A.J. Klein named the AFC defensive player of the week

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Linebacker A.J. Klein played a big role in the Bills moving to 8-3 with a Week 12 win over the Chargers.

Klein was all over the field during the 27-17 victory. He led the team with 14 tackles over the course of the afternoon and three of those tackles resulted in a loss of yardage.

Klein, who played every defensive snap, was also credited with 1.5 sacks and two hits of Justin Herbert while breaking up one pass.

The NFL announced that Klein has been named the AFC defensive player of the week as a result of that effort. It’s the first time Klein has been so honored and he joins defensive end Jerry Hughes as Bills defenders to take the prize this season.

10 responses to “A.J. Klein named the AFC defensive player of the week

  1. Love to see a guy who grinds below the radar get the props

    Klein is ballin, should have had this award earlier this year about 2 weeks ago

  2. A couple weeks of being an absolute liability to the point where even Bills sportswriters were meme’ing on him.

    Then Sean and Leslie figured out how to better scheme him towards his strengths and he has been playing like a Man on Fire!

    100% Moxie.

    A.J. Klein isn’t Matt Milano and I’m glad they’ve stopped dropping him into coverage so much, now he is on the assault.

  3. bosa shouldve won, does this mean that your team has to win for you to be player of the week?

  4. Klein never really played the Will role, he was always the Mike. It took him time to learn the position & scheme in Buffalo. I’m happy to see a guy that was absolutely vilified by EVERYONE continue to work hard and succeed. I am dumbfounded however that he won this award when he probably wasn’t the best defensive player in the game. I kept hearing the name Bosa all day. Maybe I’ll check his stats.

  5. Kid is really tackling well and going sideline to sideline. Great to see him turn things around

  6. What a difference a couple of weeks make. We fans tend to think that you can insert x player here or there and the results should be inmediate.

    Glad for him that he’s doing great.

  7. Not sure I understand that.

    Klein had 1.5 sacks, 10 solo tackles, 3 TFL, and 2 QB Hits

    In the same game Bosa had 3.0 sacks, 8 solo tackles, 6 TFLs, and 2 QB Hits

    Just sayin’. It was Bosa’s best game ever in each of the four categories. Dude’s probably wondering what he has to do to get PoTW.

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