Buffalo Bills: 4 positives to take away from Week 7 against the Patriots

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James was cooking

The offense didn't look completely one-dimensional for most of the game, thanks to James Cook finally getting used in the backfield and as a receiver. Cook recorded over 100 scrimmage yards with a score off of 16 touches.

The Bills utilized Cook's skill set as a multi-dimensional threat in the run game and the passing game. 56 of Cook's yards would come off the ground, as 46 yards and a score, would come from the air.

Although Cook is still not utilized like an every-down back, only being in the snap count 52% of offensive plays. For a 33-year-old running back in Latavius Murray to only get 5 fewer snaps than a potential star runningback is questionable. Mainly because in a pass-heavy offense, Murray isn't nearly as a threat in the receiving game as Cook is.

Cook should continue getting touches over Murray by a larger margin. Cook has the talent to be an every-down back and keep the opposing defense on their toes.