LeSean McCoy named FedEx Ground Player of the Week

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  1. Greg Brosh

    Greg Brosh Local Eagles Fan Fantasy Guru

    No surprise here: Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy has been named the NFL's FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his performance in the Eagles' 54-11 win over the Chicago Bears.

    McCoy rushed for 133 yards on 18 attempts (a whopping 7.4 average) and 2 touchdowns. McCoy had a long of only 19 yards but 49 of his 133 came after contact. McCoy also forced 4 missed tackles.

    The man they call Shady has been having a great year. He's the NFL's leading rusher and he's on pace to break some records, as Mike Kaye explained earlier this week.

    Eagles running back LeSean McCoy currently leads the NFL in rushing and all-purpose yards this season. While the Eagles will be playing for a playoff berth on Sunday against the Cowboys, McCoy and the team could shatter a few franchise and league records in Week 17. McCoy is currently leading the league in rushing by 189 yards, while his total yards are 32 more than anyone else. Running back Jamaal Charles is the number two player behind McCoy in both categories. While McCoy will likely lead the league in rushing and has a good shot at the all-purpose total, there are other marks to make. If McCoy rushes for just 37 yards on Sunday, he will take down Wilbert Montgomery's team record of 1,513 rushing yards set 34 years ago in 1979. If McCoy gains a total of 93 yards, he will break Brian Westbrook's 2007 team record of 2,104 all-purpose yards.

    Earlier in the week, McCoy was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for just the second time in his career.

    This is the third time McCoy has won the award this season. McCoy finished with FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors in both Week 1 and Week 14. McCoy beat out Steelers RB LeVeon Bell and Bills RB Fred Jackson to win the award.

    Your votes made it happen! Congrats to our @nfl Ground Player of the Week, @CutonDime25! #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/dHR1u4PJU3

    Philadelphia Eagles (@eagles) December 27, 2013

    Watch McCoy's Week 16 highlights against the Chicago Bears by clicking here.

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