ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Week 5 was quite a homecoming for USC alum Nickell Robey-Coleman, so much so that he was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week by the NFL.
It’s the second consecutive week a Bills defender has claimed the honor, after Zach Brown earned it for an 18 tackle performance in Week 4.
Robey-Coleman only played 36% of the Bills defensive snaps in Los Angeles, but made them count, snaring two interceptions, while not surrendering a single reception in coverage.
His first interception, which was returned for a touchdown, turned out to be the turning point of the game as he gave the Bills broke a 16-all tie and grabbed a lead they’d never relinquish. It was Robey-Coleman’s second pick-six of the season, making him the 10th Bill defender in team history to find the end zone twice in one campaign.
His second interception of Case Keenum was just the cherry on top of a nice outing, that put the game away late in the fourth quarter.
Brown and Robey-Coleman become the first Bills defenders to win back-to-back Defensive Player of the Week awards since Cornelius Bennett and Nate Odomes did it in 1991. We all remember where that season ended.
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