FOXBOROUGH, MASS. - Big-yardage games and record-setting performances are becoming routine for Tom Brady.

He threw for 423 yards Sunday -- six days after setting a single-game team record of 517 -- and led the New England Patriots to a 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

"It seems like he's always great," linebacker Rob Ninkovich said.

The club record he shattered in Week 1 at Miami had stood for 51 years. The NFL mark for most yards passing in the first two games of a season, 854, lasted about three hours. Carolina's Cam Newton set that before Brady ended the day at 940 yards.

Brady became the first player in NFL history to follow a 500-yard passing performance with a 400-yard game, and the Patriots scored 30 points for the 10th consecutive regular-season game. He threw three touchdown passes as New England scored on each of its four first-half possessions.

Brady, who connected with seven receivers, said simply, "We were able to spread the ball around."

The Chargers turned the ball over inside the Patriots' 35-yard line three times. They also were stopped on a fourth-and-goal at the 1, and the Pats started a 99-yard drive.