BEREAWhen the season started, Fred Jackson was at the top of the depth chart for the Bills.
However, as happens so often in the NFL, when a player goes down with injury another player explodes on the scene. That is the case with running back C.J. Spiller, who took over when Jackson hurt his knee in the season opener after just six carries. Jackson is not expected to play this week, but is listed as questionable.
Currently, Spiller leads the NFL with 10.1 yards per carry average. No back has done that since Jim Brown did so in 1963 when he averaged 11.3 yards a carry after two games.
Spiller has 292 yards on 29 carries with three touchdowns, including a long of 56 yards. He also has 5 receptions for 72 yards, including a 30-yard gain. Spiller currently leads the NFL in rushing.
The Browns have to try to figure a way to slow him down.
You have to be very disciplined in the run game, defensive coordinator Dick Jauron said. You have to defend the gap and obviously he has great spee...