Tom Brady: New England Patriots QB wins AFC Offensive Player of Week

Tom Brady: New England Patriots QB wins AFC Offensive Player of Week

Tom Brady: New England Patriots QB wins AFC Offensive Player of Week

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. Referee Clete Blakeman's crew threw a flag on the play, but picked it up and there was no penalty against Luke Kuechly.

Bill Belichick was asked by the Carolina media on a conference call for his thoughts on that game and he wasn't as open as Brady was.

Every member of the New England Patriots will stand for the national anthem before their game Sunday, a league source said Wednesday. It was a wild end to a fascinating game between two 12-4 teams, with Blakeman ultimately explaining what unfolded in a pool report.

Figuring it had been four years and the statute of limitations had run out, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly finally came clean.

"I might've got away with one there". "I'm not even going to act like I didn't". "I think he's a weapon that I'm sure Tom (Brady) loves using him. We'll see what happens". "I might have got away with one".

"Oh man, let's replay that one, too, and see what happens", he said with a smile. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. I think that was one of the games that we could point to as the watershed for us, being able to get past that. It was a hard-nosed, hard-fought game. "It came down to a controversial play on the last play of the game in the end zone", Belichick said. We had a flag.

Newton had a near-perfect night against the Patriots, completing 19 of 28 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns and also running seven times for a game-high 62 yards. Since picking up the flag gifted the game to the Panthers, there was a ton of scrutiny.

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