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Murray: It's Up To Us To Execute


After rushing for just 11 total yards on 21 rushing attempts in the first two games before sitting out Week 3 with a hamstring injury, DeMarco Murray was looking for a breakout performance against the Redskins. On his first carry, which came late in the first quarter, the veteran running back broke off a 30-yard rush between the tackles. But after that, his production stalled, and he finished the day with 36 yards eight carries to go along with two receptions for 12 yards.

Last season with the Dallas Cowboys, Murray rushed the ball 24.5 times per game en route to an NFL-high 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns. But so far, as part of a three-headed backfield that includes fellow Pro Bowl backs Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, he's averaged just 9.7 carries per game. But he insists that his lack of production isn't the result of a deficiency in opportunity.

"I knew what I was coming here to do," he said. "Sproles and Mathews are two great backs, and I knew in this offense a lot of guys touch the ball, and that's how they make a lot of plays.

"It's up to us to execute the plays, and I think every guy has to look in the mirror and take accountability for their actions, and I'm the first to do that at all times."

The Eagles' offense at times showed flashes of brilliance against the Redskins, but all too often dropped balls and miscues stalled drives before they could pick up steam.

"There were a few plays, a few drives where we shot ourselves in the foot," Murray said. "If you want to be a great offense, you can't make those mistakes. We're kind of hurting ourselves with penalties and turnovers. You can't have the self-inflicted wounds."

Check out his full post-game interview here or click the video player on the side.

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