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Video: Champ Bailey has good playoff history against Tom Brady, Patriots

By: The Gazette
January 19, 2014 Updated: January 19, 2014 at 9:33 am
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Will Denver Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey, injured most of the season, make an impact in Sunday's AFC title game against New England?

Bailey is likely to see more action with starting cornerback Chris Harris lost for the season after tearing an ACL in last week's playoff win over San Diego.

It's difficult to predict the impact of Bailey on Sunday, but rewind to the playoffs in January 2005 and you'll see some Bailey magic against quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Bailey's 103-yard interception return against Brady helped the Broncos to a 27-13 divisional-round win over the then two-time defending Super Bowl champion Patriots in Denver.

Watch the video here.

The Broncos ended the 2005 regular season with a 13-3 record and the No. 2 seed in the AFC.

The game marked the first home playoff game for the Broncos since 1998 and the first postseason at Invesco Field at Mile High, now named Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Brady was attempting a pass to Troy Brown when Bailey caught the ball four yards deep in his own end zone and took off down the west sideline. He ran down to the Patriots 1-yard line, where New England tight end Ben Watson caught him from behind.

The 103-yard interception return was the longest non-scoring play in NFL playoff history.

The Broncos went on to host Pittsburgh in the AFC title game, which the Steelers won en route to winning the Super Bowl against Seattle.

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