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Add Powell and Vereen and make it a Fabulous Fourteen

Jerry Sullivan

Last year around this time, inspired by Brandon Bolden's 137-yard rushing day against the Bills, I put together a list of 12 running backs who had enjoyed a breakthrough game against the Buffalo defense.

I've been asked by a couple of readers to update it after two more obscure backs went for career highs against the Bills this season -- New England's Shane Vereen more than doubled his career high with 101 yards rushing in the opener and the Jets' Bilal Powell set a new high with 149 in Sunday's game. Powell's previous rushing high was 78.

At any rate, here's the list of a dozen runners that I put together early last October after Bolden went off against the Bills in Orchard Park. If you're wondering, Bolden's game against the Bills remains his career rushing high -- by 83 yards.

I'll leave it to you to tell me where you would slot Vereen and Powell on the list. A look back at my "Coming of Age against Buffalo" Dirty Dozen backs from the last nine years:

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