After an embarrassing week two outing for running back LeSean McCoy which saw him gain 9 total yards everyone knew he had to be better against Denver’s prolific defense and he knew it as well. McCoy said last week he would “get it right” against Denver. Well, that wasn’t really the case as he caught seven passes for 48-yards and was a non-threat on the ground, gaining 21-yards on 14 carries.
Well, where did all the scoring come from on Sunday then? Look no further than quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor had his best game of the season and appropriately so against arguably the best defense in football. Taylor completed 20 of 26 passes for 213-yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions on Sunday.
Taylor’s ability on Sunday to extend plays with his legs was a game changer, yes he only managed to get 13-yards on the ground but his ability to extend plays with his legs then throw for a first down on Sunday was clutch, especially when Von Miller is on the other side of the ball. Taylor was also efficient on Sunday, having a 92 percent adjusted completion percentage.
Taylor capped the day off with a 126.0 passer rating, which is his fourth best of his 32 games as a Buffalo starter.