FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Chris Jones has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week by the National Football League for his performance in the Patriots' 27-25 victory over the New York Jets last Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. It is the first time in Jones' career that he has received an AFC Player of the Week honor.
Jones blocked a 58-yard field goal attempt by the Jets on the final play of the game to preserve New England's 27-25 win. He also finished the game with three tackles and two quarterback hits.
It 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 is the first AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor for the Patriots since Week 7 of the 2012 season when DB Devin McCourty earned the award for returning a kick 104 yards for a touchdown vs. the New York Jets on Oct. 21, 2012.