5 Buffalo Bills Predictions: LeSean McCoy more involved

5 Buffalo Bills Week 9 predictions

Following the Buffalo Bills bye week, the team is looking to get back on track against the Miami Dolphins. At 3-4, this game should be considered a must-win for the Bills. 

LeSean McCoy finishes with over 100 total yards

Before the bye week, McCoy was starting to look like his old self. He was making terrific cuts and having no trouble making players miss. Now, he’s even healthier as he prepares to face off with the Dolphins. In the run game, McCoy will probably see the bulk of the carries as Buffalo tries to ease Karlos Williams back to action. In addition to running, McCoy has talked to offensive coordinator Greg Roman about getting more involved in the receiving game. Don’t be surprised if the back gets targeted on screens and out in the flat. Getting McCoy out in open space will do him wonders. On Sunday, look for the back to go over 100 combined yards.

Charles Clay logs another score against his former team

In the first matchup between the Bills and Dolphins, Clay led Buffalo in receiving with five receptions going for 82 yards and a touchdown. Tomorrow, look for the Bills to target Clay in the red zone. Sammy Watkins is still at less than 100 percent and Brent Grimes is no slouch at cornerback. Robert Woods and Chris Hogan have favorable matchups against Jamar Taylor and Brice McCain. That said, you have to like Clay quite a bit against Miami’s linebackers.

In addition to his favorable matchup, Clay was starting to develop chemistry with Tyrod Taylor. In their last three games together, Clay was targeted 23 times. The targets resulted in 15 receptions, 200 yards and a touchdown.

Don’t be surprised if Clay gets into the end zone again against his former team.

Mario Williams records two sacks

I’ll stick on the safer side of things here and say two sacks, but it wouldn’t shock me if Super Mario doubled his sack total on Sunday against the Dolphins. Williams will faceoff with backup offensive tackle Jason Fox on Sunday with Ja’Wuan James being out.

In Fox’s first extended appearance at right tackle, the lineman allowed two quarterback hits and five quarterback hurries to the Patriots. He’ll be in for another long day against Mario Williams. On Sunday, Williams and the Bills defense get back on track in regards to pressuring the quarterback.

Leodis McKelvin records at least one big return in his season debut

McKelvin was activated to the 53-man roster on Saturday and will make his season debut against the Dolphins. He’ll certainly see some snaps and playing time on defense, but look for his biggest impact to come as a return man. McKelvin has handled kick and punt return duties in his career and on Sunday, he makes his return felt with a long return against the Dolphins.

Score Prediction

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