Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston (15) tangles with Buffalo Bills corner back Stephon Gilmore after an incomplete pass in the second quarter of their NFL football game in Orchard Park, New York September 16, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz
You won’t find many Buffalo Bills defenders among the league leaders – at least in a good way.
One of them is Stephon Gilmore.
No one’s talking about this, but the rookie cornerback is tied for sixth in the NFL with 13 pass break-ups. Casey Hayward of Green Bay is the only rookie who has more, with 15.
And only one cornerback in the league has forced more fumbles than Gilmore’s three. (Chicago’s Tim Jennings has seven.)
Gilmore has had a forced fumble in each of Buffalo’s past two games. He’s the first Bills defensive back to do that in consecutive games since Antoine Winfield in 2003.