New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the AFC offensive player of the week for the second consecutive week after carving up the New York Jets (21 of 29 for 326 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions) on Monday Night Football for his record 26th straight regular season home victory. It was the 17th time Brady has earned player of the week honors in his career.
Brady, who leads the NFL with a passer rating of 138.6 in his last four games, has thrown for 16 touchdowns and no interceptions in his last six games. In fact, he has now thrown a team record 228 consecutive passes without an interception. On the season, he has 27 touchdown passes and just four interceptions.
He is considered by many to be the frontrunner for NFL MVP honors. Asked about his MVP candidacy Wednesday, Brady brushed off the question and kept his focus on the Bears.
“I think the Chicago Bears are a very good team,” said Brady in response to a question about the MVP possibilities. “We’ve got play very well. I’m excited about the challenge. It’s a short week. We have to prepare well. We’re a few days behind them in preparation.
“Regardless of how I play, it’s how our offense plays. We’ve still got some work to do. Guys have to get better play by play. We’re still working for more consistency from all of us, myself, Wes [Welker], Deion [Branch], all of us. The games only get bigger from here. I’m not thinking about (awards)."