Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Bengals' Adam Jones wins AFC award
By Jamison Hensley
The Bengals' Adam Jones was named AFC special teams player of the week after he returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in Cincinnati's 34-27 win against the Cleveland Browns. He also returned one kickoff for 31 yards.
Jones has three career punt returns for touchdowns that have covered at least 80 yards. There are three other active players who have accomplished that feat: Devin Hester (five), Patrick Peterson (four) and Nate Burleson (three).
This marks the second time in Jones' six-year career that he has won the AFC special teams player of the week award. He previously won the award in 2005 (Week 14) with the Tennessee Titans.
Dolphins running back Reggie Bush won the offensive player of the week award. He beat out four nominees from the AFC North: Browns running back Trent Richardson, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, and Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden.
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt won the defensive player of the week award. Cleveland linebacker D'Qwell Jackson was a nominee after recording five tackles, three sacks and one interception against the Bengals.