Philadelphia Eagles’ LeSean McCoy Still Working for Franchise Mark

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Philadelphia Eagles running back, LeSean McCoy, is quickly erasing rushing records that have lasted in the franchise for years. He is already putting himself in the conversation with Philadelphia greats like Wilbert Montgomery, Steve Van Buren, and more recently Brian Westbrook. The year of 2013 has proven to be the best year of Shady’s career, leading the NFL in rushing, breaking the single game franchise mark and reaching his highest total ever on the ground.

Now though, he has his sights set on the single season franchise mark held by Montgomery which has stood intact for some 34 years, since 1979, eleven years before McCoy was even born. Many thought they would see him eclipse the mark on the national stage against the Chicago Bears, but cooler heads prevailed and McCoy spent a better part of the end of the game allowing his counterparts to have their time to shine.

That decision and outcome will prove to be better for Philadelphia in the long run. Now, with the biggest game of the season on the slate, McCoy will have the extra incentive, drive and will to push the Eagles to the next level. He’ll not only be after a division championship, but he’ll be chasing history in the process. With just 36 yards separating Shady from his place in Eagles’ history, he’ll be primed for a huge division matchup with the Dallas Cowboys and a chance to celebrate on dual fronts come the end of the game.

Chip Kelly’s offense has really proven to be an eye opening experience and McCoy has been at the center of its’ success. Sunday against the Cowboys should be no different as he reaches another pinnacle in his career, leading the Eagles to prominence once again.

 Bob Francis is a Philadelphia Eagles contributor for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter @rfrancisjr, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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