(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By NICK MENDOLA Associated Press After a slow start to his career in Buffalo, Super Mario has found the next level.
Too bad for the Bills and their fans, it's a little late for a realistic postseason push.
Either way, the high-priced defensive end is starting to give Buffalo a bit of a return on its offseason investment. The Bills have slipped to 4-7, but Williams has posted four sacks in his last four games and leads the team with 8 1/2.
In doing so, he's lifting the play of the entire defensive unit.
''We're playing together better,'' Williams said. ''Every game it's about being in our gap, doing your responsibility and executing.''
The Bills have held the opposition to a single offensive touchdown in consecutive weeks after allowing 45 or more points three times in the first five games. After going three games without forcing a turnover, the Bills have forced two fumbles and had three interceptions in the past two.
''(We succeed) whenever we ...