The National Football League announced today that Bills S Bacarri Rambo was named AFC defensive player of the week for his week 10 Thursday Night Football performance against the New York Jets. In the Bills 22-17 win, Rambo posted a game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter, fumble recovery and two forced fumbles—including one returned for a touchdown by S Duke Williams.
A third-year player out of Georgia, Rambo is the second Bill to win AFC defensive player of the week this season—joining Preston Brown whose week three performance earned him the honors. Rambo is the first Bills defensive back to bring home defensive player of the week honors since S Jairus Byrd in week six of the 2012 season.
Below is a summary of Rambo’s performance in primetime Thursday night in New York against the Jets:
DEFENSE: S BACARRI RAMBO, BUFFALO BILLS
- Produced an interception, a forced fumble on special teams and a forced fumble on defense to account for three turnovers in Buffalo’s 22-17 victory over the NY Jets
- His first forced fumble came on kickoff coverage and was returned by Duke Williams for the first touchdown of the game.
- His second forced fumble came in the third quarter when he stripped and recovered the fumble from Chris Ivory. The Bills converted that turnover into a field goal.
- He closed the game with an interception of Ryan Fitzpatrick on the Jets final play with 24 seconds left in the game.