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 performance in the Patriots' 45-3 victory over the New York Jets on Monday Night Football. It is the second straight week that Brady has earned the award and the 17th time in his career that he has received the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor.
Brady finished 21-of-29 for 326 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in his NFL-record 26th straight regular-season home victory. Brady raised his 2010 total to an NFL-leading 27 touchdown passes. It is the sixth time in his career that he has had 25 or more touchdowns in a season. Brady is the sixth quarterback in NFL history to have 25 or more touchdown passes in at least six different seasons.
The four touchdowns also raised is career touchdown total to 252. Brady, who ranks 13th all-time on the NFL's touchdown list, became one of just 14 players in NFL history to throw for 250 or more touchdowns in a career.
New England has been honored three 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. Brady has earned the award now 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.