C.J. Spiller set to play

Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) rushes the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills star RB C.J. Spiller shook off a slightly disappointing first four weeks of the regular seasons by rushing for 66 yards on eight carries with a touchdown against a stout Cleveland Browns defense. Spiller is back on track, and the Bills have the best running back duo in the game with Fred Jackson and Spiller. Jackson is having a terrific bounce-back year after his 2012 season was a disappointment due to a knee injury, and Jackson has been the best RB in the league this year on third downs. He is a true all-around back, and that combined with Spiller’s ability to make huge plays gives the Bills a dynamic duo indeed.

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that C.J. Spiller will play against another AFC North foe today in the Cincinnati Bengals, and he will also need to be at his best against a high caliber opponent. Spiller’s status was cast into some doubt, as he is listed as questionable on the Bills injury report with an ankle sprain that he sustained against the Browns. It’s what cut his Thursday night short, which is a shame considering how well he was playing. It sounds like he will be able to pick up right where he left off, and that’s excellent news for Bills fans.

C.J. Spiller has certainly been helped by a long week of rest between the Browns and Bengals contests, and Bills head coach Doug Marrone stated earlier this week that Spiller has made significant progress and hinted that he will play. At this point, I will be very shocked if Spiller isn’t out there.

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Topics: Buffalo Bills, C.J. Spiller, Injury Report

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