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Player Of The Month Honors For McCoy

Posted Jan 2, 2014

December was a month to remember for LeSean McCoy.

He broke the Eagles single-season rushing record, which was previously set by Wilbert Montgomery in 1979, and took home this season’s rushing title thanks to his 1,607 rushing yards, becoming the first Eagle to do so since Steve Van Buren in 1949. He did all of that while leading the Eagles to the NFC East title. Now he can add another honor to the list- on Thursday it was announced that McCoy has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December.

McCoy becomes the first running back in Eagles history to win the award. In five December games, McCoy carried the football 101 times for 598 yards (5.9 yards per carry) and 4 rushing touchdowns. He also hauled in 18 catches for 140 yards during that stretch, scoring another touchdown through the air. McCoy also eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage in all five games, during which the Eagles went 4-1.

The Eagles are the third team since 2000 to have a quarterback/running back duo win Offensive Player of the Month in consecutive months (2000 St. Louis Rams, 2002 New York Giants). Nick Foles brought home the hardware for his unbelievable month of November, in which he finished with the highest passer rating that any quarterback has ever posted in a single month in NFL history.

McCoy finished the season with 268 more rushing yards than any other running back (Matt Forte, 1,339). He also had 126 more yards from scrimmage (2,146) than any other NFL player (Cordarrelle Patterson, 2,020).

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