Reason Two: Elite Running Backs
When the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, they were led by a very familiar face to Bills fans in Marshawn Lynch. Beastmode led the playoffs with 288 yards rushing and was a key player in Seattle’s offense all year.
When the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl the next year to the New England Patriots on an interception by Malcolm Butler, many believe the reason was that they didn’t give Lynch the rock from the one-yard line at the end of the game.
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That season the Seahawks offense went through the running game first and Russell Wilson only needed to be efficient with the ball when passing. That should sound familiar to Bills fans because that’s all they ask of Tyrod Taylor.
During their time in the NFL, McCoy averages more yards per carry, has more receiving yards and is the more explosive player with more rushes for over 20 and 40 yards than Lynch.
It’s a pretty close comparison but I’d give McCoy the edge overall while taking Lynch if I needed to hammer out a few yards on one play. You know like in a Super Bowl where you needed just one yard to win a game.
McCoy needs to be the focal point of the Bills offense just like Lynch was for the Seahawks in 2013. He’s currently battling a hamstring issue but at one point before that this season he was the second leading rusher in the league.
In the 2013 season when Seattle went on to win it all, Russell Wilson threw for just over 3,300 yards while Lynch ran the ball for 1,257 yards. Those numbers would have been easily achievable for Buffalo if McCoy and Watkins were able to stay healthy this season.