Tom Brady never ceases to amaze people. Even at the ripe old age of 40, he continues to set NFL records and achieve personal bests. With his three touchdown, 447 yard performance against the New Orleans Saints, Brady earned his 28th AFC Player of the Week honor, breaking a tie he had previously shared with Peyton Manning. Chalk another point down in favor of Brady in that argument (if it’s even still an argument?).
To top that impressive feat off, all three of his touchdowns came in the first quarter, something he had never done in his career. That’s not a knock against him considering throwing three touchdowns in any quarter is near impossible. That word doesn’t seem to be in Brady’s vocabulary.
Tom Brady has thrown three touchdown passes in a first quarter for the first time in his @Patriots career (regular season or postseason).
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 17, 2017
It was a nice bounce back game for Brady, who threw no touchdowns in the surprising home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite a poor effort from the defense thus far — though they looked much better in Week 2 — the offense, when led by Brady, will definitely keep them in games. The most impressive part of his performance against the Saints was the New England Patriots only dressed three wide receivers due to injuries. It didn’t matter to Brady, who found whoever was running routes for him.
The Patriots take on the Houston Texans at home this Sunday; perhaps Tom Brady will find a way to surprise us again.