As expected for a 5-3 team, the Eagles have had some pretty impressive offensive performances this season.
Michael Vick torched the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played brilliantly against the Detroit Lions. He led the Eagles to a big win against the Colts. And he almost completed a miraculous comeback against the Packers.
DeSean Jackson was magnificent against the Lions and Jaguars. Jeremy Maclin destroyed the Falcons. Jason Peters shut down Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney. And Kevin Kolb shredded the 49ers’ defense.
But the best individual offensive performance of the season was running back LeSean McCoy’s outburst against the Detroit Lions.
McCoy rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. He also caught four passes.
He became just the fourth player in Eagles’ history to rush for more than 100 yards with three touchdowns in a single game. He was the only one to catch four passes in the same game.
Only nine times in NFL history has a running back rushed for at least 120 yards and three touchdowns on 7.5 yards per carry, while also catching four passes.
For his dominating performance, McCoy earned FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors.
He was the first Eagles’ running back to win the award since Brian Westbrook did it against the Lions in 2007.