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Tom Brady named AFC Offensive Player of the Month; Stephen Gostkowski named special teams player of the month

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that Tom Brady has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, and K Stephen Gostkowski has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September. 

It is the eighth time overall that Brady has earned an AFC Player of the Month honor. It is Brady's first since he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October in 2014. It is the third time overall that Gostkowski has earned an AFC Player of the Month honor. It is his first honor since he was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October in 2013. 

Brady led New England to a 3-0 record in the month of September and completed 96-of-133 passes for 1,112 yards with 9 touchdowns, zero interceptions and a quarterback rating of 119.6. Brady's 96 completions through three games are the most by any player in NFL history in the first three games of a season. Brady is the fourth player in NFL history to begin a season with nine or more touchdown passes with no interceptions through his team's first three games, joining Peyton Manning (twice), Aaron Rodgers and Don Meredith. 

Brady had 288 yards and four touchdowns in the win vs. Pittsburgh, 466 yards and three touchdowns at Buffalo, followed by 358 yards and two touchdowns in the win against Jacksonville. Brady also reached the 400-touchdown milestone on a 1-yard touchdown pass to WR Danny Amendola against the Jaguars to become the fourth quarterback to reach 400 career touchdowns. 

Gostkowski is perfect on the season through the first three games, going 7-for-7 on field goals and 14-for-14 on extra points. He went 6-for-6 on extra point attempts in New England's 51-17 victory over Jacksonville and set an NFL record for most consecutive extra points with 425, surpassing Matt Stover, who had 422 straight. Gostkowski was 4-for-4 on field goal attempts in the victory at Buffalo, drilling a 46-yard and a 50-yard attempt. Gostkowski also leads the NFL with 35 total points and 18 touchbacks. 

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