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Mario Williams wins second weekly defensive honor of the season

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Defensive end Mario Williams‘ first season with the Bills didn’t get off to a very good start, but you can’t say the same about his second year in Buffalo.

Williams has been named the AFC defensive player of the week for the second time this season after putting forth a strong performance in Buffalo’s Week Seven victory over the Dolphins. Williams sacked Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill twice during the second half game and each sack played a big role in getting the Bills an AFC East win.

Williams’ first sack came on a third quarter third down in Bills territory and forced a Dolphins punt. Williams then beat Dolphins right tackle Tyson Clabo a second time and forced a fumble that was recovered by Kyle Williams to set up Dan Carpenter’s game-winning field goal. Williams’ play may have helped convince the Dolphins that they couldn’t stand pat on the offensive line as they traded for Bryant McKinnie the next day.

Williams now has 10 sacks on the year after posting 10.5 last season and would wind up with a career best in that category if he continues along the same pace for the rest of the season. He’d also probably wind up with another weekly prize or two if that turns out to be the case.

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15 Responses to “Mario Williams wins second weekly defensive honor of the season”
  1. thepftpoet says: Oct 23, 2013 10:51 AM

    He still sucks LOLOLOLOL

  2. rottenbellybutton says: Oct 23, 2013 10:52 AM

    Nobody’s knocking the bills for giving Mario that contract now. I’m happy he shut all you up.

  3. granadafan says: Oct 23, 2013 11:04 AM

    Finally he sort of lives up to being the #1 pick.

  4. arrowhead816 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:04 AM

    It shouldv’e been Tamba Hali again….He had 2.5 sacks 2 force fumbles and 5 tackles. And yes both of the sacks played big roles in the Chiefs victory

  5. htowntexan says: Oct 23, 2013 11:22 AM

    Good for Mario. I’m glad he’s playing like we all thought he could (wish he would have done so in Houston though!).

  6. billsalldayaday says: Oct 23, 2013 11:29 AM

    Went to the game and then re-watched it and he thoroughly dominated at times. Without him, the Bills have no chance in this game. The pick 6, he had outstanding pressure and went through Martin! on the play. He abused Martin most of the day with the help of a back, but I think they switched him to the left side because he could use that inside move be and right there. Way to go Mario! He looks like hes having fun out there!

  7. rnt2000 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:31 AM

    I love the new D the Bills have…..just wish they would play a complete game rather than being a second half team. Skies up from here though.

  8. kramerbarthomer says: Oct 23, 2013 11:39 AM

    Here’s the deal with Mario… He gets his sacks. But the team’s defense still sucks. Just like he did in Houston, every year.. 10-12 sacks a year… and the teams defense gave up 25-30 points a game. He ain’t worth the $$$!!!

  9. kuranda84 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:46 AM

    Good for him for living up to his contract. Flacco needs to follow suit.

  10. dspyank2k11 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:53 AM

    negative houston fans? *crickets*

  11. majbobby says: Oct 23, 2013 12:05 PM

    kramerbarthomer says:
    Oct 23, 2013 11:39 AM
    Here’s the deal with Mario… He gets his sacks. But the team’s defense still sucks. Just like he did in Houston, every year.. 10-12 sacks a year… and the teams defense gave up 25-30 points a game. He ain’t worth the $$$!!!

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    Really he only had double digit sacks twice in 6 years at houston.

    Both years in Buffalo Double Digit sacks.

  12. billsfansince87 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:08 PM

    Great game for team defense..Mario saves the day but the run defense still needs to step it up..let’s go bill!!

  13. stillperfect says: Oct 23, 2013 12:20 PM

    Is there anyone who didn’t win this award when lining up against Clabo the week before?

  14. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Oct 23, 2013 12:22 PM

    Mario was a non factor when Bills played the Jets!

    I expect the same for the 2nd meeting in a few weeks…

  15. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Oct 23, 2013 1:48 PM

    Charlie Casserly was on the wrong end of a Texan Nation blow torch when he selected Super Mario over Bush and VY.

    That choice isn’t looking too bad now, is it?

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