Sunday, December 15, 2013

Williams swings board 10 points in Bills' victory


The Buffalo Bills beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by seven points Sunday -- with the help of Aaron Williams.

The Bills' cornerback-turned-safety was essentially responsible for 10 points in his team's favor, as his first-quarter interception was turned around into a Buffalo field goal, and his strip tackle in the second half negated what certainly should have been a Jags touchdown.

Buffalo was about to see its 10-point lead diminish to a field goal early in the third quarter when Jaguars receiver Denard Robinson B-lined for pay dirt on a 24-yard scamper.

But just as Robinson was about to cross the goal line, Williams batted the ball out of his hands in a last-gasp effort to salvage the play. It worked.

"It was strip all the way," Williams said, via "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."

Williams' early-game pick was maybe of the desperate variety, as well. After getting beat on a 25-yard completion on the second play from scrimmage, the third-year defensive back came down with the ball as Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne targeted Marcedes Lewis, who was on the better end of the previous play, on the next down.

"When you’re a player and you make a mistake you need to come back and make a play," Bills coach Doug Marrone said, "and that’s what he did."

The Bills improved to 5-9 with the win as they try to avoid a fifth-straight season with at least 10 losses.

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