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Mario Williams named AFC defensive player of week

By Mark Gaughan

Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has been named AFC defensive player of the week for his two-sack performance against the Miami Dolphins.

Of course, that included a forced fumble against Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill that set up the winning field goal by the Bills. It's the second time in seven weeks Williams has won the honor.

Williams' 10 sacks are tied for second in the NFL with Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston. Indianapolis Colts defensive end Robert Mathis has 11.5 sacks.

The Bills' single-season team record for sacks is 19 by Bruce Smith in 1990. Smith's second-best total was 15 in 1986. Bryce Paup had 17.5 sacks for the Bills in 1995.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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