New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stated in an interview on the Dennis & Callahan show on Tuesday morning that he was flattered by the MVP chants from the fans at Gillette Stadium during the team's dominating victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night.
Brady finished the game completing 21-35 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns. He has now completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,833 yards, 29 touchdowns and four interceptions through 13 games this season.
While he appreciates the attention his individual production is receiving, he was sure to express how important his teammates are to his success, via WEEI.com:
"I heard it. I'm very flattered to even be considered for something like that," Brady said of the MVP. "Honestly, the most important thing for me is winning games and enjoying it with my teammates. Everything that I do is dependent on them, on the group of guys that I play with, and the successful years we've had with our team has been all about team football. That's what our team has been built on, and that's what our team is about."
The Patriots have already clinched the AFC East division title and are looking to secure a bye in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Sitting at 10-3, the team is one game back of Houston for the top spot in the AFC and have control of the tie-breaker against the Denver Broncos (10-3), who currently possess third place.
New England will return to action on Sunday night when they host the San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1).