FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Playing in Denver rarely is much fun for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

They’ve left the Mile High City losers more times than not since No. 12 came on the scene.

That’s no secret.

But Coach Bill Belichick’s team has some good road karma going.

The Patriots (6-2) actually have been better playing away from Gillette Stadium. They have a 11-game road winning streak, going 3-0 this season entering Sunday night’s game in Denver. One more road victory would tie the AFC mark they set almost a decade ago, winning 12 straight away games from December 2006 to October 2008.

In this case, the last time they lost on the road was during the 2015 season. The venue? Well, technically it was Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It was the AFC championship game. They lost twice in Denver that season, once with Brock Osweiler at quarterback, once with Peyton Manning. But playoff games aren’t counted in the record run.

The last time the Patriots lost a regular-season road game, which technically is the mark, was Week 17 of that year, was to Miami in the final regular-season game. That’s the one that counts in the record books, so it’s been awhile.

With a tough stretch of games ahead – five of the next six are away from Gillette – it would serve as a great jump-start to take out the struggling Broncos at Mile High before heading to Mexico City to take on the Raiders, with trips to Buffalo, Miami and Pittsburgh to follow.

“We know how tough it is to go on the road to play against any team,” safety Duron Harmon said. “Going to Denver, it’s going to be a hostile environment and a challenge for us. We just don’t let any of that bother us and get to our brains. We know we’re there to play football. At the end of the day any stadium is any stadium. We’re playing football. We just have to go out there and execute.”

It’s hard to put a finger on a common theme to the streak other than Brady, Belichick and having good teams that know how to block out the noise. The last streak spanned their unbeaten 2007 regular season but also stretched into 2008 when Brady was hurt and Matt Cassel took the snaps. They played bad teams and good teams during both runs.

“We do talk about it, how tough it is playing on the road and how you need to be ready,” safety Devin McCourty said. “Me personally, I enjoy it. Having a new atmosphere, different things like that. But I think we don’t sit here and act like it’s the same as playing at home. (Belichick) talks about it. He’s already talked about the environment of going to play in Denver. He said they’ve sold out the last 47 years or something. We talk about it. So we’re prepared for what we’ll see when we go in these hostile environments.”

If they get through the final five road games, they’ll be at 16 wins, two away from the NFL record by the Joe Montana-led San Francisco 49ers (1988-90).

Given how well the Patriots have played on the road, there’s no reason to believe they’ll lay an egg in the altitude of Denver regardless of their past struggles. While the Broncos have won seven of the past 10 meetings at Mile High, the Patriots did beat them there last year, reversing the trend with a 16-3 victory.

At this juncture the Broncos are struggling mightily. They’ve lost four straight for the first time with John Elway running the front office. The defense still is formidable but the offense is a mess. With Osweiler expected to start his second game in place of Trevor Siemian, who was benched, the Patriots should keep the road wins coming.

“We know we haven’t done well there in the past but we talk about beating the odds,” McCourty said. “Last year it was big for us to go there after two or three straight losses there and play well. We’ve talked about the same thing this year, going out there where it’s hard to play and to try and get a win.”

Twelve straight.

That’s the ticket.