LeSean McCoy's struggles appear to be a thing of the past, as he posted his second impressive game in a row for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday after an early-season slump that stretched from Week 2 to Week 5.
The former Pitt running back rushed for more than 100 yards for the first time since Week 1, setting a personal best for the season with 151 yards against the Oakland Raiders. Of course, it took him 27 attempts — another season high — to reach that total, but he maintained a healthy average of 5.6 yards per carry on the day and recorded a touchdown for the second week in a row.
During a postgame press conference, McCoy credited his offensive linemen with setting him up for success.
"The guys up front, we talked about just letting them dominate the line of scrimmage," he said. "You know, giving me some one-on-one opportunities, giving me some lanes, and they did that today. They blocked well in the passing game, and they blocked extremely well in the running game."
McCoy's performance marks the continuation of a turnaround in form for him that began last week, when he found the end zone for the first time all year in a 30-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This time around, his contributions helped the Bills to a dominant 34-14 victory over the Raiders that put the team at 5-2 on the season.
The nine-year veteran and the Bills won't have much time to dwell on their recent success, though, as they'll have just a few days to prepare for their next matchup — an AFC East showdown with the New York Jets on Thursday night in MetLife Stadium.