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Second-quarter analysis: C.J. Spiller may have one half left in his Bills career

There is a possibility C.J. Spiller is playing his final game in a Buffalo Bills uniform.

If so, a few plays in the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium were good examples of some of the issues Spiller has had during his time with the Bills.

One of those is pass blocking. Spiller failed to pick up blitzing Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins, then stood still as Collins -- who had overrun Bills quarterback Kyle Orton -- got back into the play to record a sack and forced fumble. The ball was recovered by Collins, helping to set up a New England field goal.

Another is minimal gains. On a second-and-4 play from the New England 31-yard line, Spiller managed only 1 yard. The Bills failed to convert on third down and had to settle for a field goal.

Record setter: Bills kicker Dan Carpenter squeaked in a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter. It was Carpenter's 34th made field goal of the year, setting a new team single-season record.

Charles in charge: Bills defensive tackle Stefan Charles, seeing increased playing time with the absence of Marcell Dareus, made a nice play to sack Tom Brady when he overpowered Patriots guard Josh Kline. That's a play Charles can tell his kids about one day.

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