Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/4/12
There are times when you had to wonder if the Buffalo Bills were ever going to be on the right track again, but, for at least the first half of the year, that seemed to be the case. Granted, the illusion broke down by mid-season as injuries and youthful mistakes returned the Bills to their losing ways, but there seemed to finally be hope... not a lot, but a glimmer, a spark. Buffalo may be only a few (key) pieces away from a postseason appearance, so it seems the perfect time to evaluate the 2011 Buffalo Bills and examine what they need to do to advance in 2012. We'll begin in this article and will take the time to examine what was perhaps the strongest part of the Buffalo Bills this season: the run game. When Buffalo lost premier running back Fred Jackson Week 11 to a broken leg, he was the leading rusher in the NFL with 934 yards and 6 TDs, as well as 442 yards receiving. He was THE driving force behind the early Buffalo successes in 2011, occupying the defense and freeing up...
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