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Tom Brady named AFC offensive player of the week

Posted by Michael Vega, Globe Staff  October 3, 2012 10:12 AM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Tom Brady was named AFC offensive player of the Week after guiding the Patriots to a 52-28 victory at Buffalo last Sunday.

The Patriots quarterback completed 22 of 36 passes for 340 yards against the Bills and threw three touchdown passes while rushing for another on a 4-yard run. After the Patriots fell behind 21-7 in the third quarter, Brady directed six second-half scoring drives, resulting in 45 second-half points, including 31 in the fourth quarter.

It was Brady’s third straight 300-yard game and the 48th of his career. Brady needs one more 300-yard game to tie Hall of Famer Warren Moon for seventh place all-time. Brady threw a touchdown pass in his 36th straight game to tie Brett Favre for the third longest streak all-time, behind Johnny Unitas (47) and Drew Brees (47).

Brady, as a result, earned AFC offensive player of the week honors for the 21st time in his career, tying Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for most awarded a player since the inception of the accolade in 1984.

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