FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that QB Tom Brady has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for December by the National Football League. It is the fourth time that Brady has earned an AFC Player of the Month honor. He was the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September and October in 2007 and for the month of October in 2009.
Brady led New England to a 4-0 record in December, including back-to-back 300-yard games, with 326 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-3 win vs. the New York Jets on Dec. 6 and a 369-yard effort with two touchdowns in snowy conditions in a 36-7 win at Chicago on Dec. 12.
Brady, who led the NFL with 36 touchdown passes, threw 11 touchdowns in the month of December. The 11 touchdowns in December were the best among all NFL quarterbacks. Brady attempted 136 of his NFL record 335 consecutive pass attempts without an interception in the month of December.
While Brady is the first Patriots' player to be honored with an AFC Player of the Month Award in 2010, New England was honored four times with Player of the Week Awards in 2010. S James Sanders was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week following the Patriots 39-26 victory over Pittsburgh in Week 10. QB Tom Brady earned the award in back-to-back weeks, following the 45-24 win at Detroit in Week 12 and the 45-3 win vs. the Jets in Week 13. OL Dan Connolly was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after setting an NFL record for the longest kickoff return by an offensive lineman with a 71-yard return in a 31-27 win vs. Green Bay in Week 15.