The Bills will have their feature back in the lineup on Sunday. Although it hasn’t been the season that LeSean McCoy envisioned, the veteran ball carrier is good to go against the Patriots.
“It looks like he’s ready to go,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “I think we’ll know more in the game, but it looks like he’s ready to go. I trust his assessment of where he is.”
“I want to get out there. Get going a little bit. Get some more yards,” said McCoy. “It’ll be fun to get back out there with my teammates and try to finish the season strong.”
The Bills run game does have an opportunity to get healthy on Sunday. New England’s run defense has been subpar the last three weeks, giving up 7.5 yards per carry to their opponents. Their yards per carry allowed has plummeted from 16th in the NFL a month ago to 31st in the league.
McCoy, despite the struggles of Buffalo’s ground attack is determined to put up production Sunday.
“Anytime you go out there and compete you want to give it your best,” he said. “I’m good. I’ll be out there.”
As for Chris Ivory and his shoulder injury, coach McDermott indicated it might not be right until the offseason. It appears to leave the veteran power back as a bit of a question mark for Sunday’s game.
“That’ll be more a decision that’s made in the next day or two, and actually going into the game,” said McDermott of Ivory. “We want to take a look at these young guys like Keith (Ford) and other players. It’s important that we get a good feel for playing well up there.”
OUT CB Ryan Lewis – concussion
QUESTIONABLE RB Chris Ivory – shoulder