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ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 24: Charles Clay #85 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a touchdown catch against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at New Era Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. The touchdown was later called back after officials ruled that both feet were not within bounds. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

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I fully believe what we saw from Charles Clay is not a fluke.

He’s scored a touchdown in each of his last five games and Tyrod Taylor and Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison will do all they can to keep that trend going.

As it stands right now, Clay is the Bills’ top pass catcher. And he’s set his goals pretty high this season. According to The Buffalo News’ Kimberly A. Martin, Clay is looking to total 90 receptions and 900 yards receiving.

Taylor made it a priority to get Clay the ball in the middle of the field last week. That should continue on Sunday. The Panthers allowed the second most tight end touchdowns last season, according ESPN’s Matthew Berry.

An efficient Clay can help the running game too. If he’s wreaking havoc, he could help take the pressure off of LeSean McCoy and Co.

"“You could try loading the box, but teams have done that and we’ve still been able to run the ball,” Clay said. “Force us to drop back and throw it. But that would leave a lot of one-on-one matchups on the outside, and I feel we have the playmakers to be one-on-one. I don’t care who we’re going up against in the league.”"