McCoy Plays With Heavy Heart

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

There was pain in LeSean McCoy’s voice as he addressed the media early Sunday evening.

He spoke very quietly, often closing his eyes or taking a deep breath as he mustered a response to questions about his fumble or the rushing record or the Seahawks’ approach, all of which likely seemed a lot less important than it normally would.

“Today I didn’t play well at all. It was probably one of my worst games to date since being here,” he said.

“I didn’t feel focused. I just didn’t feel focused.”

While the standout back didn’t make any excuses, this has been a trying time for McCoy and his family. His cousin, Terrell Harris, was killed in a car crash earlier this week. The two were very tight, even living under the same roof when they were kids.

“I really wanted to play great in his name today. I didn’t. I kind of let him down today,” McCoy told Birds 24/7 as he made his way through the tunnel and towards the exits. “That was one of my goals today to really play hard for him. I didn’t.”
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McCoy Breaks Eagles All-Time Rushing Record

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Photo by Jeff Fusco

LeSean McCoy is now the top rusher in Eagles history.

The 26-year-old standout back entered Sunday’s game against the Seahawks needing 48 yards to move past Wilbert Montgomery (6,538) on the franchise’s all-time rushing list. McCoy eclipsed that mark on a four-yard run in the third quarter.
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Observations: Seahawks 24, Eagles 14

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Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Here’s what we saw during today’s Eagles-Seahawks game.


* The Eagles struggled to get anything going offensively all game long. On 12 drives, the Birds punted eight times, turned it over twice and scored two touchdowns. One of the two scoring drives came when special teams set the offense up at the Seahawks’ 14. Mark Sanchez went 10-for-20 for 96 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 4.8 YPA. Read more »

Eagles-Seahawks Injury Report

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Photo Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s the injury report for Sunday’s home game against the Seahawks:


QB Nick Foles (collarbone)


TE Trey Burton (hamstring)


LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), DE Brandon Bair (elbow), K Cody Parkey (right groin), RB Chris Polk (ankle)

Chip Kelly suggested that Parkey’s injury may have impacted his kickoffs against Dallas but doesn’t anticipate that being the case this week.

“It was definitely tugging on me a little bit,” said Parkey. “That’s why I have been taking precautions now so it doesn’t get any worse.” Read more »

Three And Out: Eagles-Seahawks Predictions

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Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas – USA Today

Player I’ll be watching

McManus: Mychal Kendricks

Russell Wilson told Philly reporters this week that teams have used a spy on him ever since he started playing football. Odds are the trend will continue Sunday. Whether Kendricks is the one who draws that particular assignment or not, he’ll be playing a critical role against Seattle.
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Maclin: ‘I Like My Chances Against Anybody’

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Richard Sherman will follow a receiver around the field from time to time depending on the type of defense the Seahawks are in and the receiver in question. Jeremy Maclin noted that when he was watching Seattle-Dallas tape, he noticed Sherman shadowing Dez Bryant some.

Whether he’ll be free to roam this week against the Eagles might be largely irrelevant: Maclin typically lines up on the right side of the formation, and it doesn’t sound like the Eagles will go away from that despite the presence of No. 25.

“For the most part we kind of stay on one side as receivers,” said Maclin, “and he’s on my side, so.”

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All-22: Option Football With Sanchez


As LeSean McCoy made his way from the locker room to his post-game press conference at AT&T Stadium last week, a defensive assistant congratulated him on his 159-yard effort against the Dallas Cowboys.

“Them boys up front,” McCoy shouted back. “They were blowing [stuff] up.”

McCoy and others noted that the offensive performance reminded them of 2013. Last season, the Eagles relied on a dominant run game, play-action and a downfield passing attack for the most successful offensive season in franchise history. But those second two things don’t work unless the first one gets on track. And that was the story offensively from the Eagles’ 33-10 win.

The offensive line opened up holes, McCoy made guys miss, Mark Sanchez took care of the ball, and the Eagles had themselves a happy Thanksgiving. Read more »

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