When the Buffalo Bills released veteran running back Fred Jackson this past August, many well-wishing fans of the team were thrilled to see him sign on with a genuine Super Bowl favorite, the Seattle Seahawks. On the day that the Bills were eliminated from the playoffs for a sixteenth straight season, a silver lining for some is that Jackson and the Seahawks clinched a playoff berth.
Jackson, who spent nine seasons with the Bills before moving on to Seattle, was more than happy to celebrate his first NFL playoff appearance at the age of 34.
It took 10 years, but yeah, we can talk about playoffs!!! pic.twitter.com/psPOMvFhAF— Fred Jackson (@Fred22Jackson) December 21, 2015
The Seahawks have not found much use for Jackson this season, even with Marshawn Lynch sidelined for much of it. In his 14 games in Seattle, Jackson has run the ball just 24 times for 89 yards. He's been a bit more effective as a receiver, catching 26 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns.
It's not a fun day to be a Bills fan, but if you're still a fan of No. 22, there's reason to smile today. Seattle has a good shot at a third straight Super Bowl appearance, even in a very tough NFC, as they are currently on a five-game winning streak.