LeSean McCoy broke out of his funk Sunday afternoon to the tune of 155 rushing yards. McCoy’s elusiveness was a thorn in the sides of Green Bay Packers defenders all day long as he consistently made guys miss and more than a few times made something out of nothing.
McCoy and the Philadelphia Eagles‘ running game had been stagnant the past few weeks with McCoy being held in check. Not on this afternoon, however, as Shady finally had room to run and capitalized on it as he broke off a few huge runs including a 30-yard dash.
What was most impressive came at the end of the game. McCoy simply took the wind out of the Packers and their fans’ sails with a game clinching drive that lasted over nine minutes. Chip Kelly called run after run, and even though the Packers knew what was coming they failed to stop it.
That was the type of drive that championship teams pull off. It iced the game as the Eagles ran down the clock to triple zeros by asserting their will on the ground. It really was a beautiful sight to see.
McCoy may be the best running back in the game at clinching games with his legs in the fourth quarter. He has done it his entire career, and yesterday was no different. Hopefully this becomes a trend for McCoy and the other running backs. Kelly always has implemented a run first attack. The running game sets up everything else as it did yesterday afternoon on some explosive plays.
The Eagles are once again in prime position to overtake the NFC East. Kelly, McCoy, and company will look to run their way into the playoffs.