FOXBORO - The accolades keep on coming for Tom Brady.
The NFL announced today that Tom Brady has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Patriots' 25-24 comeback victory over the Buffalo Bills Monday night.
Brady completed 39 of 53 passes for 378 yards and two touchdowns. It is the 13th time in his career that Brady has earned the AFC Player of the Week honor and the 29th time in his career that he has led the Patriots to a come-from-behind victory or tie in the fourth quarter in his career.
The Patriots trailed 24-13 with 5:32 remaining but Brady and Co. refused to lose. On the Patriots' final two scoring drives, Brady completed 11-of-13 passes for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns. He threw an 18-yard touchdown to tight end Benjamin Watson with 2:10 remaining to cap off an 11-play, 81-yard drive and cut the deficit to 24-19.
After the Patriots recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Brady directed a three-play, 31-yard drive that ended in a game-winning 16-yard scoring toss to Watson.
Brady's 39 completions are the most in his career in a non-overtime game and tie his overall career high. He also had 39 completions against Kansas City on Sept. 22, 2002 in a 41-38 overtime win at Gillette Stadium. His 378 yards are his fifth-highest single-game career total, trailing his career-best 410 yards in that same 2002 contest against Kansas City. Brady's 53 attempts tie his sixth-highest single-game career total, trailing his career-best of 55 attempts (11/10/02 and 9/24/06).