Another Bills victory means we need to award another game ball to Buffalo’s MVP of the game. The last time Buffalo won (Week 5 against the Eagles), our readers selected S George Wilson for the honor. He had another huge game yesterday, so he’ll have a chance to make it two game balls in a row this week.
A lot of guys stepped up and played well yesterday (we could of nominated anyone from the defense, really), but only one can get our game ball for the week. (To see a complete list of our past winners, click here.)
Here are the candidates:
DL Marcell Dareus (4 tackles (2 for loss), 2.5 sacks) – Dareus moved to nose tackle with the absence of Kyle Williams yesterday…and let’s just say it suited him very well. Dareus completely dominated the point of attack yesterday, making life miserable for John Beck and the Washington offense. After a quiet start to the season, the Bills’ top draft choice is really coming around. This guy is a star in the making.
DL Dwan Edwards (4 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 4 QB hits) – Edwards is a solid player, but sometimes it feels like he’s invisible out there. Not so yesterday, as he wreaked havoc all day long, pounding Beck on multiple occasions. The Edwards/Dareus/Williams combination on the D-Line is certainly a strength on this team when they’re playing this well.
S George Wilson (9 tackles, 1 INT) – What a season Wilson is having. If he doesn’t make the Pro Bowl, it’s a joke. Did you know he’s third in the league in tackles (66) and second in interceptions (four)? He had another great day yesterday, adding an interception.
RB Fred Jackson (120 rushing yards, 74 receiving yards) – Speaking of guys having incredible seasons, Jackson’s MVP-type year continues. The man simply can’t be stopped. It’s amazing how often he turns what should be a loss of yards into a four-or-five yard surge. For the love of God, pay this man and keep him in Buffalo.
OL Andy Levitre (Held Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan to no sacks) – What a performance by Levitre yesterday. It is not easy to play left tackle in the NFL, especially when you’re not truly physically suited to it. But Levitre was able to help shut down the fearsome Redskins’ pass rush combo of Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan, neither of whom touched Ryan Fitzpatrick all day. A gold star for you, Andy.
So who’s your choice for this week’s game ball?