Brady again AFC Offensive Player of Week

September, 21, 2011
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, giving him back-to-back honors to open the 2011 season.

Brady has now received AFC Offensive Player of the Week 19 times, and this marks the third time of his career he's done it in back-to-back weeks. He is the first player to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks to open a season since the award was instituted in 1984. He joins Panthers kicker John Kasay (special teams, 1996) as the only players to garner consecutive Player of the Week laurels in Week 1 and Week 2 of the same year.

Brady followed a 517-yard, four-touchdown game in Week 1 with a 423-yard effort with three touchdowns after completing 31-of-40 passes to help beat San Diego.

Last week, Brady said he has higher goals than AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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