Pats vs. Ravens game will be a 'sibling rivalry'
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WHDH) -- There's been a lot said about Pats and Ravens being one of the AFC’s top rivalries today, but for two players Sunday it will also be a 'sibling rivalry.’
Patriot’s rookie defensive end, Chandler Jones, will be playing against his big brother, 3rd year Ravens defensive end, Arthur Jones.
“It’s fortunate to have the opportunity to play against my brother, but you know it all boils down to us trying to win and achieve that goal,” said Chandler Jones.
The Jones brothers found each other after they played for the first time earlier this year.
Chandler says he's more likely to exchange bible verses than trash talk with his brother.
Their dad is a minister, mom helps and lots of family is coming here for the game.
"I did talk to my family actually. They’re all coming down here. I did talk to my brother very brief and yeah, but my family everyone’s coming down and staying with me and it should be a great gathering,” said Jones.
Devin McCourty is the one Pats player who knows what Chandler Jones is feeling.
McCourty faced his brother when the Patriots played the Titans in this year's season opener.
"I think more of the stress goes on your family ‘cause they kinda want both sides to win, but when you’re a part of it all you want is your side to win. You don’t really care about your brother losing,” said McCourty.
There is one advantage for the families. They usually have to switch between games but now they can watch both at once.
“I feel like it’s a very exciting day for my family. Win or lose, they’ll be happy,” said Chandler Jones.