Fred Jackson returns to full workload in Bills' backfield

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Taking a closer look at offensive snaps played by the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Cleveland Browns:


Kyle Orton -- 65 of 65

EJ Manuel -- 0 of 65

Running backs:

Fred Jackson -- 48 of 65

Bryce Brown -- 11 of 65

Anthony Dixon -- 6 of 65

Quick-hit thoughts: This was Jackson's heaviest workload since Week 6 against New England, when he played in 75 percent of the snaps. Jackson received five carries in the first half and gained just 14 yards but got more traction in the second half, finishing with 70 yards on 21 runs. While the Bills are getting more even production from their three backs -- all of them averaged between 3.3 yards per carry and 4.2 yards per carry -- they didn't get much in the way of big plays, with the longest run of the afternoon being just eight yards.


Frank Summers -- 0 of 65 (inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: Summers was inactive for a second consecutive week, a surprise given that the Browns' defense had been porous against the run this season. Like their failed fourth-and-1 play against the Jets, the Bills could've used Summers on a failed third-and-1 run in the second quarter when the Bills went into a spread, shotgun look and ran Jackson up the middle for no gain.

Wide receivers:

Sammy Watkins -- 65 of 65

Robert Woods -- 58 of 65

Chris Hogan -- 36 of 65

Marquise Goodwin -- 2 of 65

Marcus Easley -- 0 of 65 (special teams only)

Marcus Thigpen -- 0 of 65 (special teams only)

Mike Williams -- 0 of 65 (inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: The Bills continued to shift their personnel on the active roster here, with Goodwin active after being a healthy scratch last week and Williams moved off the 46-man roster. Neither Williams nor Goodwin has much of a role in the offense, while Thigpen has taken over Goodwin's role as a kick returner.

Tight ends:

Scott Chandler -- 41 of 65

Lee Smith -- 29 of 65

MarQueis Gray -- 29 of 65

Chris Gragg -- 0 of 65 (injured/inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: These snap counts are nearly identical to last week, except with Gray subbed in for Gragg, who has a knee injury. The Bills, as mentioned last week, are employing all three of their tight ends in the game plan. Chandler is typically the lone tight end when there are three receivers, while Gray/Gragg and Smith come on for a heavier, run-based look. Is it a passable approach? Yes, but the Bills could really use a full-time, athletic tight end in the draft next spring.

Offensive linemen:

LT Cordy Glenn -- 65 of 65

LG Kraig Urbik -- 65 of 65

C Eric Wood -- 65 of 65

RG Erik Pears -- 65 of 65

RT Seantrel Henderson -- 65 of 65

Chris Hairston -- 0 of 65 (special teams only)

Cyril Richardson -- 0 of 65 (special teams only)

Cyrus Kouandjio -- 0 of 65 (inactive)

Quick-hit thoughts: Nothing out of the ordinary here. Hairston didn't come on as a sixth offensive lineman