Two New England Patriots players were recognized in the NFL’s latest round of weekly awards.
Quarterback Tom Brady was named the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday while running back/kick returner Dion Lewis earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors after both played key roles in the Patriots’ 41-16 beatdown of the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Brady, who has been Offensive Player of the Week in three of the 10 weeks this season, completed 25 of 34 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions against the Broncos.
Lewis made his presence felt on both offense and special teams, carrying the ball 14 times for a game-high 55 yards and a touchdown while also returning a kickoff 103 yards for a score in the first quarter.
Brady and Lewis are the first Patriots duo to earn NFL honors in the same week since quarterback Drew Bledsoe and kicker Adam Vinatieri pulled it off in Week 12 of the 1998 season, according to the team.
The 7-2 Patriots will take on the 4-5 Oakland Raiders this Sunday afternoon in Mexico City.
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