The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been running on all cylinders the past couple of games, and the NFL is starting to take notice.
After dominant wins over the Green Bay Packers and Las Vegas Raiders, Tom Brady was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month. He is the first player in Buccaneers history to receive that honor.
Over four games in the month of October, Brady completed 105-of-159 passes (66.0 percent) for 1,157 yards and 12 touchdowns, with just one interception, earning a 110.0 passer rating. Brady led all quarterbacks with his 12 passing touchdowns and a 12:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio in the month, while leading all players with 13 total touchdowns.
He also ranked fourth across the league in passing yards (1,157) and passer rating (110.0). He led an offense that ranked second in the NFL in points per game (35.0) in October, while ranking eighth in yards per game (400.3) and sixth in passing yards per game (284.3). Tampa Bay went 3-1 in October, under Brady’s guidance, and is off to a 5-2 start – the team’s best record through seven games since 2010.
Tampa Bay has claimed an NFC Player of the Month award in back-to-back months to begin the season after linebacker Lavonte David earned NFC Defensive Player of the Month honors in September.
The Bucs look to keep rolling this week when they take on the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.