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A look at how Buffalo distributed the ball versus St. Louis

By Tim Graham

For the record, a rundown of how many times the Buffalo Bills tried to get the ball to their various players in Sunday's 15-12 loss to the St. Louis Rams:

14, Fred Jackson -- nine carries, five targets.

8, T.J. Graham -- seven targets, one carry.

8, Stevie Johnson -- eight targets.

8, C.J. Spiller -- seven carries, one target.

6, Leodis McKelvin -- four punt returns, two kickoff returns.

5, Scott Chandler -- five targets.

5, Donald Jones -- five targets.

2, Brad Smith -- one target, one kickoff return.

1, Lee Smith -- one target.

One of my favorite notes from the game was pointed out by Buffalo News columnist Bucky Gleason: Rams punter Johnny Hekker had as many touches as Spiller.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

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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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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