Broncos vs. Patriots – 7 days 6, 2005
While the playoff win about the Patriots three months afterwards is what most Broncos followers recall about the time, it was Lynch’s stellar overall performance in their common-time conference that manufactured it doable for the Broncos to host that playoff duel, relatively than engage in it in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Lynch broke up 4 Tom Brady passes — which include three on 3rd downs that ended New England drives — in the to start with fifty percent as the Broncos created a 21-3 halftime guide en route to a 28-20 win. It marked a personalized-very best solitary-recreation complete for pass breakups for Lynch in his Broncos vocation.
Broncos at Chargers – 7 days 17, 2005
Absolutely nothing was on the line when the AFC West rivals satisfied to total the 2005 common time. Denver was locked into the No. 2 seed in the AFC postseason, although San Diego, irrespective of a 9-6 file, was currently eliminated from playoff consideration.
But Lynch failed to know any equipment other than fifth.
“You owe it to by yourself, your teammates and the men and women who fork out to observe the recreation, to go engage in tricky,” Lynch explained soon after the recreation. “My parents generally taught me something you do, you do it 100 %, for so many causes. To start with of all, you owe it to your corporation and your teammates, but 2nd of all, I’ve been around this way too very long, if we go out there and sort of be uncertain, you’re likely to get harm, so we manufactured up our minds that we have been likely to go engage in tricky.”