Buffalo Bills playoff march continues through the Dolphins: 5 Takeaways

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Leonard Johnson
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Leonard Johnson /
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1. LeSean McCoy continues to carry the Bills to the promise land

When it comes to the Bills and their playoff push it’s clear that the team will go as far as Shady can carry them.

On Sunday, McCoy continued to show why he is the most valuable player on the Bills and that he doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon as the regular season winds down.

As the team’s only consistent offensive weapon McCoy was heavily leaned on again running the ball for 50 yards on 20 carries with one rushing touchdown while catching four passes for 46 yards with one receiving touchdown. He was second in receiving yards behind tight end Charles Clay.

McCoy’s 50 rushing yards put him over the 10,000 rushing yards mark for his career making him the 30th running back in league history to do so.

But what makes McCoy’s feat even more special is that he managed to do it with the fifth fewest carries.

On top of that when you factor in his effectiveness to catch passes McCoy stands alone in the NFL record books.

So far this season McCoy is fifth in the NFL with 1,057 rushing yards and is eighth in the league with 75.5 rushing yards per game. McCoy is also eight among running backs with 52 catches.

Next week McCoy squares off against a Patriots defence that ranks 26th against the run and allowed McCoy to run for 93 yards in their first meeting.