LeSean McCoy named NFC’s top offensive player

Eagles vs Redskins 10/16/11

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Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the Philadelphia Eagles announced on Tuesday. The Bishop McDevitt product rushed for 185-yards on 30 carries (both career-bests) in a 34-7 win Sunday over the Dallas Cowboys. McCoy also scored two touchdowns in the game, bringing his season total to ten.

Through seven games this season, McCoy ranks second in the NFL in rushing, behind only Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, who has played eight games. McCoy also leads qualifying running backs with 5.6 yards per carry and is tied with Peterson for the touchdowns scored by running backs. He is on pace to run for 1,723 yards, which would surpass Wilbert Montgomery’s club record for rushing yards in a season (1,512 in 1979). This is the first Offensive Player of the Week honor ever for McCoy.

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