Backup Bacarri Rambo snags two interceptions in Bills' big win

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bacarri who?

University of Georgia fans know him -- as do Washington Redskins fans -- but most Buffalo Bills fans were introduced to safety Bacarri Rambo when the second-year safety snagged two interceptions in the second half of Sunday's 21-13 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Rambo, who the Bills signed one day before a massive snowstorm hit the region last month, saw mop-up action in the Bills' blowout win in Detroit and was later sidelined with a hamstring injury. He was active for just the second time with the Bills on Sunday, beginning the game on special teams.

But when starter Duke Williams -- thrust into the lineup after an injury to Da'Norris Searcy -- left in the third quarter with concussion-like symptoms, it was Rambo's chance to make an impact.

He jumped an Aaron Rodgers pass to Randall Cobb late in the third quarter, notching his first career interception and returning it 16 yards.

"We knew once 18, Cobb, once he ran that route, I was going to take him and he was going to free up," Rambo said. "When it happened I was like, 'Oh, here it comes.' And I just saw Rodgers eyeing his guy, and I just broke on the ball and made a play."

Then it came again: on the Packers' next drive, a Rodgers pass deflected off the hands of receiver Jarrett Boykin and found its way into the arms of Rambo for his second interception.

"My man went away and I just freed up and watched the quarterback," he said. "It was kind of like a layup. He threw it right to me."

Even teammate Nickell Robey didn't foresee Rambo having that sort of impact.

"No, I didn't. I'm going to be honest," he said. "I really think he played well today though, but I didn't expect him to step up like he did."

Coach Doug Marrone explained that the Bills were fortunate to still have Rambo on their roster.

"We made good choices as we were switching some people out of the roster," he said. "He's someone that, at one point, I remember we talked about him and said, 'Hey, listen. We don't want to lose this kid. We think he can play.'

"And sure enough, I'm glad everything went in that direction."