New England Patriots: Brady named AFC Offensive Player of the Month

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Tom Brady /

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady owned the month of November, and he’s been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month.

Tom Brady helped get the New England Patriots back on track in November, as the team went 3-0 on the month. Brady also had a stellar month individually, and on Thursday he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month.

Brady is the NFL record holder for Player of the Month honors, now two ahead of Peyton Manning.

As the Patriots took down the Broncos, Raiders, and Dolphins in November, Tom Brady was unstoppable. He had at least three touchdown passes in each game, including 4 last week against Miami. Overall, Brady completed 73 of his 99 passes for a 73.74% completion percentage, had 833 yards, threw 10 touchdowns, and had just one interception. For comparison, Eagles QB Carson Wentz had just a 57.78% completion percentage, 594 yards, and 9 touchdowns on the month. So, Tom Brady should probably win the 2017 NFL MVP Award too if he keeps this up.

Making things even more interesting is that Tom Brady has been dealing with a nagging Achilles injury over the last few weeks. He missed practice on Wednesday but was back the next day. He’s expected to be good to go for the upcoming game on the road in Buffalo.

In the game against the Bills, Brady has the chance to set or tie some records. If the Patriots win, Brady would have earned his 14th career win in Buffalo. No other QB, including Bills starters, has more wins in Buffalo since 2001.

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According to Michael Hurley from CBS Boston, Brady has simply owned the Bills.

"“Drew Bledsoe spent three seasons as the Bills’ starter from 2002-04, and he won 14 games in what was formerly known as Ralph Wilson Stadium and is now named New Era Field. Tyrod Taylor, who will start Sunday for Buffalo, has 13 wins there, and Ryan Fitzpatrick has 13 wins in Buffalo from his time with the Jets and Bills combined.”"

With two touchdown passes on Sunday, Tom Brady would also be the touchdown leader in Buffalo since 2001. It’s crazy to think that in just one game per year on the road in Buffalo, Brady is better than all the Bills QB’s that have played 8 home games there each year.

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Brady could be well on his way towards an MVP Award with a strong showing in December. The Patriots will close out their regular season with 2 games against the Bills, one in Miami, one in Pittsburgh, and one at home against the Jets. New England will look to lock up the #1 seed and home-field advantage in the AFC soon, and then they’ll be on cruise control heading into the playoffs. It’s going to be a fun month of football for Brady and the Pats.