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Tom Brady earns AFC offensive player of the week

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named AFC offensive player of the week after torching the Buffalo Bills in Week Four for 340 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions on 22-of-36 passing. Brady scrambled in a fourth score.

The Pats-Bills game was close after one half. New England blew it open in the final two quarters, scoring touchdowns on six consecutive second-half possessions. Brady has notched three straight 300-plus-yard passing games. He’s also tossed a touchdown pass in 36 straight games, tying Brett Favre for the third longest streak in league history.

At 47, Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas and Saints quarterback Drew Brees share the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

Brady has now tied Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for most offensive player of the week awards in NFL history. They both have 21 on their decorated resumes.

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36 Responses to “Tom Brady earns AFC offensive player of the week”
  1. skoobyfl says: Oct 3, 2012 10:37 AM

    In other news, Buffalo DC gets the goat of the week for not making any adjustments during the game.

  2. dannylaruso says: Oct 3, 2012 10:42 AM

    Offensive gif of the week
    -Bengals fans

  3. CKL says: Oct 3, 2012 10:45 AM

    TB’s played well the past two weeks but I still think he’ll need to be better vs Den. I wonder if Lloyd has some extra oomph this week going against his former squad? He and TB look like they were starting to get on the same page last week.
    I’m not big on most individual awards and records but I think Johnny U’s record is by far more impressive than any QB now who breaks it. The game is so geared towards passing now that even decent QBs get 4k yds, etc. When Johnny played a defense could maul WRs, etc.

  4. bigbadbills says: Oct 3, 2012 10:45 AM

    This guy will go down as the most overrated QB in history. He has just as many SB titles as I do without cheating. All his yards are YAC, the only time he could throw the long ball is when he just chucked it up to Randy Moss. He should stick to what he knows best, suing homeless people and dumping pregnant g/f’s.

  5. popdawg99 says: Oct 3, 2012 10:52 AM

    Jet’s win AFC Offensive Embarrasment of the Week.

  6. blitz87 says: Oct 3, 2012 10:53 AM

    Hartline got robbed.

  7. vcupats says: Oct 3, 2012 10:57 AM

    And Brady and Manning square off on Sunday – what a treat for NFL fans.

  8. cubsin2049 says: Oct 3, 2012 10:57 AM

    Awww….I was hoping the Jets’ defense might be in the running.

  9. davelockar says: Oct 3, 2012 11:09 AM

    Hartline really got robbed. Guess you have to be a somebody to win the player of the week.

  10. whatnojets says: Oct 3, 2012 11:10 AM

    I can see it now! Jets sign Buress, Owens and Cole!!!

  11. whatnojets says: Oct 3, 2012 11:12 AM

    OK, I’ll take Jason Hill

  12. marcuswelby1 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:15 AM

    bigbadbills says:
    Oct 3, 2012 10:45 AM
    This guy will go down as the most overrated QB in history. He has just as many SB titles as I do without cheating. All his yards are YAC, the only time he could throw the long ball is when he just chucked it up to Randy Moss. He should stick to what he knows best, suing homeless people and dumping pregnant g/f’s.
    ____________________________

    When all is said and done Brady will go down as one of the all time best, and a sure thing for first ballot Hall of Famer.
    The same cannot be said for Fitzgerald.

  13. Satan's Valet says: Oct 3, 2012 11:18 AM

    @bigbadbills: is it hard to be that ignorant? I feel like you’d have to really work at it, ya know? Intentionally ignore information that conflicts with your predetermined notions, pretend to be knowledgeable about something you clearly have made no effort to research, etc.

    I don’t know, it just feels like honest, rational discourse would be a lot easier.

  14. flash1283 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:21 AM

    bigbadbills says: Oct 3, 2012 10:45 AM

    This guy will go down as the most overrated QB in history. He has just as many SB titles as I do without cheating. All his yards are YAC, the only time he could throw the long ball is when he just chucked it up to Randy Moss. He should stick to what he knows best, suing homeless people and dumping pregnant g/f’s.
    —————

    Spoken like a true jealous fan.

    Steve Young disagrees with you. But hey what does he know, he only played in the NFL. (KEY WORD “PLAYED”)

    God knows he couldn’t possibly know more about playing QB in the NFL than some jobber Bills fan who’s pissed his team just got smoked AGAIN by Brady.

  15. mufngruf says: Oct 3, 2012 11:25 AM

    If you take Wes Welker out of Brady’s stats he becomes a VERY average QB….
    as for this weeks’ AFC Player of the Week award… did they not bother watching the first half of the Bills Game.

  16. sophiethegreatdane says: Oct 3, 2012 11:30 AM

    “Tom Brady earns AFC offensive player of the week”

    Of course he does. As Bob Uecker would say, “he leads the league in most offensive catergories.”

    Including douchy-ness.

  17. all4patriots says: Oct 3, 2012 11:34 AM

    The forecast is 45 degrees and rain for the Brady-Manning bowl on Sunday at 4.

    We will see how #18 deals with weather conditions that #12 faces many times every single year,

    and that #18 only faced in the playoffs (cough, cough) while in Indy.

  18. mjdkid100 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:45 AM

    mufngruf says: Oct 3, 2012 11:25 AM

    If you take Wes Welker out of Brady’s stats he becomes a VERY average QB….
    as for this weeks’ AFC Player of the Week award… did they not bother watching the first half of the Bills Game.

    —————————–

    What a stupid comment. If you take the leading receiver out of any QBs stats his stats are worse…amazing detective work.

  19. all4patriots says: Oct 3, 2012 11:58 AM

    Well-deserved. His first half wasn’t awful either. Fumbles by Gronk & Welker, some key drops, and 2 missed FGs kept the scoring way down.

    Hartline was hurt in voting by the fact that his team did not win. How important is your performance if it’s not enough to help your team win the game?

    Brady-Manning. Outdoors. Rain. 45 degrees. Maybe offensive player of the week award #22 will be coming up next week for TB.

  20. flash1283 says: Oct 3, 2012 11:59 AM

    mufngruf says: Oct 3, 2012 11:25 AM

    If you take Wes Welker out of Brady’s stats he becomes a VERY average QB….
    as for this weeks’ AFC Player of the Week award… did they not bother watching the first half of the Bills Game.

    Again, spoken like a MORON!!!!

    Take ANY teams leading WR’s “stats” away the QB looks average.

    Without CJ’S stats Stafford goes from 5038 yards to 3357

    Without WW stats Brady goes from 5235 yards to
    3666

    Take away Victor Cruz stats Eli goes from 4933 to
    3397

    Based on last years stats.

  21. pastabelly says: Oct 3, 2012 12:30 PM

    I don’t know what Peyton Manning has to do with any of this. So they both have won offensive player of the week 20-21 times. They are both great quarterbacks, leaders, and key showpieces of the league. Both also have been great for over a decade and that’s what sets them apart historically, from the other top quarterbacks in the game today. It’s not like one of them is Michael Jordan and nobody can make an argument on other players. You could make a case for either one of them being the best of their time (this century to date). As a Patriots homer, of course, I’m happy to have one of them.

  22. sj39 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:32 PM

    Patriots*** fans crack me up. They get really funny if you mention something negative about Tom Brady***, you know, like having had to cheat to be considered to be a great QB. He is an OK QB not a great QB. They did cheat all those years and jealousy has nothing to do with the fact that some of us with honor and integrity despise cheating. I’m not sure how Kraft/Goodell manage to maintain the gag order on most media as to the extent of the cheating and the advantage that was gained by it but we all know that entire era for the Patriots*** is tainted.

  23. rc33 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:49 PM

    Some of these comments are flat-out comical; most of Brady’s yardage is YAC, take away Wes Welker from him and..
    Buffoonish.
    Let’s subtract the stats of The Greatest WR of All Time from Joe Montana’s while we’re at it.

  24. steelersownyou says: Oct 3, 2012 12:53 PM

    Big Ben threw for more yards 2 weeks ago and 4 td’s. Ya steelers lost. But still. Behind that line of brady’s hes gonna get killed. Hes not a great scrambling passer like ben is. Hes weak and feeble. The End…

  25. Satan's Valet says: Oct 3, 2012 12:53 PM

    @sj39: Did… did you just go to full on “conspiracy” mode? Are you freaking kidding me?! When you have to spout random media gag order BS you have to understand that you are not speaking from a position of strength.

    You’re actually going to imply they got more of an advantage from it than ANY expert in the field has stated? You DO understand that signal codes get changed every week exactly because every team knows that every other team is trying to decipher them, right?

    You’ve… you don’t actually watch football at all, do you? You just heard some people yelling and wanted to be a part of it, we understand. Come here, I’ll give you a hug.

  26. gsb333 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:55 PM

    Hartline of the Dolphins should be number two in this vote. Though he had a strong case for number one.

  27. soflosportsfan says: Oct 3, 2012 12:57 PM

    Not to take anything away from brady(as it kills me to say), he had a very good week. But, Hartline had the upper hand this week. 350 yards and a few tds has become pedestrian in this era of football but it’s not every week a guy catches 12 rec for 260 and a td. I believe if it’s not Brady with the same numbers Harline takes POTW honors

  28. rea1talk says: Oct 3, 2012 1:03 PM

    Tom Brady won 3 super bowls with below average receivers …givens, branch, brown, << other than brown, all his receivers including his tight end watson sucked when they left the patriots…. and hes supposed to be overrated?! BEST QB TO PLAY THE GAME!

  29. wigsplitta says: Oct 3, 2012 1:08 PM

    HATERS GONNA HATE! If you think that BB and Brady are talentless hack cheaters then I feel sorry for you. You are gonna have to watch them crowned the best of all time and become HoF’ers. You’re whining means NOTHING. But if it makes you feel better because you’re team sucks, hey its your blood pressure.

  30. infectorman says: Oct 3, 2012 1:15 PM

    bigbadbills says: Oct 3, 2012 10:45 AM

    This guy will go down as the most overrated QB in history. He has just as many SB titles as I do without cheating. All his yards are YAC, the only time he could throw the long ball is when he just chucked it up to Randy Moss. He should stick to what he knows best, suing homeless people and dumping pregnant g/f’s.

    *****************

    Based upon the contract Ralphie boy ponied up for Tryan Fitzpatraick, I’d say you got the most over-rated QB in NFL history right there in Buffalo

  31. infectorman says: Oct 3, 2012 1:24 PM

    Suspiciously similar in absurdity level to the contract he gave out to Mario – 1.5 sacks – Williams

  32. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 3, 2012 1:26 PM

    He’s pretty good.

  33. nybostonfan says: Oct 3, 2012 2:21 PM

    Wow, I am baffled by the idiotic rants by haters. You can hate Brady, BB, Kraft, etc. BB already has 5 — yes 5 SB rings! Brady will have at least 4 before he hangs them up and go down as one of the best of all time.

    Keep hating while they keep winning.

  34. alskdh says: Oct 3, 2012 6:47 PM

    Bigbadbills
    This guy will go down as the most overrated QB in history. He has just as many SB titles as I do without cheating. All his yards are YAC, the only time he could throw the long ball is when he just chucked it up to Randy Moss. He should stick to what he knows best, suing homeless people and dumping pregnant g/f’s.
    ————-————————-————
    Wow..

    ‘This guy’ is also 2 dropped catches away from 5 (FIvE!) RINGS. Will probably make his 6th superbowl appearance of his career. In your spare time, after all is said and done, google ‘NFL offensive records’ and see if it was just 1 year he got lucky by just ‘chucking it up’

  35. tfitz11 says: Oct 3, 2012 7:17 PM

    mufngruf
    Oct 3, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT
    If you take Wes Welker out of Brady’s stats he becomes a VERY average QB….

    Is that sarcasm? If you take Jerry Rice away from Montana and Young I’m sure their numbers would look worse. Take away any qb’s favorite target and the numbers will go down

  36. doublezero74 says: Oct 3, 2012 7:21 PM

    Yes I’m a pats fan and yes I believe Brady is one of the best QBs to ever play, but I’m biased. However, I can and do appreciate other great players, like the mannings and Revis and foster etc… Unfortunately, too many homers on here can’t recognize greatness or they find it easier to simply ignore facts, stats and what their own eyes tell them.

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