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The Patriots' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week from their Week 17 win over the Bills:
Offense: QB Tom Brady
Like we have seen of late, it took the Pats' offense some time to get going, but then Brady caught fire. He completed 23-of-35 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns. Brady found a good connection going with TE Aaron Hernandez, who had his third productive game in a row, with 7-138-1 receiving. Brady finished the season with 5,235 passing yards, good for second all-time behind Drew Brees. His 39 touchdown passes are the second most of his career.
Defense: DB Sterling Moore
The undrafted rookie came in for Kyle Arrington and made a big impact on the defense, picking off two passes and returning one of them for a touchdown. Moore had played safety earlier this season but played his college position of corner on Sunday, providing a spark in the secondary.
Special teams: PK Stephen Gostkowski
Gostkowski converted both his field-goal attempts — one from 47 yards out and another from 20. Of his nine kickoffs, seven were touchbacks and the longest return allowed on his two returned kickoffs was 22 yards.