Tom Brady named AFC offensive player of week

AP

Tom Brady turned in a performance for the ages Sunday night, so it stands to reason it was the best of the week.

Brady was named AFC offensive player of the week for his comeback win over the Broncos Sunday night.

Brady threw for 344 yards with three touchdowns, coming back from a 24-0 halftime deficit to beat the Broncos in overtime.

It marked the 39th time in his career he’s led them to a win after a fourth quarter tie or deficit, including the playoffs.

Brady took the weekly award three times last year, and this was the 24th time in his career he’s won it.

45 responses to “Tom Brady named AFC offensive player of week

  1. Rivers and Brady both had great games, but I would have given to Rivers as well. He was better in every statistical category on Sunday and was on the road against one of the top defenses.

  2. Offensive player of the week is nice, but this season for Brady and the Pats is kind of a paradox. It is Brady’s worst statistical season of his career, but it may be his best season of all. He won’t get offensive player of the year with what Peyton is doing but Brady is literally turning rags to riches as we watch the season develop.

    Who has done more with less, not just this season but in recent memory? The next best example I can think of is Brady again – in the Reche Caldwell ‘era.’

    This season is a textbook example of how a player can make other players around him better.

    Kudos also to the coaching staff. Early in the season is was apparent that the offensive personnel could not do what they did last year with the no huddle, so they shelved this very effective weapon and only use it in selective situations like goal line. We are seeing the concept of situational football at a very high level this year. Not just taking the wind last week, but putting the players in a position to succeed overall.

  3. A number of posters on this site just groaned and came down with migraines on seeing the article headline.

    lol

  4. tom brady wins a flukey one after turning to ball over on downs against the 30th ranked PASS Defense in the NFL.

    Peyton Manning lost against the 9th ranked PASS Defense in the NFL on a flukey play.

  5. Peyton Manning lost against the 9th ranked PASS Defense in the NFL on a flukey play.

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    Peyton Manning 150 yards passing against this defense

    Geno Smith: 233 yards

    Discuss.

  6. Funny how the Pats lose a game…usually by 7 points or less…and these message boards ignite with prognostications of the end of all things Patriots and Brady. Then this happens, like it has for 12 years now, and the silence is deafening.

    Sorry haters. You have a few more years left of Brady and Belichick causing you pain and heartache. Hang in there though.

  7. lol @ the downvotes for people who said Rivers.

    He was better than Brady on the road. You pats fans need to get a grip. He didnt turn the ball over and completed 70% of his passes, AGAIN.

    Rivers was balling this week. Thats why Primetime had Brady 2 and Rivers 1.

    Get over yourselves pats fans.

  8. malvaren18 says:
    Nov 27, 2013 12:28 PM
    He got lucky Cromartie got hurt

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    DRC is trash. If anything, Brady’s lucky bc Peyton is a choke artist. The Patriots own Peyton Manning.

  9. doctorrustbelt says:Nov 27, 2013 12:43 PM

    tom brady wins a flukey one after turning to ball over on downs against the 30th ranked PASS Defense in the NFL.

    Peyton Manning lost against the 9th ranked PASS Defense in the NFL on a flukey play.

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    Have a bit of respect… There have only been 7 combacks from 24 points or greater at half in NFL history out of over 600 games. There may be luck involved, but it was also bad luck to be down 24 points. All the credit goes to the team that won the game.

  10. So, some nitwit thinks Brady is lucky. Brady works hard, plays hard, and thinks (in the off-season, pre-season, during the week, pre-snap, with the ball in his hands, and when he goes back to the bench). Luck always plays a part but the guy who works hard seems to have much better luck than the guy who doesn’t work hard. For his career, Brady has a winning record against every NHL team during the regular season. Everyone should be so lucky.

  11. I often look back fondly of November winners. O Bama is 2 and 0 and Henry VI was crowned King of England at age eight. The Great Boston Fire started in a dry-goods warehouse then spread rapidly in windy weather, destroying nearly 800 buildings. Damage was estimated at more than $75 million. The fire’s bright red glare could be seen in the sky for nearly 100 miles. Ahhhh Yes…Good Times Good Times!

  12. “For the ages”, you’ve got to be kidding me. Doesn’t it take 4 Quarters of great QB’ing anymore, as he sucked in the 1st Half and had 4 of their 6 six scoring drives start in Bronco territory because of turnovers (to say nothing of Cromaterie and Vickerson getting hurt, as well as their 2nd string safety getting hurt so they had to play their 3rd stringer).

    The Brady hype is over the top, as they’re were a number of better performances this week then Brady’s good half of football aided by 5 Denver turnovers (including the last one, otherwise we would of had a tie and there’s no way Brady would of even been considered for Player of the Week).

    Frankly, Brady’s performance was just an average, rather than just an exceptional one for Manning (who could of just as easily of won on not one of his great days, but with that many turnovers in the 2nd Half, as well as a fluke on the Welker punt return mistake, it still took NE most of OT to get lucky).

  13. Boy, if you say Brady the haters just come barreling into the site. Marching down the street with glaring red faces and gritted teeth.

    No need to hate, I’m a Pats fan but I enjoy watching masters like Peyton and Brees too. Glad to see Rivers having a good year, finally (with Norv gone) he’s had a chance to bring some of his craftiness into play. McCoy gave him some leeway on the play calling and he’s slinging it this year. Rivers is a coaches son; he had probably broken down more game film than 90% of the NFL when he came in as a rookie.

  14. What a joke. Big Ben snubbed once again.
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    No the award was offensive player of the week. The Oscar for best performance in an acting role embellishing injuries will be given out next year…

  15. Its weird how funny or amazing things always happen in foxboro like coming back from 24 pts. And they always seem to go in pats favor. Weird

  16. dannymac17 says:
    Nov 27, 2013 12:55 PM
    lol @ the downvotes for people who said Rivers.

    He was better than Brady on the road. You pats fans need to get a grip. He didnt turn the ball over and completed 70% of his passes, AGAIN.

    Rivers was balling this week. Thats why Primetime had Brady 2 and Rivers 1.

    Get over yourselves pats fans.
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    I’ll take Rivers over Brady when Rivers actually wins something.

  17. Brady is great no doubt. After the offseason they had, to offense wiped clean, the injuries on offense and defense he’s still elite. He took rookies and leftovers and made them what they are now, a young versatile offense who gets better every week.

    His stats aren’t there but stats can be misleading when it comes to things like this. This might be his best year as a leader yet considering. Definitely an MVP candidate once again.

    To all the haters you might as well just give up you will never win if you’re waiting for the Pats to collapse. All you’ll ever be is a laughing stock for real fans, Pats and any other fans who recognize greatness.

  18. mmmcusa, that was the second funniest thing I’ve read today,thank you!

    To the people saying it should have been Rivers, I don’t blame you , he had a great day. I think the edge has to go to TB on this one though because most of his production passing was INTO that fierce wind.

  19. I’ll take Rivers over Brady when Rivers actually wins something.

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    But thats not what this is about. This is about AFC player of the week. Sure, ill take TB over PR in a SB but lets not act like the 17-0 Pats completely spanked the Chargers in thye AFCCG a few years ago with Rivers on a torn ACL.

    But once again, to reiterate. Rivers deserves this week more than Tom. Men lie, Women lie, Numbers dont.

  20. About rivers:
    IMO a slight nod to Brady who was playing in the higher profile game against a team that was smashing almost every team on their schedule and won a shootout over a QB on pace to break all kinds of records this year. Rivers? He just had to outscore Alex Smith.

    Both were deserving and I would have had no problem with it if they gave it to Rivers anyway.

  21. The haters are always good for a laugh. The NFL is about wins and rings.

    Won-Loss percentage by starting QB

    Brady 161-49. .767
    Staubach 96-35.733
    Montana 133-54 .712
    Bradshaw 121-56 .684
    Roethlisberger 102-49 .676
    Manning 172-83 .675
    Elway 162-89 .646
    Favre 199-123 .616
    Marino 155-103 .601

  22. mtrhead269 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:41 PM

    The haters are always good for a laugh. The NFL is about wins and rings.

    Won-Loss percentage by starting QB

    Brady 161-49. .767
    Staubach 96-35.733
    Montana 133-54 .712
    Bradshaw 121-56 .684
    Roethlisberger 102-49 .676
    Manning 172-83 .675
    Elway 162-89 .646
    Favre 199-123 .616
    Marino 155-103 .601
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    Nice stat list. I didn’t know that Staubach was 2nd overall in this list of great QBs. And Farve is the only QB with over 300 games played. Manning will need another 4+ seasons to get to that number.

    Does this include playoffs?

  23. bullcharger says: Nov 27, 2013 1:26 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:Nov 27, 2013 12:43 PM

    tom brady wins a flukey one after turning to ball over on downs against the 30th ranked PASS Defense in the NFL.

    Peyton Manning lost against the 9th ranked PASS Defense in the NFL on a flukey play.
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    Funny, Manning has a .675 career winning percentage, but is 4-10 when facing a Tom Brady led team. That’s a lot of flukey plays.

    Rivers had a great day, against an excellent defense, on the road. Brady led an amazing comeback, in -6 wind chills, throwing into a strong, swirling wind. There was no “wrong” choice, both deserved it.

  24. For the remainder of the year both the Patriots and their opponents will never think New England is out of a game. That psychology is a huge edge in a physical competition that is dependent upon mental toughness.

  25. you forgot the *next to Brady name
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    I didn’t.

    Brady*

    * 2 time Super Bowl MVP, 2 time league MVP, holder of multiple NFL records, won more playoff games as a starter than any other QB in NFL history, first ballot HOF lock.

    I think that just about covers the asterisk. Did I miss anything?

  26. Its weird how funny or amazing things always happen in foxboro like coming back from 24 pts. And they always seem to go in pats favor. Weird
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    I hope the Pats bring back the snowplow for a Dolphins game. That would be fun.

  27. With all due respect to Philip Rivers, anyone who accuses Brady of whining in a game has obviously never watched Rivers play very much…

  28. The haters are always good for a laugh. The NFL is about wins and rings.

    Won-Loss percentage by starting QB

    Brady 161-49. .767
    Staubach 96-35.733
    Montana 133-54 .712
    Bradshaw 121-56 .684
    Roethlisberger 102-49 .676
    Manning 172-83 .675
    Elway 162-89 .646
    Favre 199-123 .616
    Marino 155-103 .601

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    Tebow 9-6 .600

    Look who’s creeping right up on this list! Here he comes!

  29. troy43mvp says: Nov 27, 2013 1:29 PM

    I often look back fondly of November winners

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    That’s funny because so do I. Remember the time the Patriots hung a 55-burger on Troy and his Steelers in November? Good times indeed….

    Do you think Troy will want to retire from that embarrassment and stick to hair commercials?

  30. Great organizations tend to have great quarterbacks and great coaches. To all of the Patriots (and Hillary) haters out there, it takes a village but the village needs to be led and it has to be sound financially. One of the things I love about Belichick is the way he can play rookies and street free agents (who follow direction) at the end of the year and win. Other teams now mouth Belichick’s mantra “just do your job” but all too many players try to be the hero, leaving an opening for smart guys like Manning, Brady, Brees, and Rogers to exploit. How many teams could stick with a gameplan that let a team gash them in the running game like Denver was doing to the Patriots and still understand it would work?

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