Week 2 Gameball: Tom Brady

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates the two point conversion in the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers on September 18, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

In their week two match-up against the San Diego Chargers, the Patriots had a lot of impact players who could have earned "game balls" on almost any given week.

On offense, Tom Brady, Deion Branch, Rob Gronkowski, and Aaron Hernandez were just a few players that have spectacular games.  Defensively, the game ball could have gone to Vince Wilfork for his interception and return or Jerod Mayo, who also had a terrific game.

Ultimately, I decided to go with Tom Brady for the second straight week.  Lets put it this way: Had Brady not put up the 517 yards and for touchdowns that he did in week one, we would all be hailing yesterday's performance as one of Tom's greatest ever.  And in fact, it really was.

On the day, Brady went 31/40 for 423 yards and another three touchdowns.  Just for fun, if you were to extrapolate his stats from the first two weeks across 16 games, his projected numbers would look like this:

 Completions: 504 | Attempts: 704 | Yards: 7520 | Touchdowns: 56 | INT: 8

Nobody is trying to say that Brady will put up those kind of numbers.  He won't.  But the things that he has been able to do the first two weeks of the season have been nothing short of extraordinary.

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