Chris Jones Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Jones racked up 3.5 sacks in Sunday’s victory over Dallas

Defensive lineman Chris Jones was the definition of a "game-wrecker" in the Kansas City Chiefs' victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and it caught the attention of the NFL.

Jones was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday after racking up a career-most 3.5 sacks and eight total pressures against Dallas. In fact, Jones is only the second player across the NFL to tally 5+ tackles, 3.5+ sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defensed in a single game since 2010. Ironically enough, the only other player to accomplish that feat in that span was former Chiefs' linebacker Justin Houston (once in 2013 and again in 2014).

Jones' eight total pressures led all players in Week 11, according to Pro Football Focus, continuing a torrid stretch that's included a league-most 24 pressures since Week 8.

This marks the second time that Jones has earned "Player of the Week" honors, making him the third defensive lineman in franchise history to earn the award multiple times (Neil Smith and Art Still).

Jones is a big reason why the Chiefs are carrying a four-game winning streak into their bye week, and with the homestretch of the season nearly here, he'll look to keep it going as Kansas City takes aim at a sixth-straight division title.

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