Saturday, October 15, 2005
Tom Brady In Denver
Tom Brady: Rare Air
A 21-2 mark in games decided by a touchdown or less. A 60-16 record as a starter, incorporating regular-season and playoff contests. A passer rating that has increased in each of the past three years, from 85.7 in 2002, his first full season as a starter, to 95.1 through five games this year.
Denver is one of the few teams to enjoy any measure of success against him, defeating him and the Patriots twice since he became a starting quarterback three weeks into the 2001 season. Just three teams have beaten Brady on multiple occasions. One is the Miami Dolphins, who've had the benefit of playing against the Brady-led Patriots eight times between 2001 and this year. The other is the San Diego Chargers, who, like the Broncos, have faced Brady three times.