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Monday, September 16, 2013
C.J. Spiller steady at 59 percent of snaps

By Mike Rodak

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A look at snaps played by Buffalo Bills skill-position players in Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers, while analyzing how the totals reflect the way players were utilized (totals provided by the NFL):

QB EJ Manuel -- 75 of 75
WR Steve Johnson -- 75 of 75
TE Scott Chandler -- 71 of 75
WR Robert Woods -- 71 of 75
WR T.J. Graham -- 47 of 75
RB C.J. Spiller -- 44 of 75
RB Fred Jackson -- 30 of 75
FB Frank Summers -- 22 of 75
TE Lee Smith -- 11 of 75
WR Chris Hogan -- 3 of 75
RB Tashard Choice -- 1 of 75
WR Marcus Easley -- 0 of 75

ANALYSIS: For the second consecutive game, Spiller played 59 percent of offensive snaps. This time, he was much more productive, averaging 6.4 yards per carry, up from a 2.4-yard average last week. Jackson's playing time remained virtually the same, down from 41 percent to 40 percent. ... The biggest jump in snaps came from Summers (zero to 29 percent) and Graham (95 percent to 63 percent), reflecting a different offensive game plan, as well as Graham's position as third receiver on the depth chart. ... Hogan earned fourth receiver duties over Easley, something that could come more into play when the Bills go back to more receiver-heavy packages.