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After making 18 tackles, Brown named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 2: Zach Brown #53 of the Buffalo Bills tackles LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots in the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) Getty Images

After making 18 tackles and also recording a sack and a forced fumble, Bills linebacker Zach Brown was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.

Brown’s big game in a shutout at New England brought the fifth-year linebacker his first weekly NFL award. His 18 tackles were both a career best and the most by any player leaguewide last week.

Brown also was credited with two forced fumbles, including one of Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett in the red zone that helped preserve the Bills’ first shutout in New England since 1993.

The sack and the forced fumbles were the first of the season for Brown.

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11 Responses to “After making 18 tackles, Brown named AFC Defensive Player of the Week”
  1. marvsleezy says: Oct 5, 2016 9:55 AM

    Sorry you couldnt use him Tennessee and let him go in free agency. He only makes 1.25 million for Buffalo too.


  2. chippys lost binky says: Oct 5, 2016 10:11 AM

    Pats season ticket holder, his day was even more impressive than reflected by the stats. Brown played like a man possessed. Congrats to him for the deserved recognition and again to the Bills on the win.

  3. 60ftlesbianoctopus says: Oct 5, 2016 10:15 AM

    Doesn’t the PFT know that Brady wasn’t playing so any player on the opposing team cannot be recognized for plays he made during the game? I’m sorry but if Brady isn’t playing the other team can’t win when they win. Only when the Patriots win while Brady is out can the other team be given credit for the their performances during the loss. I can’t wait for Brady to get back (The Varsity Team) Since when Brady isn’t playing the other 52 guys are a bunch of “jv team” trash. #Patriotsrespect their team. “Die Hard Patriots Fans” Stadium was empty with 4 minutes to go.

  4. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Oct 5, 2016 10:41 AM

    Doug Whaley haters take note, another great pick up. Everyone focuses on Sammy, whete the jury is still out. Whaley does a great job with guys like Brown, Jerry Hughes, Tyrod, who were on other teams but were not being used properly. Side note: Brown’s tackles In THIS GAME were more then Mario Williams had all last year.

  5. billswillnevermove says: Oct 5, 2016 10:45 AM

    Dude had a monster game last week and has been a beast this year. Well deserved.

  6. William Marcellino says: Oct 5, 2016 11:15 AM

    As a Pats fan, that was…not fun to watch. As a football fan, wow what a game Brown had. Hat’s off to him.

  7. dohczeppelin says: Oct 5, 2016 11:33 AM

    The forced fumble on Brissett was amazing. INSTANT deceleration to zero. Absolutely crushed him.
    Welcome to the NFL, Jacoby. Try to avoid the linebackers.

  8. billsfaninhouston says: Oct 5, 2016 1:27 PM

    What’s funny is that over the off-season, everybody was freaking out over who was going to play linebacker. I think we have our answer….

  9. aballinhighgrass says: Oct 5, 2016 2:00 PM

    As a Pats fan congrats to him. Best game I’ve seen from an inside linebacker in recent memory. From the first play where he chased down Edleman (who had a huge head start) to the last, he was dominant. I didn’t like it, but it was impressive.

  10. pats14 says: Oct 6, 2016 8:31 AM

    Monster game. Much respect frrom NE.

  11. Bubbalicious says: Oct 7, 2016 8:04 PM

    Brady would crawl on his belly and clean Goodells’ underwear with his tongue just to get back on the field for one more play! He has no pride!

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