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Nickell Robey-Coleman earns AFC Defensive PotW honors

The little corner’s big game makes him Buffalo’s second consecutive winner.

What a homecoming for Nickell Robey-Coleman.

The diminutive corner came up big in the second half against the Los Angeles Rams, beautifully undercutting a Case Keenum pass en route to a 41-yard interception return touchdown. Then, he iced the game with an interception on 4th and desperate by picking Keenum for a second time.

Robey-Coleman finished the game with the aforementioned interceptions and his second touchdown of the season. He added one tackle to his day’s work. Robey-Coleman is the second consecutive Buffalo Bill to win Player of the Week honors on the defensive side of the ball. Zach Brown’s sideline-to-sideline domination of the New England Patriots earned him the nod in Week 4, when his combined statistics in one game bested Mario Williams’ entire 2015 season.

The Bills have now had consecutive players of the week on the defensive side of the ball for the first time since the 1991 season. Those players also won in Weeks 4 and 5, with Cornelius Bennett’s two-sack performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earning him the nod in Week 4, and Nate Odomes’...well..appearance on the field (?) earning him the award in Week 5 versus the Bears, who were 4-0 coming into the game. Odomes did not appear on the stat sheet, so his coverage must have been outstanding.

Congrats, Nickell! Up next is a matchup against Jeremy Kerley, the former New York Jets slot receiver who has been the de facto No. 1 WR through the first 5 games of the season for San Francisco.