With rumors swirling over Rex Ryan’s future as Buffalo Bills’ head coach, his team on Sunday went out and thumped the winless Cleveland Browns 33-13 to keep their miniscule playoff hopes alive.
LeSean McCoy was the star of the afternoon, rushing for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the second half. McCoy has now broken the 100-yard barrier 32 times in his NFL career.
Mike Gillislee also added a touchdown run of his own, giving the Bills 27 rushing TDs this season, tying a franchise record.
The Browns entered Week 15 with the 31st run defense in the NFL and the Bills exploited it to the tune of 280 rushing yards.
Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled throughout going 17-for-28 passing for 196 yards. He was also sacked five times by the Bills defense.
At 7-7, the Bills still need to win their remaining two games to even contemplate postseason football. They also need help from other teams in the AFC.
The Bills may not get through Week 15 before being eliminated from the playoffs. If the Broncos win over the Patriots, Buffalo would be knocked out of postseason contention.