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Bills LB Zach Brown earns AFC DPOW honors

A huge day from the first-year Bill netted him the conference honors for Week 4.

Bills linebacker Zach Brown, after recording an absurd 18 tackles and two forced fumbles on the road against the Patriots, has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Brown is in his first year with the Bills after spending his first four seasons with the Titans. Up to this point, he’s been one of the best Bills in 2016, if not the best outright. His 52 total tackles is tops in the NFL right now, well ahead of Luke Kuechly’s 46, and his two forced fumbles puts him just outside of the league high of three.

I sang Brown’s praises during my Week 4 Awards piece, but it’s worth repeating how well Brown is playing this season. I may have been a bit quick on the trigger to put him ahead of Von Miller or Aaron Donald as the league’s best defender so far, but he’s definitely been playing at an All-Pro level so far this season.

He’ll have a chance to continue his hot streak against Donald’s Rams this Sunday in Los Angeles.