With blocking back Anthony Allen leading interference for him against pursuit that never emerged, Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones dashed 105 yards for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders.
Named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week today, Jones attributes some of his success to Allen's vision.
"It's a blessing to have a running back in front of me that can see the hole and the crease," Jones said. "Four eyes are better than two."
With Jones having set an NFL record with two kickoff returns of 105 yards or longer and averaging 38.6 yards per kickoff return, Allen believes his teammate could be bound for the Pro Bowl.
"Oh, yeah, hopefully so," Allen said. "To have that speed and that size as a kick returner is impressive."
Jones tied an NFL record for longest kickoff return with a 108-yard return against the Dallas Cowboys.
This marks his fifth career Special Teams Player of the Week award, and he's now the first Ravens player since retired Pro Bowl kicker Matt Stover to win it twice in one season.
If he's named to the Pro Bowl for the first time, Jones said he's taking a lot of people with him, including Allen and special-teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg.
"I'm taking everybody," said Joens, who was signed to a two-year, $7 million contract this spring. "We're all going to Hawaii."
After his latest touchdown, Jones threw the football to his mother in the stands and did an end-zone dance in front of her to celebrate.
"She was getting down," Jones said. "She be boogying, man. That was the old-school Cabbage Patch. I got a dance for every week, trust me. I keep them in my back pocket. I'm trying to get on Dancing With the Stars."
Jones' cheering section included his mother, his aunt and two cousins.
"My cousin actually predicted I would run one back right to them in the corner, he called it," Jones said. "I told him he was Ms. Cleo's son."
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