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    NEW YORK -- Add Most Valuable Player to all the other accolades Tom Brady has been collecting.



    The New England Patriots' record-setting quarterback drew all but one vote Saturday in romping to The Associated Press 2007 NFL MVP award in the same manner his team romped through its schedule, going 16-0. On the way to the first unbeaten regular season since Miami went 14-0 in 1972, Brady put on a performance for the ages.



    The eight-year veteran who already has won three Super Bowls helped the Patriots tear through the record books by throwing for 50 touchdowns. He beat Peyton Manning's league mark by one, and also threw 23 of those TD passes to Randy Moss, which lifted the receiver past Jerry Rice's record of 22.



    New England scored 589 points, another record, as was the Patriots' 75 touchdowns. Brady led the NFL with a 117.2 passer rating _ no, not another record, but close to Manning's 121.1 in 2004. Only one full-time AFC starter, Jacksonville's David Garrard, had fewer than Brady's eight interceptions. And Brady threw 253 more passes than Garrard.



    Brady also was tops with a 68.9 completion percentage, and his 4,806 yards were 383 more than runner-up Drew Brees of New Orleans.



    The team declined to make Brady available for comment on the award. But there was plenty of praise to go around from teammates and Patriots owner Robert Kraft.



    "To be honest, I'm surprised it took so long for him to get this recognition because he's sort of been our MVP since he stepped on the field in '01, in my mind, and the way he just took over," Kraft said. "He treats everyone in that locker room the same way he treats me or the coaches.



    "And the thing that I've found most interesting is if you talk to role players or backups how he talks to them and motivates them. He treats them like they're going to the Pro Bowl, with that kind of respect."



    Added Mike Vrabel, who has gone from a role player to a Pro Bowl linebacker over the years:



    "He's our MVP. I think we've known that for quite some time. "I think his work ethic day in and day out (is most impressive). We get to practice against him so I think that makes us better. I think it makes us a better defense. He puts a lot of time into it. It's important to him. Going out there every week and then trying to play his absolute best is a priority for him."



    Brady is the first Patriot selected NFL MVP. He drew 49 of the 50 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the NFL. Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, the only three-time MVP, got the other vote.



    Only in one game, a 20-10 win over the Jets, did Brady not throw for a touchdown. He had 12 games with at least three TD passes.



    Those are great stats, but they hardly tell the entire story. Brady's leadership skills overshadow just about everything.



    "Tom's one of those guys that goes out there and tries to perform and compete every week," center Dan Koppen said. "He gives maximum effort on every play and every game. What he did was outstanding, but I know he wants more than that. That's what you need in your quarterback."



    The last two MVP awards went to running backs LaDainian Tomlinson (2006) and Shaun Alexander (2005). Before that, quarterbacks won four in a row: Peyton Manning in 2004 and in 2003, when he shared it with Steve McNair; Rich Gannon in 2002; and Kurt Warner in 2001.

    Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

    Congrats, Tom! It's about time.
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

    one of the worst kept secrets over the past few weeks!

    He got 49 out of 50 votes - who didnt vote for him :--)
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

    All but one vote....oh boy here comes ONE-VOTEGATE! I feel for that lone voter who will feel the wrath of the foolish fans around here.
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

    congrats to brady, it should have been a 50-0 vote though

    who got the 1 vote?
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

    That's my boy!
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    My only question is where are Rich Gannon and Steve McNair now? LOL!
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

    Lord Favre. :enranged:
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

    makes sense, damn gb people vote for their guys regardless

    if it says gb, it gets their vote
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    The Patriots revenge tour continues....

    11/4 - Beat Indy 24-20
    12/16- Beat Jets 20-10
    12/29 - Pats go 16-0
    1/3 - Belichick Coach of the Year
    1/5 - Brady MVP
    1/20 -????
    2/3- ?????
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    One guy got it wrong. No biggy. Brady got the award and that's all that matters!
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

    congratulate to Tom. I would not be suprised. He deserves it after throwing 50 TDs with fewer interceptions.

    it's too bad that they don't add his TDs during play off games to his 50 TDs.

    He received 49 out of 50 votes. It's impressive.
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    Nice to see him get it....
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

    Gannon retired and is now on CBS I think, McNair is fighting for the starter job at baltimore LOL!

    Well done to tom its only 4 years late.
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP


    Who d'ya think?

    Sports Illustrated named Brett Favre their "Sportsman of the Year".
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    It is AP or the NFL who give those awards?
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    Let this be a lesson for everyone, if people tell you that you cant do something, that doesnt mean its true.


    Great job Tommy.
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    Mike Florio is saying it was Madden who was voting for Favre. :eek:

    Per PFT:
    "As to the vote that went to Brett Favre . . . well, we didn't realize that John Madden was one of the 50 to cast a ballot."
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    Re: Its Offical: Brady 2007 NFL MVP

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    My guess.:D
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    one vote for Favre is ridiculous.

    Moss should get a vote before Favre.
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