In the team’s 41-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, Burfict recorded 18 tackles (15 solo) and one pass defensed, as well as one forced fumble that he recovered himself and returned 13 yards for a touchdown. His 18 total tackles against the Browns is the most by a Bengals player this season, topping the previous mark of 17 he set himself on Oct. 20 at Detroit.
This is Burfict’s first Player of the Week award. While he is the third Bengals player to earn the Player of the Week award in 2013, he is the first to win the defensive honor since defensive tackle
Also earning Player of the Week awards this season were quarterback
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Bilukidi was a sixth-round draft choice of Oakland in 2012 and played in 13 games, with 12 tackles. He played in Oakland’s first five games this season, with four tackles, including a sack. He was waived by the Raiders on Oct. 23 and then signed with the Bengals on November 4. His contract was voided by the NFL later that day because as a Canadian citizen, Bilukidi did not have proper documentation to work in the United States. The NFL said the work permit Bilukidi had with the Raiders before he was waived didn't transfer.
The Bengals subsequently signed Randall on Nov. 5. He was active but did not play for the last two games.