Sunday, December 21, 2014

Shady Climbing Eagles Rushing Ladder

LeSean McCoy is quickly rising through the Eagles' rushing chart.

Shady Climbing Eagles Rushing Ladder

With 185 rushing yards last Sunday night, LeSean McCoy passed Anthony Toney, Herschel Walker and Billy Barnes to move into 13th place on the Eagles' all-time rushing list.

The third-year running back out of Pittsburgh should easily crack the top 10 before the season is over.

Here are the next handful of players ahead of him on that list, how far he is behind each now and how many yards he would need to average over the nine games remaining to pass them:


   Rk.   

Player

GP

Yds.

   Behind
Needs
   To Avg.
6 Ricky Watters 48     3794 1323 147
7 Timmy Brown 96 3703 1232 137
8 Tom Woodeshick           111 3563 1092 122
9 Donovan McNabb 148 3249 778 87
10 Tom Sullivan 80 3135 664 74
11 Clarence Peaks 83 2927 456 51
12 Keith Byars 105 2672 201 23
13 LeSean McCoy 44 2471
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