Stephon Gilmore has been having an awful season for the Buffalo Bills by most measures. Well on Sunday, he’s playing much better.
On the third play of the game, Gilmore made an aggressive play on A.J. Green, breaking up a pass from Andy Dalton and knocking the perennial Pro Bowler Green to the turf. Green left the game with a hurt hamstring and hasn’t returned, though Gilmore didn’t do anything dirty.
It was a play in the second quarter that got most folks attention, though. Gilmore stepped in front of a Dalton pass and brought it back inside the Bengals’ ten. Buffalo would hit a field goal a few plays later to take a 10-6 lead. (Unfortunately, Tyrod Taylor scored but a Richie Incognito holding call made it third and goal from the 15.)
Gilmore got a nice big hug from Rex Ryan after he returned to the sideline following the interception. The Bills head coach has publicly criticized the secondary recently after their sub-par play.