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Some stat geeks and fantasy footballers wondered why C.J. Spiller was credited with a 35-yard touchdown in Sunday's game, after he fumbled 30 yards into a run at the Titans' 5 then recovered in the end zone. Often teams are credited with miscellaneous yardage on fumble recoveries.
Mike Haim, who provides the Bills with expert stats consulting on game days, explains: The scoring depends on who recovers the fumble. If a teammate or opponent would have recovered (or if the ball had rolled out of the end zone), Spiller would have been credited with 30 yards. Because he recovered his own fumble, though, he then gets credit for all yardage to the point of recovery. The following passage in the NFL's stats guide applies best to this specific play: General Principles of Scoring Yardage on Fumble Plays --A. When a player recovers his own fumble, credit him with net yardage gained or lost on the playin the category initiating the action. (Charge him with a fumble and credit him w...
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C.J. Spiller never allowed himself to get down while spending much of the past two seasons biding his time on the Buffalo Bills' sideline.
And once the second-year running back finally got his opportunity, there was no way he was going to blow it - even if it meant chasing down his own fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
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The best day of Bills RB C.J. Spiller’s career wasn’t enough to get the team a victory. Edwin Pope of the Miami Herald thinks Dolphins coach Tony Sparano is making a strong case to keep his job. WR Matthew Slater saw a fair bit of time in the Patriots secondary against the Colts. LB Aaron…
The Buffalo Bills just couldn’t convert all of the yards they got offensively into enough points to win today. Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 29 of 46 passes for 288 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs. C.J. Spiller was pretty solid in this game as he rushed for 83 yards on 14 carries (5.9 ypc) with 1 TD run. He also caught 3 passes for 19 yards (6.3 avg) for the Bills in this game...
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