Brady Named AFC Offensive Player Of the Week For the Second Straight Week

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September 21, 2011 at 10:40am ET

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Brady was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week For the Second Straight Week. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the AFC Offensive player of the week for the second straight week after his 423 yard, 3 TD performance against the Chargers on Sunday.

Brady also won the honor during last week's win over Miami, where he threw for 517 yards and 4 touchdowns.  He becomes the first player to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks to open a season since the award was instituted in 1984, and joins Panthers kicker John Kasey as the only players to earn consecutive awards in Week 1 and Week 2 of the same year.

Brady's won the award 19 times, had he's now done it 3 times in consecutive weeks (2007, 2010, and now 2011).  He's also now the 1st player to win it in back-to-back weeks to open the season.

Some additional numbers from Sunday's win:

Final Stats: 31-of-40 for 423 yards, 3 TD's

1st Down Passing: 15-of-17 for 200 yards 3 TD's
2nd Down Passing: 11-of-13 for 163 yards
3rd Down Passing: 5-of-9 for 60 yards
4th Down Passing: 0-for-1

Passing to the Left side of the field: 11-of-12 for 121 yards
Passing to the Middle of the field: 13-of-17 for 215 yards, 2 TD's
Passing to the Right Side of the Field: 7-of-11 for 87-yards 1 TD

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