With a rookie quarterback in EJ Manuel, the Bills looked to lean on the running game early this season. That hasn't panned out so well to this point. It's just one of the reasons the Bills are 1-2 heading into Sunday's game with the Ravens.
Through three games, the Bills have amassed 405 yards on the ground, averaging 4.4 yards a carry. CJ Spiller is at 153 yards with a long run of 46 against Carolina. Fred Jackson has 169 yards. His longest rush came against the Jets, a 59-yarder that led to a field goal.
"It’s kind of been like a roller coaster. Hasn’t been consistent and that’s what you really want. We just have to take what they give us and don’t force it. That was really my big improvement from Week One to Week Two is that I went back to just being patient and not looking for that big run and just letting it happen," said Spiller.
"I think we’ve just got to keep plugging at it. We’re not going to get 18-20 yard chunks. We have to be content with three, four yard carries. If we can do that it puts us ahead in the downs and that gives us an opportunity to make some plays and stay on the football field," Jackson said.