The bad news is that C.J. Spiller’s yards per carry have plummeted below 10 since the start of Sunday’s game against the Browns.
The good news is that he scored on a 32-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to put the Bills ahead 14-0 less than 10 minutes into the first quarter. Spiller made a short catch and then just ran away from the Browns defense the way he ran away from the Jets and Chiefs in the first two weeks. Spiller has four carries for 16 yards, so he’s still above nine yards in that metric and the Bills offense has clicked twice early. The first drive featured Fitzpatrick passing the team down the field before hitting rookie T.J. Graham in the end zone to get on the board.
There’s been no similar success on the other side of the field. The Browns have had the ball twice and run six offensive plays, one of which ended with a Kyle Williams sack. Brandon Weeden has thrown for 11 yards and Trent Richardson has moved backward with -4 yards on two carries.
We haven’t heard what Jim Brown thinks about any of that, but he might wind up more impressed with the back on the other side based on the early results.