Tom Brady has become the first unanimous choice of The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award.
In winning his second MVP honor, Brady collects all 50 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who cover the league. In 2007, when the Patriots quarterback won his first MVP, he got 49 votes; one voter went for Brett Favre.
Although he didn't set nearly as many passing marks as in '07, Brady by far was the league's top performer in leading New England to a 14-2 record, best in the NFL.
He had a record streak of 355 throws without being intercepted, and passed for 36 touchdowns while being picked off only four times.
Brady is the only Patriot to win the award. He and Peyton Manning, his rival for the NFL's best quarterback, have split the last four MVPs.
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