Brady, Barwin and Janikowski selected for AFC monthly honors

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Houston linebacker Connor Barwin and Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski have been named as the AFC's top players for the month of November.

Brady captured the offensive award for the fifth time in his brilliant career, completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 1,266 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions during the month.

He led the league in passing yards for November and tied for second in TD throws. The 12th-year veteran surpassed Hall of Famer Joe Montana for eighth all-time with his 40th 300-yard passing game in a Week 10 win against the Jets and tied Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas for sixth all-time with his 119th regular-season win last Sunday against Philadelphia.

Barwin led the NFL with 6 1/2 sacks during November and added 16 tackles in three Houston wins to earn the defensive honor. He had at least one sack in each game, including a franchise-record four sacks during a Week 12 win against Jacksonville.

Janikowski picked up the special teams award for the second time this year and for the third time in his career. He was also the winner for September, and in November made 10-of-11 field goal tries to help Oakland to a 3-1 mark. This past Sunday against Chicago, he booted six field goals -- five of 35 yards or longer -- in a 25-20 win.