OWINGS MILLS - The little brother is making a name for himself as well.
New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones is the younger brother of UFC fighter Jon "Bones" Jones and Ravens defensive lineman Arthur Jones.
Jon is the UFC light heavyweight champion. Arthur won a Super Bowl last year and has become a productive NFL defensive lineman. Chandler, meanwhile, has become one of the league's best pass rushers in just his second NFL season, and neutralizing him will be a primary focus for the Ravens Sunday when they face New England.
Jones and Rob Ninkovich form one of the better pass rushing tandems in the NFL.
"Last year, he was a very fine player," offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell said of Jones. "This year, I think he's even developed a bit more."
Jones started all but one game he played in as a rookie and finished with six sacks. This year, though, he is tied for fourth in the league with 11.5 sacks and also ranks fourth on New England with 73 tackles.
"He's long. He's quick. He's strong. And he's deceptive," Caldwell said. "He's got all the moves working inside, outside and [has] little change of pace moves that he uses on a lot of the tackles when it looks like he's heading full speed."
Baltimore's passing game may be able to have some success against a Patriots pass defense that has struggled recently, but slowing down Jones and Ninkovich will be key as the Ravens look to take advantage of that New England secondary.
Baltimore did hold Jones without a sack in each of its two games against the Patriots last season.
"He was talented last year and a concern for us," Caldwell said. "It's no different for us in this game as well."