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Jamal Adams named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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NFL: New York Giants at New York Jets Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Jets safety Jamal Adams’ stellar game this past weekend against the Giants has earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Adams recorded two strip-sacks in the Jets’ 34-27 win over the Giants, one of which he returned for a 25-yard score after the third-year safety ripped the ball out of QB Daniel Jones’ hands. The second sack was the first fumble recovery touchdown on defense by the Jets since Mo Wilkerson at SEA (11/11/12) and the first at home since Shaun Ellis vs. BUF (12/14/08). The 6’1”, 213-pounder also led the team with nine tackles and was instrumental in preventing Jones from converting on a QB sneak on 4th-and-1 as Adams jumped over the pile and pulled the rookie signal-caller backwards. He also recorded one pass defense.

The honor is well-deserved for Adams. This was one of the most dominant games a Jets defender has had in some time.