Chief among them is Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who left Sunday’s game against the Jets in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. McCoy is the Bills’ first-string running back and leads the team with 145 carries. Unfortunately for McCoy and the Bills, he’s having his least efficient season ever, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry (he had never averaged below 4.0 in a year).
Bills head coach Sean McDermott called McCoy day-to-day, but the team promoted running back Keith Ford from the practice squad on Wednesday. So it’s likely backup Chris Ivory will be the feature back against the Lions, although Ivory is dealing with a shoulder injury of his own, although he was a full participant during Wednesday’s walkthrough.
Of course over the past three weeks, the Bills’ rushing attack hasn’t gone through their running backs, but rather their quarterback. Rookie Josh Allen leads the team with 490 rushing yards, 335 of which have come in the past three games.
Elsewhere, Bills kicker Steven Hauschka also missed Wednesday’s practice with a back injury. Hauschka was hurt following a debatably dirty hit following a blocked kick of his. You be the judge:
Not sure what Ferguson (LS) is supposed to do and what a dirty freaking play by Anderson hitting Hauschka like that. WHAT A JOKE... pic.twitter.com/agcJHZkPHt— Cover 1 (@Cover_1_) December 10, 2018
McDermott said he’s “confident” Hauschka will play this week against the Lions, and the team has yet to bring in another kicker. Still, an injured kicker against the TOP FIELD GOAL DEFENSE IN THE LEAGUE is something to keep an eye on.