Jones made it happen in playoffs

Jones made it happen in playoffs
March 7, 2013, 11:30 am
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Jacoby Jones is going to be on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" in the coming weeks. His performance in the playoffs is probably a big reason why.

Jones gave the Ravens lots of help on offense and special teams in the playoffs, making some plays that will long live in franchise history en route to a Super Bowl run. 

Overall, in a season review the team released on Wednesday, the numbers were very kind of Jones. He finished with 619 combined  yards (147 and 472 returning) in the playoffs and played a big role in helping the Ravens go all the way.  Jones also earned a Pro Bowl invite.

He set a Super Bowl record with his 290 combined yards that day against the 49ers. The big play, of course, was the 108-yard kickoff return at the start of the second half that gave the Ravens a 28-6 lead and proved crucial since Baltimore needed to hold on late. 

Jones also made a great 56-yard touchdown catch in the first half as the Ravens were taking control of the game, forcing San Francisco to rally late. He made that great catch deep in 49er territory, getting up and running into the end zone when no one touched him. 

But the Ravens wouldn't have been in the Super Bowl if not for his spectacular catch in the Divisional round versus Denver. Jones set a franchise record with his 70-yard touchdown catch from Joe Flacco with 31 seconds left in regulation. That tied the game and forced it into overtime. The Ravens eventually won it in the second overtime period, 38-35. 

The Ravens signed Jones last off-season to get more of a weapon on special teams, and he grew into exactly that. Now, this off-season, we'll get to see how well he dances.