New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady earned Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week honors for his Week 7 performance against the New York Jets. Brady threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to lead the Patriots to a 30-23 victory. Brady earned 35 percent of the votes to finish ahead of Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (30), Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (18), New York Giants receiver Dwyane Harris (10) and Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson (6).
CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
Cousins threw three second-half touchdown passes, including the winning throw to Jordan Reed with 24 seconds remaining, to lead the Redskins to the largest comeback in team history in a 31-30 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Redskins trailed by as much as 24 points in the second quarter before Cousins guided the come-from-behind win.
Dwayne Harris, New York Giants
Tony Jefferson, Arizona Cardinals
Jefferson thwarted the Baltimore Ravens' last chance to even up the score by intercepting a pass by quarterback Joe Flacco in the back of the end zone in the final seconds to preserve a 26-18 win. The late-game defensive stand helped the Cardinals improve to 5-2 and maintain their lead in the NFC West.