It’s going to be a case of sibling rivalry for one of the Patriots stars when he faces off against his brother on Sunday.
Chandler Jones will hope to beat his older brother, Arthur, in the AFC Championship game.
The brothers’ family will come out winners regardless of the outcome.
It’s hard for anyone to become a professional athlete, to have two brothers in the same league is even more extraordinary. For them to be playing against each other in such a big game is astronomical. This isn’t even the first time for the Jones family.
“My mom and dad are pretty excited. They get to go to the championship no matter what. It will be a good family gathering and everyone will be there so that will be a fun for our family,” Jones said.
With chandler being a defensive end for the Patriots and Arthur being a defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts the brothers will likely never be on the field at the same time.
Chandler said they haven’t trash talked leading up to the game and probably won’t talk much until after the game ends.
He said he’s always looked up to his older brother and followed him into the game they both love.
“My brother Arthur, he was always the older brother and he was always looking after us. He always had the older brother figure so playing against him Sunday will be fun and I’ll talk to him after the game,” he said.
The AFC Championship in Foxborough has been a reunion site before, the two brothers embraced on the field two years ago when Arthur played for the Ravens.
Mom and dad said they’re the only parents in America who know they’re going to the Super Bowl no matter who wins, but Chandler said if they had their way the game would end in a 0-0 tie.
“They’ll probably root for both of the defenses,” he said.
Chandler and Arthur have another brother, MMA champion fighter Jon, who is also expected to be in attendance at the game.