Originally written November 05, 2012 on Buffalo Wins:
This is probably the most simple statistic you will see in this series, but there is no need to complicate something that is so simple and obvious. CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson only combined for 12 total carries on Sunday afternoon. Twelve. Combined. The 2nd ranked rush offense in the league* and 27th ranked passing offense in the league attempted 12 runs and 38 passes on Sunday afternoon. The reasoning behind the heavy dose of passing attempts was the fact that Houston was loading up the box to key in on the run, forcing Buffalo to try to beat them through the air. The 38 pass attempts Fitzpatrick totaled today was the 2nd highest total of the season for him (only against New England did he top that total, with 39). Despite Houston keying in on the run, CJ Spiller was still able to average 6.5 yards per carry compared to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 6.29 yards per pass attempt in this game. Just to put this in perspective, CJ Spiller is leading the league in yards/carry at 7.3 (lead...
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