Good news, Bills fans.
The team's top two offensive playmakers, running back LeSean McCoy and wide receiver Sammy Watkins, made it through Sunday's 28-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field without any injury setbacks.
"They're clear, and no issues," coach Rex Ryan said.
McCoy played just a week after having minor surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb, while Watkins missed eight games on injured reserve with a foot injury before playing Sunday.
Watkins took 25 of 55 offensive snaps, but Ryan said it was too soon to know whether that could increase in Week 13 at Oakland.
"I don't want to place any number on it, will he get more or less or whatever," the coach said. "We'll be smart with him. We'll be smart through the week, as well. We're not going to overdo him on the practice field. We need him healthy, and recongnizing that he's had a lot of time off – hasn't done a whole lot of football activity. We've got to balance that. Obviously we all want to get him on the field for the entire game, but I don't know if that's the best thing for him and our football team."
In more good news, reserve running back Mike Gillislee is also expected to be able to return against the Raiders after sitting out against the Jaguars because of a hamstring injury.
As for the players who were hurt against Jacksonville, Ryan said they will be monitored throughout the week. They include defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (abdominal strain), wide receiver Walt Powell (ankle) and cornerback Ronald Darby (concussion).
Wide receivers Percy Harvin (migraine headaches) and Robert Woods (knee) also will be monitored throughout the week, as will defensive tackle Corbin Bryant (shoulder).
"Nobody's 100 percent right now, but we've had our share, to say the least," Ryan said of the team's injuries. "We've got to move on, and if there are certain guys out, others have to step up. ... When we get everybody back healthy, which there's a chance, when that happens, we've just got to hold serve, hold on and keep winning, and hopefully get healthy."