Inside The Bills

C.J. still pushing all-time marks

Posted by Chris Brown on December 24, 2012 – 10:05 am

While C.J. Spiller became just the third player in team history to have 10 games or more with 100 or more total yards from scrimmage on Sunday (Thurman Thomas, O.J. Simpson), he also is still pushing the average yards per carry mark to the limit as well.

Spiller is now averaging 6.48 yards per carry through the first 15 games, which would be a Bills team record, eclipsing O.J. Simpson’s single season mark of 6.03 in 1973 (6.03). It would also top Jim Brown’s mark of 6.4, which is the best since 1963.

No player in NFL history has ever finished a season with 160 or more attempts and averaged 6.5 yards per carry or more.

Already Spiller (6.48) has become the fifth player since 1960 with an average of 6.0 or better with at least 150 carries through 15 games joining Brown (6.4), Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles (6.39 in 2010) and Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson (6.04 this year)

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