Tom Brady proved last week that he is still actually pretty good at football. He went 23-for-35 with 304 yards and 4 touchdown passes in New England's 45-7 win over the Rams in London and today was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.
It's the 22nd time he has earned the honor, tying him with Peyton Manning for the record. It's the second time this season that Brady has received the award, the first coming after New England's Week 4 win over the Bills, 52-28.
Some may have looked at New England's squeaked-out win over the Jets as a sign that Brady's ability is starting to slip, but his performance against the Rams appears like a solid argument against that point.
Chris Gasper gives his list of things we still do not know about the New England Patriots this year.
BOSTON – The Bruins had to feel like things would go badly for them with both of their usual goaltenders on the shelf against the Minnesota Wild.
That’s exactly what happened with Malcolm Subban getting pulled in the second period for the second time in his two-start NHL career, and the Bruins ultimately falling by a 5-0 score to the Wild at TD Garden. Subban lasted a tad more than 30 minutes in this game, but looked shaky in allowing two goals in a span of 12 seconds to Minnesota as they took control early in the second period.
Weymouth native Charlie Coyle floated a spinning, surprise shot through the glove hand and leg pad of a slow-reacting Subban, and Chris Stewart followed by roofing a shot while all alone in front following the ensuing face-off.
Subban made a nice save on Marco Scandella to temporarily stop the bleeding, but was pulled from the game when Ryan Suter beat him low to the glove hand with a power play strike midway through the second. Subban was pulled after giving up the third goal of the night, and Zane McIntyre was ostensibly better even if he allowed a Jason Zucker deflected shot past him to give the Wild an insurmountable four goal cushion.
The Bruins tried to rally for something in the third period, but there wasn’t much going on after the shaky defense and subpar goaltending knocked all the wind right out of them. Jason Pominville scored late in the game on a rebound goal to round out the scoring. The scary part is that Tuesday night’s loss to the Wild represents the first of six games against worthy opponents that made the playoffs last season, and there’s no hint of when Tuukka Rask or Anton Khudobin might be ready to return.