We waited until the official word from the league, but there wasn’t much question about who was going to be the AFC special teams player of the week for Week Six.
Tying an NFL record with an 108-yard kickoff return is a pretty tough act to beat and no one in the conference could come up with anything that topped Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones. Jones took his kick the distance in the third quarter of Baltimore’s 31-29 win over the Cowboys, tying Ellis Hobbs and Randall Cobb on the first line of the record book in the process.
It’s the fifth time Jones has taken a punt or kickoff back for a touchdown in his career, which explains why he is now a four-time honoree in this category. Jones’ previous three mention came as a member of the Texans, the team he played for before signing with the Ravens as a free agent this offseason.
Titans kicker Rob Bironas, who hit the game-winning field goal against Pittsburgh, and Browns kick returner Josh Cribbs, who averaged 30 yards per punt return and 31.5 per kickoff return in Cleveland’s first win, were the other nominees.