BOSTON (CBS) — After blocking a potential game-winning field goal by the New York Jets as time expired on Thursday night, Patriots defensive lineman Chris Jones has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Jones blocked a 58-yard field goal attempt Jets kicker Nick Folk on the final play of the game to preserve New England’s 27-25 win last Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. This marks the first time in Jones’ career that he has received an AFC Player of the Week honor.READ MORE: Police Searching Woods In Abington For Missing 5-Year-Old Elijah Lewis
In addition to his big contribution on special teams, Jones also finished the game with three tackles and two quarterback hits.READ MORE: 'Plan For Alternatives': Toys May Be In Short Supply This Holiday Season
This is the second AFC Player of the Week honor for the Patriots in 2014. Chandler Jones was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the win at Minnesota on Sept. 14, 2014. It’s the first AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor for the Patriots since Week 7 of the 2012 season, when Devin McCourty earned the award for returning a kick 104 yards for a touchdown vs. the New York Jets on Oct. 21, 2012.MORE NEWS: Lauren Astley's Father Works With Wayland Students To Raise Awareness About Teen Dating Violence
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