C.J. Spiller will start for the Buffalo Bills Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, and according to head coach Chan Gailey, he'll get "the majority of the snaps" in the Bills backfield.
Close observers of the Bills are waiting anxiously to see exactly what that means.
While Spiller has clearly vaulted ahead of Fred Jackson in Buffalo's backfield rotation, Gailey still leans toward alternating his running backs, even at the expense of flow and rhythm, and despite one player's higher level of productivity.
For Spiller, Chris Hairston, Dwayne Allen and Kavell Conner, it will be a reunion of former Tigers when the Colts and Bills meet Sunday afternoon at Indianapolis.
The game has playoff implications for the 6-4 Colts, who are 4-1 at home this season. The Bills are 4-6 overall and 2-3 on the road.
Allen has emerged as a mainstay receiver for the resurgent Colts. He had six receptions for 69 yards in last week's game against the New England Patriots.
Conner is one of the Colts' top tacklers, while Hairston is the Bills' starting right offensive tackle.
Spiller has one of the top per-carry averages in NFL history at this point of the season. He rushed for 91 yards on 22 carries in Buffalo's last game.
Also in the NFL last weekend:
Da'Quan Bowers had two tackles, including a sack, in the Tampa Bay Bucs' 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Andre Branch made one stop in Jacksonville's 43-37 loss to the Texans.
Marcus Gilchrist had six tackles, including five solos and a tackle for loss in San Diego's 30-23 loss to Denver. He also broke up a pass.