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Brady among NFL weekly player honorees

  |   Oct. 17, 2007 at 4:44 PM
NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Wednesday was among the latest players earning NFL Player of the Week honors.

Brady, the AFC's top offensive player, torched Dallas for five touchdown passes and 388 yards in a 48-27 rout, and became the first quarterback ever to throw three or more touchdowns in six straight games to start a season.

Also named in the AFC were Jacksonville end Paul Spicer (defense) and Baltimore place-kicker Matt Stover (special teams).

Spicer had three sacks and 11 quarterback pressures in a 37-17 victory over Houston. Stover booted five field goals, as the Ravens topped St. Louis, 22-3.

NFC honorees were Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson (offense), Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson (defense) and Chicago kick returner Devin Hester (special teams).

Peterson scored three times and rushed for 224 yards, as the Vikings beat the Bears, 34-31. Hester became the third player ever with an 80-yard punt-return touchdown and an 80-yard-plus scoring reception in the same game.

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