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Buffalo Bills Spiller Could Break Team Record

November 28th, 2012 at 11:46 AM
By Mike Matisz

While the Bills will need all they help they can get to make the playoffs in the upcoming weeks, one player is seeing his abilities bring him to the brink of a team record.

Running back C.J. Spiller, who is currently in the middle of a six-game streak of 100 yards from the line of scrimmage, is closing in on Thurman Thomas' record of nine in a row. While the Bills are only 2-4 in the six-game stretch, the running game hasn't been the issue. Both Spiller and Fred Jackson are creating positive plays for an otherwise stalling offense.

 

During his run, Thomas averaged 110 rushing yards per game and about 30 receiving yards per outing.
 
Spiller on his current streak is averaging 77.5 rushing yards per game and 35.5 yards receiving. 
 
The main difference is that Spiller is averaging ten less touches than Thomas had. 
 
“I just know what type of player he can be,” said Thomas. “Obviously he can run the ball, but he can catch the ball also. So I’ve just been encouraging him to keep working hard and everything will work out for him.”
 
Head Coach Chan Gailey has said that he expects to get Spiller the ball more given his abilities. 
 
The Jacksonville Jaguars rank amongst the bottom in the league in defense. It will  be up to Spiller to see if he can extend his streak Sunday.
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