Julian Edelman takes home AFC special teams player of the week

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The Patriots had a lot of highlights during last Sunday’s 43-21 win against the Patriots, several of which came courtesy of Julian Edelman.

Edelman caught nine passes for 89 yards and a touchdown and added an 84-yard punt return for a touchdown. Both of Edelman’s scores came in the first half with the touchdown catch giving them their first lead and the punt return extending it before halftime.

The punt return also made Edelman the choice as the AFC special teams player of the week. It’s the second time that Edelman has taken home the weekly honors with the previous win coming after he returned a punt 72 yards for a score against the Chiefs in Week 11 of the 2011 season.

Edelman has two other punt return scores during his career with the Patriots and is the franchise’s career leader in that category.