The Buffalo Bills take on the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at 1:05 Eastern. There was some doubt as to whether or not the Bills would have LeSean McCoy available for the game, but according to Adam Schefter, McCoy is likely to suit up in the most important game for Buffalo in the last seventeen years.
Bills’ RB LeSean McCoy, questionable for Sunday’s wild card game vs Jaguars with a sprained ankle, is likely to play, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2018
McCoy accounts for one-third of Buffalo’s total offense on the season, as he rushed for 1,138 yards on 287 carries (with a career-low yards-per-carry average of 4.0) and caught 59 passes for 448 yards. He scored 8 total touchdowns (6 rushing, 2 receiving) on the year.
As a team, Buffalo gained 4,842 yards of offense, and they scored 28 total touchdowns. Obviously, McCoy is a tremendous part of what the Bills do on offense, and winning without him would be a tremendously difficult task. When factoring in the sheer dominance of the Jaguars’ defensive unit this season, that task becomes Herculean without Shady.
Even if McCoy is somewhat limited by the injury, any positive report about him playing is welcome news. The Bills will probably deploy Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy throughout the game in order to keep McCoy fresh, but it looks like the Bills will have their best offensive player on the field for their biggest game of the season.