FOXBOROUGH – Two Patriots players have earned recognition for their play. The NFL announced on Wednesday that Chandler Jones was named AFC defensive player of the month for November, and Tom Brady was named AFC offensive player of the week for Week 12.
Jones had 16 total tackles, four sacks and six quarterback hits in the Patriots' three games in the month; he now has 10.5 sacks for the season.
Stephen Gostkowski was named the conference's special teams player of the month for October, but Jones is the first Patriots' defensive player to win player of the month since Eugene Wilson in September 2004.
Brady went 34-for-50 for 344 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Broncos on Sunday night to make him a natural choice for player of the week. It is the first time this season Brady's been named player of the week, but the 24th time in his career.