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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Edelman earns Special AFC honor

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the team announced.

Edelman's 72-yard punt return for a touchdown was a key play in the Patriots' 34-3 win over the Chiefs. The return came in the third quarter and gave the Patriots a 24-3 lead.

"He broke a couple of tackles and we kind of had them sealed off there," coach Bill Belichick said after the game. "It was a big play in the game. I think it really -- I don't want to say put it our of reach -- but it certainly put a big gap in the game."

Edelman also drew headlines after the game for his work as a defensive back in the dime package.