FOXBORO -- Tom Brady's having a pretty good month. After dropping the season-opener, he's gashed the Saints and the Texans for 825 yards and eight touchdowns. And just as he was named the AFC's top offensive performer in Week 2, he earned that honor again in Week 3.
Brady completed 25 of his 35 attempts for a rating of 146,2 despite being sacked five times and being pressured on 41 percent of his dropbacks. It's the 29th time Brady has received the honor and the fourth time he's been chosen in back-to-back weeks. The last time that occurred was in 2011 when he was Offensive Player of the Week in the conference in Weeks 1 and 2.
After setting the record for the number of AFC Offensive Player of the Week awards last week -- that broke a tie with Peyton Manning -- Brady is now just adding to that lead thanks in part to the two-minute drill he ran on the Texans, which was capped off by a pinpoint 25-yard touchdown to Brandin Cooks in the front corner of the end zone.
It was the 52nd time Brady led his team to a win after facing a fourth-quarter deficit. It was the eighth time he has thrown a final minute touchdown pass to lead New England to a win.