The Kansas City Chiefs touched Tom Brady just once in the Divisional Round and the Denver Broncos watched the tape and knew they had to get to him.
“We talked about it all week. We knew it was going to be one of those quick passing games,” DeMarcus Ware said. “We said the defensive line, we have to be able to get pressure on them in all situations. It might not be a sack, but we have to let them know that our presence is there.”
Brady was sacked four times and hit a total of 20 times, which was the most hits taken by any quarterback in any game this season.
Brady took 99 hits in his previous 17 games, an average of 5.8 per game.
“They’ve got some great pass rushers,” Brady said. “They have interior pass rushers, they’ve got some outside rushers. I think you complement that with great coverage. It was just tough for us to ever get into a rhythm.”