NFL: Denver Broncos at New England PatriotsFOXBORO, Mass. — It takes a “special person” for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to sprint 84 yards.

Brady ran down the Gillette Stadium sideline on Sunday to meet Julian Edelman in the end zone after the receiver weaved 84-yards down the field on a punt return touchdown. Brady admitted he was “kind of winded” after meeting his buddy in the end zone.

“That’s the longest I’ve ran in a long time, so it was a great reason to do it,” Brady said Wednesday at Gillette Stadium. “Jules is just — he’s awesome. I love that guy. Just a special person, player, friend, we’ve had a lot of time together over the years. We’ve just got a great, special bond.”

Edelman had a bounce-back game in the Patriots’ 43-21 win over the Broncos, catching nine passes for 89 yards and a touchdown after suffering two drops apiece in New England’s Week 7 and 8 wins. Edelman took home AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his big return.

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