Mark Konezny-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
After his two interceptions in big spots against the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills' safety Jairus Byrd has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Byrd notched an interception on both Arizona quarterbacks. The first was in the fourth quarter off starter Kevin Kolb in Bills territory with Arizona threatening. In overtime, Byrd intercepted back-up John Skelton and returned it to the six-yard line, setting up Rian Lindell's kick to win the game by a 19-16 tally. He also added four tackles during the game.
The game was the fourth multi-interception game of Byrd's career. The fourth-year safety is the first Bills defender to earn the honor since George Wilson in Week 5 of 2011.
Byrd is scheduled to be a free agent following the 2012 season but talks have been ongoing with his agent since the offseason. He was selected in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft.