Shady McCoy had his most efficient outing thus far in the 2017 season during the Bills' embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Chargers in Week 11.
He toted the rock 13 times for 114 yards with one rushing touchdown. He also caught a pass for a 12-yard score.
McCoy's 8.77 yards-per-carry average was his highest since a 9.31 yards-per-carry effort against the Cowboys in December 2010.
He received a +2.2 overall Pro Football Focus grade for his game against the Chargers. That grade was the sixth-highest among 51 qualifying running backs in Week 11.
His run grade of +2.1 was the third-highest.
Through 10 games, McCoy has forced 25 missed tackles on 212 touches. Through ten games in 2016, he'd forced 41 missed tackles on 185 touches.
Clearly, McCoy was much more effective making would-be tacklers miss a season ago than he has been through 10 contests in 2017.
At this point of the season in 2016, McCoy averaged 2.75 yards before contact per rush (partly on him, partly on the offensive line). Right now, his yards-before-contact average is 2.08.
While he wasn't able to get into any type of rhythm against the Saints, McCoy was the lone bright spot for Buffalo's offense in the first half and continued his efficiency with the game well out of reach with Tyrod Taylor under center in the third and four quarters against the Chargers.
Against two, bottom 1/4th of the league run defenses in New Orleans and Los Angeles over the past two weeks, McCoy accumulated 163 yards on 21 carries (7.7 yards per rush).
The Chiefs, Buffalo's next opponent, are currently last in Football Outsiders' run defense DVOA metric (the Bills' are 31st). As a unit, Kansas City has surrendered 4.6 yards per carry this season.
McCoy has a prime opportunity to carry the Bills offense in Week 12.
Stats and grades courtesy of Pro Football Focus.
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