Bills linebacker Matt Milano had a big hand in Buffalo's get right win against the Cleveland Browns, and because of that the LB has been named AFC's Defensive Player of the Week. It's Milano's second time earning player of the week honors.
The linebacker totaled 12 tackles, one sack, three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in Sunday's victory.
Milano's sack happened in the fourth quarter and went for a loss of eight yards against Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett. The sack came on third down and forced the Browns to punt in a drive that went three and out.
The LB also recovered a Brissett fumble in the second quarter, which led to a Bills field goal.
Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said the difference in Milano's play this season has been his confidence and leadership.
"I just feel like this year, his confidence is at an all-time high," Frazier shared. "His assertiveness, his leadership, he's more communicative than he's ever been. He's just so much more sure of himself, and that's showing in his play. He's a big play guy, but he's steady at the same time.
"He stays within the system, but when there's an opportunity to make a play, he usually makes that play."
Milano ties for a team-high 10 tackles for loss, has 42 solo tackles, five passes defensed and three quarterback hits this season.