New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had a successful homecoming on Sunday. In his first ever professional football game in the Bay Area, the 39-year old completed 24 of 40 pass attempts for 280 yards and four touchdowns without any interceptions in a 30-17 victory over his childhood team, the San Francisco 49ers.
His performance did not only improve the Patriots’ record to 8-2 and bring him within one victory of tying the NFL’s all-time record in wins by a quarterback (200, currently held by Peyton Manning), it also led to Brady being voted the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week.
For the second time since returning from his four-game suspension, Brady has been named the conference’s top offensive performer. He also won the honor after his return in week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. The future Hall of Famer has now received the honor 27 times over the course of his 16-year career, which ties him with Peyton Manning for the all-time record.