September 16, 2009

Brady leads AFC Players of the Week

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the first AFC Offensive Player of the Week in the 2009 NFL season.

Brady, 32, playing for the first time since a season-ending knee injury against Kansas City in Week One of 2008, completed 39-of-53 passes (73.6 percent) for 378 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in a 25-24 victory against the Buffalo Bills Monday night.

He rallied the Patriots from a 24-13 deficit with two touchdown passes in the final two minutes.

Other AFC honorees were New York Jets linebacker David Harris (defense) and Pittsburgh place-kicker Jeff Reed (special teams).

Harris made a team-high 12 tackles with one sack in the Jets' 24-7 road win at Houston.

Reed's 33-yard field goal gave the reigning Super Bowl champions a 13-10 overtime victory against the Tennessee Titans.