En route to 10,000 career rushing yards, LeSean McCoy was dominant in the first half in the Bills' win over the Dolphins. In the second half, he struggled.
In the first two quarters against Miami, McCoy carried the ball eight times for 46 yards (5.75 yards per carry) with a rushing touchdown. He also had four receptions for 46 yards with a receiving score.
With Buffalo up 21-6 to start the third quarter, Miami expected the run and often sent run blitzes at the Bills' offensive line.
In the second half, McCoy ran for just four yards on 12 carries.
For the entire game, he received a 46.1 Pro Football Focus grade, the 75th best out of 84 qualifying running backs in Week 15.
Through 14 games, McCoy has forced 38 missed tackles on 311 touches. Through 14 games in 2016, he'd forced 61 missed tackles on 278 touches.
His yards-before-contact average is now 1.86. At this point last season, that number was 3.06. Buffalo's feature back currently averages 2.2 yards after contact per rush. Through 14 games in 2016, he averaged 2.4 yards after contact per rush.
Despite the outing against the Dolphins in which he averaged just 2.5 yards per rush, McCoy has averaged 4.65 yards per rush on his last 110 carries that date back six games. In those six contests, he's scored five touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving).
In four career games with the Bills against the Patriots, McCoy has rushed 69 times for 334 yards (4.84 yards per carry) with one score on the ground. As a receiver in those contests, he's made 17 catches for 115 yards and a receiving touchdown.
(Stats and grades courtesy of Pro Football Focus.)
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