Tom Brady wins AFC offensive player of week; ties Manning, Brees

AP

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has drawn even with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the all-important category of AFC offensive player of the week honors.

Brady won this week for his 23-of-35 for 304 yards and four touchdown day in a 45-7 blowout of the Rams in London.

It’s the second time he’s won it this year, and the 22nd of his career, tying Manning.

It was also his ninth game with 300 yards, at least four touchdowns and no picks, tying Drew Brees for the all-time lead in that particular amalgamation of numbers, the kind the league is so good at ginning up.

24 responses to “Tom Brady wins AFC offensive player of week; ties Manning, Brees

  1. Tom Brady is playing just as well as he ever has, it’s incredible. He’s been so great for so long it’s not a big deal if he has a great game anymore, it’s unfortunate but he’s a victim of his own success.

  2. Funny I thought I was reading comments recently about Brady being in decline and couldn’t finish games anymore ?

  3. Why do people think manning is better than brady? They both are incredible but doesnt tom brady make audibles at line to?

  4. I’m not much into these awards but it is interesting that TB has won the same amount as PM in three fewer playing years. I wonder how many of them he had before they went all pass happy in 07? Probably like 3, lol

    One thing that’s under appreciated about TB is that he’s played QB in all types of offenses and performed well. Pass first, game manager, spread, 2 TE etc. The author Sean Glennon has pointed this out in his latest book.

  5. “Tom Brady is playing just as well as he ever has, it’s incredible. ”

    No, he’s not. But he is a victim of his own success…and he did play great against the Rams.

  6. Brady:
    Plays outside
    No Future HOFer in his cadre other than a cup of coffee with Moss
    Plays in a much tougher division throughout the whole of his career
    5 SB appearance, 3 Rings

    Manning:
    Played indoors
    Has at least 1 and potentially 2 HoFer’s at his disposal for the majority of his career
    Played in the AFC South- the perennial doorstep of the NFL- aside from Houston’s recent surge
    2 SB appearance, 1 Ring

    Brady > Manning

  7. Brady destroyed a terrible Rams team who were the “home” team in London.

    Combine that with the fact that the Pats have one of the easiest schedules in football and it makes sense they are doing well.

  8. randallflagg52 says:
    Oct 31, 2012 1:59 PM
    Another undeserved honor for Captain Checkdown!

    —–
    Hey jealously!!!

    7-2 vs YOUR Ravens!!

    And please tell us all how “captain check down” managed to pass for over 5000 yards.

  9. 4thquartermagic says:
    Oct 31, 2012 2:26 PM
    Brady destroyed a terrible Rams team who were the “home” team in London.

    Combine that with the fact that the Pats have one of the easiest schedules in football and it makes sense they are doing well.


    The haters ALWAYS have an excuse as to why Brady or the Patriots are good.

    If you do some research you will find that the total combined W-L record of there opponents is NOT the “easiest”.

  10. Infectorman says about Manning:

    “Played in the AFC South- the perennial doorstep of the NFL- aside from Houston’s recent surge”

    Wow that is an insane comment. Look at the AFC East. The Jets, Fins and Bills have been picking in the top 10 for ever. Yeah the Jets had a good team for Rex’s first two years, but other than that nothing. Oh, and somehow Brady keeps getting to have the easiest schedule every year.

    Manning had to face the Titans and Jags. They have made the playoffs more in the past decade than the Bills, Fins and Jets. Manning > Brady.

  11. If this is the guy who got the Patriots to the Super Bowl with one of the worst defenses and a mediocre running game, then I’d say that he’s pretty good. Last I checked, the Patriots were still leading the NFL in putting points up on the scoreboard.

  12. Also these idiotic comments about “easiest schedule” are just that!

    For all the haters that seem not to comprehend, this year the Pats play the NFC West and the AFC South. Then of course they play each of the AFC East rivals twice. That adds up to…….YES……. 14 games that are PRE-DETERMINED. That leaves 2 “at large games”. These 2 are the Broncos and Ravens…both 2011 play-off teams!

    Please tell me how they are handed a piece of cake.

  13. randallflagg52 says:Oct 31, 2012 3:04 PM

    Infectorman says about Manning:

    “Played in the AFC South- the perennial doorstep of the NFL- aside from Houston’s recent surge”

    Wow that is an insane comment. Look at the AFC East. The Jets, Fins and Bills have been picking in the top 10 for ever. Yeah the Jets had a good team for Rex’s first two years, but other than that nothing. Oh, and somehow Brady keeps getting to have the easiest schedule every year.

    Manning had to face the Titans and Jags. They have made the playoffs more in the past decade than the Bills, Fins and Jets. Manning > Brady.

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    Last decade:

    Houst/Jax/Tenn: 15 top 10 picks/11 playoff app.

    Jets/Bills/Mia: 9 top 10 picks/12 playoff app.

    Never let the facts get in the way of a good story Cap’n spew

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