Chandler Jones had a monster performance in Sunday's win over the New York Giants. After the Cardinals sacked Giants quarterback Daniel Jones eight times in a 27-21 win last Sunday, Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones said that cornerback Patrick Peterson‘s return to the lineup sparked the pass rush.
Jones had four sacks during the game, stripping the ball of Daniel Jones once of those 4 sacks. Jones also recovered the fumble and his outing was good enough to earn recognition as the NFC’s defensive player of the week. It’s the second time Jones has been so honored since joining the Cardinals.
It was the fourth time that Jones has forced a fumble this season and the third time that he’s recovered a fumble. He is also up to 8.5 sacks on the year and those numbers should keep going up if Jones is right about Peterson’s impact.
If Cardinals defense was playing much better, Jones might be in consideration for this year's Defensive MVP. With the return Peterson, let's hope the pass rush continues to flourish.