Chandler Jones up, Danny Amendola down in Patriots' win

Chandler Jones, Delanie Walker awarded game balls (2:19)

Mike Reiss and Paul Kuharsky give game balls to defensive end Chandler Jones (Patriots) and tight end Delanie Walker (Titans) after New England's 33-16 win. (2:19)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at the New England Patriots players who were “up” and those who were “down” in Sunday's 33-16 victory against the Tennessee Titans:


Chandler Jones: Defensive end recorded two sacks, the first of which was a forced fumble that was recovered by Akiem Hicks for a touchdown. He now has 12.5 sacks on the season, which is the third highest single-season total in team history.

Joey Iosefa: The rookie running back was called up from the practice squad Saturday and his steamrolling run in which he rocked cornerback Coty Sensabaugh in the second quarter lands him on the list. He finished with 14 carries for 51 yards and played with power, which the Patriots needed in their first game without LeGarrette Blount.

James White: Running back continued to provide a big boost in the passing game, with a 30-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the second quarter one of the highlights. He finished the day as the Patriots’ leading receiver with seven catches, and it would have been even more productive if an offensive pass interference penalty on Keshawn Martin didn’t negate a big play in the fourth quarter.


Danny Amendola: Punt returner fumbled in the second quarter, which the Titans recovered and turned into a quick three points. The miscue marked the fourth straight game in which a Patriots special teams mistake gave the opposition some life.

Leonard Johnson: Slot cornerback wasn’t as big of a part of the game-plan as last week, as the Patriots played more of a “big nickel” with three safeties against the Titans’ two-tight end package, but he had a holding penalty that negated Malcolm Butler’s interception in the third quarter.

Jordan Richards: Rookie safety saw an increase of playing time in the “big nickel” package, had his hands on two would-be interceptions, and then couldn’t track down tight end Delanie Walker as a last line of defense on a 57-yard catch-and-run touchdown.