Patriots QB Matt Cassel has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Cassel completed 18 of 24 passes for 185 yards with a career-high three touchdowns and a 136.3 passer rating as the Patriots defeated the Broncos 41-7 on Monday.
This is Cassel's first AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. Past Patriots quarterbacks to win the award include Drew Bledsoe, Tom Brady, Tony Eason, and Scott Zolak. Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in 2005 (Week 17).