The hits just keep on coming for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Just a week after starting QB Michael Vick was forced to leave the Eagles’ Week 10 match-up against the Dallas Cowboys with a concussion, RB LeSean McCoy was also concussed today in the team’s blow-out loss to the Washington Redskins.
As if the Eagles’ hopes at pulling off a mediocre season weren’t already gashed with their underachieving starting offense, they now may be facing their final six games with backup rookies manning the running back and quarterback positions.
McCoy went down following a 7-yard run with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, while the Eagles were down by 25 points to the Redskins.
The high hopes that Eagles’ fans had for QB Nick Foles were quickly put in check as the rookie had an absolutely awful debut as an NFL starter. Foles completed less than half of his passes, going 21 for 46, and threw two interceptions while barely tallying 200 yards (204) passing. Foles and the Eagles also failed to score a touchdown.
This loss was the Eagles’ sixth consecutive notch in the ‘L’ column, and the injury to McCoy makes the Eagles’ future even more ‘shady’ (pun certainly intended) this season.
If McCoy is not able to go next Monday night against the Carolina Panthers, rookie RB Bryce Brown will be the man that fills the void in the Eagles’ backfield.
Brown has yet to do much of anything this season, as he has toted the ball 27 times for just 106 yards (3.9 yards per carry). These numbers are also greatly skewed, because if it wasn’t for a 40-yard scamper in Week 9, Brown would be averaging a terrible 2.5 yards per carry on the year.
At 3-7, the Eagles’ season is all but over and their hopes of making any sort of playoff run are gone. So the injury to McCoy is more so ‘salt in the wound,’ as opposed to an actual blow to this Eagles’ offense.
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