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Micah Hyde named AFC Defensive Player of the Month


His nose for the ball has helped the Bills lead the league in takeaways and turnover margin. It's also the main reason why Micah Hyde was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October on Thursday. The league leader in interceptions posted four of his five interceptions this season in the past month.

Hyde, who was a free agent signee of the Bills back in March, has been a ballhawk since Week 1 when he registered an interception in the season opening victory over the Jets. But he's been on a tear of late with four interceptions in his last four games.

The safety has been a major player in the team's league leading takeaway total of 17 through their first seven games. Buffalo's plus-14 turnover margin also leads the NFL.

In the month of October Hyde also logged 22 tackles and six pass breakups.

Pro Football Focus has ranked Hyde as the fifth-highest rated safety in the league thus far this season with an 88.7 rating.

Hyde isn't the first Bills player to win a Player of the Month award this season. Tre'Davious White won AFC Defensive Rookie of the Month in September.

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