Devin Singletary may have missed three games this season but the Buffalo Bills rookie could still eclipse the 1,000-yard mark on the ground with a strong finish
A hamstring injury limited Buffalo Bills rookie running back Devin Singletary earlier this season and cost him three games. Even with the missed time, he’s done enough work that he could eclipse the 1,000-yard mark on the season.
While this is much more common than it used to be, a running back hitting this milestone is still a feather in the cap. It becomes even more impressive to do so as a rookie — and while not playing the entire season.
It won’t be easy though. Not only do the Bills play some tough defenses in the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and New York Jets but he will also need to average more yards per game than he has ever hit to this point.
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Coming into Week 15, Singletary has 642 yards on the ground meaning he needs 358 over the final three games. That works out to just a shade over 119 yards in each contest.
To date, Singletary’s best performance came in Week 12 when he had 106 yards. It was also his only 100-yard performance of the season.
Against Baltimore last week, he had 89 yards and another 29 through the air. He looked to be on his way to the century mark but then the Bills had to abandon the run as they were behind 24-9 entering the fourth quarter.
Staying in the game will be key. If they can get him 20 carries per contest, he could hit the mark.
Not only would this help justify the Bills for riding with Singletary and cutting LeSean McCoy this season, but it would be proof they got a steal landing him in the third round of the draft.
Of course, Bills fans already know those statements are true but having the 1,000-yard season as a rookie would silence any doubters. Not to mention, it would be nice to see a Buffalo runner eclipse the mark while being in just his first season in the NFL.