Patriots' Chandler Jones on big brother Arthur Jones being in the Super Bowl

For New England Patriots standout rookie defensive end Chandler Jones, being at the Super Bowl is essentially a bittersweet experience.

He was almost a participant in this game, but his Patriots fell short against the Ravens in an AFC championship game loss at Gillette Stadium.


However, he's here to cheer on his older brother, Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones.

"I'm here for moral support," Chandler Jones said. "He's my brother. Even though it's messed up that we lost, he's my brother and I'm here to support him. I wouldn't go so far to say I'm a Ravens fan right now, but I'm here for my brother."

Arthur Jones had a breakthrough season, recording a career-high 57 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks with one forced fumble in six starts. In the playoffs, Jones has seven tackles and a fumble recovery.

"He's been having a phenomenal season," Chandler Jones said. "I'm excited for him. I'm very proud."

Often overshadowed by his two younger brothers -- Chandler Jones is a first-round draft pick and Jon "Bones" Jones is an MMA champion fighter -- Arthur Jones emphasized this is his time.

"The clock is ticking on me," Arthur Jones said. "Chandler can go to the Super Bowl when he's older. I'm his big brother, and I'm pulling rank this time."


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