McCoy laments: 13-yard outing in Bills


Ever since he topped the 10,000 career yards racing mark last season, LeSean McCoy set a”12K or bust” objective.
Bust was like it to the Buffalo Bills running back on Monday night, when McCoy totalled 13 yards on 12 carries in continuing what’s been a season-long struggle for the 10th season player.
McCoy, who has missed one game with a crotch injury, has just 257 yards rushing through eight games. That’s 20 yards over he had in his first two games with Philadelphia in 2013, when McCoy ended with an NFL-leading 1,607 yards racing.
What hurts even more is being part of an anaemic offense that is doing very little in encouraging a defence that limited Tom Brady and the Patriots to scoring four field goals through 3 quarters.
It’s tough. And you see the defence out there just grinding, it’s so frustrating,” said McCoy, who did lead the Bills with 82 yards receiving.
Buffalo lost its 3rd straight and dropped to 2-6 wherein it’s scored just 87 points.
As for New England, Brady was held without a touchdown pass for the very first time this season. And yet the Patriots procured their 5th straight win and improved their AFC East-leading record to 6-2 courtesy of James White scoring on a 1-yard run and defensive back Devin McCourty returning an interception 84 yards for a touchdown four minutes apart in the 4th quarter.
The interception was the turning point.
Trailing 18-6, the Bills responded with what was initially ruled a touchdown, when tight end Jason Croom appeared to make a diving, one-handed grab in the end zone.
Two plays later, McCourty jumped in front of Derek Anderson’s attempt to hit tight end Charles Clay on the middle.
“Those are bonus points. It’s hard to rely on those,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “It was a great play, they were driving in the red area and he turned around.”
With a win on Monday night from the way, the Patriots can look ahead to hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers for a Sunday night showdown.
“Aaron’s among the best to ever play with, so it’ll be exciting,” said Brady, who finished 29 of 45 for 324 yards passing against the Bills.
With rookie running Sony Michel out with a left knee injury, the Patriots leaned on Cordarrelle Patterson to help their ground game. Patterson finished with a team-best 38 yards racing.
White had 15 yards racing, and added 10 catches for 79 yards.
The Bills have scored just seven touchdowns this season, and 2 in their past five. Buffalo also hasn’t scored a touchdown at the very first half because rookie quarterback Josh Allen scored on 14-yard run at a 13-12 win against Tennessee on Oct. 7.
Brady improved to 29-3 against the Bills. The Patriots have won at least six of their first eight to the 6th straight year. The Bills are off to their worst start since losing their first eight games in 2010. The Bills have lost seven straight games on Monday night since a 23-18 win at Miami in 1999.


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