--C.J. Spiller will be sidelined for the Bills' game against arch-nemesis New England Sunday, but there's at least a 50-50 chance that Fred Jackson will be able to play just three weeks after suffering a knee injury. Jackson said Monday that he's not feeling much pain at all, and he thinks he will be able to practice Wednesday and play in the game, which has been his goal ever since he went down against the Jets in Week 1.
If he can't play, or is limited, Tashard Choice - coming off a 91-yard performance against Cleveland - will get the call.
"Been here before, ain't my first rodeo," Choice said. "That's something you've got to do. You take pride in that. You don't want to be the player they say, 'Oh, he ain't good enough. The offense is stumbling because they don't have anybody to keep producing at that position.' That running back position, especially on this team, you've got to produce."
--After being a controversial inactive in Week 1, rookie wide receiver T.J. Graham has played in the last two games. In Cleveland he scored his first career touchdown, catching a quick 9-yard slant over the middle, and he also made a big play on a quick screen to convert a critical third down that led to Buffalo's final TD.
"He made a couple big plays," QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said. "The third down where we whipped the ball out to him, he makes a nice cut off the block and picks it up. He stepped up and did some good things for us . We said last week with him, that every week we've just got to get him a few more plays, a few more plays and he has to continue to get confidence and play well." Graham's world-class speed has yet to be put on display, though, as the Bills haven't throw deep to him.
--The Bills snapped their eight-game road losing streak in Cleveland, the fourth-longest streak in team history. It was part of the focus in the week leading up to the game because the Bills, to a man, know they have to start winning on the road if they have any chance of contending for a playoff berth. "We won on the road; we got that monkey off our back," said QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. "I think that's something negative talked about outside the locker room more than it was inside, but this is a new year and a new team. It's just another step. It's our second win of the year, but it's another step in the right direction."
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