The Buffalo Bills continue to move the football with a solid level of efficiency against a very good Houston Texans defense, but for a fourth time today, a Rian Lindell field goal attempt capped off a stalled drive. His third make (he missed his first of the day) cut Houston's lead to 14-9 mid-way through the third quarter.
Buffalo was moving the ball nicely after a horrid three-and-out to start the half, but Stevie Johnson couldn't corral a short slant on third and two, leading to the field goal try. Scott Chandler had the big play on the drive, hauling in a beautifully thrown Ryan Fitzpatrick pass up the seam for a 27-yard gain to get into Texans territory.
At some point - ideally before the defense buckles and the score gets out of hand - the Bills need to get their running backs more involved. Combined, C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson have just 18 touches to this point in the game, including just six carries apiece. That's particularly problematic regarding Spiller, who has 39 rushing yards and another 40 through the air. He, especially, needs the football more.