Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy doubtful for National Football League playoffs

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy doubtful for National Football League playoffs

The Jaguars are facing a Bills team that's back in the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

"This team thrives off adversity".

"We're going to all rally behind him", Gipson said.

"People are picking against us". If he's not, we have a tremendous group of guys in the backfield that would be able to step in and carry the load. It seemed as if the New York City-born Marrone was leading the Bills to brighter days after his second season, guiding the Bills to a 9-7 record in 2014, but he opted out of his contract at the end of the campaign, with most reports suggesting he was about to take the vacant New York Jets job.

"Yeah, well mental toughness is a good quality to have", McDermott said.

McDermott would have a tall task in replacing McCoy.

"Yeah we have some guys that do have some experience, some guys that have gone to different depths in the playoffs", McDermott said. The 29-year-old McCoy immediately took off his helmet and was pounding the turf following the injury.

Before the injury, the Dolphins limited McCoy to just 10 yards rushing on 11 carries, as well as two catches for 22 yards.

As porous as the team's run defense is, the Bills finished second in the AFC, right behind Jacksonville, in rushing offense, as running back LeSean McCoy ran for 1,138 yards, third in the conference.

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If the Jaguars beat the Bills, the experience factor will greatly tilt towards second-seeded Pittsburgh in the divisional round on January 14. Of course, Shady's a special playmaker.

Listen, I blame myself. "You miss him if he's not out there, but at the same time, we can't use it as an excuse".

In an interview on WTMJ-AM, McCarthy said his message to players was "there's a standard in Green Bay and we didn't meet it".

Buffalo lacks depth at the position a week after backup Travaris Cadet broke his ankle.

The Bills' offense, ranked just 29th in the National Football League this season in yards per game faces a Jags defense that led the AFC. For Murphy it was his first action of the season. He understands he can't alone replace McCoy. That means this game is all about how Leonard Fournette can run the ball, if Bortles will actually make good decisions and just toss the ball away instead of throwing stupid interceptions and how well the defense, one of the league's best, can bottle up Taylor, one of the league's worst.

Buffalo needs to keep this game low-scoring if they have any chance of moving on to the Divisional Round, and Blake Bortles' recent struggles give them a chance to shut down Jacksonville's offense. "I can't be Shady". However, it's unlikely the Bills could sign a quality running back who could learn the playbook by Sunday.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Monday that McCoy was going to "have a chance" to play Sunday against the Jaguars.

But they'll have to get past each other first.

That left Buffalo in a four-way tie, and inched ahead of Baltimore based on having a better strength of victory percentage.

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