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Brady named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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Patriots QB Tom Brady.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that QB Tom Brady has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week by the National Football League for his performance in the Patriots' 35-7 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. It is the third time in 2009 that Brady has earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor and the 15th time in his career that he has received the award.

Brady completed 23 of 26 pass attempts for 267 yards with four touchdowns against the Jaguars. He set a Patriots record for best completion percentage in a game by completing 88.5 percent of his passes. Brady has now thrown at least four touchdowns in a game 12 times, including two games in 2009 with four or more touchdowns. It was Brady's seventh game in 2009 with two or more touchdowns and his fourth with three or more. Brady's performance against Jacksonville pushed his season totals to 4,212 yards passing with 28 touchdowns. It is Brady's third season with over 4,000 passing yards, and his fifth season with 25 or more touchdowns.

It is the sixth time in 2009 that the Patriots have been honored with an AFC Player of the Week award. Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week following Week 1 and Week 6; S Brandon Meriweather was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week following Week 7; K Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following Week 9; and CB Leigh Bodden was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week following Week 11. Brady was also named Offensive Player of the Month for October.

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