Tom Brady named NFC offensive player of the week

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Tom Brady banged his thumb into a helmet during last Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, but it didn’t do anything to throw him off his game.

Brady was 30-of-41 for 411 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Bucs to a 45-17 win in Week Five. One of the touchdowns was a 62-yarder to Antonio Brown that marked the longest completion for Brady since the 2018 season.

The NFL announced that Brady has been named the NFC offensive player of the week as a result of his play against Miami. It’s the 32nd time he’s been named a winner of the weekly honors and the second time that he’s taken them since joining the Bucs in 2020.

Brady will kick off Week Six against the Eagles on Thursday night and he doesn’t expect the thumb to be any more of a problem than it was last weekend.

8 responses to “Tom Brady named NFC offensive player of the week

  1. Brady is averaging 355.4 yards per game over the first five weeks. If he maintains that average for the season, he will throw for 6,048 yards. Wouldn’t that be something!

  2. I thought he wasn’t supposed to be any good without cheating and being just a system QB for the Pats? Remember all those people just a few years ago? He was just a system QB for Belichick. I wonder how he’s still putting up the numbers he is even at an older age? Maybe the guy is just great.

  3. Last weekend, Brady also passed Phil Dawson to take sole possession of seventh place on the all time regular season Game Appearance list, with 306 games he’s appeared in. Of the six still ahead of him, four were pure placekickers, one was a punter and the last was used almost exclusively as a placekicker over the last third of his career.

    Kickers (and all special teams players, for that matter) are not considered to be starters, and so the statistics for Games Started do not include kickers. They are listed along with everyone else in the “Games Played” or “Game Appearances” statistics. Brady holds the records for regular season Games Started and Games Played for all non-kickers. He holds the post-season records for Games Started and Games Played for all players (both kickers and non-kickers).

  4. firedog784 says:
    October 13, 2021 at 10:34 am

    I thought he wasn’t supposed to be any good without cheating and being just a system QB for the Pats? Remember all those people just a few years ago? He was just a system QB for Belichick. I wonder how he’s still putting up the numbers he is even at an older age? Maybe the guy is just great.
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    Ah, because he was a system QB with the Pats and god awful his last two years there. Started out as a gloried game manager evidenced by Manning winning MVPs. I know you Brady loyalists hate hearing this, but NE dumbed down the system for him in his early years. This is fact. But this year, Brady has been absolutely phenomenal! I am very impressed, but too bad it won’t end with the chip. Tampa’s D will not carry him this year.

  5. It helps to remember that every time Tom Brady attempts a pass, completes a pass, gains a passing yard, scores a passing TD, wins a game, wins a playoff game, or wins a SB, he sets a new NFL record.

  6. “…because he was a system QB with the Pats and god awful his last two years there.” What??? in the 2018 season, Brady’s next to last in New England, the Patriots won the Super Bowl. In 2019, they were 12-4, losing to the Titans in the playoffs. This is evidence for “god awful”???

  7. Remember that God-awful time in Brady’s career when he threw for 29 touchdowns, had a 97 QB rating and won a Superbowl? What the hell was wrong with him that season?

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