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Bills Heavy at RB, Despite a Decreased Rushing Game

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The Bills overload at the running back position may look like a logjam to those who expect OC Turk Schoenert to call more no-huddles and expand on the passing game. But a look at the numbers may reveal Buffalo's thinking behind signing Dominic Rhodes to accompany Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson, and Xavier Omon on the sidelines in Orchard Park.

Buffalo ranked 14th in rushing in 2008 at 115.5 yards/game. That was an improvement over the 112.5 yards/game in 2007, but it only bumped the Bills up one spot in the rankings from 15th.

The top five rushing teams the last two years averaged 151.4 in 2008 and 143.1 in 2007. The Bills are 30-35 yards per game away from becoming a top-tier rushing team.

But don't expect...

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