NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas
On a 1st-and-10 with 5:03 remaining in Week 17, Brandon Spikes’ season came to an end.
It transpired as Buffalo Bills halfback C.J. Spiller pierced through the sodden Gillette Stadium hashes and crossed outward to the flat, where he created separation beyond the New England Patriots linebacker.
Buffalo quarterback Thaddeus Lewis found his target in stride. And from there, the ball-carrier veered past the 50-yard line, shedding the arcing arms of nickelback Kyle Arrington as Spikes closed in.
Yet at the New England 48, Spiller redirected.
Spikes did not, nor could he. (more…)