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By Joe Buscaglia
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Bills' Spiller has a magic number

In an ambitious world, most people have goals for the upcoming year.

Some want to achieve personal milestones like getting married or having children, others look for work-related goals with either getting a promotion or a raise. In the case of Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller, his goal for 2013 on the football thing revolves around one thing:

A magic number of rushing yards.

"I do. I do have a number. I'll share it after the season," Spiller started off. " I think you should write down your goals. In order to be great and achieve things, you have to write them down and challenge yourself. I think it's a challenge for me to see where I'm at. I've got different categories that I want to achieve, I'll keep it at that."

Just wondering what type of goal-setter Spiller is, whether it be of the realistic or the 'get out of here you're dreaming' realm, the question laid before him was if he attained his goal in 2012.

"Did I meet it? No, I was a little shy," he replied.

Well, what was the goal?

"13," Spiller stated succinctly.

The running back was referring to his total number of rushing yards, where he was just 66 yards shy of reaching his personal goal of 1,300.

Whatever his mission is for 2013, he's likely adjusted it for the predicted jump in carries for the season. And if he has the type of impact that he had last year, a rather lofty goal could be quite doable.

We'll find out in January.

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