The 6-1 New England Patriots will visit the 4-3 Buffalo Bills on Sunday, an opportunity to add or lose a game in the AFC East division title race on the line.
In addition to Buffalo’s ground-and-pound offense highlighting all-word running back LeSean McCoy, a very large part of the Bills’ success this year has been the emergence of pass rusher Lorenzo Alexander.
Belichick says Lorenzo Alexander is "one of the best players we'll see all year"
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) October 26, 2016
Head coach Bill Belichick is right to highlight Alexander’s success this season. The 33-year-old, nine-year veteran defender is having a career year. During his first six seasons with Washington, two years with the Arizona Cardinals and last season with the Oakland Raiders, Alexander totaled 9 sacks.
This season, switching to linebacker in Buffalo’s 3-4 defense, Alexander has matched his previous career total of 9 sacks in just 7 games, leading all players in the NFL.
Alexander’s 9.0 sacks are 1.5 ahead of last year’s Super Bowl MVP Von Miller. He finished with 3.0 sacks in the Bills’ Week 5 victory against the Los Angeles Rams.