Brady earns weekly AFC Award

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his strong performance in Monday night's victory over the Texans.

That the award for No. 12 comes on "12-12-12" is an added bonus (insert laugh).

Brady was 21 of 35 for 296 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Monday's 42-14 win. He added one rush for six yards, which produced a first down and sparked an "M-V-P!" chant from the home crowd.

This is Brady's 23rd AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award, which sets a new NFL record, surpassing Peyton Manning.