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Patriots defense end Jones named Defensive Player of the Month

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) tries to elude New England Patriots defensive ends Chandler Jones (95) and Rob Ninkovich (50) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) tries to elude New England Patriots defensive ends Chandler Jones (95) and Rob Ninkovich (50) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • New England Patriots' Chandler Jones (95) on the sidelines against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The Panthers won 24-20. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    New England Patriots' Chandler Jones (95) on the sidelines against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The Panthers won 24-20. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • New England Patriots' Chandler Jones (95) on the sidelines against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The Panthers won 24-20. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    New England Patriots' Chandler Jones (95) on the sidelines against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The Panthers won 24-20. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) tries to elude New England Patriots defensive ends Chandler Jones (95) and Rob Ninkovich (50) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
  • New England Patriots' Chandler Jones (95) on the sidelines against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The Panthers won 24-20. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
  • New England Patriots' Chandler Jones (95) on the sidelines against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The Panthers won 24-20. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

One for the team

New England’s Chandler Jones yesterday was selected the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November.

While the Patriots defensive end was thrilled with the honor, he wishes the award could have been shared among more players. Ten more, to be exact.

“If it was up to me, I would like to be AFC Defense of the Month, because I couldn’t do it without those guys, the 10 guys out there on the field with me, like our secondary, our linebackers,” Jones said.

“They do a great job of freeing me up, holding guys up. I’m getting a lot of coverage sacks. So, I’m enjoying it. ... “It’s a great accolade and congrats to our defense.”

Chandler had four of his team-high 10.5 sacks in three November games.

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