Brady was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the
second time this season, after completing 23 of 35 passes for 304 yards and
tossing four touchdowns in New England’s 45-7 win in London. He also won the
award in Week 4 after scoring four touchdowns in the Patriots’ 52-28 trouncing
of the Bills.
This is Brady’s 22nd time earning the honor, which ties him
with Peyton Manning for the most Player of the Week awards for any player since
it was established in 1984.
Sunday’s performance marks the ninth time in Brady’s career that
he’s thrown for more than 300 yards with at least four touchdowns and no
interceptions, tying him with Drew Brees for the most all time. It also marks
Brady’s 50th career 300-yard passing day, which is third among active players
behind only Manning (68) and Brees (60).
Brady may not be done piling up the hardware this season, either. He currently leads the NFL with 2,408 passing yards and 16 touchdowns
to just three interceptions, which could see him on the way to his third NFL
MVP trophy. Now, we won’t get too far ahead of ourselves, but those numbers
should at least have him in the top five at the midway point in the season.
Patriots players have now won Player of the Week honors
three times this season, with Brady taking two and cornerback Devin McCourty
receiving Special Teams honors in Week 7.