He tried to practice all week with his cracked rib cartilage, but LeSean McCoy was only able to do so on a limited basis. Being able to execute his slashing and cutting running style without pain was the key. Apparently, McCoy was unable to do that and as a result as he is inactive for today's game against the Vikings.
That leaves Buffalo's rushing load to Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy. The two players combined for five carries last week, but figure to see much more action today with McCoy out of the lineup. The two backs also teamed up for a pair of catches for 37 yards.
Buffalo will also be without CB Phillip Gaines, who suffered a dislocated elbow in last week's game. Fellow CB Taron Johnson however, is active for today's game and is expected to play nickel corner.
Here is the full list of Bills inactives for today's game.
OL Conor McDermott
OL Wyatt Teller
OL Ike Boettger
TE Logan Thomas
RB LeSean McCoy
DE Shaq Lawson
CB Phillip Gaines