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Shades of ’07 in Brady’s recent surge

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By Michael Blunda

Tom Brady had one of the best fantasy seasons of all-time in 2007, throwing a record 50 TD passes. Recently, he has looked every bit as good as the guy who won the MVP three years ago.

Never was that more evident than on Sunday, when the cold, snow and high winds at Soldier Field should have made passing nearly impossible. Not so for Brady, who threw for a season-high 369 yards with two TDs and no interceptions in the blowout of the Bears. It was simply a clinic, and it likely led owners to fantasy playoff wins.

Since a midseason swoon, the run that Brady has been on can only be described as extraordinary. Brady has not thrown an interception since Week Six and has only four all season long. In his past five outings, he has tossed 15 TD passes and has four 300-yard contests. And for the season, he leads the league in both TD passes (29) and passer rating (109.9).

This explosion might not have been possible if not for some major contributions from his receiving corps, in particular Wes Welker and Deion Branch, who also have been putting up monster numbers as of late. With the way Brady is playing, it would be tough to bench anyone on the Patriots' offense the rest of the way, as they are producing at a level unlike any other team in the league right now. All fantasy owners should do is enjoy the ride.

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