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Brady won his third Super Bowl MVP award on Sunday, completing 37-of 50 passes for 328 yards, with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Brady had two bad interceptions on throws he shouldn't have attempted, but he otherwise carved up the NFL's best defense with an onslaught of short passes. While he did miss one easy toss for a touchdown, Brady was mostly very accurate on his short throws, which allowed his receivers to pick up some extra yardage. He's now one of three quarterbacks to win four Super Bowls as a starter, after posting an 11:4 TD:INT ratio over New England's three playoff games. Arguably the most accomplished player in NFL history, Brady has nothing left to prove but is simply too effective to retire. While he might consider hanging his cleats up with a fifth Super Bowl victory, there's little question that he'll be back for at least one more season, and likely more than that. The Patriots have a manageable cap situation, so they'll likely enter 2015 as the favorites to come out of the AFC.

Tom Brady QB NE 2 Months

Brady (illness/ankle) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Seahawks.

Brady dealt with a well-publicized cold in the week leading up to the big game, but was never truly at risk of missing the contest. The veteran quarterback will take the field looking for his fourth career Super Bowl Championship. The experience factor is certainly there, as Brady already has two Super Bowl MVP awards under his belt.

Tom Brady QB NE 2 Months

Brady completed 23-of-35 passes for 226 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 45-7 win over the Colts in the AFC Championship Game.

In the process, Brady, who also ran three times for 13 yards, became the NFL's all-time leading passer in the postseason in terms of passing yardage, after overtaking Peyton Manning (6,800 yards) in that category. With the win, the Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2011 season. It will mark Brady's sixth appearance in the game, a contest in which he's in line to face a rugged Seattle defense in Glendale, Arizona on Feb. 1.

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Brady completed 33 of 50 passes for 367 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 35-31 playoff win over the Ravens.

Things looked dicey for the Patriots at times, as the team faced two separate 14-point deficits, but Brady coolly guided them back each time. The Patriots ran the ball just 13 times (one of them a Brady touchdown run), so Brady was directly responsible for this come-from-behind win. He and the Pats will host either the Broncos or Colts next weekend.

Tom Brady QB NE 3 Months

Brady (ankle) completed 8-of-16 passes for 80 yards while playing the first half of Sunday's l7-9 loss to the Bills in the Patriots' regular season finale.

With the Patriots having already clinched the top playoff seed in the AFC, Brady gave way to backup Jimmy Garoppolo in the third quarter of the contest. While the team's offense didn't get much going while Brady was in Sunday's game, it's worth noting that he was operating without key pass-catching weapons Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. Brady and his teammates will now enjoy a bye week before returning to action in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

Tom Brady QB NE 3 Months

With the Patriots having clinched the top playoff seed in the AFC, ESPN's Mike Reiss indicates that "it's hard to imagine" the likes of Brady (ankle), Rob Gronkowski and Darrelle Revis going wire-to-wire in Sunday's game against the Bills.

At this stage, it's tough to predict exactly how much work Brady might see Sunday, thus making him a risky roll in Week 17 fantasy lineups. Assuming Brady is pulled early in a game that has no playoff ramifications for the Patriots, Jimmy Garoppolo would be in line to see extended action on Sunday.

Tom Brady QB NE 3 Months

Though the Patriots have clinched the AFC's top seed, the Boston Herald suggests that most of the team's healthy starters (including Brady) are likely to suit up for Sunday's regular season finale against the Bills.

As is always the case in Week 17, with teams having different things to play for, it is imperative for fantasy owners to scan the NFL's inactive lists before finalizing their lineups Sunday in order to guard against rolling with players who are scratched. In the case of Brady, we expect him to start Sunday's game, though exactly how long he'll stay in the contest is tough to predict. For what it's worth, per the Boston Globe, the last time the Patriots were in such a position, in 2010, Brady played the entire first half, along with the team's first possession of the second half before he was replaced.

Tom Brady QB NE 3 Months

Brady completed 23-of-35 passes for 182 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Jets.

Next up for Brady, who also picked up 10 rushing yards in the game, is a Week 17 matchup against the Bills. If Denver gets past the Bengals on Monday, a Patriots' win over Buffalo would earn the team home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. As it is, Sunday's win has secured a first-round postseason bye for the Patriots.

Tom Brady QB NE 3 Months

Brady completed 21-of-35 passes for 287 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 41-13 win over the Dolphins.

Brady, who also ran three times for 18 yards in the game, will take aim (on the road) next weekend at a Jets' defense that entered this Sunday's action having surrendered 29 passing TDs, a mark surpassed only by the Bears (30).

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Brady completed 28-of-44 passes for 317 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, in Sunday's 23-14 win over the Chargers.

Brady threw an ugly red-zone interception right before halftime, and while the New England offense didn't have its best game, the veteran quarterback was otherwise solid. He got a nice statistical boost from a huge play by Julian Edelman, who took an intermediate pass for a 69-yard touchdown on an impressive catch-and-run. Brady struggled against the Dolphins back in Week 1, but the Miami defense he'll face in Week 15 appears quite a bit more vulnerable.