The Buffalo Bills have done a fantastic job of adding talent via the waiver wire. MarQueis Gray and Marcus Thigpen are two additions who have made an impact upon joining the Bills. On Sunday, Bacarri Rambo joined that list.
Rambo, a sixth round pick of the Washington Redskins in 2013, was released in mid-September by Washington. He had won a safety job at the start of the season with Brandon Meriweather suspended for the first two games. Rambo struggled in his two starts and was let go to make room for Meriweather's return.
Buffalo added Rambo to their roster on November 17th after they placed cornerback Leodis McKelvin on the injured reserve. He saw some action in Buffalo's Week 12 blowout victory over the Jets, but hasn't played since due to a hamstring injury and being buried on the team's depth chart.
On Sunday, Rambo got his chance. Buffalo's starting strong safety, Da'Norris Searcy, was inactive for the game due to a hamstring injury of his own and Duke Williams left Sunday's game with concussion-like symptoms. Rambo made the most of his opportunity by intercepting Aaron Rodgers twice on Sunday. The first interception came on a pass intended for Randall Cobb. Rambo returned the ball 16 yards. Buffalo didn't get any points off of the interception but buried the Packers deep in their own territory. After 11 plays, the Packers had the ball on Buffalo's 34 yard line. A Rodgers pass intended for Jarrett Boykin was tipped and went right to Rambo. It ended Green Bay's scoring threat and led to a 48-yard Dan Carpenter field goal. He finished the game with two total tackles, two interceptions and two passes defensed. The interceptions were the first of Rambo's NFL career.
Following the game, Rambo called the interceptions "confidence boosters" and admitted that it made him felt like he belonged in the NFL.
Sunday's game was a defensive battle and Rambo's contributions went a long way in Buffalo's 21-13 victory. Many Packers fans were probably left wondering, "Who are you?" following Rambo's game. Bacarri Rambo could have answered that with a John Rambo quote: "Your worst nightmare."