Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) is tackled by New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) during the second quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Spiller expects to play next week

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Buffalo Bills star running back C.J. Spiller injured his knee during yesterday’s loss to the rival New York Jets, as he injured his knee in the third quarter and was seen with ice wrapped around the injury on the sidelines. According to WGR 550’s Joe Buscaglia, C.J. Spiller “doesn’t anticipate” missing Week 4’s tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, but Spiller did say that he is feeling “a little sore”.

Spiller’s soreness obviously comes as no surprise, since it’s coming the day after he suffered the knee injury. It’s incredibly encouraging to hear that Spiller expects to play, because that most likely means that the re-evaluation of his knee injury went well. We’ll see how Spiller practices throughout the week, but I don’t anticipate him being out against the Ravens either; it’s probably just a slight sprain.

The New York Jets run defense is certainly a formidable unit, and they absolutely shut down C.J. Spiller before the knee injury. He actually had more carries (ten) than yards (nine), and he also has a tough matchup ahead of him in Week 4 against a Baltimore Ravens run defense that held the Houston Texans running game in check (the Texans averaged a mediocre 4.1 yards per carry).

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