Can Williams set personal sack record?

December, 6, 2012
Considering the slow start, it’s hard to fathom that Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has a chance to set a new career best in sacks this season.

Williams, who has 9.5 sacks, is just five shy of eclipsing his personal record of 14 sacks in 2007. This is already the highest sack total for Williams in four years.

Buffalo’s defensive end took a lot of heat for an unproductive first half of the season. Williams complained of a wrist injury that resulted in just 3.5 sacks his first seven games.

However, Williams had wrist surgery during the bye week and has been on a tear ever since. He has six sacks in his past six games, which includes a streak of three consecutive games with at least one sack. Williams has four games left to chase his personal best.

This kind of production is why the Bills paid Williams $100 million to come to Buffalo. Williams is in Buffalo for the long haul. So if he keeps up this level of play for the duration of his contract, Bills fans will definitely forget Williams’ rocky start in his first year.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter



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