Cyrus Jones is the AFC special teams player of the week

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The Ravens scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in last Sunday’s win over the Raiders and the player responsible for the special teams score has been honored by the league for his effort.

Cyrus Jones returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter to give the Ravens a 10-7 lead over the visitors from Oakland. The Ravens would not fall behind again and wound up winning the game 34-17 to move to 6-5 on the season.

It was the first punt return touchdown for Jones, who is from Baltimore and joined the Ravens after being waived by the Patriots in October.

“To do it in Baltimore, that’s a life-long dream in front of my hometown,” Jones said. “I mean it’s an unbelievable feeling. I’ve been through a lot. I can’t really put it into words. I’m going to sit back and relish it for this night and get back to work on the next week.”

Jones, who returned four punts for 79 yards overall, was named the AFC special teams player of the week on Wednesday in recognition of his work in the game.

12 responses to “Cyrus Jones is the AFC special teams player of the week

  1. He actually caught four punts, no fumbles? That’s gotta be more than he fielded in his entire 3 year career in NE.

    On a not salty note, kid seemed to be genuinely disappointed with how he was playing and never made excuses for his mistakes (which were many). Glad he’s getting a second chance to jump start his career after his injury, in his hometown.

  2. Hate to see it with another team, but glad to see Cyrus have a good game. To say he had a tough outing in New England would be the understatement of the year, hope he continues to turn his career around.

  3. As a Raiders fan, would like to know how many guys have won that award for the game they played against my team. This years team is ridiculous. Glad they don’t have to play Alabama!

  4. Patriots fans knew the kid had to have potential because Belichick kept him for so long, despite Jones’s completely stone-fingered catching attempts that so often resulted in turnovers. We knew Jones had character, though, because he never made excuses for his performance and tried to do everything he was asked to do.

    Not a Ravens fan, but I’m glad for Jones he’s getting recognized for a great play–in his hometown, no less–and I hope he continues to do well.

  5. Making this touchdown even more special was just before the play resumed from a break in play, the stadium PA came on to wish Lenny Moore, HOF and Baltimore Colt legend and also in attendance, a happy 85th birthday. A minute later, he gets a birthday TD to put the Ravens on top.

    Happy Birthday Lenny Moore!

  6. Perfect spot for him. I had no idea he is from Baltimore. Regardless of some lucky return vs a crappy team, he’s got the deer in the headlights look all the time, which is shocking considering the program he played for.

    He’ll likely be gone next year after WHinebaugh is finally fired for being awful for so many years alongside the recently fired Ozzie.

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