Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones has been named the AFC’s defensive player of the month for November, the league announced on Thursday. It is Jones’ first career player of the month honor.
Defensive Players of the Month (November):— NFL (@NFL) November 29, 2018
AFC: @Chiefs DL @stonecoldjones_
NFC: @ChicagoBears S @EJackson_4 pic.twitter.com/tM7fSwhbj9
Jones had 12 tackles, including six tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and one forced fumble during the month of November. He has also recorded at least one sack in seven straight games, including the Chiefs’ three games in November—against the Browns, Cardinals and Rams.
Pro Football Focus released this stat about Jones Thursday morning:
Chris Jones has had seven pressures in each of his last two games. He is just the 14th interior defensive lineman in the last 13 years to have back to back games with seven or more pressures in each.
Jones’ last honor was defensive player of the week back in Week 2 of 2017, when he had four tackles, 3.0 sacks two forced fumbles and his first career interception.
The #Chiefs have now had an “AFC player of the month” in each month.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) November 29, 2018
September: Patrick Mahomes (offense)
October: Dee Ford (defense)
November: Chris Jones (defense)
Per the league, Jones is the first Chiefs defensive lineman to win the award since Jared Allen back in October of 2007.
The Chiefs’ selected Jones with their top pick back in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. They have Jones under contract through the 2020 season.