The Bills secondary was coming off a banner season when it came to takeaways in 2009, but they've been much harder to come by in 2010. Drayton Florence had something to say about that in Buffalo's Week 11 win over the Bengals. His two takeaway day for the Bills also earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Buffalo entered last Sunday's game with just eight total takeaways on the season. On Sunday Buffalo had three, and Florence was responsible for two of them. Entering the second half down 17 points (31-14) it was Buffalo's defensive backs that helped spark their dramatic comeback.
After a touchdown drive by the Bills offense, Florence would post Buffalo's first defensive touchdown on a 27-yard fumble return less than a minute later after Marcus Stroud forced Cedric Benson to cough up the football.
Florence's touchdown completely swung the momentum of the game in favor of the Bills who would go on to score 35 unanswered points in the second half to win going away 49-31.
The veteran cornerback also had an interception late in the fourth quarter to thwart Cincinnati's last ditch effort to get back in the game.
It's just the second time in Florence's career that he's won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award, having last been honored in the 2004 season (Week 13).
It's also the first time a Bills defensive player has been awarded AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors since the 2007 season.