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Blocked field goal earns Chris Jones AFC special teams honors

New York Jets v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16: Chris Jones #94 of the New England Patriots is congratulated by head coach Bill Belichick after blocking a field goal attempt in the final seconds of the fourth quarter against the New York Jets Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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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.