Mired in their longest slide of the season, perhaps the last thing the Buffalo Bills need is to be without one of their top players while trying to end their recent struggles against the Miami Dolphins.
Minus running back Fred Jackson, the Bills look to snap a three-game skid Thursday night against the visiting Dolphins, who will try to avoid a third straight defeat.
Buffalo (3-6) has at least been competitive in the midst of its longest losing streak since a seven-game slide Nov. 6-Dec. 18. The Bills fell 35-34 at home to Tennessee on Oct. 21 and 21-9 at Houston on Nov. 14. On Sunday, Ryan Fitzpatrick was intercepted in the end zone with 28 seconds left in a 37-31 defeat at New England.
"We are not good enough yet to not play extremely well and win," said coach Chan Gailey, whose team has lost five of six. "We've got to play extremely well to win. We're not there yet."
That could be tough to remedy without Jackson, who ran for 80 yards with two touchdowns and caught four passes...