In the Buffalo Bills' win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12, LeSean McCoy and Buffalo's ground game was exceptionally hit-or-miss.
McCoy carried the ball 22 times in Kansas City, and 10 of those rushes went for either no gain or negative yardage. He totaled 64 yards on his other 12 carries (5.33 yards per rush).
As a receiver, he accumulated 30 yards on four catches, which marked his sixth game in 2017 with at least four grabs and 30 receiving yards.
Through 11 games, McCoy has forced 27 missed tackles on 238 touches. Through 11 games in 2016, he'd forced 44 missed tackles on 209 touches.
At this point of the season in 2016, McCoy averaged a whopping 3.04 yards before contact per rush (partly on him, partly on the offensive line). Right now, his yards-before-contact average is now 1.96.
The blocking in front of McCoy hasn't been close to as good as it was a season ago, and he's not making as many defenders miss.
On the year, Buffalo's feature back is averaging 4.42 yards per touch. Last year, he was among the league-leaders in that statistic with a 5.71 yards-per-touch average.
McCoy will face the New England Patriots' run defense in Week 13, a unit that's currently tied for the highest yards-per-carry (4.9) allowed in the NFL. Last week, New England held Miami Dolphins running backs Kenyon Drake and Damien Williams to 58 yards on 17 carries (3.41 yards per rush).
(Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus)
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