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Brown’s Best Week 16

Posted by Chris Brown on December 22, 2008 – 3:11 pm

A nice week of contributions by a lot of different players.

BROWN’S BEST WEEK 16

BEST TACKLE FOR LOSS: Ryan Denney – He dropped Selvin Young for a three-yard loss on a 2nd-and-2 play to set up a 3rd-and-5.

BEST HEART: Marshawn Lynch – Buffalo’s feature back played as long as he could with a bum shoulder contributing a big touchdown at the end of the half that gave the Bills momentum for the final two quarters.

BEST BAILOUT: Rian Lindell – The Bills kicker made Buffalo’s first drive in the second half when it stalled at the Denver 30 as he put a 49-yard field goal through the uprights on a day when the ball resembled a frozen rock.

BEST HIT: Donte Whitner – His crack on Brandon Marshall separated the receiver from the football and the turnover led to a field goal.

BEST BALL AWARENESS: Reggie Corner – The rookie cornerback pounced on the loose ball off the Marshall fumble and tried to return it.

BEST BIG PLAY OFFENSE: Fred Jackson – His 65-yard catch and run helped lead to a go ahead touchdown as it set up first-and-goal at the Broncos three.

BEST BALL PLACEMENT: Trent Edwards – His touchdown pass to Steve Johnson’s back side shoulder was put only where his receiver could pull it in for a touchdown giving the Bills the lead (23-20).

BEST MONEY MAN: Josh Reed – His nine receptions were a personal best and his two consecutive catches for 16 and 11 yards that got Buffalo into the red zone on the game-winning point drive were huge.

BEST CUTBACK: Fred Jackson – His eight-yard touchdown run went against the grain as he found the end zone to put Buffalo up for good.

BEST PICK: Kawika Mitchell – His goal line INT thwarted the first attempt by Denver to tie the game.

BEST PLAY: Reggie Corner – His pass breakup on the 4th-and-5 play for Denver was huge as he knocked the ball out of Brandon Stokley’s hands in the end zone to preserve the win.

BEST TACKLER: Terrence McGee/Paul Posluszny/Bryan Scott – All three led the team with eight tackles each. There were plays made against the defense, but they play physical and got the stops they needed when they had to have them.

BEST TEAMS UNIT: All the special teams units were solid, but the kick return unit consistently provided solid field position throughout the game. Leodis McKelvin and Fred Jackson gave Buffalo’s offense drive starts at their 30-yard line or better on four of their six returns. The Bills lead the league in average drive start. 

BEST COMING OUT PARTY: Reggie Corner – The rookie cornerback had four tackles, four pass breakups including the big one at the end and a fumble recovery.


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