Patrick Chung Edged By Josh Scobee in AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Voting

Patrick Chung Edged By Josh Scobee in AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Voting Patriots safety Patrick Chung blocked a punt and a field goal, in addition to recording an interception in the Patriots Monday Night blowout against the Miami Dolphins, so one would think he would be a lock for an NFL weekly award.

Think again.

A day before Chung and the Patriots battled on the national stage, the Jacksonville Jaguars were putting on a show of their own. Tied at 28 with the Indianapolis Colts with just six seconds remaining, Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee lined up for a 59-yard field goal. Scobee nailed it, sending a perfect boot through the uprights for a 31-28 victory over the disgruntled Colts.

While the race for AFC Special Teams Player of the Week was a close one between Scobee and Chung, the edge went to the Jags’ kicker, who recorded the longest field goal in Jacksonville franchise history. Scobee is now 2-for-2 when kicking 50-plus yard field goals in 2010 and Sunday’s 59-yard kick was the longest of his career.

Chung’s efforts led to three touchdowns in the second half for New England. BenJarvus Green-Ellis scored after Chung blocked the Dolphins’ punt at the 26-yard line, Kyle Arrington recorded a 35-yard return after the blocked field goal attempt, and Chung scored on his own 51-yard drive following his interception of Miami quarterback Chad Henne.

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