Spiller out for season, Jackson could miss four games
The Bills' offense took a major hit in a matter of moments during Sunday's win over the Vikings.
Soon after running back Fred Jackson was forced to exit the game with a groin injury, C.J. Spiller stepped in and took a carry 53 yards down the left sideline. After being tracked down from behind and tackled to the ground, Spiller looked to be in considerable pain almost immediately. As it turned out, Spiller suffered a broken collarbone and will miss the remainder of the season, according to the NFL Network.
Jackson was in obvious pain as well, though his worst-case scenario is apparently to miss four games.
This gives third-string running back Anthony Dixon and opening for more playing time. He ended Sunday with 13 carries for 51 yards. Fourth-string running back Bryce Brown, who has been inactive all year, is also likely to get some playing time.
Despite the injuries to their top two running backs, the Bills were still able to come back and defeat the Vikings 17-16 on a game-winning touchdown throw from Kyle Orton to Sammy Watkins with one second to go in the game.
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