All season long the Bills have relied heavily on the run game to pile up yards, move the ball and score points. When that hasn’t happened Buffalo has struggled to score and win games, until this past Sunday.
The Bills found running the football not very productive managing just 68 yards on 38 carries for just 1.8 per rush. It meant Buffalo had to rely on the passing game more, and on a windy day that was anything but a dependable option. EJ Manuel and his shorthanded, but capable receiving corps came through giving the Bills an added dimension to win games that they haven’t shown to this point.
“Our receivers did a great job of stepping up,” said C.J. Spiller. ”We had Stevie and Woods and we had young guys stepping up and making plays with Goodwin, Graham, Hogan and Easley. All those guys stepped up to the plate and they did their jobs and showed why they belong in this league. When one area is not working well for us we have to be able to rely on the other one.”
Spiller has been in the league long enough to know that good teams are capable of winning in different ways. So he was encouraged that they were able to win a game in a different fashion.
“It speaks volumes about this team,” said Spiller. ”Guys hold each other accountable and we have each other’s back. To me a win is a win. I don’t care if we go out there and rush for 10 yards or over 100. As long as we walk away with the win that’s the only thing that really matters at this point in the season especially with us fighting for our lives.”
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