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More Honors For McCoy, Mathis, Peters

Posted Jan 13, 2014

On Monday, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) announced their 2013 All-NFL, All-NFC and All-AFC teams, and three Eagles made the list. Running back LeSean McCoy and guard Evan Mathis made the All-NFL team, while tackle Jason Peters was named to the All-NFC team.

McCoy’s selection should come as no surprise. The Eagles elusive back rushed for a franchise-record 1,607 yards this season, taking home the league rushing title. He averaged 5.1 yards per carry and found the end zone 9 times on the ground. McCoy also racked up 539 receiving yards and scored two more touchdowns through the air. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles joined McCoy on the first team.

Evan Mathis, graded as the best offensive lineman in the NFL by Pro Football Focus, had another tremendous season. Although he was snubbed from the Pro Bowl, Mathis was named first-team All Pro, the first All-Pro selection of his career. Behind Mathis’ consistently exceptional play, the Eagles ran for 160.4 yards per game as a team, the most in the NFL. Mathis is joined by Denver Broncos guard Louis Vasquez on the PFWA All-NFL team.

Just one season after a major Achilles injury, Peters bounced back to form, making the All-Pro first team for the third time in his career. Peters was named to the PFWA All-NFC team, while Cleveland’s Joe Thomas and San Francisco’s Joe Staley earned All-NFL honors. Peters was also named to his sixth Pro Bowl this season, but has announced that he is not going to Hawai’i.

16 different NFL teams were represented on the PFWA list, and the Eagles were one of just nine teams to have two All-NFL selections. To see the complete list, click here.

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