As the Broncos take on New England on Sunday looking for their second win of the season, they’ll enter a stadium where they haven’t had any recent success.
Denver has lost five straight road games to the Patriots, with the Broncos’ last win in Foxborough coming via a 17-7 triumph on Sept. 24, 2006.
In that victory at Gillette Stadium, the Broncos’ defense held Tom Brady at bay and the Patriots gained just 50 yards on the ground as New England was unable to score until early in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Denver wideout Javon Walker had two touchdown catches off the hand of Jake Plummer, and Walker finished with 130 yards receiving.
Here’s a look at the Broncos’ past five losses in New England, in which Denver’s been outscored 194-90:
Nov. 2, 2014: New England 43, Denver 21
The Broncos led 7-3 early on but then crumbled in the second quarter as the Patriots put up 24 points, including two Tom Brady touchdown passes and a Julian Edelman punt return to the house.
Nov. 24, 2013: New England 34, Denver 31
Brady and Peyton Manning dueled in an instant-classic on Sunday Night Football as the Patriots erased a 24-0 halftime deficit, with Stephen Gostkowski’s 31-yard field goal in OT the difference.
Oct. 7, 2012: New England 31, Denver 21
Not even as close as the score indicates, the Patriots led 31-7 late in the third quarter before a couple garbage-time touchdown passes by Manning got Denver within respectability.
Jan. 14, 2012 (AFC divisional game): New England 45, Denver 10
Brady put the rout on early with two first-quarter touchdown passes, and after a Denver touchdown run, the Patriots rattled off 28 unanswered points to end Tim Tebow’s time with the Broncos.
Oct. 20, 2008: New England 41, Denver 7
Brady was out for the year due to a knee injury, but the Patriots dominated anyways, with Randy Moss’ two touchdowns pacing the way while Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler threw two picks.
— Kyle Newman, The Denver Post
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