New England Patriots: Four Takeaways From Blowout Win Over The Denver Broncos

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Nov 2, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) smiles after a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

1. Tom Brady Playing At An MVP Level

After the Patriots were embarrassed on Monday night five weeks ago in Kansas City, there were a lot of people that thought quarterback Tom Brady was finished. The Pats would be better off trading him now, so they could at least get something for the once great signal caller.

Boy, were they wrong.

Not only is Brady far from done, but he may be playing the best football of his life. In the last five games, Brady has completed 67.5 percent of passes for 1,601 yards, 18 touchdowns, and one interceptions that came off a tipped ball.

He has thrust himself firmly in the conversation for league MVP, and has a very good case to be leading the charge at this point. He has the Patriots rolling as they have won five in a row, they have the second best record in the league, and he just sliced up what many were saying was the best defense in the NFL. Denver was on their heels from start to finish against Brady, and even when their formations and Brady’s ability to diagnose what they were doing before the play didn’t get anybody open, number 12 used that terrific arm of his to zip passes into very tight windows.

Tom Brady is far from done, and the rest of the NFL better be scared.