Tom Brady earns consecutive AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors

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After an impressive game vs. the Houston Texans in which he threw for 378 yards and 5 touchdowns, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

For those who were hoping praying for the downfall of the New England Patriots and Tom Brady’s dominance to end after reaching the tender age of 40, it looks like you’re out of luck.

Looking at you, Roger Goodell.

A week after throwing for 447 yards and 3 TDs, the 40- year-old surgeon was at it again on Sunday, leading the New England Patriots to a narrow victory over the Texans.

For the second straight week, his performance earned him Offensive Player of the Week honors. Oh my how sweet it is to have it announced by the very same media outlet responsible for the propagation of deflategate.

Tom Terrific was carving up the Texans defense like a Thanksgiving turkey all day, but it wouldn’t be a true Brady-esque performance without poise and precision when it matters most.

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With under two minutes on the clock, Brady led the offense on a 75-yard pilgrimage to the end zone. This drive was highlighted by a 3rd and 18 conversion to Danny Amendola, who made a great catch in coverage to keep the drive alive. One play later, Brady hit Brandin Cooks for a 25-yard touchdown.

Tom Brady runs the two minute offense like Happy Gilmore on the back 9 of the tour championship. When he seems out of it, he plays his best. He’s at his most comfortable with his back against the wall. Never count him out.

The Supporting Cast

Tom Brady completed 25 of 35 passes to 7 different receivers on Sunday. Those players include 3 WR, 2 TE, and 2 RBs. The Patriots cast of characters is always changing and there’s no predicting who will feast in any given week.

Brandin Cooks led receivers with 131 yards on 5 receptions, including two touchdowns. That’s what we’ve been waiting for. Cooks’ electric speed hadn’t been unleashed until this week, and hopefully we will see more of this level of production in coming weeks.

Rob Gronkowski led all Patriots receivers with 8 receptions, on which he gained 89 yards and a touchdown. Gronk did what Gronk does, displaying pure physical dominance over anyone trying to cover him. He continues to be the human equivalent of a runaway train. There’s no stopping him.

If Jon Gruden was announcing the Patriots game he would love Chris Hogan. “I’ll tell you what man, I call this Hogan guy 7/11 because he’s always open”. Hogan continues to catch balls in wide open space and gain plenty of yards after the catch. He caught 4 passes for 68 yards and 2 TDs on Sunday.

The other receivers were TE Jacob Hollister, WR Danny Amendola, and RBs James White and Dion Lewis. Every player has been doing their job for the Patriots offense, and they look just about as unstoppable as an offense can be.

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While the defense certainly has some work to do, Tom Brady has been incredible. Brady is like Patches O’Houlihan. As long as the Patriots have him at the helm, no matter his age, they’re in a position to win.