Usually the special teams awards go to kickers or return men.
But this week’s AFC special teams player of the week doesn’t run fast or hit the ball with his feet.
Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones won the weekly award for his game-saving blocked field goal at the end of New England’s win over the Jets last week. He said it was the first blocked kick he had at any level, and he picked a good time.
A year ago, his penalty on another field goal attempt gave the Jets an extra chance to win in overtime, and they made that one, so last week’s gave him a bit of redemption.
And now the second-year defensive tackle from Bowling Green has some hardware to prove it.