Though he was an offensive afterthought at the outset of the 2010 regular season, Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson needs just 108 rushing yards this Sunday at the New York Jets to achieve his second straight 1,000-yard rushing season. Should the Bills accomplish this feat, it'll be more than just a feather in Jackson's cap.
Last week against New England, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick reached the 3,000-yard passing plateau, while wide receiver Stevie Johnson ended the game with 1,001 receiving yards on the year. Should Jackson reach 1,000 rushing yards, it'll be the first time the Bills have had a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver in the same season since 2002.
That season, the 8-8 Bills - led by quarterback Drew Bledsoe - had the 11th-ranked offense in the NFL, averaging 349.4 yards per game. Bledsoe ended the season with 4,359 passing yards and a Pro Bowl berth. Travis Henry rushed for 1,438 yards, and Eric Moulds caught 1,292 yards worth of Bledsoe passes.
Prior to 2002, the Bills hadn't had an offensive trio with those yardage totals in the same season since 1994, when Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed pulled the trick. That trio, which if there's any justice whatsoever will someday feature three Hall of Fame players, accomplished this feat three times.