Tom Brady now has 23 AFC Player of the Week awards under his resume after earning another one on the strength of an amazing passing performance against the Houston Texans defense on Monday Night Football. Brady spearheaded the 42-14 blowout by completing 60% of his passes for 296 yards. His deep ball was working to perfection, and he also dashed for a first down on third-and-five for good measure.
Brady has the most games of any quarterback (14) with at least four touchdown passes and no interceptions, and that sort of a performance is enough of a reason to give him this award outright. Looking at the advanced statistics, he led AFC players with a 22.5 EPA and had a 95.6 TQBR from ESPN. That’s an incredible total.
His normal quarterback rating was also up there with the best of them at 125.4, and each of his attempts went for 8.5 yards. He averaged over 14 yards per completion, and all the statistics point to an obvious Player of the Week honor for Tom Brady. If he isn’t atop your MVP board right now, then I really want you to explain why Peyton Manning (or even Adrian Peterson) has made more of an impact in the 2012 NFL season.
By the way, happy Tom Brady Day (12/12/12)!
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