Inside The Bills

C.J.’s numbers still ground breaking

Posted by Chris Brown on November 16, 2012 – 8:36 am

C.J. Spiller had 130 total yards from scrimmage Thursday night in Buffalo’s victory, good for better than 46 percent of the team’s offensive output in the win over Miami. But it’s his per carry average that is headed for the team record books.

Spiller has averaged a club-record 5.40 yads per carry in his career (290-1,567) (min. 200 att.). The second highest
average was posted by Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson (4.80 – 2,123-10,183). Fred Jackson hold the number three spot (4.58 – 892-4,092)

Averaging 6.63 yds. per attempt thus far in 2012 (109-723) would also be a new club single-season record. The current mark is held by Simpson in 1973 (6.03 – 332-2,003)

That 6.63 avg. through 10 games is also the fourth highest in the NFL since 1960 among players with at least 100 att. through 10 games. The others with 6.50 or better: Miami RB Mercury Morris in 1973 (7.18, 117-840) & Cleveland RB and Hall of Famer Jim Brown in 1963 (7.09, 204-1,447), and Chicago QB Bobby Douglass in 1972 (6.89, 102-703).

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