Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady rivalry
With a combined 32 years of NFL experience between them, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have battled on the gridiron 16 times. A look back at the rivalry between the two star quarterbacks.
Sept. 30, 2001(Credit: AP / Winslow Townson)
Sept. 30, 2001
Otis Smith and Ty Law each returned an interception for a touchdown to help the Patriots get a 44-13 upset win over the Colts.
Brady: 13-for-23, 168 yards
Manning: 20-for-24, 196 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT
Oct. 21, 2001(Credit: AP / Darron Cummings)
Oct. 21, 2001
Patriots wide receiver David Patten became the first player since Walter Payton in 1979 to have a rushing, passing and receiving touchdown in one game as the Pats beat the Colts, 38-17.
Brady: 16-for-20, 202 yards, 3 TD
Manning: 22-for-34, 335 yards, 1 TD
Nov. 30, 2003(Credit: AP / Darron Cummings)
Nov. 30, 2003
Trailing 38-34 with 14 seconds left, the Colts had one more chance to get the ball in the end zone. Patriots defensive end Willie McGinest had other plans. On fourth-and-goal from the New England 1-yard line, McGinest stopped Colts running back Edgerrin James in the backfield to preserve the Patriots’ win.
Brady: 26-for-35, 236 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Manning: 29-for-48, 278 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
Jan. 18, 2004(Credit: AP / Charles Krupa)
Jan. 18, 2004
In their first AFC Championship meeting, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning were both average at best. In a defensive battle, the Patriots came out on top thanks to five field goals from Adam Vinatieri.
Brady: 22-for-37, 237 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Manning: 23-for-47, 237 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT
Sept. 9, 2004(Credit: AP / Charles Krupa)
Sept. 9, 2004
Coming into the game, Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt had drilled 42 consecutive field goal attempts. But with the game on the line and less than 30 seconds left, Vanderjagt missed what would’ve been a game-tying 48-yard field goal, and the Pats walked away with a 27-24 win.
Brady: 26-for-38, 335 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Manning: 16-for-29, 256 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Jan. 16, 2005(Credit: AP / Elise Amendola)
Jan 16, 2005
The Patriots won the time of possession battle by a long shot, keeping the ball out of Peyton Manning’s hands for almost 38 minutes to win this AFC divisional playoff game, 20-3.
Brady: 18-for-27, 144 yards, 1 TD
Manning: 27-for-42, 238 yards, 1 INT
Nov. 7, 2005(Credit: AP / Charles Krupa)
Nov. 7, 2005
Peyton Manning came into the game with an 0-7 record at New England but threw TD passes to Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne to win 40-21.
Brady: 22-for-33, 265 yards, 3 TD
Manning: 28-for-37, 321 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Nov. 5, 2006(Credit: AP / Winslow Townson)
Nov. 5, 2006
The Colts got on the board first with an early TD pass from Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison and never relinquished the lead, going on to win, 27-20.
Brady: 20-for-35, 201 yards, 4 INT
Manning: 20-for-36, 326 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Jan. 21, 2007(Credit: AP / Amy Sancetta)
Jan. 21, 2007
In the AFC Championship Game, the Patriots got off to a 21-6 lead in the first half. Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns and a two-point conversion to tie it at 21-21 in the third quarter. Joseph Addai gave the Colts their first lead at 38-34 with a minute left. Tom Brady threw a pick with 24 seconds left and Manning reached his first Super Bowl.
Brady: 21-for-34, 232 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Manning: 27-for-47, 349 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Nov. 4, 2007(Credit: AP / Sam Riche)
Nov. 4, 2007
With a 20-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter, Peyton Manning had the Colts on a time-killing drive. But then on third-and-15 with five minutes left, he fumbled on a sack by Roosevelt Colvin, who also recovered. It took just three plays for Tom Brady to lead the Pats 51 yards for the winning score.
Brady: 21-for-32, 255 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Manning: 16-for-27, 225 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Nov. 15, 2009(Credit: AP / Darron Cummings)
Nov. 15, 2009
The Patriots led, 24-14, at halftime, but the Colts rallied with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including Peyton Manning’s 1-yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne with 13 seconds left for a 35-34 win.
Brady: 28-for-44, 327 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT
Manning: 29-for-42, 375 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Nov. 21, 2010(Credit: AP / Winslow Townson)
Nov. 21, 2010
Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes to Blair White in the last eight minutes, but the Patriots held on to beat the Colts 31-28 after taking an early 14-0 lead.
Brady: 19-for-25, 186 yards, 2 TD
Manning: 38-for-52, 396 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT
Oct. 7, 2012(Credit: AP / Steven Senne)
Oct. 7, 2012
The Patriots at one point led, 31-7, but the Broncos held them scoreless in the final 20 minutes. Despite two TD passes by Peyton Manning in the second half, the Patriots held on, 31-21.
Brady: 23-for-31, 223 yards, 1 TD
Manning’s stats: 31-for-44, 337 yards, 3 TD
Nov. 24, 2013(Credit: AP / Steven Senne)
Nov. 24, 2013
A muffed punt in overtime by the Broncos’ Tony Carter and recovered by the Patriots’ Nate Ebner set the Pats up at the Denver 13-yard line before Stephen Gostkowski hit a 31-yard field goal to give the Patriots a 34-31 win.
Brady: 34-for-50, 344 yards, 3 TD
Manning: 19-for-36, 150 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Jan. 19, 2014(Credit: AP / Charlie Riedel)
Jan. 19, 2014
Matt Prater drilled four field goals and Peyton Manning was flawless as the Broncos beat the Patriots, 26-16, in the AFC Championship Game.
Brady: 24-for-38, 277 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs
Manning: 32-for-43, 400 yards, 2 TD, 0 INTs
Nov. 2, 2014(Credit: Getty Images / Jim Rogash)
Nov. 2, 2014
The Broncos got out to a 7-3 lead in the first quarter, but the Patriots put up 24 points, including two of Brady's four touchdowns, in the second quarter to take a 27-7 lead into halftime. The Pats never looked back, winning 43-21.
Brady: 33-for-53, 333 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
Manning: 34-for-57, 438 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT