Buffalo RB Fred Jackson is the ‘questionable’ player that Buffalo needs most in the upcoming contest.
Jackson has practiced all week as a limited participant and will attempt to return from a groin injury in three weeks that typically calls for four weeks of missed action.
The reason is simple: if there is going to be a way for the Bills to neutralize the Chiefs’ pass rush and get their offense going, it is going to be on the ground. Buffalo has not been good in this area of the game, but outside of nose tackle Dontari Poe, the interior defenders for Kansas City have struggled for the most part.
Defensive end Jaye Howard was exploited by the New York Jets last week against the run, and inside linebacker James-Michael Johnson has struggled since taking his spot in the starting lineup. Adding Jackson to the mix would give the Bills a dynamic option out of the backfield. And despite head coach Doug Marrone sounding pessimistic throughout the week, Jackson has pulled this stunt before. Never count out the 33-year running back from making a miraculous return from what could have been a serious injury, because he has done it many times before over the years.
With three days of practice behind him, it wouldn’t be a shock at all if Jackson defies the odds once more.
It sounds like it's a hunch based on similar situations where Jackson was questionable. The good news is the Bills play an early afternoon game so we'll know well in advance Jackson's status. There's a good chance even if he plays he's limited in some way, and Anthony Dixon figures to play a role.