Inside The Bills

Jackson still lead back

Posted by Chris Brown on December 4, 2009 – 3:00 pm

Marshawn Lynch had some good looking carries on the drive in which he scored on a 15-yard run, but according to interim head coach Perry Fewell, Fred Jackson is still the lead back.

Fewell was asked why Lynch did not get more carries after averaging 10 yards per rush on six carries (60 yards).

“We ran the ball 23 times and passed it 24 times,” said Fewell of Thursday night’s game. “Fred is still our featured back. We’re just trying to get our playmakers the football. It wasn’t a conscious effort to not give Marshawn the football. We felt like Fred could run behind this scheme a little bit better at that particular time.”

Jackson finished the game with 13 carries to Lynch’s six. For more on why the decision was made to make Jackson the featured runner in Buffalo’s offense you can examine some more interesting statistics on the two backs at

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