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Brady Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

After throwing for a franchise record 517 yards on Monday night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week. Brady's performance helped the Pats to a season opening 38-24 win over the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.

For Brady, the leagues reigning Most Valuable Player, it's the 18th time he's received the player of the week award.  Only Peyton Manning has received the award more (20).

More on Brady after the jump.

In addition to being a franchise record, Brady's 517 yards were also a record for Monday Night Football that was previously held by Dolphins great Dan Marino. The 517 yards also included a 99-yard touchdown throw to Wes Welker that unofficially was ruled at 99.7 yards.  If that is confirmed officially, it would be the longest play from scrimmage in the history of the NFL.

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