It probably was far from a surprise. After setting a Bills franchise record with 4.5 sacks in Sunday's dramatic come from behind win over Carolina, Mario Williams was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his Week 2 performance.
In addition to his four and a half sacks, Williams also had six tackles and four quarterback hits. On three occasions his sacks led to third down stops either forcing a punt or forcing Carolina to settle for a field goal.
"It's what we expected," said Marcell Dareus of Williams play last Sunday. "A guy like that playing in a defense like this, it's designed for him to just cut loose and use his athletic ability and use his strength and power to overwhelm offensive tackles. It's nothing short of what I expected. I expect it the rest of the year as well."
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It's the first time a Bills defensive lineman has won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors since [Aaron Schobel was named in Week 14 of the 2006 season](http://www.history.buffalobills.com/Players of the Week).
For Williams it's the third time he's won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in his career, but it's the first time in six seasons. The Bills top pass rusher last won Player of the Week honors in Week 15 of 2007. The only other time in his career in which he got the Player of the Week nod was Week 1 of the 2007 season.