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Tom Brady named player of the week again

12/24/2011 Foxborough, MA New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady signals to the bench how much yardage they need for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during 4th quarter action at Gillette Stadium on Sunday December 24, 2011. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) slug: 25patriots section: sports Reporter:

(Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Tom Brady signaled to the bench during the Christmas Eve game against Miami.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named the AFC offensive player of the week for the third time this season.

Brady led the Patriots to a come-from-behind victory over the Dolphins on Saturday, passing for 304 yards and a touchdown, and he also ran for two touchdowns. The Patriots trailed 17-0 at halftime, but won 27-24. Brady hit 20 of 27 pass attempts for 217 yards in the second half.

It was the 20th time Brady has been named player of the week.

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