BOSTON (CBS) — It’s only fitting that after returning from his four-game suspension, Tom Brady has been named the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week.
The Patriots quarterback completed 28-of-40 passes for 406 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in New England’s 33-13 victory over the Browns in Cleveland. It’s the 26th time in his career that Brady has earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
In 2015, Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September and AFC Offensive Player of the Week following Week 8, when he threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns in a win over the Dolphins.
This marks the fourth time this season that a Patriots player has earned an NFL award. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance in New England’s Week 1 win in Arizona, punter Ryan Allen took home the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award after an impressive showing in Week 3 against the Houston Texans, and running back LeGarrette Blount was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.
The Patriots host the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, marking Brady’s first home game of the season.