Eagles Notes: Eagles' McCoy named NFC offensive player of week
LeSean McCoy was named NFC offensive player of the week for Week 16 on Tuesday, but the Eagles running back wondered why the award did not come earlier this month.
"They could have it back; I should have had it two weeks ago," McCoy said, referring to his 217-yard performance against the Detroit Lions on Dec. 8.
Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown won that week, so McCoy's 133-yard game against the Bears on Sunday must suffice.
"It's an honor, it's something nice to have, I appreciate any award I get," McCoy said. "But at this point, all I'm set on is this week. Everything rides on this game. All the big stats, big games we had, the losses, the wins. That stuff doesn't matter. What matters is this week."
There are still some key statistics to watch. McCoy needs 37 yards in Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys to break Wilbert Montgomery's single-season franchise record of 1,513 rushing yards set in 1979. He also is on pace to win the NFL's rushing title and enters the weekend 189 rushing yards ahead of Kansas City's Jamaal Charles.
"I'm getting them both," McCoy said.
Asked which one means more to him, McCoy took a moment to think.
"I'll say the franchise [record]," McCoy said. "They're the team I play for that drafted me. I signed my contract to be here for a while. Keeping it here in the franchise is something special."