With four losses in the last five games, the Bills have lost any chance of ending their year with either a winning record or a playoff spot.
They may not end it with running back LeSean McCoy in the lineup either. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that McCoy tore his MCL in Sunday’s loss to the Redskins and that his status for the final two games is considered “week-to-week” pending further evaluation.
Coach Rex Ryan said Monday that McCoy will have an MRI to determine the full extent of the injury, but calling McCoy week-to-week at this point in the year could make it likely that we’ve seen the last of the back this year. If his year is over, McCoy will finish his first season with the Bills with 203 carries for 895 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games.
That’s less than the Bills were likely hoping to get from McCoy this year, although it’s hard to say whether a few hundred more yards would have been enough to keep the Bills from the disappointing path they’ve traveled down the stretch this year.