A big reason why the Buffalo Bills (5-2) defeated the Oakland Raiders (3-5) by a 34-14 score Sunday afternoon was the dynamic performance of running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy rushed for a season-high 151 yards on a season-most 27 carries, scoring on a 48-yard touchdown run while averaging 5.6 yards per rush, also a season-best figure.
McCoy’s second time eclipsing 100-plus rushing yards during the 2017 season gave him eight games with 150-plus rushing yards over the last five seasons, tops in the NFL by a wide margin.
McCoy leads Pittsburgh Steelers’ star Le’Veon Bell (four), Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi (three), Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson (three), and Tennessee Titans tailback DeMarco Murray (three) with the most games of 150-plus rushing yards over the last five years.
LeSean McCoy has 8 games with 150+ rushing yards in the last 5 seasons, twice as many as the next-closest player pic.twitter.com/aYO52oQVs8— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 29, 2017
McCoy also posted 150-plus rushing yards for the Bills against the St. Louis Rams (150 on Oct. 9, 2016), and the Cleveland Browns (153 on Dec. 18, 2016). As a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Shady surpassed 150 rushing yards against the Dallas Cowboys (159 on Nov. 27, 2014), the Washington Redskins (184 on Sept. 9, 2013), the Kansas City Chiefs (158 on Sept. 19, 2013), the Green Bay Packers (155 on Nov. 10, 2013), and a career-high 217 yards against the Detroit Lions (Dec. 8, 2013).
McCoy and the Bills travel to MetLife Stadium for a primetime showdown with the New York Jets (3-5) at 8:25 p.m. Thursday night.