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Mario Williams’ big day nets him defensive player of the week

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Jets linebacker Antwan Barnes may not have been impressed with what Bills defensive end Mario Williams did against the Panthers last Sunday, but the NFL doesn’t share his opinion.

Williams was named the AFC defensive player of the week on Wednesday, an honor that was easy to see coming after he racked up 4.5 sacks in the 24-23 victory over Carolina. That was a career best for Williams and the most in a single game by a Bills player in the history of the franchise.

It’s the third time that Williams has been named defensive player of the week and the first time he’s been honored since joining the Bills as the other two came during the 2007 season with Houston. He’s the first Bills defensive lineman to get the nod since Aaron Schoebel in Week 14 of the 2006 season.

Williams will get a chance to give Barnes, who downplayed Williams’ sacks because they came against the Panthers, an up-close look at his talents on Sunday when the Bills travel to New Jersey to face the Jets.

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10 Responses to “Mario Williams’ big day nets him defensive player of the week”
  1. kiteridler says: Sep 18, 2013 2:02 PM

    He does realize he’s on the Jets right?

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 18, 2013 2:04 PM

    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
    Run or pass and score — we want a lot more!
    Beat ‘em, Swamp ‘em,
    Touchdown! — Let the points soar!
    Fight on, fight on ‘Til you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!

  3. texansdude says: Sep 18, 2013 2:05 PM

    Good for him! With all sincerity!

  4. 5wide says: Sep 18, 2013 2:11 PM

    “Told about Barnes’ comments, Williams responded: Who is Antwan Barnes?”

  5. thekingdave says: Sep 18, 2013 2:31 PM

    Good for him. That guy took tons of unnecessary crap from “Houstonians” back in 2006 for the simple fact he wasn’t golden boy Vince Young. I hope he breaks the cycle of big contract guys and lives up to his contract.

  6. mrbigass says: Sep 18, 2013 2:48 PM

    Seen it. Mario will have a big game and then disappear for 4 or 5……..

    I watched him one game where on the first series he bullrushed the right tackle into the QB and I mean it was quick.

    I thought wow, here we go. He did not register a tackle or a sack for the rest of the game……

    #takesoffalottaplays

  7. CKL says: Sep 18, 2013 2:58 PM

    Wade Phillips is a good DC and Williams had a lot of talented teammates in Hou for sure. That said, sometimes it’s just not the right fit for a player and team or coach. It looks like Pettine is the Bills defensive MVP so far. As a Patsfan , I am not looking forward to the time they get Gilmour and Byrd back in the lineup.

  8. kcflake says: Sep 18, 2013 2:59 PM

    Dontari Poe should have won the award.

  9. kgun80 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:44 PM

    He’s healthy and motivated. Lets hope that continues. Pettine’s system moves Mario around and gives him more opportunities for 1 on 1 match ups. Lets also hope Geno pays for Barnes opening his mouth this Sunday!

    GO BILLS!!!

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 18, 2013 9:59 PM

    Panthers O line = a seive

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