Byrd notches third straight two-interception day

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills are out to a 7-0 lead over the Houston Texans in Ralph Wilson Stadium, but the best performance so far hasn't been Terrell Owens' 29-yard run for the touchdown.

Bills rookie safety Jairus Byrd already has two interceptions.


Byrd has intercepted two in three straight games and has seven for the season. That puts him ahead of New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper for the NFL lead and matches the best season Byrd's father ever had.

Gill Byrd, a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback for the San Diego Chargers, had a career-high seven interceptions three times -- 1988, 1989 and 1990.

Four of Byrd's past five interceptions have led to Bills touchdowns.

A lengthy feature about Jairus Byrd was posted Wednesday on the AFC East blog.