Wednesday November 5th, 2014

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was the most mentioned NFL player on Twitter during Week 9, Twitter data shows

The week goes from Thursday, Oct. 30 through Monday, Nov. 3. It is the third time this season that Brady was the most mentioned player. He was also the most mentioned player on Twitter in Week 5 and Week 8

Brady and the Patriots beat the Denver Broncos 43-21 in New England on Sunday afternoon. Brady threw for 333 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. In the game, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 438 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Rounding out the top five most mentioned players were Manning, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Sanchez replaced Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles in the second quarter of the Eagles' 31-21 victory over the Houston Texans. Foles broke his collarbone on the last play of the first quarter. Foles will reportedly miss six to eight weeks.

Romo did not play in the Cowboys' game against the Arizona Cardinals due to a back injury. Quarterback Brandon Weeden started in place of Romo. He completed 18 of 33 passes for 183 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in the Cowboys' loss.

The Patriots were the most mentioned team account during the week, and the moment that caused the most tweets per minute occurred when Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown to give New England a 20-7 lead over the Broncos.

- Sarah Barshop

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