Bills safety Jairus Byrd had the team’s two biggest defensive plays in Sunday’s upset win over the Cardinals, and as a result he’s been named the AFC defensive player of the week.
With the Bills nursing a 16-13 lead in the fourth quarter, Byrd ended an Arizona possession with an interception of Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb. After Kolb got hurt and the Cardinals sent the game into overtime, Byrd sealed the Bills’ win by intercepting John Skelton and running it back to the 6-yard line to set up the game-winning field goal.
The game was the fourth multiple-interception game of Byrd’s four-year career.
This was Byrd’s first player of the week honor. He had previously been recognized as the NFL’s rookie of the month in October of 2009.