Brady named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Patriots' 38-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. It's the 18th time in his career that he has received the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award.

. Since the inception of the weekly award in 1984, Peyton Manning – who has earned the honor 20 times – is the only player to have been selected for the award more often than Brady. Brady is now tied with Dan Marino for second place with 18 Player of the Week honors.

Brady completed 32-of-48 passes for a franchise record 517 yards and four touchdowns, including an NFL-record tying 99-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Wes Welker.

Brady became the 11th NFL quarterback to throw for 500 yards or more in a game. His 517 yards are the fifth highest in NFL history and he is the first to pass for 500 yards since Ben Roethlisberger passed for 503 yards in 2009.

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