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C.J. Spiller up for weekly award


Bills running back C.J. Spiller is up for this week's FedEx Ground Player of the Week award, the NFL announced today.

Spiller rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, helping the Bills to a 19-16 overtime victory.

Spiller, who won the award following Week One and was a finalist in Week Two, has some tough competition this week. The other candidates, from the NFL's email release:

- New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 116 yards on 27 carries adding on one touchdown as the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 26-3.

- New York Jets RB Shonn Greene rushed for 161 yards on 32 carries and scored three times in the Jets’ 35-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. 

Fans can vote for one player on now through 3 p.m. Friday. The winners will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on

(Photo: Bills running back C.J. Spiller rushes for a first down over Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell in the third quarter Sunday. James P. McCoy / Buffalo News)

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Tim Graham

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Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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