LeSean McCoy X-Factor For Philadelphia Eagles In Postseason

By Ryan Wenzell
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy won the league’s rushing title with relative ease as the next closest running back was nearly 300 yards behind Shady this season. He deserves it. The Philadelphia Eagles‘ run game has been dominant this season and tops in the league thanks to McCoy’s magic.

He is devastating in the open field. He also makes plays in the passing game out of the backfield. McCoy quite simply is the best Eagles running back in franchise history. He broke Wilbert Montgomery‘s record for rushing yards and the immortal Brian Westbrook‘s record for yards from scrimmage.

It was a banner year for McCoy and the running game, but the big boys up front share a piece of the pie too. They did an outstanding job carving out holes for McCoy to run through, and boy did Shady ever take advantage of it.

In a league where the passing game rules the day the Eagles have found a way to get it done on the ground. McCoy gives the Eagles an edge over almost any team in the postseason as he is far and away the most talented back in the dance.

What has made the Eagles offense so dangerous this season is their ability to beat teams on the ground and through the air. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is a master at finding the opponent’s weakness and exploiting it.

He also has the ultimate weapon to do that exploiting in No. 25, and the Eagles will go as far as this all-world talent can take them.

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