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Bills RB Fred Jackson has been sidelined since Week 1 with a sprained right knee. When healthy, Jackson serves as the Bills' primary ball carrier. At his best, Jackson is an elite threat on the ground. Last year he managed 934 yards and 6 touchdowns through ten games, before injury struck.
The Bills hoped a healthy Jackson could make them a surprise team in the AFC. However, His opening-day injury in 2012 seemed serendipitous as it allowed C.J. Spiller to come storming off the bench to rack up monster numbers.
But with Spiller joining Jackson in the training room in Week 3, the Bills' luck may have run out. ESPN reports that Jackson has been limited in practice, although he may still make his return in time to face the Patriots. He experienced soreness today and is questionable as Sunday approaches.
If Jackson is unavailable, the Bills' rushing attack may have to rely on Tashard Choice. In their last visit to Buffalo, the Patriots struggled to slow down Jackson, who ran for 74 yards and a touchdown on just 12 carries. Patriots fans will surely be hoping to see Jackson on the bench come Sunday.