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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween To Tom Brady, Gisele & The Kids

With the Patriots enjoying the bye week and the only real break during the grueling NFL regular season, quarterback Tom Brady was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week today for the second time this season (after Week 4, October 3).

It's hard to picture a much more efficient but still spectacular performance by TB12 than the one he turned in on Sunday during New England's (5-3) 45-7 rout of St. Louis (3-5) at London's Wembley Stadium. He was 23 of 35 for 305 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. His rating of 131.1 was a season-high and it eclipsed the 120.1 against the Bills that earned the first award.

Whenever Brady has a good game, he always seems to break or tie some sort of record and this week was no exception. This was the 22nd time he's been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, tying Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Additionally, it was the ninth time in his career that he's thrown for 300+ yards, four TDs and no INTs which ties Saints quarterback Drew Brees for an NFL record. He also became only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300+ yards 50 times in his career.

After a bumpy start to the season, the Pats and Brady have won two in a row and put together their most impressive game against the Rams. It's no coincidence that he has pushed back into the NFL MVP discussion with 16 TDs, 3 INTs and an NFL-leading 2408 passing yards. Midway through the regular season, things are looking up in Foxborough. Happy Halloween everybody!

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