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Bills Links, 10/14: Can the run game get back on track?

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All eyes will be on the rushing attack following the bye.

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As the bye week comes to a close, the biggest question still remains around the lack of production from the Buffalo Bills run game. LeSean McCoy is still one of the most talented backs in the league, and the Bills returned all five starters on the offensive line.

For the Bills to make a serious push towards the playoffs, the NFL’s top rushing team from 2016 will need to return to form. Today’s edition of the Bills Links takes a closer look at the rushing attack, with multiple articles addressing the issue. Most of today’s coverage is focused on the offense, with additional coverage of Marcell Dareus, Tyrod Taylor, and Micah Hyde.


7 Buffalo Bills questions for the bye: 1) Can the Bills get LeSean McCoy going again? - WKBW.com
The Buffalo Bills have not had the success they’ve wanted to on the ground with star player LeSean McCoy, so the single biggest question in the bye week is whether or not they can jumpstart his production.

Seeking solutions in the run game - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills remain committed to being a run-first team and are spending the bye week to find solutions that enhance the unit's success."

Bills Xs and Os: Counter Trey - Locked On Bills
"The Bills are entering their bye week with a respectable 3-2 record, but they’re desperately in need of a jumpstart on offense."

20 wild stats that explain Bills’ offense through Week 6 | Bills Wire
Highlighting a handful of wild statistics from the Buffalo Bills' offense through Week 6 of the 2017 NFL season

7 Buffalo Bills questions for the bye: 2) Can Tyrod Taylor lead the Bills to the playoffs in 2017? - WKBW.com
In his third year of starting for the Buffalo Bills, some fans seem to want to hit the eject button on quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

7 Buffalo Bills questions for the bye: 3) Can the offensive line improve in 2017? - WKBW.com
The Buffalo Bills have had an offensive line problem for much of the 2017 season. Is it fair to expect some better play, and some improvement from the group this year?

PODCAST: Daily Drive-Buffalo News' Mark Gaughan - Buffalo Sports Page
"On Thursday’s Daily Drive podcast, Paul Peck & Kevin Sylvester are joined by Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News. He talks about the bye week strategy, and why there shouldn’t be any panic over the Bills lack of a running game."

Filmroom Breakdown: Week 5 | Cover 1
"It’s been a difficult 17 years, hasn’t it? In that span of misfortune, I don’t think I can remember a player as highly scrutinized as Tyrod Taylor."

Marcell Dareus among 3 Bills that need to step up on defense after bye week | Bills Wire
If the Buffalo Bills are going to get back into first place after the bye, they need these three players to step up on defense.

3 games Bills fans should watch during the bye week | Bills Wire
Here are three games that Buffalo Bills fans should watch during the team's Week 6 bye.

Diamond in the Rough: S Micah Hyde - BuffaloBills.com
BuffaloBills.com takes a closer look at safety Micah Hyde.