ORCHARD PARK, N. Y. -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy did not have a good day against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, and he compounded matters by acting like a petulant child after the game.
All week, McCoy made this game all about him because he wanted to go back to Philadelphia and prove that coach Chip Kelly was wrong in trading him to Buffalo.
McCoy allegedly refused to accept a phone call from Kelly (though Kelly denied he ever made the call), and McCoy also said he would not speak to Kelly on game day, or shake his hand.
Reportedly, coach Rex Ryan used McCoy's return partially in his Saturday night speech to the team, pointing out that not only was McCoy a former Eagle, he was the franchise's all-time leading rusher.
Apparently, that meant the Bills really had to play hard for McCoy and make sure they won the game for him. Last we checked, this was a team game, and beating Philadelphia should have been all about keeping Buffalo's playoff hopes alive.
But the Bills didn't win for McCoy, nor for themselves.
McCoy rushed for 74 yards on 20 carries, but he had only 11 yards on eight carries in a disjointed second half.
Still, with the addition of four catches for 35 yards, McCoy became the third Bills player in team history to surpass 100 yards from scrimmage in a seventh straight game.
At game's end, McCoy sprinted off the field without acknowledging any of his former Eagles teammates, slammed his helmet on the wall outside the Bills' locker room and was child-like when the assembled media gathered around his locker to talk.
After first showing irritation that there was a crowd, he got to his stall and said: "You going to watch me dress? Give me some space."
All along, the assumption was that when he did finish dressing, he would talk. Instead, he made reporters wait for a full 5-6 minutes, then said: "I've got nothing to say," and brushed right out of the locker room, leaving his teammates and Ryan to answer questions.
"I think LeSean is an emotional guy, and we were all hyped up," guard Richie Incognito said. "We wanted to win the game for him, but I do not think that emotions played a part in the game."
Said Ryan: "I think he was very professional in the way he handled everything. The guy just wants to win in the worst way, regardless of who you play."
--The right side of the Bills' offensive line, just like last year, continues to be a major problem. Rookie right guard John Miller returned after missing three games with a high ankle sprain, and he did not play well. He was flagged three times (holding, illegal hands to the face, one holding call was declined) and just doesn't seem up to the task of starting in the NFL right now. Of course, the Bills don't have much choice because backup Kraig Urbik is certainly no better.
At right tackle, Seantrel Henderson was inactive for the second week in a row. Last week against Houston it was reportedly due to an illness, but against Philadelphia, it was uncertain if he was still sick, or was just a healthy scratch. Jordan Mills started both games, and against the Eagles he had two false start penalties. At this point, Mills may be the better option because he does have 31 NFL starts and he's familiar with offensive line coach Aaron Kromer's techniques because he played for Kromer in Chicago. However, the Bills need to upgrade at least one of the right side positions in the offseason, either through free agency or the draft.
--The Bills' problems in the return game continued in Philadelphia. Marcus Thigpen muffed a punt, which the Eagles turned into their second touchdown. Thigpen became the third Bills punt returner to lose a fumble this year, joining Leodis McKelvin and Denarius Moore.
Thigpen began the year as the punt returner, but after a slow start he was released and replaced by free agent Moore. Moore did not play well, so he was cut and Thigpen was resigned a couple weeks ago. In between, McKelvin came off the physically unable to perform list and he handled punts for a couple games.
--Wide receiver Robert Woods had five catches for 106 yards including a 37-harder that set up a field goal.
--Wide receiver Sammy Watkins caught just five passes on 12 targets, and he had two drops. One of his receptions went for a 47-yard touchdown.
--Running back Mike Gillislee, filling in for the injured Karlos Williams, scored on a 19-yard run.
--Tight end Charles Clay suffered a back injury in the second quarter and did not return.
--Cornerback Stephon Gilmore was inactive due to a shoulder injury suffered last week. He could miss the rest of the year.
--Cornerback Ron Brooks was inactive due to a concussion suffered last week.
--Linebacker Nigel Bradham was inactive for the second week in a row due to an ankle injury.
--Running back Karlos Williams was inactive due to a shoulder injury.
--Safety Corey Graham led the Bills with nine tackles, but he also was beat deep for a 53-yard touchdown.
--Corneback Leodis McKelvin had an interception, but he also had a critical missed tackle that led to the Eagles winning field goal.