Bills safety Aaron Williams had a big hand in the victory on Sunday. He not only made an early interception that helped get Buffalo on the board first, he also took a sure touchdown off the board for Jacksonville in what wound up being a seven-point victory for the Bills.
Williams had an interception on the fourth play from scrimmage on a play right after he was beaten for a big gain in the pass game.
“The first time Aaron Williams, the guy beats Aaron for the big pass over the middle on the double screen, man to man and Aaron comes back and makes up for it with the interception,” said head coach Doug Marrone. “That’s what you have to do. When you’re a player and you make a mistake you need to come back and make a play and that’s what he did.”
His biggest play of the game came on a strip fumble on Denard Robinson as he was about to break the plane of the end zone on a run after catch in the second half.
“I just saw I had an open lane to the inside. He probably didn’t know that I was inside. I just popped up and forced myself to be aggressive and get the ball,” said Williams.
Williams said with Robinson so close to scoring, he had no choice but to go for the strip instead of making a tackle.
“It was strip all the way,” he said. “If I tackled, he probably drags me with his momentum into the end zone. The main thing you have to do is just go for the ball.”
“Aaron Williams made an excellent play,” said Marrone. “When you go back and look at that play he hustled his butt off on that play and caused that fumble.”
So Williams had a hand in what was a 10-point swing in Buffalo’s favor in the victory. Not bad for a corner turned safety. Williams is now tied for the team lead in interceptions with Kiko Alonso and Jairus Byrd.
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