To no surprise, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named the AFC’s offensive player of the week.
It’s the first time that the same player has won the award for the first two weeks of the season since the league began handing out weekly hardware in 1984. It’s also the second time any player has won a weekly award for the first two weeks of a season, dating back to Panthers kicker John Kasay in 1996.
Brady followed his 517 passing yards in Week One against the Dolphins on Monday night with 423 passing yards in Week Two against the Chargers, giving him 940 passing yards in only six days. He’s the first of 11 players who threw for 500 or more yards in a game to throw for 400 or more in the next game.
Brady has won the player of the week award 19 times. He trails Colts quarterback Peyton Manning by one for the all-time lead.