BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: Cornerback Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up before taking on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 10, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback and punt returner Adam Jones is named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his 81-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. It's the third punt return for a touchdown longer than 90 yards in his career, becoming one of four active players to accomplish the feat, joining Devin Hester (five), Patrick Peterson (four) and Nate Burleson (three).
This is his second career Special Teams Player of the Week Award, and first since Week 14 in 2005 with the Tennessee Titans.
Andy Dalton was also named as a nominee for AFC Offensive Player of the Week that eventually went to Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
In the NFC Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campell won NFC Defensive Player of the Week and Packers punt Tim Mashay won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.