LeSean McCoy has been brilliant this season. So brilliant, in fact, he is on pace to set the NFL rushing record. Will he keep this pace up next Sunday against the Denver Broncos? The statistics say no.
The Broncos boast the league’s best rushing defense, and they have stifled the likes of Ray Rice and Darren McFadden for little to no yards on the ground. McCoy may struggle to find much space in the thin air of Denver. Then again, McCoy is one of the better backs in the league at making something out of nothing finding the smallest seams. He has moves that rival the great Barry Sanders.
This will need to be on full display on Sunday if the running game hopes to get going. The Broncos, like the Philadelphia Eagles, are a team much more susceptible at giving up yards through the air. I believe this will be head coach Chip Kelly‘s game plan going into Sunday.
The Broncos clearly recognize Shady’s talents. Both head coach John Fox and safety Rahim Moore labeled him this generation’s version of Sanders. Let’s hope McCoy has his best game yet in store on Sunday. The Eagles will certainly need the offensive line’s best efforts in opening up holes for McCoy and protecting quarterback Michael Vick to have a puncher’s chance against the heavily-favored Broncos.
McCoy has had runs this season that make you wonder if he is even human. He and his teammates will need that type of magic, and then some, to slay the giant that is the Broncos on Sunday.