Coors Light is sponsoring a weekly post from us this year focusing on "reasons to celebrate" following each Buffalo Bills game. Reason No. 1 this week: they won! Cheers, Buffalo Bills, for moving to 1-1 and resuscitating the hopes and dreams of fans following a miserable Week 1 performance.
The other reason to celebrate was the same reason we celebrated last week: (star?) running back C.J. Spiller.
Through two games, Spiller has accumulated 292 rushing yards on 29 carries - yes, he's averaging over 10 yards per carry, which is pure insanity - with three touchdowns. Almost as an aside, he's added 72 yards on just five receptions. Obviously, Spiller won't continue on this torrid pace for much longer, but it's a fun fact for a week anyway: Spiller is on pace for 2,912 total yards from scrimmage and 24 touchdowns this year.
It hasn't just been about the big runs for Spiller, either: he's finally just a good running back. He has six carries that have gained 10 or more yards this season, and those six runs account for 194 yards. (Yeah, that's 32.3 yards per tote.) That means on the other 23 carries, Spiller has gained 98 yards - at a respectable 4.2 yards per clip. He has been stopped for negative yardage just once. Keeping mind that it's two games, Spiller has ranged between an acceptable NFL-level runner and one of the game's most dynamic playmakers. He has arrived.
Cheers to you, Mr. Spiller. Keep up the good work.