Milano named as AFC Defensive Player of the Week

The Bills linebacker had quite the week against the Vikings on Sunday

Brayton Wilson
September 26, 2018 - 9:59 am

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn - USA TODAY Sports


Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano was honored by the National Football League on Wednesday for his performance against the Minnesota Vikings this past Sunday.

Milano was announced as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after registering eight tackles, a sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and two passes defended in Buffalo's 27-6 win in Minneapolis. It is the first time in his career that he has earned this honor.

The 24-year-old linebacker is the first Bills defender to be honored as the Defensive Player of the Week since former Bills cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman earned it back in Week 5 of the 2016 season against the Los Angeles Rams.

The second-year linebacker out of Boston College is also the first Bill since defensive back Troy Vincent in 2004 to register a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery in the same game.

In three games this season, Milano has gathered 21 total tackles, which is second on the team only to rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (24).

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