On Sunday, the Patriots and Broncos will cross paths for the 45th time overall, and for the third time in postseason play. The Broncos owning a 27-17 advantage in the series.
The two clubs have met twice in the postseason with Denver winning both contests. The Broncos topped the Patriots 22-17 in an AFC Divisional Playoff game on Jan. 4, 1987, and defeated them 27-13 on Jan. 14, 2006 in another AFC Divisional Playoff matchup.
The Broncos have won six of the nine meetings between the two clubs in the past decade. At one point, Denver reeled off 11 consecutive victories over the Patriots (11/4/84-9/7/98).