Bills | C.J. Spiller frustrated by lack of running game
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:17:28 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (thigh) has been frustrated with the lack of a running game through three games. Spiller rushed only 10 times for nine yards before leaving with an injury. "They pretty much put a lot of people in the box and dared our passing game to beat them," Spiller said. Rookie QB EJ Manuel was just 19-for-42 and was sacked eight times in the loss to the New York Jets in Week 3.
As Jerry Sullivan and Spiller note, teams will likely continue to put extra defenders in the box to stop Spiller and Fred Jackson and force Manuel to beat them. The Baltimore Ravens in Week 4 figure to use this strategy. It could be another tough contest, as the Ravens haven't allowed a passing touchdown in the last two weeks.
Source: The Buffalo News - Jerry Sullivan