The offense hit a speed bump in Sunday night's win over the Packers, but Tom Brady remains the Patriots', and the league's, top MVP candidate.
There were no stars on offense for the first time in a while for the Patriots, but there's no question about who deserves special-teams player of the week after Dan Connolly's astonishing kickoff return.
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes as New England edged the Packers 31-27 for their sixth straight win Sunday night.
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain expects Sunday night to be the Patriots' sixth win in a row, but they may not score as much as they have against a good Packers secondary.
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 15 game between the Patriots and Packers: the Patriots' passing game vs. the Packers' secondary.
The way the Patriots' offense has been rolling, even against top defenses, it's hard to bench any of their offensive players. Heck, even their defense is not a bad start.
Let's take a look at how the Patriots' top players have stepped up their game during the streak, by the numbers.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady spoke to the media on the Wednesday leading up to the Patriots-Packers Sunday night game. The following quotes are from transcripts provided by the Patriots.
Eagles QB Michael Vick and Patriots QB Tom Brady lead their respective leagues in Pro Bowl votes with just one week of voting remaining.
Peyton Manning has more hardware than Tom Brady, but Brady has better jewelry, so he has no complaints.
Two players on the MVP Meter barely played last week, and as a result, their teams performed horribly. Does that make them even more valuable?
The Patriots' offense continues to click, and Tom Brady's success is allowing a pair of veteran receivers to have big seasons.
With snow, sub-zero wind chills and high winds, most teams would go to the ground. Not Tom Brady's Patriots, who manhandled the Bears 36-7 at Soldier Field.
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.
This week, PFW selects Patriots QB Tom Brady, Saints FS Malcolm Jenkins and Cardinals PK Jay Feely as its Players of the Week.