The Bills were without the services of LeSean McCoy last Sunday in Minnesota. Fortunately, the offense was able to produce points thanks to some early turnovers in what wound up being a convincing win.
McCoy suffered cracked rib cartilage in Buffalo's Week 2 loss to the Chargers.
Heading into their Week 4 matchup at Green Bay, McCoy's prospects of returning to the lineup sound encouraging.
"He's made considerable progress," said head coach Sean McDermott. "He'll be limited today. We'll just take it one day at a time."
McCoy will have a fellow running back joining him in that limited participation category in Marcus Murphy. He is also limited with a rib injury.
Allen building on winning performance
Josh Allen's performance in Buffalo's road win last week certainly garnered a lot of national attention, but the rookie is already focused on building off the win rather than reveling in it.
"As a team and as an individual, in this case with Josh, I expect that he'll embrace the growth mindset and not get tied too much into the short-term results whether they were good or bad," McDermott said. "That's the idea as we continue to move forward and try to evolve and develop and grow this football team."
McDermott did admit that the winning performance can only help Allen as he tries to push his personal game forward.
"Just the confidence that you get from a game like that, let alone the fact that it was on the road, certainly helps with confidence," said McDermott. "Wasn't an easy place to play, but this won't be an easy place to play either (Sunday). So those are all experiences that our young players can take with them as we continue to build."
The root of Milano's growth
Matt Milano's game last week earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. The second-year linebacker flashed last season as a rookie, but building consistency into his game is what he was after entering his second NFL season.
So far, so good.
McDermott credits one of his defensive assistants with helping to round Milano's total game into form.
"I think he and Bob Babich, our linebackers coach, have formed a nice union together in terms of his development, Matt's development," he said. "Matt played some DB a little bit on his way through and the athleticism overall is what we identified in the draft process. He continues to get better. That's a good thing for us, obviously, his growth, his development, whether it's in the run game, the pass game. He plays so special teams as well, so really been pleased with the way he's played in particular this past weekend."