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Buffalo Bills 2010s All-Decade team: Running back

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Which runner defined the decade for the Bills?

Over the course of a decade that started with a 4-12 season and ended with two playoff runs, one consistent theme for the Buffalo Bills was a strong rushing attack. The Bills had three different running backs reach 3,000 rushing yards during the decade, and two of them had over 5,000 yards from scrimmage.

Who defines greatness for the last decade of Bills running backs? Read and cast your vote!

Fred Jackson

Jackson played five seasons with the Bills at the start of the decade, until the team cut him and he played one more year with the Seattle Seahawks. The man clawed his way to a starting job again and again, fighting off two first-round picks to reach his spot. He was an all-purpose back, equally dangerous running, catching, or pass protecting. He ties for the touchdown lead, comes second in rushing yards, and ranks first in yards from scrimmage—and that’s while playing his whole career sharing the spotlight with others.

Overall stat line: 854 carries for 3,713 yards (4.35 YPC), 25 TDs. 217 catches for 1,762 yards (5.9 Y/Tgt), 5 TDs.

C.J. Spiller

Spiller is the efficiency king of this group, thanks in part to his Pro Bowl 2012 season, when he ran for six yards per carry—one of the best efficiency marks in league history. Originally a first-rounder, Spiller took time to become a starter for the Bills and only had two years as the lead back in a timeshare with Jackson. After his rookie contract was played out, Spiller played a couple more seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

Overall stat line: 668 carries for 3,321 yards (4.97 YPC), 12 TDs. 158 catches for 1,195 yards (5.9 Y/Tgt), 6 TDs.

LeSean McCoy

McCoy was the star of the decade, originally joining the Bills through a shocking trade after establishing himself as one of the best backs in the league. He made three Pro Bowls for the Bills, and in his best season, totaled 1,623 yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns. In his fourth and final year with the team, injuries and a terrible offense conspired to give him the worst season of his career. The Bills released McCoy ahead of his age-31 season after drafting rookie Devin Singletary and signing Frank Gore.

Overall stat line: 885 carries for 3,814 yards (4.31 YPC), 25 TDs. 175 catches for 1,334 yards (5.8 Y/Tgt), 5 TDs.


Place your vote: who was the best running back of the past decade?

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Buffalo Bills 2010s All-Decade team: RB

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Fred Jackson
    (1257 votes)
  • 1%
    C.J. Spiller
    (29 votes)
  • 27%
    LeSean McCoy
    (499 votes)
1785 votes total Vote Now

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