The New England Patriots played one of their best games of the season yesterday against the Denver Broncos. Due to the victory, the club has improved its record to 7-2 and further solidified its lead in the AFC East – all while simultaneously helping the franchise's two most prominent members continue their ascension up the record lists.
While Bill Belichick is now tied with Tom Landry for third all-time in wins by a head coach, Tom Brady has broken a tie with Peyton Manning for most road wins by a starting quarterback. Before yesterday's game versus Manning's ex-club, Brady and his long-time rival had both won 85 regular season games on the road. Now, Brady sits alone at 86.
A huge part of Brady's road wins have naturally come within New England's division. The future Hall of Famer accumulated a total of 34 road wins versus his AFC East rivals:
Buffalo Bills: 13 road wins
New York Jets: 12 road wins
Miami Dolphins: 9 road wins
Brady also has five away victories apiece against the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Against the latter team, Brady also registered two of his three playoff road wins (the third coming against the then-San Diego Chargers). However, postseason games are not included into the statistics; otherwise Brady would have broken the record in week six against the Jets.