It was an awful start to the game for James Cook and the running back position as the second-year back would fumble on the very first play of the game. The Bills would bench him for a few drives but once he returned, he looked great with 21 rushing yards and 11 receiving yards in the first half.
Meanwhile, Latavius Murray also ran very well with 54 rushing yards in the first half. This begs the question of why the Bills were not running the ball more as they had only nine rushing attempts in the first half with an average of 7.1 yards per attempt.
It wasn't until the second half, and really the fourth quarter, that the Bills leaned on the run game. James Cook would finish with 109 rushing yards while Murray had 68. The Bills as a team would average 7.4 yards per carry and the duo of Cook and Murray should have been a bigger part for the entire game.