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Running Back Debate

The running back debate is beginning to heat up among Bills fans. Fred Jackson has been a revelation through the first two games. He has 220 yards rushing (at 5.1 a pop) and 108 receiving. Jackson is second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage among running backs with 328 total yards. Tennessee's Chris Johnson has 352 combined yards after his monster 284-yard performance against the Texas in defeat on Sunday.

Marshawn Lynch will return from his suspension when the Bills play at Miami next week. What should the Bills do? Alex Van Pelt told me after Sunday's game that Jackson isn't a backup anymore. But will they split carries evenly? Will Jackson continue to carry the bulk of the workload? Or do you think Lynch deserves to reclaim his role as the featured back, despite Van Pelt's comments?

Some fans feel the Bills would be better off without Lynch, who has been arrested twice in the last two years and become a civic embarrassment. But if Lynch can come back and accept a shared workload, the Bills' no-huddle offense will be better off.

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