With September in the books, and the Patriots on the bye week, we get to look back to see how the team performed in the season's opening month. It turns out two players are universally regarded as the best players in the conference.
Quarterback Tom Brady has been awarded the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for the record-tying 8th time in his career. Brady leads the league in completions, attempts, yards, and interception rate, and is second in touchdowns, with a 96/133 (72.2%), 1,122 yards, 9 touchdowns, 0 interceptions stat line.
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month. Gotskowski set the NFL record for consecutive extra point attempts and his 4 field goals of 40+ yards are tied for most of any kicker outside of Denver. He has converted a league leading 21 kicks (field goals and extra points), which is impressive with the new extra point line.
Congratulations to the Patriots two stars!
The Broncos edge defender Demarcus Ware won defensive player of the month, while Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota won offensive rookie of the month and the Bills cornerback Ronald Darby won defensive rookie of the month.