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First quarter analysis: Gillislee touchdown gives Bills lead over hapless Browns

LeSean McCoy moved the ball with ease on the Bills’ first possession. He took his carry 20 yards around the left side. His second carry went for 24. But once the Bills got into the red zone, they didn’t feel the need to go back to him.

After McCoy got them down to the 5-yard line, the Bills went with a Tyrod Taylor run for no gain, a fade to Justin Hunter that was overthrown, and another Taylor run for 2 yards. The Bills had to settle for a 21-yard field goal.

After Cleveland tied the game, Mike Gillislee scored his seventh rushing touchdown of the season to put the Bills ahead on the final play of the quarter. The key play on the drive was a wildcat reverse from Mike Gillislee to Brandon Tate that gained 30 yards.

McCoy over 1,000: LeSean McCoy surpassed 1,000 rushing yards on the Bills’ first possession. This is his fifth 1,000-yard season in eight years in the league. He became the fifth Bill to reach that mark over the playoff drought, joining Travis Henry (2002, 2003), Willis McGahee (2004, 2005), Marshawn Lynch (2007, 2008), Fred Jackson (2009) and C.J. Spiller (2012).

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