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The Bills need to start giving some of Fred Jackson's snaps to C.J. Spiller.
Fred Jackson had two touchdowns, but he also had two fumbles, one of which was extremely costly.
For the second time this year the Bills fumbled the ball on the 1 yard line against the Patriots. In their first meeting it was C.J. Spiller. Today, it was Fred Jackson.
The turnover came on the Bills first drive of the 4th quarter. Jackson was running hard and was stripped of the ball short of the goal line. While I respect and commend Jackson for running hard, he simply needs to do a better job of securing the ball.
On the Bills last drive of the game, Jackson once again fumbled the ball. To be fair, it was a KO shot by Brandon Spikes. Corey McIntyre recovered Jackson's second fumble, but Jackson was injured and this cost the Bills their final timeout.
Jackson finished the game with 16 carries for 80 yards (5.0 YPC) and four receptions for 35 yards.
In contrast, C.J. Spiller, the Bills' most explosive player, had 9 carries for 70 yards (7.78 YPC) and 4 receptions for 61 yards.
This may not be the most-popular decision, but I think it's time that the Bills start to phase Jackson out a bit. Spiller has proven this season to be the better back and the Bills will be better off giving the majority of their snaps to one running back.