Looking back, Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler’s game against the Patriots on a snowy Sunday in 2015 may have been the best of his career.
Osweiler, then in his first stint with the Broncos and playing in relief for an injured Peyton Manning, was steady and competent and did enough to beat Tom Brady and Co. 30-24 in overtime in Week 12 of that year.
Osweiler was 23-of-42 for 270 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception, and Denver’s running game and defense did the rest. It wasn’t so much the stats as it was Osweiler’s poise in a big moment and ability to give his team what it needed that impressed.
Things haven’t gone as well for Osweiler, who spent time with the Texans and the Browns before going back to the Broncos. The Patriots will revisit that 2015 game tape in preparation for Sunday’s matchup, coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday, though this year’s tape is more relevant.
“We’ll see most all of it,” Belichick said on conference call. “The most important thing is what he’s done in the offense that he’s in and the reads and where he’s throwing the ball … there’s some relevance [to the 2015 game] but you know, we’re eight games into the regular season here so there’s a lot of tape on him to watch.”