ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Bills ran the ball, then ran it again. That was the recipe for success Sunday against Jacksonville, leading the Bills to a 34-18 win.
Buffalo ran the ball on 46 of its 63 offensive snaps, piling up 232 yards on the ground as a team.
"Backup" running back Fred Jackson led the way, rushing 25 times for a season-high 109 yards. C.J. Spiller added 77 yards on 14 carries - including a 44-yard touchdown.
"Once we found out that was the way to attack these guys and that we could, we stuck with it," said Head Coach Chan Gailey. "The conditions made it more so. We had the lead, which helps."
Buffalo's defense dialed up another strong performance, piling up four sacks on the day. Mario Williams had one of those, stripping the ball out of quarterback Chad Henne's hand and recovering the fumble himself in the process.
The Bills did lose several starters in the game due to injuries. Wide receiver Stevie Johnson hurt his hamstring, but he says he did not pull the muscle. Center Eric Wood injured his knee and was wearing a bulky brace inside the locker room after the game. Cornerback Leodis McKelvin came into the game with a back problem, and the issue flared up early. Buffalo also lost right tackle Chris Hairston with an ankle injury.
With the win, Buffalo improves to 5-7 on the season. They will host the Rams next Sunday.
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