With a playoff bye week on our horizon, we are looking back over the 2016 season to highlight some of the top moments. One that stands out was the road win against the Denver Broncos.

In the course of Brady’s career, it seems the Broncos are a thorn in his side. Denver is always a tough place to play and they just seem to have New England’s number. This time, it was different.

The Patriots beat the Broncos 16-3. Tom Brady did not put up his best numbers, nor did LeGarrette Blount. However, the Pats defense held Denver from a touchdown, forced three turnovers and kept Trevor Siemian uncomfortable all day. The Patriots offense used James White and Dion Lewis as the premiere backs for rushing and receiving. Brady also used his go-to receiver, Julian Edelman, to catch passes for 75 yards on the day.

After the win, Brady said, “it was a great feeling.” He also commented that the offensive line “played great. We ran the ball well. It was a great feeling. They did a great job.

There were no incredible offensive plays or deep passes for touchdowns and it was a low scoring game. New England’s defense played great, stopping the Denver run game, putting pressure on the quarterback and taking the ball away from the Broncos. This game highlighted how the Patriots continually take away a team’s best player, make adjustments and win football games. A solid performance in all three phases.

The Patriots will not see the Broncos in the playoffs, since they were knocked out by division rivals Kansas City and Oakland. However, the Patriots and Broncos are set to play in Denver again in 2017.

Stay tuned during our playoff bye week for more top moments from the 2016 season.