Despite the loss, a few Bills players had very good games and worked hard to keep the lead. We are awarding the Player of the Week Award in Week 1 to linebacker Matt Milano, who had eight tackles, including a tackle for a loss on New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook, one pass deflection, one QB hit, and an interception on the Jets backup quarterback Zach Wilson:
All-Pro @MatthewMilanoo. 😤
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) September 12, 2023
The 2022 All-Pro was a force to be reckoned with all game, with multiple great tackles throughout all four quarters and securing the interception after a Bills touchdown. Milano’s pick would lead to a Tyler Bass field goal before the end of the first half. After the interception, the linebacker taunted Zach Wilson which backed up the Bills following the penalty.
You can see Matt Milano’s perfect read of Zach Wilson’s throw here:
Pretty brutal dots here on the Zach Wilson INT. pic.twitter.com/cdtx9CB8Ih
— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) September 12, 2023
Despite Milano’s best efforts to keep the Jets score to 3 points, New York ultimately would score in the 4th quarter before the game-ending punt return in overtime.
Buffalo will host their season home opener on Sunday, September 17th at 1 PM to face the Oakland Raiders.