It has been nearly 20 years since the Buffalo Bills reached the postseason while the AFC East franchise still has a chance to snap such a streak in 2017-18. However, after some back-and-forth under center, the Bills currently find themselves just on the outside looking in at the playoffs at an even 6-6.
As a result, Bills running back LeSean McCoy fully understands the importance of a win over the struggling Indianapolis Colts in Week 14.
“Our mindset is [that] we can’t lose this game – we’ve got to win,” McCoy recently told the Buffalo News. “We just have to play together as a team, to get a win.
“If it’s me, if it’s [Kelvin] Benjamin, if it’s Mike Tolbert, whoever it is, we just have to get the win. Right now, all of the individual attitude, we together have to win. That’s us taking care of the ball on offense, converting on third downs, scoring, no turnovers, the defense, taking the ball away, maybe scoring on defense. Whatever it takes to win.”
The Bills have lost four out of the team’s last five games while dropping to 6-6 despite beginning the 2017-18 regular season with a 3-1 record.
“I think the biggest thing is playing smart and not turning the ball over; that way, we can have a chance to win,” McCoy continued. “We can’t beat ourselves. Once we get this win, then how we handle that the next week will be best for us, [and we can] stay in this playoff hunt.”
As for the 29-year-old McCoy, the veteran rusher has already appeared in 12 regular-season games for the Bills this time around. Rushing for 851 yards on 207 carries in 2017-18, McCoy has also found the end zone four times.