The 29-year-old is tied for the league lead in interceptions with a career-high six - that included two in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
The small back and forth between the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots in the wake of their Week 15 encounter apparently isn't over just yet. While for generations, we've believed the rush was key to killing the passing game, newer analytics detail that tight smothering coverage like they play in New England can affect an offense more than a pass rush. The eight-year veteran and three-time captain has 61 tackles and four sacks this year, to go along with three passes defensed and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. With a win, the Bills will also set a franchise record with seven wins on the road this season.
It's nearly like the Patriots stick Gilmore on whoever they gameplan to eliminate from the contest altogether.
Tom Brady has not looked himself for much of this season, and many of his passes over the last few games have been noticeably inaccurate.
'I just got hit right on my elbow, ' Brady said afterwards. "If you really watch the tape each and every game, there's no question".
On the other side of the field, New England will host a Buffalo team that has put together a nice season up to this point in the year.
It's an AFC East showdown when the Buffalo Bills head to Foxborough to face the New England Patriots on Saturday.
A defensive back hasn't won Defensive Player of the Year honors since Troy Polamalu was honored in 2010.
With the way this season has turned out for the New England Patriots, Stephon Gilmore and the defense in general are both going to be relied on even heavier as the team makes its way from the regular season into the playoffs and beyond.