McCoy Breaks Eagles All-Time Rushing Record

Photo by Jeff Fusco

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.

“I didn’t imagine when I got drafted here that I’d potentially have a chance to hold the rushing record as an Eagle. That’s something big,” McCoy said earlier in the week. “That’s something I’m looking forward to. The main goal is just to win the game, obviously. But in the way of doing that, I’d love to accomplish that.”

The outcome of the game is first and foremost, as McCoy said, and he committed a costly mistake in the third quarter, fumbling on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. Seattle took over on the Eagles’ 19 and Russell Wilson found Marshawn Lynch two plays later to give the Seahawks a 17-7 lead. McCoy lost a fumble early in the third quarter against Dallas as well.

Those miscues aside, McCoy has really picked up the production of late. He averaged 145 yards and 6.3 yards per carry in the Eagles’ previous two outings against Tennessee and Dallas, surpassing the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth time in his career in the process.

Montgomery had held the Eagles’ rushing record since 1984.