Jordan Poyer named AFC defensive player of the week

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The Bills beat the Ravens on Sunday to move to 3-1 on the season.

Safety Jordan Poyer played a big part in the outcome and now he’s been named AFC defensive player of the week.

Poyer recorded a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions off quarterback Lamar Jackson. The first was at the beginning of the quarter, halting a Baltimore drive at midfield.

Though that takeaway didn’t result in points, Poyer’s second interception was critical. The safety caught Jackson’s 50-50 ball on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line in the end zone. Because he intercepted the pass there and was down for a touchback, Buffalo’s offense started its final drive at the 20-yard line instead of the 2-yard line.

Poyer currently leads the league with four interceptions. He’s recorded a pick in each of the three games he’s played so far in 2022.

He’ll try to keep that streak going against the Steelers in Week Five, with rookie Kenny Pickett set to make his first start.

9 responses to “Jordan Poyer named AFC defensive player of the week

  1. Ken he Pickett? Yes he can!

    Kenny Pickett is about to take Nathan Peterman’s throne.

    Matt Canada is suffocating the Steelers and the OL isn’t very good.

    Jordan Poyer is gonna get another 2 ints and the rest of the boys might catch another 4.

  2. I wouldn’t call the 2nd INT a 50-50 ball. The wr was wide open; Lamar saw him late and didn’t throw the ball hard enough to get it there. I like Lamar, but we can call it what it is—a bad throw.

  3. The question becomes why haven’t t the Bills extended Po yet.
    At a time the Bills are dishing out money left and right. Poyer continues to earn it. Hopefully they’re just waiting to extend him for cap purposes, but it smells like a franchise tag.
    If it were up to me I’d find a way to extend him the same way they found money for everybody else.
    I love Dawson Knox but extending him a couple weeks after Poyer made his desire known was kind of telling. Lots of mixed emotions lol

  4. The Bills haven’t extended Poyer yet because it’s a 17 game season and we are trying to win a Super Bowl. We need the cap flexibility should injuries occur. Poyer knows this and doesn’t want personal success to hinder the team’s championship chances.

  5. Love Poyer, but let’s be realistic. He’s 31. That’s not old for a safety by any means, but he probably only has a few prime years left. Short term deals may be the way to go for now

  6. “I love Dawson Knox but extending him a couple weeks after Poyer made his desire known was kind of telling. Lots of mixed emotions lol”

    Difference is Knox is entering the prime of his career and Poyer is on the wrong side of 30. That said, Poyer might force them to make him an exception by continuing to play at an exceptional level. As it’s playing out, they could very well choose to keep and pay Poyer and go the cheap youth direction in Hyde’s spot, which is a bummer because they’re both great players…but they have to make tough choices sometimes.

  7. “Lamar saw him late and didn’t throw the ball hard enough to get it there. I like Lamar, but we can call it what it is—a bad throw.”
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    Let’s not forget that Lamar was running for his life and had to throw the ball off his back foot because Shaq Lawson and Greg Rousseau were about to crush him. He didn’t throw the ball hard enough because the Bills’ DEs wouldn’t allow it on that play.

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