FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 31: Tom Brady #12 of New England Patriots checks the clock with his coach Bill Belichick in the fourth quarter against the Minnesita Vikings at Gillette Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tom Brady
"That's what makes Tom the quarterback he is."
-- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Thanks for the colorful insight, Bill. Look, Tom Brady is arguably a Top 5 quarterback in NFL history, and he showed us why in a big way on Monday night as the Patriots embarrassed Rex Ryan's big mouth and his feared Jets defense in a battle of 9-2 teams tied for first place in the AFC East.
(Full disclosure. I have an affinity for Rex Ryan).
Well, they aren't tied anymore. The Patriots beat the Jets 45-3 behind Brady's four TD tosses. He also threw for more than 300 yards and had his SEVENTH straight game without an interception. And to think, he's doing this with Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez and Danny Woodhead. Unbelievable. Tom Brady is, and will forever be, a fantasy football stud.
As far as the week's disappointments go, you start and end with Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. I would say I'm sorry if you heeded my advice to start Bowe, but it was really a no-brainer. Not really any great advice. He was on an insane tear and was up against a hated divisional rival with an atrocious defense that he victimized for 186 yards on 13 catches and two touchdowns just three weeks ago. Well, he didn't quite do so well on Sunday against the Broncos. His line read like this: 0 catches, 0 yards. Oops!
Better luck next week, Dwayne.