Tom Brady breaks Peyton Manning’s player-of-the-week record
Tom Brady was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for NFL Week 2, making it the 28th time the New England Patriots quarterback has won such an award. In doing so, Brady broke longtime rival Peyton Manning’s record for such accolades.
Brady led a impressive rebound effort for the Patriots after a Week 1 loss with a 36-20 road victory over the New Orleans Saints. Brady went 30-of-39 for 447 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the convincing win.
Brady posted arguably the best first quarter of his Hall of Fame career in Sunday’s victory, per an NFL Research tweet.
Tom Brady has thrown 3 TD in the first quarter for the first time in his career (273 games, including playoffs)
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 17, 2017
All told, Brady went 11 of 15 for 177 yards while posting three touchdown and not interceptions in the first quarter against the suspect Saints defense, good for a 151.9 passer rating. The 20 points the Patriots scored in the first quarter were the most ever during a Brady start.
The Patriots’ collective and impressive output Sunday also brought back a Brady Facebook bit, “The TB Times.”
Suffice to say, it was all in a great day’s work for Brady and Co. The Patriots will attempt to continue their roll in Week 3 with a showdown Sunday with the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium.