Buffalo Bills running back Anthony Dixon was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday for his efforts against the New York Jets on Monday night in Detroit.
In the third quarter, with the Bills leading the Jets 17-3 and the Jets punting, Dixon walked a blocker back into the lap of punter Ryan Quigley, extended his left arm, and blocked the kick. The ball rolled into the end zone, where it rested long enough for teammate Manny Lawson to pounce on it for a Bills touchdown. The score put the Bills up 24-3 en route to a 38-3 drubbing of their division rivals.
With two blocked punts this season (the other coming in a Week 2 win over Miami), Dixon became the first Bills special teams player to record two in a season since should-be Hall of Fame member Steve Tasker did it in 1990.
Dixon becomes the third Bills player to win Special Teams Player of the Week honors this season, following in the footsteps of kicker Dan Carpenter (Week 1) and running back C.J. Spiller (Week 2).