FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that QB Tom Brady has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week by the National Football League for his record-breaking performance in the Patriots' 59-0 victory over the Tennessee Titans last Sunday. It is the second time in 2009 and 14th in his career that Brady has earned the AFC Player of the Week honor.
He was also honored for his performance in New England's 25-24 comeback victory over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football in the 2009 season-opener.
Brady completed 29 of 34 pass attempts for 380 yards and six touchdowns against Tennessee. Brady had 345 yards passing in the first half, setting a Patriots record for most passing yards in a half. His previous best was 291 yards passing in the first half at Miami on Oct. 21, 2007. Brady finished the game with 380 yards passing and now has 25 career 300-yard passing games. His 300-yard game total is second in New England history to Drew Bledsoe, who has 26 300-yard games.
In a historic second quarter, Brady threw five touchdowns, the highest in a single quarter in NFL history. His five touchdowns also tied the most in Brady's career in a single half. Brady also had five touchdowns in the first half at Miami on Oct. 21, 2007.
Brady tied a career high with six total touchdown passes. He also had six scoring passes on Oct. 21, 2007 at Miami. Brady has thrown for five touchdowns in a game two times and has had four touchdowns in a game seven times.
Against Tennessee, Brady directed a New England offense that set a franchise record for total yards (619) and points scored (59).