Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Awards for McCoy, offensive line

UPDATE: McCoy has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Dallas.

Awards for McCoy, offensive line

A big chunk of the 185 yards LeSean McCoy gained against the Cowboys came from improvisation. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)
A big chunk of the 185 yards LeSean McCoy gained against the Cowboys came from improvisation. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)

UPDATE: McCoy has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Dallas.

Also, the Eagles Offensive Line was named the weekly winners of the Madden Protectors Award. "The Eagles offensive line had a well balanced attack against the number one defense against the run,” Madden said. 

EARLIER:

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was an obvious nominee for this week's FedEx Ground Player of the Week, on NFL.com.

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McCoy rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in the win over the Dallas Cowboys, the most of any running back in Week 8. The other nominees are San Francisco's Frank Gore with 134 yards on 31 carries and St. Louis' Steven Jackson with 25 carries for 159 yards and two scores as the Rams won for the first time.

Here are some other numbers related to McCoy and the Eagles' rushing attack from today's Daily News:

* The Eagles compiled 239 rushing yards against Dallas (115 in the first quarter). The Cowboys defense came into the game allowing a league-low 69.7 yards per game.

* That was highest rushing total against the Cowboys since Baltimore’s 265 on Dec. 20, 2008.

*Through seven games, the Eagles have rushed for 1,259 yards on 218 carries (5.8 average), placing them third in franchise history behind the 1949 (1,549) and 1950 (1,497) teams.

* The Eagles’ 5.8 yards per carry is the second-highest average in team history behind the 1947 team, which averaged 6.5 yards per attempt through seven games.

* The Eagles offense held the ball for 42:09, which was their biggest margin since Dec. 13, 1992 at Seattle (46:47). They scored points on six of eight possessions, while sustaining six drives of 50-plus yards and three double-digit-play drives.

* Their 31 first downs tied for the seventh-most in team history and the most since notching 32 on Nov. 27, 208 vs. Arizona.

*  McCoy set career highs in carries (30) and rushing yards (185), and scored two touchdowns. His 185 yards were the sixth-highest total in team history and the most since Duce Staley’s 201 on Sept. 3, 2000 at Dallas.

* McCoy’s two highest rushing totals have come against the Cowboys (149 yards on 12/12/10 at Dallas). Since 1960, the only other players who have had 140-plus yards twice against the Cowboys were Walter Payton, John Riggins, and Jim Brown.

* With 2,471 rushing yards and 3,509 scrimmage yards, McCoy now trails only Wilbert Montgomery (2,915 and 3,622) for the most ever by an Eagle in his first three seasons.

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