Their performances in Week 5 were critical to the Bills come from behind victory at Detroit. That’s why both Sammy Watkins and Dan Carpenter were recognized by Pro Football Focus in their weekly awards.
The PFF’s Week 5 All-Star team included Carpenter and Watkins. Carpenter for his game-winning 58-yard field goal and Watkins for his clutch behind the head, juggling grab to set up the field goal the play prior. Watkins also had six other receptions in the game. Here’s what PFF had to say about the two clutch performers for Buffalo.
Wide Receivers: Vincent Jackson, TB (+3.5) and Sammy Watkins, BUF (+3.2)
The Buccaneers couldn’t quite hold on against the Saints yesterday, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort from Vincent Jackson, four missed tackles forced and 144 yards through the air giving him the highest grade of any receiver this week so far. For Watkins it’s been an up and down rookie season so far but we definitely saw the positive this week, slowly but surely making the Bills look smart for picking him up in May’s draft.
Kicker: Dan Carpenter, BUF: A close battle between a few kickers, but ultimately the game winner from 58 yards sealed the deal for Carpenter here.
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