slides: Inside The Numbers: Tom Brady’s Career 2-6 Record in Denver

Thursday, January 21, 2016


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Tom Brady is 2-6 in Denver, photo: Jeff Beall/flicker

The 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. 


Video wall courtesy of Todd Shoemake/flickr


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. 

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October 28, 2001

Broncos 30, Patriots 21 

Brady: 0-1

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. 

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November 3, 2003

Patriots 30, Broncos 26

Brady: 1-1

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 

Brady: 1-2

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. 

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January 14, 2006

AFC Divisional Round 

Broncos 27, Patriots 13 

Brady: 1-3 

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. 

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October 11, 2009

Broncos 20, Patriots 17 OT 

Brady: 1-4 

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

Brady: 2-4

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. 


Photo courtesy of Jeff Beall/flickr

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January 19, 2014

AFC Championship 

Broncos 26, Patriots 16 

Brady: 2-5 

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. 


Photo courtesy of Jeff Beall/flickr

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November 29, 2015

Broncos 30, Patriots 24 

Brady: 2-6

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. 

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January 24, 2016

AFC Championship 

Broncos 20, Patriots 18 

Brady: 2-7

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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