C.J. Spiller takes the blame for turning-point fumble in Bills' loss to Pats

Marcus Gilchrist, Chris Clemons each record two tackles in NFL games

Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller (28) runs for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller (28) runs for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

From the rearview mirror of Buffalo's 52-28 blowout loss to the rival New England Patriots, C.J. Spiller knows a turning point when he sees one.

The former Clemson star couldn't do anything about New England's touchdown onslaught in the second half, but he said he alone is to blame for the goal line fumble late in the first half that prevented the Bills from taking a two-touchdown lead into halftime.

"That was crucial - totally crucial," said Spiler. "That was the turning point of the game. And that’s totally on me. Nobody else. That was me. I’ve just got to do a better job of securing the ball. Especially down at the goal line...

“I was just trying to squeeze it in. I was just careless with the ball. It was a big momentum swing, with our defense having just gotten a turnover. For us to walk away with nothing, you can’t do that and win games.”

Spiller, who participation wasn't okayed until pre-game because of a shoulder injury he suffered last week, said the injury was not a factor in the fumble.

He finished the game with a team-best 33 yards rushing on eight carries, and also had two pass receptions.

Also in the NFL last weekend:

Marcus Gilchrist made two stops for the San Diego Chargers in their 37-20 victory over Kansas City.

Chris Clemons had two tackles for the Miami Dolphins in their 24-21 loss to Arizona. Nick Eason made one stop for the Cardinals.

Leroy Hill recorded one tackle in Seattle's 19-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

Jarvis Jenkins had one tackle for Washington in its 24-22 victory over Tampa Bay.

Running back James Davis worked out for the Buffalo Bills on Monday, in hopes of landing a free agent contract.

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