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Patriots' players of the week: Week 11

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By Kevin Fishbain

The Patriots' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week after their Week 11 win over the Colts.

Offensive: QB Tom Brady
Brady has now gone five consecutive games without throwing a pick. In fact, he has thrown an interception in only two of the Patriots' 10 games this season. In back-to-back games now, Brady has eclipsed 69 percent throwing accuracy, completing 76 percent of his passes in Sunday's win. He threw for only 186 yards, but tossed two TD passes and picked apart the Colts' defense, especially in the first half. Brady also reestablished some chemistry with Deion Branch, who had seven catches for 70 yards.

Defensive: NT Vince Wilfork
While S James Sanders, S Brandon Meriweather and CB Devin McCourty all had interceptions, and Sanders' pick was the game-clincher, it's hard to give defensive honors to a unit that allowed 396 passing yards, and with that, Wilfork gets the nod. The veteran had six tackles, including a tackle-for-loss, and he led a Patriots run defense that allowed the Colts to rush for just 71 yards on 20 carries. Wilfork, who has played at end at times this season, was back at his normal NT position and attracting offensive linemen so his ends and linebackers could make stops.

Special teams: LB Dane Fletcher
Fletcher, a speedy undrafted free agent from Montana State, had two special-teams tackles. One of those came on kickoff coverage when he stuffed Colts KR Brandon James for just a seven-yard return, forcing Indy to start a drive from its 15-yard line.

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