The New England Patriots have improved their 2017 record to 1-1 thanks to a very good performance and 36-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints. The team had plenty of standout performers but who is going to get this week's game ball? You be the judge.
Here are the top three candidates:
Candidate: QB Tom Brady
Tom Brady was near flawless today and played a dominant game. Overall, the greatest quarterback of all time completed 30 of his 39 pass attempts for 447 yards and three touchdowns. He was in control from the first drive on and despite missing his favorite target from last week, Danny Amendola, did not skip a beat - quite the opposite actually.
Candidate: TE Rob Gronkowski
While James White caught more passes than Rob Gronkowski, the NFL's best tight end was the standout skill position player against the Saints. Gronkowski played a very good game as a pass catcher and blocker and finished with six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown. Before leaving the contest due to a groin injury, Gronkowski was nearly uncoverable.
Candidate: DE Deatrich Wise Jr.
Coming off a solid first NFL game, rookie defensive edge Deatrich Wise Jr. was arguably the Patriots' best defender this week. The fourth round draft pick was sound against the run but spectacular against the pass: Wise Jr. finished the contest with New England's lone sack while adding five additional quarterback hits as well as two tackles for loss.
With all that in mind, who is your choice for this week's game ball?
Who gets this week's Patriots game ball?
This poll is closed
QB Tom Brady
TE Rob Gronkowski
DE Deatrich Wise Jr.
Other (name in comments)