Reliving the top 5 games in which the Broncos beat Tom Brady
Tom Brady, a long-time rival of the Denver Broncos, has decided to call it a career.
After three seasons as quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady has somewhat surprisingly decided to walk away from the game. For Broncos fans, his 20 seasons with the New England Patriots stick out.
And regardless of how you feel about TB12, he is arguably the greatest quarterback in the league’s history.
Without Brady, the league may look and feel different, though it’s likely we’ll still hear his voice on Sundays as many speculate that he will head to the announce booth at some point.
So now Broncos fans can give Brady a proper sendoff by looking back at the five most memorable wins the team managed against him. Though wildly successful in the grand scheme of things, Brady did always have as much trouble with the Broncos as any team in the league.
Here are five games we can’t forget.
5. October 11, 2009: Broncos defeat Patriots in OT to get to 5-0
The teams were wearing their throwbacks for this one. The Patriots with the “Pat Patriot” logo on their helmets and the Broncos with perhaps their ugliest uniforms in team history, the mustard and brown look.
This was without doubt the highlight of the short-lived Josh McDaniels era as the rookie head coach got to 5-0 on the season by beating his former head coach and quarterback. Of course, that would all come crashing down soon enough but on this day, the Broncos got the best of them.
The Patriots had two separate 10-point leads in this game but the Broncos scratched and clawed their way back into it, forcing overtime before Matt Prater kicked a 41-yard field goal to win it.
Kyle Orton passed for 330 yards in the game, outdueling the legendary Brady, who had just 215 yards through the air on the day.