As the NFL regular season starts to wind down, people are talking about the post-season awards that will be handed out to individual players. One name that is getting a lot of attention is New England QB Tom Brady.
The Patriots are the league’s highest-scoring team and they have won seven straight, scoring a mind-numbing 284 in those seven contests, an average of 40.6 per game.
Brady’s numbers are just as impressive: He has thrown 29 TD passes and has been intercepted only four times. He also has a passer rating of 104.2, which is tied (with Robert Griffin III) for the league lead.
The Patriots also top the NFL POP Score rankings for the seventh straight week. How impressive has the Brady-led offense been? Just in the past five weeks, the New England offense has had 51 offensive possessions and have scored (touchdown or field goal) on 29 of them (56.9 percent). Equally as impressive is that in those 51 possessions, they have scored a touchdown on 22 possessions (43.1 percent). In comparison, eight NFL teams have scored 23 or fewer TDs in the whole season; the Patriots have scored 22 in the past five games.