
Broncos 20, Patriots 17 OT
Tom Brady and the Patriots offense did not score a point in the second half and would lose to Josh McDaniels and the Denver Broncos in overtime.
Brady went 19 of 33 for 215 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
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December 18, 2011
Patriots 41, Broncos 23
In the middle of Tebow mania, the Patriots went into Denver and trailed 13-7 after the first quarter.
The Patriots would turn things around and take a 27-16 lead at halftime and would go on to win easily.
Brady went 23 of 34 for 320 yards and two touchdowns.
The Patriots would get to the Super Bowl that season but lose to the Giants.
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January 19, 2014
Broncos 26, Patriots 16
Tom Brady took a beat up Patriots offense, no Danny Amendola and no Rob Gronkowski, into Denver and trailed 23-3 in the fourth quarter before losing 26-16.
Brady went 24 of 38 for 277 yards and a touchdown.
The Broncos would lose in the Super Bowl to Seattle.
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November 29, 2015
Broncos 30, Patriots 24
The Patriots led 21-7 in the fourth quarter before a Chris Harper botched punt return changed the momentum of the game. Denver scored a touchdown and then locked down the Patriots offense who would be forced to punt on their next three possessions. Denver would win in overtime.
Brady went 23 of 42 for 280 yards and three touchdowns.
The Patriots offense was without Edelman, Amendola and Rob Gronkowski, who got injured late in the 4th quarter.
January 24, 2016
Broncos 20, Patriots 18
Trailing 20-12, Brady completed a pass in the end zone to Rob Gronkowski to bring the Patriots within two points, 20-18. However, the Patriots needed a two-point conversion to tie the game.
On the two-point conversion attempt, Brady's pass intended for Gronkowski was deflected and then intercepted in the endzone to end the game.
Brady went 27 of 56 for 310 yards with one touchdown pass and two interceptions in the game for a QB rating of 56.
PHOTO: Todd Shoemake/Flickr
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