Jackson thrives on the action as starter

Buffalo News - [Full Article]

There is a feeling around Buffalo that Fred Jackson should be the Bills' starting running back instead of Marshawn Lynch.

After Jackson's performance on Sunday, that belief is going to gain momentum.

Making his second start at running back since Lynch returned from his three-game suspension to start the season (Jackson opened last week's game at Jacksonville as a receiver), Jackson rushed for 73 yards on 15 carries with a career-high two touchdowns and added 43 more yards on five receptions to help spark a 31-14 win over the Miami Dolphins.

"It's greatly appreciated," Jackson said of those who prefer him as the starter. "It's one of those things that you establish yourself as somebody that can go out and be a starter on a football team. As a player, you appreciate all the love you get from the fans and the media."

Jackson got a lot of love from interim head coach Perry Fewell, who opted to go with him as the primary ball carrier even though Lynch was healthy.

Lynch hurt his shoulder against the Jaguars, but wasn't listed on the Bills' injury report last week. He had just three carries for 6 yards Sunday.

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