Brady wins weekly honor
Posted on January 2, 2008
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Quarterback Tom Brady was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played the 17th week of the 2007 season (December 29-30) the NFL announced today.
In a Saturday night primetime thriller, Brady led the charge as the Patriots became the first team in history to post a 16-0 regular-season record and completed the NFL’s first undefeated and untied season since 1972 in the NFL. The Pro Bowl quarterback recorded his 28th career fourth-quarter comeback as New England rallied from a 28-16 deficit in a 38-35 road win over the New York Giants. Brady completed 32 of 42 passes (76.2 percent) for 356 yards with two touchdowns and a 116.8 passer rating. Brady surpassed Peyton Manning’s NFL record 49 touchdown passes in the fourth quarter on a 65-yard strike to Randy Moss for his 50th touchdown pass of the year. Moss (23 TD receptons) also set the league record for most touchdown receptions in a single-season on the play. In a storied regular season for the Patriots franchise, Brady led the league with 4,806 passing yards and helped the club set a NFL record with 589 points.
In his eighth year from Michigan, this is Brady’s 12th Player of the Week Award and fifth this season. This is the 10th Player of the Week award for a Patriot this season.