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Jordan Jenkins Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Posted Nov 8, 2017

Sophomore Outside ‘Backer Recorded Two Sacks on Thursday Night Football vs. BUF


Second-year outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Jenkins recorded his first two sacks of the season, one of which knocked the ball loose from Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and was scooped up by inside linebacker Demario Davis. Additionally, he tallied three tackles, two of which were for loss and two quarterback hits in the Jets’ 34-21 win.

“Not going to lie, it felt good,” Jenkins said of his performance that accounted for two of the team’s seven-sack performance. “We had fun out there. Right from the get-go, getting that first one, it was back-to-back.”

The Georgia product didn’t waste any time wreaking havoc in the backfield, setting the tone early. On the first defensive snap, the 6’3”, 259-pounder brought down Taylor for a 12-yard loss that pinned Buffalo on their four-yard line.

“It told everyone we were coming,” Jenkins said after the game. “We’re not going to fall for any of the trick plays. We’re here and we’re going to keep attacking play after play.”

Jenkins’ second sack also marked his second career strip-sack, both of which came at MetLife Stadium against the Bills (Week 17, 2016).

 


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