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C.J. Spiller plays 25 percent of snaps in return

12/22/2014

Taking a closer look at offensive snaps played by the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders:

Quarterbacks:

Kyle Orton -- 68 of 68

EJ Manuel -- 0 of 68

Running backs:

Fred Jackson -- 47 of 68

C.J. Spiller -- 17 of 68

Anthony Dixon -- 4 of 68

Bryce Brown -- 0 of 68 (inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: Spiller played exactly 25 percent of snaps, while Jackson's share (69 percent) was slightly less than his workload the past three weeks. It wound up being a historically poor day for the entire running game. Jackson finished with 10 yards on six carries, Dixon had 7 yards on three carries, while Spiller lost four yards on his four runs. Dixon said after the game that he thought the Bills should've stuck more with the ground game, but given the results, what would have been the use?

Wide receivers:

Sammy Watkins -- 68 of 68

Robert Woods -- 66 of 68

Chris Hogan -- 54 of 68

Marquise Goodwin -- 2 of 68

Marcus Easley -- 0 of 68 (special teams only)

Marcus Thigpen -- 0 of 68 (special teams only)

Deonte Thompson -- 0 of 68 (inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: It's hard to pin the offense's problems on this group. While the production has hardly been consistent from Watkins and Woods, the two young receivers are dealing with one of the NFL's worst quarterback situations. Each had a touchdown Sunday and would be putting up bigger numbers in a more stable offense.

Tight ends:

Scott Chandler -- 55 of 68

MarQueis Gray -- 14 of 68

Lee Smith -- 13 of 68

Chris Gragg -- 0 of 68 (injured/inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: Even with Chandler's touchdown catch Sunday, his third of the season, the Bills could use an upgrade at the position. It's not a top priority, but it should be high on the list.

Offensive linemen:

LT Cordy Glenn -- 68 of 68

LG Kraig Urbik -- 68 of 68

C Eric Wood -- 68 of 68

RG Erik Pears -- 68 of 68

RT Seantrel Henderson -- 68 of 68

Chris Hairston -- 0 of 68 (special teams only)

Cyril Richardson -- 0 of 68 (special teams only)

Cyrus Kouandjio -- 0 of 68 (inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: The question now is whether Doug Marrone gives Kouandjio or Richardson the nod next Sunday against New England to evaluate his two young linemen. Even if he does, the Bills have some serious question marks almost across the board on this line. It would be an upset if Pears and Urbik are the starters at guard next season, but how do the Bills fill the holes? They just drafted three linemen last season and adding more young players would continue to add uncertainty to the group. Getting Chris Williams back healthy could help, but the Bills might need to add another option in free agency in case Williams doesn't pan out.