Well that’s certainly one way to announce your return to the league.
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 28 of 40 passes for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns during the Patriots 33-13 romp of the Cleveland Browns. His QBR of 96.6 was the best in the NFL in week 5.
That performance earned Brady the title of AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Brady has earned that distinction 26 times in his career, trailing only Peyton Manning’s 27 nominations in conference history.
Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in week 1, while P Ryan Allen won that same title in week 3. RB LeGarrette Blount won AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.
Former Patriots K Adam Vinatieri won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the league-record 16th time. Bills CB Nickell Robey-Coleman won AFC Defensive Player of the Week, meaning a Bills defender has won the title two weeks in a row, after LB Zach Brown won it last week after destroying the Patriots offense.
Congratulations to Tom Brady, and here’s to many more over the course of this season.