RB LeSean McCoy - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-11, 198||Born: 7-12-1988||College: Pittsburgh||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2009|
2019 Week 1 vs JAX (10 / 81 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed 10 times for 81 yards and caught his only target, for 12 yards in his debut with the Chiefs. McCoy showed that he still has plenty left in the tank, displaying the vision and cutting ability that has made him one of the best running backs of the current generation. McCoy may not have the durability to be a 300+ carry running back, but with the Chiefs he doesn't need to be. The Chiefs will constantly put him in advantageous situations and with opposing secondaries forced to play the pass in almost every situation, McCoy is in a great position to be successful alongside Damien Williams this season. McCoy was able to take advantage of the Jaguars linebackers, as he was basically gifted the second level because Jacksonville could not match the Chiefs speed from sideline to sideline.
2019 Week 2 vs OAK (11 / 23 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed 11 times for 23 yards and caught three passes for zero yards in the Chiefs 28-10 win over the Raiders. Unlike in week one, McCoy was unable to find any running room against a Raiders defensive front that was attacking the Chiefs running backs in the backfield. McCoy took over the lead back duties after Williams injured his knee, but McCoy did not las long either, exiting the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. McCoy underwent an MRI on Monday which showed no significant damage to his ankle and he has a chance to play on Sunday against the Ravens. If he and Williams are both out with injuries, rookie Darwin Thompson would be in line for first team duties.
2019 Week 3 vs BAL (8 / 54 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 26 / 1 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed eight times for 54 yards and a touchdown, while also catching three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown. With the Chiefs managing his touches McCoy has looked quite spry this season, averaging 5.4 yards per carry on 29 rushes. McCoy came into this game with an ankle injury but played through the first three quarters before reinjuring his ankle late in the period. McCoy was able to make his presence felt in both the running and the passing game before his exit though. McCoy scored the Chiefs first touchdown on an easy punch-in from the one yard line. He also scored the Chiefs final touchdown to put the game away for Kansas City. With the Chiefs facing a second and goal from the Ravens nine yard line, Mahomes took the snap and faked the handoff to McCoy in the backfield before fading onto his backfoot and throwing a screen pass to McCoy as the Ravens defensive line started to get pressure in the backfield. From there, McCoy did the rest, weaving once to the middle of the field and then back towards the sideline before being touched for the first time by a Ravens defender. McCoy was able to fall forward from the two yard line for the 14 yard touchdown.
2019 Week 4 vs DET (11 / 56 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed 11 times for 56 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 33 yards on four targets. McCoy continued to look very good in this contest, with 51 of his 56 yards coming in the first half before Williams came in and got most of the second half work. McCoy had a long run of 39 yards, which looked like vintage LeSean McCoy, juking and cutting in his distinctive style of running. McCoy also was involved in perhaps the most impressive play of the day where Kelce caught a ball in the middle of the field and as he was being brought to the ground he lateralled the ball to McCoy for a 23 yard gain. The play was not drawn up that way, but was the product of two veterans who know the play is not dead until the whistle blows. McCoy's touchdown run came with the Chiefs facing a third and goal from the Detroit one yard line. Mahomes took the snap out of the shotgun and handed to McCoy who started right and then jump cut to his left before running through the line for a touchdown. McCoy is averaging 5.4 yards per carry on the year and looks to have carved out a significant role for himself in the Chiefs offense.
2019 Week 5 vs IND (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy did not record a rushing attempt in the Chiefs loss to the Colts, but he did catch two passes on two targets for 23 yards. It is hard to tell whether McCoy was just a victim of bad game-flow, as the Chiefs were not only playing from behind most of the game, but they were also getting stuffed at the line of scrimmage when they attempted to run. The Colts did a good job of keeping the ball out of Mahomes hands, limiting the Chiefs to 53 offensive plays, their lowest of the season. It was not a great situation for McCoy, as Williams is the Chiefs preferred passing down back, despite McCoy playing very well in the passing game this season. Next week should be a good indicator of how the Chiefs backfield will play out, as this was just one game with a wonky game script for the Chiefs offense.
2019 Week 6 vs HOU (8 / 44 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed eight times for 44 yards and caught two passes for zero yards on two targets in the Chiefs loss to the Lions. McCoy was the only Chiefs running back to receive more than one carry, as the Texans did a good job of preventing the Chiefs from being in advantageous situations where they could run the ball effectively. McCoy's total yards per attempt was very good at 5.5, but his total was boosted by 15 and 17 yard runs. Four of his carries went for two yards or less, so it wasn't like he was having a lot of success running against the Houston defensive line. McCoy has been productive as a complement to Williams, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and giving the Chiefs offense a spark running the football. The way this backfield is shaping up, McCoy is going to be leaned on as the primary ball carrier on first and second downs, while Williams will see a lot of work on third downs and perhaps in the red zone. Darrel Williams will pick up the remaining scraps, but this backfield has full-blown timeshare written all over it for now.
2019 Week 7 vs DEN (12 / 64 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed 12 times for 64 yards and caught two passes on two targets for an additional 12 yards in the Chiefs win over the Broncos. McCoy was by far the more effective running back over Williams, and it has been that way all season. McCoy has doubled Williams carries over the last two weeks and with Mahomes going down, it looks as though he the offense will rely more on his ability to run between the tackles. McCoy looked very good in this game, getting to the line of scrimmage quickly and decisively following his blockers. When he reached the second level of the Broncos defense, he was able to his cutback ability to gain extra yards. It will be interesting to see if McCoy is given the entire workload as opposed to sharing carries with two Williams.
2019 Week 8 vs GB (9 / 40 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed nine times for 40 yards and caught four passes for 23 yards on four targets in the Chiefs loss to the Packers. McCoy led the Chiefs backfield in total touches and look to be the preferred option, gaining solid yards for an offense that was keeping pace with the Packers explosive offensive unit. However, McCoy later fumbled on a key possession late in the third quarter, which ended up giving the Packers the lead. It was the second time McCoy has fumbled in a critical situation in the Chiefs losses, and despite his consistency on early down running plays, Andy Reid will not continue to put up with McCoy's lack of ball security. It was obvious from then on that Reid looked to Damien Williams to lead the Chiefs in the fourth quarter. McCoy is still running like the best option for the Chiefs, but there's a limit to his upside because he isn't seeing enough touches to really pop and Williams is seeing the red zone carries.
2019 Week 9 vs MIN (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed three times for nine yards and caught one pass on one target for zero yards. After fumbling at crucial points in the game in weeks past, McCoy is looking like he might be phased out of his time share with Williams. It is not that Williams is the more effective runner, because he is not, McCoy has been very efficient this season and looks spry for a player with so many miles on him. McCoy has always carried the ball like someone running to give a cell-phone call to another person, with one hand and no semblance of protection. This was less of a problem when McCoy was the featured back on the Eagles and Bills, and was churning out big plays and 1,000 yard seasons. Now, he is the second man in a platoon of running backs, and any fumble is going to be criticized and looked at closely. His fumble last week was avoidable, and it came at a crucial point in the game, so it is not surprising that Andy Reid has turned to Williams to head his rushing attack. I don't see McCoy being completely phased out going forward, but the chances of him becoming the lead back have come and gone, barring injury.
2019 Week 11 vs LAC (7 / 29 / 1 rush, 6 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed seven times for 29 yards and one touchdown, while also catching four passes for 28 yards on six targets. A week after being a healthy scratch, McCoy was playing well while sharing time with Damien Williams. In the first half, McCoy scored the lone Chiefs touchdown, and looked very good with respect to his speed and quickness. Unfortunately for McCoy, he had to leave the game in the second half with a suspected concussion, which led the way for Darrel Williams to come in and have the Chiefs backfield all to himself. McCoy's touchdown run came with the Chiefs facing a first and goal from the Chargers six yard line. Mahomes took the snap under center and handed off the ball to McCoy on an off-tackle right play. McCoy took his time and waited for his blockers, allowing them enough time to open a hole which he easily broke through for a six yard touchdown. While McCoy looked very fresh in this game, he did have another fumble, which came on the play where he was concussed. Luckily for McCoy, the fumble in the red zone was recovered by the Chiefs. Still, it is unnerving that McCoy fumbled again, especially at a time when he was going to see the majority of the touches with Williams injured. McCoy will have two weeks to clear the concussion protocol before the Chiefs next game in week 13.
2019 Week 13 vs OAK (5 / 10 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
McCoy had surprising burst for his age and got good gains on most of his touches. The offense moved the chains consistently when he was on the field. His touchdown was basically unopposed. It appears his touches will stay at the same level if Darwin Thompson replaces Darrel Williams in Week 14 as expected.
2019 Week 14 vs NE (11 / 39 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed 11 times for 39 yards and caught one pass for four yards in the Chiefs win over the Patriots on Sunday. With both Darryl and Damien Williams missing this game due to injury, McCoy was given every opportunity to have the majority of the Chiefs rushes to himself, but he was unable to get much going against a Patriots defensive front that has been very good all season. With McCoy unable to gain yards on the ground, Andy Reid turned to Spencer Ware and rookie Darwin Thompson, giving them nine carries to McCoy's 11. Unfortunately, those two fared even worse than McCoy, averaging only two yards a carry. With Damien Williams expected back next week, McCoy effectively has missed his best chance at having a big game this season and we should see Reid turn back to a committee approach against the Broncos on Sunday.
2019 Week 15 vs DEN (6 / 16 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy rushed six times for 16 yards in the Chiefs win over the Broncos on Sunday. McCoy took a backseat to Thompson and Ware in this game, finishing third in carries and not seeing any targets in the passing game. With Williams still injured, Reid is playing it safe with McCoy and making sure that he is healthy come playoff time. It will be hard to trust McCoy over the final two weeks, as Thompson will most likely see a majority of the rushing attempts while Ware is taking over on passing downs.
2018 Week 1 vs BAL (7 / 22 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
McCoy got very little opportunity to run with no extended drives in the first half for Buffalo. The lack of success created second and long opportunities that limited McCoy's opportunity. He did manage a vintage McCoy run, cutting back across the formation for an 11-yard gain, showing his speed and elusiveness. There should be better days ahead for McCoy.
2018 Week 2 vs LAC (9 / 39 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had a better day than week one, but still struggled against the Chargers and was forced to leave the game with a rib injury. He saw a total of 13 touches for 68 yards despite limited usage in the second half. McCoy looked quick and elusive on two perimeter runs but was unable to get high leverage usage. McCoy was used in the quick passing game on some flat routes on early downs where he was able to get positive momentum for the offense. The Buffalo offense only saw one goal line carry and it was Chris Ivory not McCoy who was called upon.
2018 Week 4 vs GB (5 / 24 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy returned after missing last week with a rib injury. McCoy showed his short area explosiveness, making cut backs on runs and in the screen game. The problem for McCoy is low volume where he had only 8 touches in negative game script. McCoy's elusiveness in the short area is not able to create more because there is rarely opportunities for big plays by the offensive line's blocking.
2018 Week 5 vs TEN (24 / 85 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had his best performance of the season. Buffalo played a close game with a lead through much of the game, which allowed McCoy to see steady volume. McCoy did not break a big gain but was elusive throughout the game and consistently forcing missed tackles. McCoy had his best success on interior runs downhill runs, where Buffalo's offensive line had success creating running room. McCoy was also used in the passing game on quick flat throws on high percentage opportunities for Josh Allen, including a critical conversion on the game winning drive where he forced a missed tackle to convert a first down. Chris Ivory rotated with McCoy and handled the short yardage runs throughout the game.
2018 Week 6 vs HOU (16 / 73 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy continues to look elusive in and out of his cuts, despite playing in a poor offense. There are rarely large areas for McCoy to run but McCoy tends to get better opportunities when he runs from shotgun formations. While McCoy looks elusive, the offensive line and the passing game do little to create room for McCoy to get big gains. McCoy is still capable of creating offense if he should find himself in a better situation.
2018 Week 7 vs IND (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy got knocked out of the game early in the first quarter. He saw the first two carries of the game but took an awkward hit along the sideline on the second one. He left the game with a head injury and is in the concussion protocol.
2018 Week 8 vs NE (12 / 13 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 82 / 0 rec)
McCoy struggled against New England as his constant attempts to bounce plays outside and reverse field to hit home runs resulted in negative plays. Where McCoy did find success was as a receiver and in the wildcat formations. McCoy snared a beautiful wheel route pass with a full extension and showed a nice juke move in garbage time to gain nearly 20 yards on a reception. McCoy also had a 30+ yard gain on an outlet reception called back by penalty. While still the unquestioned lead back, Chris Ivory exhibited a more no-nonsense running style this week and found more success on the interior than McCoy.
2018 Week 9 vs CHI (10 / 10 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had little success against a tough Chicago Bears defense in a lopsided loss where game script got out of control. McCoy has struggled running this season as the offensive line has given up interior pressure frequently, and Sunday was no exception. Notably, Chris Ivory has run better in the offense with a more north-south style than McCoy and was the primary back ahead of McCoy on multiple first half drives. McCoy was used in the short passing game on four targets, and caught all four passes, but was unable to create after the catch. McCoy did get a goal line carry after Chris Ivory left for the game but was stopped for no gain. McCoy will face the New York Jets next week.
2018 Week 10 vs NYJ (26 / 113 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had his best game of the season against the Jets. McCoy benefitted from Buffalo's right side of the offensive line dominating the Jets defensive line. McCoy's first carry of the game was a 26-yard touchdown behind the right side of the line where he was untouched. The touchdown was one of the few chunk plays in the running game McCoy has managed all season. The run was a sign of things to come as McCoy reeled off multiple chunk gains through holes generated on the right side of the offensive line. McCoy benefitted from the best game script of the season where Buffalo was ahead early and was able to get positive yardage on first down to establish the running game. With Chris Ivory missing the game with an injury, McCoy got two goal line opportunities. He got stopped just short of the goal line on the first carry but was able to punch the ball in two plays later. McCoy will look to continue the positive momentum against Jacksonville in two weeks.
2018 Week 12 vs JAX (17 / 46 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had a quiet fantasy day with only 53 yards of total offense on 18 touches. Buffalo's offense was largely fueled by Josh Allen's arm and legs, while McCoy was never able to get a rhythm against a tough Jacksonville defense. McCoy got two red zone opportunities late in the game and nearly shook free for a touchdown but was dragged down prior to scoring. While Allen got more opportunities in the red zone, it is notable McCoy did not lose the playing time to Chris Ivory.
2018 Week 13 vs MIA (15 / 52 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 12 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy struggled against Miami to create running room and finished with 64 yards on 19 touches. McCoy's big play, an 18-yard rush, was against Miami's defense in prevent at the end of the first half. Outside of that, McCoy struggled to make big plays. McCoy is still shifty but has lost his top gear to make big gains where he avoids first contact. McCoy was the clear lead back in the game and handled the lone running back attempt inside the 5-yard line, an interior run that was stopped for no gain. McCoy will look to bounce back next week against the Jets.
2018 Week 14 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy left the game early with a hamstring injury and never returned. In his short time in the game, McCoy dropped a screen pass and had a red zone carry from the 6-yard line that was stopped for no gain. McCoy will look to recover during the week to allow him to play at home next week against the Lions.
2018 Week 16 vs NE (6 / 9 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy did not start the game because of a disciplinary issue but received the second carry of game and maintained a lead role in the offense. McCoy was largely ineffective at the end of what has been a lost fantasy season. McCoy did not get any red zone opportunities and caught only three short passes. McCoy still has the ability make defenders miss but has struggled to run behind the Buffalo offensive line all season and is not a great fit for Josh Allen's passing style. McCoy will look to rebound in the season finale against Miami next week.
2018 Week 17 vs MIA (10 / 26 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy started the final game of the season at home against the Dolphins. McCoy's season has largely been a disappointment, but McCoy showed he still has ability as he enters the offseason. McCoy was elusive getting to the edge on his patented cut backs across the formation but has struggled throughout the season to get consistent positive yardage. He did score a touchdown on an interior run from the 9-yard line. McCoy too frequently does not take what is there in terms of interior holes and tries to make big plays to the perimeter, a style that is a poor fit for Buffalo's offensive line. McCoy is a potential cap cut in the offseason, but still has elusiveness that would attract a team in free agency.
2017 Week 1 vs NYJ (22 / 110 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 49 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was the focal point of the Buffalo Bills offense from the start. He had 27 touches, and produced big plays in both the running and passing game. Those included three carries over 20 yards and receptions of 18 and 21 yards. McCoy got some good blocking against the Jets' defensive line, and capitalized with runs into the second level, showing off his elusiveness. The key question for McCoy from the game is his goal line usage. On two red zone trips, the Bills threw for two one-yard touchdowns, and on a third, the Tyrod Taylor threw an interception on a pass intended for Charles Clay. McCoy appeared heading for a scoring opportunity in the fourth quarter when he carried the ball from the four-yard line down to the one-yard line on first and goal. However, McCoy ran off the field holding his hand and was replaced by Mike Tolbert, who scored a one-yard rushing touchdown on second down. While the box score may show what appears to show Tolbert vulture a touchdown from McCoy, it is notable that McCoy was running inside the five before his injury. McCoy returned to the game on the next series and showed no ill effects from the injury.
2017 Week 2 vs CAR (12 / 9 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 34 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had little room to run on the day finishing with nine yards on 12 carries. McCoy faced eight-man boxes with regularity, particularly when the Bills lined up in 12 personnel. The left side of the offensive line struggled, with LT Cordy Glenn leaving the game with an ankle injury and being replaced by rookie Dion Dawkins. McCoy was an asset in the passing game and on two occasions had nice runs after the catch while forcing Carolina LB Luke Kuechly to miss tackles. He led the team with seven targets, and caught six receptions for 34 yards. Like last week, McCoy appeared to be in pain in his hand at the end of the third quarter, but returned for the next play at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
2017 Week 3 vs DEN (14 / 21 / 0 rush, 7 / 7 / 48 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy carried 14 times for only 21 yards, but added seven catches for 48 yards on a team high seven targets. McCoy was hurt by the left side of the Bills offensive line as LT Dion Dawkins has struggled in replacing injured Cordy Glenn. McCoy set up the first Buffalo touchdown with a four-yard run to set up a first and goal from the Denver two-yard line. McCoy was replaced by Mike Tolbert, who was stopped on a first down carry and then dropped a second down target in the end zone. While McCoy's overall numbers were limited, his impact on the game is hard to overstate. He converted two third downs on the Bills fourth quarter scoring drive. The first was a target in the flat where he made multiple defenders miss, and the second was a toss on third and two setting Buffalo up with first and goal. McCoy continued his high usage in this game, but his rushing opportunities are hindered by the offensive line play and Tolbert's red zone usage.
2017 Week 4 vs ATL (20 / 76 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy benefitted from Buffalo's focus on running behind the right side of the offensive line. Last week, Buffalo tried to run to the left side of the line, but struggled behind LT Dion Dawkins who is filling in for injured LT Cordy Glenn. Against Atlanta, Buffalo ran to the right side frequently and the line opened solid running room for McCoy. McCoy had opportunities for potential big plays, but the Atlanta defense did a good job of tackling him in one on one situations, particularly Safety Keanu Neal. McCoy saw 20 carries for 78 yards, while adding three catches for 32 yards. McCoy was held scoreless but did get two carries inside the Atlanta 10-yard line, in an area where Mike Tolbert had carries in prior weeks. McCoy was seen stretching his left leg on the sideline with the assistance of a trainer during the game, but he did not miss any significant time during the game.
2017 Week 5 vs CIN (19 / 63 / 0 rush, 9 / 6 / 26 / 0 rec)
Buffalo's offensive line created some running room for McCoy in this game, particularly in plays behind pulling LG Richie Incognito. However, there were too many defenders near the line of scrimmage for McCoy to have any regular success on the ground. Buffalo has no ability to scare defenses down the field, so defenders are free to crowd the line to contain McCoy. McCoy had 25 touches, but the approach limited him to 89 total yards. McCoy did have a carry of 44 yards, however, the play was called back by a holding penalty against TE Logan Thomas. Buffalo's offense never got inside the Cincinnati 10-yard line to establish any goal line trends. McCoy was targeted a team high 9 times, and aligned in the formation where he ran routes on multiple occasions. McCoy fumbled once but the ball was recovered by Buffalo. McCoy remained in the game and his workload was not limited by the fumble.
2017 Week 7 vs TB (23 / 91 / 2 rush, 7 / 5 / 31 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy scored his first two touchdowns of the season against Tampa Bay, both of which were red zone runs. The first was a one-yard carry that was set up by a Mike Tolbert run. The second touchdown was a game tying seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. McCoy had more room to run in the game than in earlier weeks, and benefitted from the return of LT Cordy Glenn. McCoy had better opportunities to the left side of the line than in prior weeks, including a 23-yard gain on a toss to the left. Both of McCoy's touchdowns were red zone carries, in situations where Mike Tolbert had been used in prior games. McCoy was also targeted on an incomplete pass near the goal line. McCoy continued to be a solid option in the passing game, with five catches on seven targets for 31 yards. Announcer Daryl Johnston made mention during the game of a meeting the team had about running game strategy during their bye week. Buffalo incorporated more man blocking schemes in this game which McCoy capitalized on, including his second touchdown. McCoy continued to have a clear workload that is only limited by brief rests, and Mike Tolbert short yardage and red zone carries.
2017 Week 8 vs OAK (27 / 151 / 1 rush, 7 / 6 / 22 / 0 rec)
Buffalo continued last week's trend of man blocking on interior runs, and was successful in opening holes for LeSean McCoy. McCoy benefited from positive game script in a game where Buffalo was forcing turnovers (4) and scored a touchdown on defense. McCoy was elusive in the game, and made multiple runs where he cut to open holes in the line to get into the second level. The volume paid off as McCoy sealed the game on his 27th carry with a 48-yard touchdown where he broke through a stacked box for a clear runway to the end zone. In earlier weeks, the Bills could not open holes against stacked fronts, but have had success in the past two weeks. McCoy was used in the red zone but was stopped on three straight carries inside the five-yard line, before Tyrod Taylor scored on a quarterback sneak on fourth down. In earlier weeks, Mike Tolbert saw those carries, but McCoy remained in the goal line package for the second straight week. McCoy's passing game involvement was primarily on dump off passes, and screens into the flat.
2017 Week 9 vs NYJ (12 / 25 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had his worst day of the season with 12 carries for only 25 yards. McCoy was limited the Jets' defensive line which largely dominated the Buffalo offensive line. Buffalo fell behind early in the game, and was forced to throw a season high 40 times. McCoy was held to no catches, but drew an illegal contact by Jamal Adams on a slant and go. The play would have been a 35-yard touchdown had Jamal Adams not held up McCoy. His only other target was a ball in the flat in the red zone that he should have caught. If McCoy had caught the ball, he had an angle to get to the end zone for a touchdown. McCoy was spelled by Mike Tolbert in the second half as Buffalo was down by four scores, and did not need to put McCoy at risk.
2017 Week 10 vs NO (8 / 49 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)
McCoy was involved early in the game on a well-designed misdirection play that got McCoy to the edge of the New Orleans defense for a 36-yard gain. McCoy was used in the passing game to stretch the boundaries, but found little room to move outside of his long carry. McCoy was limited by horrible game script for the second consecutive week, as Buffalo fell behind early, and saw few sustained opportunities on offense. McCoy did fumble in the game, and Buffalo was fortunate that Dion Dawkins recovered the fumble.
2017 Week 11 vs LAC (13 / 114 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 1 rec)
McCoy was the lone consistent bright spot for the Buffalo offense in the blowout loss to the Chargers. While McCoy saw only 14 touches, he optimized his opportunities with three rushes of at least 25 yards and a beautiful corner route touchdown reception on his lone target. McCoy also had a 10-yard rush called back by penalty. McCoy scored his rushing touchdown from long distance, but failed to convert his lone goal line carry for a potential third overall touchdown. With Buffalo's defense reeling and the offensive line struggling in pass protection, game script is a limiting element to McCoy the rest of the season outside of overt matchups.
2017 Week 12 vs KC (22 / 49 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was largely held in check by Kansas City's defense. He had a 14-yard run where he hurdled a defender, and later had an 11-yard carry where he flashed his explosiveness. The rest of the running attempts, McCoy was largely held in check by packed boxes. The beginning of the game started with runs to the right side of the line which was largely ineffective. McCoy's successes came on runs up the middle later in the game. McCoy continued to function as a key to the passing game, in both screen plays and check down options by Tyrod Taylor. McCoy continued to see his season long trend of heavy usage, but was unable to spring any large gains with the defense focusing so heavily on McCoy, and the offense unable to scare defenses out of packed boxes.
2017 Week 13 vs NE (15 / 93 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was the early beneficiary of running room against New England's defense, particularly in runs up the middle. McCoy had 10 of his 15 carries in the first half, and Buffalo was able to get a rhythm going early while maintaining run favorable game script. McCoy was less used in the second half as New England scored at the end of the second quarter and early in the third quarter to put Buffalo behind. McCoy did have a drop in the passing game, and was targeted near the goal line on a ball he caught but could not extend across the line to gain. The running game was non-existent on Buffalo's goal line opportunities. McCoy did cede more work to Travaris Cadet than he previously lost to Mike Tolbert, both in the passing and running game, but McCoy remained a high usage player in the offense.
2017 Week 14 vs IND (32 / 156 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy shined on heavy volume in a game played close to the line of scrimmage because of the weather. McCoy was elusive and able to cut laterally despite the game being played in the equivalent of a snowbank. There was little disguising that Buffalo was going to run, and McCoy maintained heavy volume, and was able to capitalize with big runs. McCoy was able to gash the Colts defense on successive carries at the end of the first half for 23 and 25 yards to set up Buffalo's touchdown. The Buffalo offense struggled to create room on the ground in the second half with little threat to pass, but were able to mount a drive in overtime, where McCoy broke through a big interior hole for a game winning touchdown.
2017 Week 15 vs MIA (20 / 50 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 46 / 1 rec)
LeSean McCoy had a high-volume but low efficiency day against the Dolphins. He touched the ball 24 times with 20 rushes and 4 receptions, but only totaled 96 yards. McCoy scored two touchdowns which buoyed his fantasy day. His first was a rushing touchdown on a red zone carry up the middle. The second was a pass where McCoy was split into the slot. He ran a wheel route with the benefit of a rub from Charles Clay to get him open for the score. McCoy was shaken up in the first half and he needed the trainers to help him off the field, but he returned a play later and saw no limitation. McCoy struggled to find running room as the Miami front overmatched the Buffalo line for the better part of the game.
2017 Week 16 vs NE (17 / 71 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 76 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was an early focus of the Buffalo offense with runs of eight and nine yards on the first drive. McCoy found his best success up the middle and on the left side of the line. He was involved in the red zone, with carries in the red zone and a target, but was unable to score a touchdown. McCoy was elusive, including a 39-yard reception that showcased the best of McCoy's elusiveness. McCoy was spelled by Mike Tolbert in odd places, including a spread set where Tolbert recorded a drop at a key point in the second half. McCoy had conversions in key spots, but Buffalo did not get McCoy the ball enough in the most important spots of a key game.
2017 Week 17 vs MIA (11 / 10 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy suffered a sprained ankle against Miami. X-Rays were reported negative during the game, but he did not return to the game. McCoy was featured early, but found little room to run, particularly on first down when Miami crowded the box. When McCoy was able to get room to run he was elusive, particularly in the receiving game. McCoy ran very hard during the game, and at points it was to his detriment as he reversed course and lost yardage. McCoy's totals are down from other seasons, but it is hard to overstate how important he has been in key situations for Buffalo's offense throughout the season.
2017 Week 18 vs JAX (19 / 75 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy suited up against Jacksonville after being a limited participant in practice late in the week with a sprained ankle. McCoy was handled with kid gloves early, rotating with Mike Tolbert, but did not appear limited in his play by the ankle injury. McCoy's best success came on interior runs where Buffalo's offense found its best success against the strong Jacksonville defense. McCoy was able to get loose for a big catch and run in the second half that had the potential to be a scoring drive, but the play was called back on a hold by Deonte Thompson on what was likely an inconsequential block. McCoy was arguably the most important non-QB to a team's offense in the NFL this season, and has not shown to be slowing down entering his age 30 season.
2016 Week 1 vs BAL (16 / 58 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 12 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy is a great running back that showcases his talent every game he plays. He is a speedy, elusive runner and his ability to bounce to the outside helps him pick up massive chunks of yards. He is a threat to take it to the house every time he runs a route out of the backfield. Unfortunately, with Karlos Williams no longer on the roster, McCoy must also be the RB that runs up the middle of the field into the pile. This is not one of McCoy's strengths. Multiple times against the Ravens, McCoy decided the middle was too clogged and tried to make it to the edge instead. When this high-risk, high-reward strategy hits the risk, McCoy loses big yards. If the Bills are not able to find a between-the-tackles runner over the course of the season, McCoy will have to start taking the guaranteed 3 yard runs instead of trying to make the big plays.
2016 Week 2 vs NYJ (15 / 59 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was the only Bills' RB that had a carry against the Jets. And, other than a late 4th quarter target (which was turned into a TD), McCoy was also the only RB to be targeted for a pass. The Bills are part of that shrinking group of teams that avoid running by committee. It's easy to see why McCoy is trusted. Considering how many Bills' running plays start with a defender in the backfield, it is impressive how many carries do not involve significant loss of yardage because of McCoy's elusiveness. McCoy is very effective coming out of the backfield running routes as well. On the other hand, it is obvious that the Bills still need a back that can push the pile to supplement McCoy; multiple conversions failed with less than 1 yard to go. E.J. Manuel even came into the game twice to QB sneak because of McCoy's inability to get the short, hard yards. McCoy, a veteran, also made a rookie mistake at the end of the first half. With around 30 seconds remaining, he stayed in bounds to pick up an extra yard instead of getting out of bounds. This caused the Bills to spike the ball on 2nd and 1 which caused the rest of the drive to fizzle. This is a mistake that no player should make.
2016 Week 3 vs ARI (17 / 110 / 2 rush, 4 / 3 / 6 / 0 rec)
Unlike previous games when LeSean McCoy performed well on the edge and poorly in the middle, the Bills' offensive line opened up big holes that McCoy jetted through. Plus, he still played well on the edge runs. This is the type of game that the Bills expect from McCoy and he delivered. Unfortunately, as the game went on the blocking faltered. The second half showed more of the hits behind the line of scrimmage that McCoy is used to taking. However, if the Bills can block as they did in the first half, McCoy is in for another big year. He still could benefit from a bruising back to spell him though.
2016 Week 4 vs NE (19 / 70 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 38 / 1 rec)
LeSean McCoy now is the undisputed holder of the "best player in the Bills' offense" title. Without Sammy Watkins, the team will turn to McCoy more and more before the year is out. McCoy has consistently been a fast and elusive back but has been occasionally encountering issues with the offensive line. The new OC has turned to direct snaps and read option plays in order to give McCoy more space with which to work. It's been a good use of his abilities and McCoy has been running well. However, with no strong deep threat, defenses will have their sights on not letting McCoy break the big yardage so the yards will not be there every game.
2016 Week 5 vs LA (18 / 150 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had a great game breaking tackles and making guys miss in the open field. The offensive line was able to open up some big holes for him and he was excellent with the space. His best play of the game was an amazing cut that completely knocked down a defender and then a quick switch of direction to spin around another player for a big run. McCoy still suffers from an inability to push the pile, he was not effective in short-yardage situations, but his overwhelming talent in space makes up for that shortcoming.
2016 Week 6 vs SF (19 / 140 / 3 rush, 3 / 2 / 2 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy is the best player on the Bills offense. He shows that week in and week out and showed it against the 49ers on Sunday. In one of his earlier carries, McCoy followed a blocker downfield. McCoy does not tend to do this as a runner but it made for a good look. He took a few direct snaps but with radically varying results. His second direct snap had McCoy squeezing through a small hole to score a TD. But the other direct snaps tended to have him taken down immediately as the 49ers knew it was a running play. McCoy even made a big play in the passing game; he caused a DPI while running a route in the endzone for a big yardage gain. It must be noted that McCoy still struggles pushing through the pile in short yardage situations.
2016 Week 7 vs MIA (8 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was clearly not himself this game, even before he was ruled out. Most of his runs were short pushes up the middle for a few yards. He did try to reverse the field once or twice and got a few extra yards but nothing significant. An injured McCoy is not a useful McCoy. The Bills need McCoy to get healthy quick; otherwise this offense will go nowhere.
2016 Week 9 vs SEA (21 / 85 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had another great game. While McCoy did not break out any carries for massive yards, he was effective taking everything the defense offered and then a little extra. The man shakes tackles like no other with many yards after contact/near-contact. He wasn't utilized that much as a rusher in short-yardage situations; Mike Gillislee or Tyrod Taylor were taking those carries. McCoy is back to being healthy and a serious weapon for this Bills offense.
2016 Week 11 vs CIN (5 / 33 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy suffered a thumb injury late in the second quarter that ended his afternoon. Before the thumb injury, McCoy was dynamic. Showcasing his elite lateral agility and burst, McCoy made some absurd cuts that left defenders flat on their feet. McCoy did reward his fans with an easy 7-yard touchdown run off left tackle in the first quarter. Thanks to some devastating blocks Cody Glenn and Richie Incognito, McCoy made one cut to avoid a linebacker and waltzed untouched into the end zone. In the second quarter, McCoy followed a pulling Incognito on a ŽBlast' play call for a 21-yard gain. Both Incognito and McCoy showed elite explosiveness on the play to get around the edge. After suffering a thumb injury, McCoy was shown sprinting into the locker room with trainers at his side.
2016 Week 12 vs JAX (19 / 103 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
The Bills' offense continues to be the LeSean McCoy show. For the most part, his offensive line did not do McCoy many favors. The start of the game especially is a litany of plays ending with McCoy getting tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage. McCoy even seemed to fumble at one point. His first good gain of the day got called back for holding. But the next chance McCoy got he turned into a TD; the Bills called up the read-option play that works so well with the talents of Tyrod Taylor and McCoy. As the defender focused on Taylor, the ball was tossed to McCoy and he ran into the endzone untouched to effectively end the first half. On the opposite side of halftime, McCoy took the first play to the house. There was a small hole in the line that was about to be closed; McCoy performed a little hop through and was gone. It didn't require much effort compared to some of his other highlight-reel runs but the vision to find the hole, the legs to get through it upright, and the killer speed to finish the play are all part of the McCoy package. The remainder of the game involved much of the o-line seepage that happened in the beginning; McCoy started to dance around behind the line to avoid defenders without much success. However, he did manage to catch a Taylor escape throw and break a tackle for a big gain, score a 2-pt conversion, and get 9 yards off of a pitch play to end the game. McCoy continues to be the real deal.
2016 Week 13 vs OAK (17 / 130 / 0 rush, 7 / 7 / 61 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy continues to monster up and down the field. While he may get stopped occasionally, typically as a result of major seepage from the offensive line, McCoy will overcome those situations and hit big the next snap. McCoy was fast as he always is and displayed great vision as he always does but his strength this game was in freezing defenders. Since he had come back from his injury, McCoy was mainly outrunning people. Against the Raiders, he was going face-up against defenders and using his legs to spin their bodies the wrong way round. His "shake and bake" move froze at least three different defenders throughout the game and picked up a good amount of extra yardage. He was also very active coming out of the backfield as a dumpoff option for Tyrod Taylor that the QB used quite often. It should be noted that Mike Gillislee has become the Bills' go-to short yardage back. McCoy was taken out for the majority of 3rd and shorts and was not utilized to push the pile for the TDs. McCoy's lesser ability to pick up the tough yards in the middle of the field is his one negative characteristic.
2016 Week 14 vs PIT (12 / 27 / 1 rush, 7 / 6 / 81 / 0 rec)
The game against the Steelers was McCoy's second worse running game of the season (and his worst when healthy). The Steelers played the entire game in the Bills' backfield and did not leave McCoy anywhere to go. He continually made the first defender miss but the second and third defenders would bring him down short of the line of scrimmage. McCoy did score a TD up the middle untouched but it was late in the game and the Bills shanked the following onside kick to render it moot. McCoy did have much more success in the passing game. Taylor used him as a dumpoff on some swing routes but McCoy really had a big game coming across the middle of the field. It was a good way to get McCoy away from the severe Steelers' run defense and resulted in some big gains. The more involved McCoy is in the passing game the better the passing game will be.
2016 Week 15 vs CLE (19 / 153 / 2 rush, 3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy remains the heart and soul of this offense. He has the highest average yards-per-carry (minimum 100 attempts) in the NFL with 5.5 and continues to gash defenses every week. McCoy did not have a specific play against the Browns that shows him destroying the defense but that's only because he beat them pretty much every play. The offensive line played well giving McCoy just enough space to take plays to the house.
2016 Week 16 vs MIA (24 / 128 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 17 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy continued his excellent season with yet another grand display. He is so, so quick and can't be caught when he gets to the edge. McCoy knows how to take every small hole to its extreme end with massive chunks of yardage. Tyrod Taylor also keeps McCoy involved in the passing game with many dumpoff targets. With the Bills eliminated from the playoffs, McCoy should be rested the final week and protected from injury. The Bills need McCoy fully healthy for the start of next year.
2016 Week 17 vs NYJ (5 / 10 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy started the game but was taken out fairly early on for a high-ankle sprain. He might have been able to come back in but there was no point in what was essentially a preseason game for next season. Nothing really happened for him against the Jets but it didn't need to; McCoy's resume this season speaks for itself. No matter what the Bills do regarding their QB situation, McCoy is the uncontested #1 player in this offense.
2015 Week 1 vs IND (17 / 41 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
McCoy caught a swing pass on the second play of the game and took it for 20 yards. He played well in space all game, displaying speed, vision, and elusiveness. McCoy showed very little signs of the injury that was nagging him in the off-season. However, the majority of McCoy's running snaps were not so positive. McCoy was getting hit behind the line of scrimmage all game; the Bills run blocking was not doing him any favors. The one time McCoy was able to break free for a TD, it was called back for holding. McCoy is still the elite running back that he has always been so watch for improvement in the Buffalo line and his value should increase.
2015 Week 2 vs NE (15 / 89 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
McCoy had a great game despite the mid-week injury reports. While he was still getting hit behind the line in the first half, it was less than last week. McCoy's first cut upfield and subsequent change of direction in space were excellent. He had a really pretty juke that got him a first down but it was unfortunately called back due to an illegal formation penalty. Later on the game, McCoy switched on a dime and caused three defenders to miss. McCoy was also available as a decent dump-off option for Tyrod Taylor. The rise of Karlos Williams will probably bring his carry numbers down a little but McCoy has shown that he can still play at a high level. Because of the Bills' tendency to favor the running and short passing game, McCoy has been facing stout fronts. As Taylor becomes more comfortable throwing deep and if the Bills defense can rebound from the poor showing on Sunday, McCoy's value should continue to increase.
2015 Week 3 vs MIA (11 / 16 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 10 / 1 rec)
Yet again, McCoy's statline does not accurately represent how well he played. When the blocking enabled him, McCoy was able to make it to his holes and turn upfield. In particular, McCoy had a stand-out run where his intended hole was immediately closed and he weaved past overly aggressive defenders for a good-sized gain. But, as is becoming standard, McCoy had to deal with invasions into his backfield all game. In at least one scenario, McCoy's blocker was pushed back five yards straight into him before McCoy could even make it to the edge. McCoy's touchdown was actually a receiving one, he was split wide on the play and crossed to the middle of the field for the walk-in TD. The talent is still there, but with the ascendancy of Karlos Williams and the general ineffectiveness of the offensive line, McCoy's stats may very well stay poor.
2015 Week 6 vs CIN (17 / 90 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
Fortunately for the Bills, McCoy looked back to his old self. He was consistently both breaking tackles and avoiding them completely. Because of his high play, McCoy was the only Bills RB to rush the ball. Most of McCoy's contributions were on short-to-medium length runs but one of his cuts did make a defender completely fall down en route to a 33 yard gain on the first play from scrimmage. Strangely, even though the Bills reached third and short 8 different times throughout the game, McCoy was only given the ball once. And that carry was called back by an offensive hold. Until Karlos Williams comes back, McCoy is the undisputed leader of this backfield. Even when Williams does eventually appear, McCoy has laid a major claim to the number one spot again.
2015 Week 7 vs JAX (18 / 68 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
McCoy continues to play well after his injuries. On more than one occasion, he looked great patiently waiting for the hole to develop then hitting it with high speed. It was McCoy's second effort that finished off the Bills' 2pt conversion. At a different point in the game, McCoy utilized his stiff arm effectively in the redone to bring the Bills right up to the endzone. Unfortunately the play was called back by offensive line penalties. The o-line wasn't quite as bad as it was in the beginning of the season but penalties and poor run-blocking did pop up more often than it should have. When the Bills dug themselves into a 24 point whole halfway through the 2nd quarter, the game turned more to passing and away from McCoy. Taylor returning should open up more holes for McCoy in the run game and more targets in the passing game.
2015 Week 9 vs MIA (16 / 112 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
As expected, McCoy was the primary RB for the Bills out of the bye, receiving twice as many carries as Karlos Williams. McCoy's TD run required only two directions, due east to start and a sharp turn due north to finish. His speed was evident on that play and all game, McCoy was just faster than everyone else. That seems to be some of the basis for asking McCoy to keep doing stretch run plays but those mostly fell apart due to blocking. Once, while stood up inches short of the first down, McCoy powered through and got the first. Unfortunately, McCoy left the game late with yet another injury. The score was well in hand but considering his injury troubles so far this year, the upcoming Thursday night game, and Williams great running in relief, McCoy may yet again be relegated to splitting carries with Williams if he even plays at all.
2015 Week 10 vs NYJ (19 / 112 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
In a game against the high-quality Jets' defensive line, McCoy rose to the challenge. Any semblance of his past injuries seems to be gone. All game McCoy was fast and had strong cuts; he knew where to go and had the athletic ability to get there. One of the highlights of the night for the Bills was on a 3rd and 2. McCoy was hit in the backfield about 5 yards back from the line of scrimmage. Instead of getting tackled, he stiff-armed the defender to the ground and converted the play to keep the drive alive. As Tyrod Taylor was uncomfortable in the pocket, McCoy was consistently available for outlet throws. And late in the game, when the Bills were trying to prevent the Jets from having a last attempt at scoring, McCoy took up large chunks of time with high-quality runs. The Bills running game is in good shape for the playoff push.
2015 Week 11 vs NE (20 / 82 / 1 rush, 10 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)
In a game with few Bills' heroes on offense, McCoy was the bright spot. He was great in the running game against a stout Patriots' run defense and he was the primary target of Tyrod Taylor in the passing game. He followed his blockers well, had great speed, and was elusive to tackle. Typical McCoy things. Nearing the end of the second half, McCoy ran a deep route into the endzone and the ball hit his hands. Unfortunately, the Patriots' defender made a great play and stripped the ball. But in the next Bills' drive, McCoy got his revenge and galloped into the endzone to score the Bills' sole TD of the game. McCoy is, deservedly, the focal point of this offense and it should continue to run through him.
2015 Week 12 vs KC (19 / 70 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 31 / 1 rec)
McCoy continues to be the best player on the field for the Bills' offense. Week after week, McCoy is fast, finds holes, and is hard to bring down. McCoy was bouncy against the Chiefs; multiple times McCoy made quick little hops to help change direction and once he hurdled a fallen lineman to pick up a chunk of yards. McCoy was decently involved in the passing game with five targets and his TD came as a receiver. On said play, McCoy made a great little move after the catch to shake the only defender between him and the endzone. The big negative of the day for McCoy was the fumble he coughed up early but it did not lead to any points for the chiefs. McCoy is the driver of this offense and the ball should continue to move through him.
2015 Week 13 vs HOU (21 / 112 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
McCoy is still doing McCoy things. He is very talented at knowing when to reverse the field and his speed almost always ensures McCoy made the right decision. It happened twice against the Texans where a run going one direction for no gain suddenly became a huge gain on the other side of the play. And when McCoy does go up the gut, his quick moves in the scrum necessitate more than one defender to bring him down. The one downside to this game for McCoy was his lack of involvement in the passing game. He only received two targets with one of the plays called back for holding. However, this may actually be a positive for Tyrod Taylor as he did not feel the need for check-downs. McCoy has consistently been targeted this season so his receptions should be higher in the last few weeks.
2015 Week 14 vs PHI (20 / 74 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
In his "revenge game", McCoy was everywhere. His 20 carries were by far the most by any player on either team and he was tied for second in targets for the Bills. He was hard to tackle and displayed good burst, two things we've known about McCoy for a while now. He had 22 yards brought back to penalties which when added to his stat line show some very respectable numbers against a Philadelphia defensive line that made good plays. In what was probably the most time spent on a play for the smallest gain, McCoy ran east-west for a while trying multiple times to get through a hole in the line. Each time he tried to move forward he was rebuffed so he tried a different hole. Eventually he made it to an edge and was able to cut upfield. But even McCoy could not defeat the defensive line all the time; once he was tackled after having the ball for less than a second.
2015 Week 15 vs WAS (10 / 29 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
The Redskins' defensive line was destroying the Bills on McCoy's runs. He had a good first run but quite often McCoy was hit immediately at the line of scrimmage. When the Bills were on the Washington 1-yard line, McCoy was given the ball three consecutive times. Three consecutive times the Redskins stonewalled the runner. The majority of the blame has to go on the offensive line for getting pushed back but one would hope McCoy could make something out of nothing. On the second play of the second half, McCoy was hurt after turning a dump-off pass into eight yards. He did not come back to the game and is considered day-to-day. As the Bills have been eliminated from playoff contention, there will not be a rush to get McCoy back.
2014 Week 1 vs JAX (21 / 74 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)
McCoy's first run of the game he was stopped immediately in the backfield for a -1 yard loss. His next couple of runs went for 4 yards and 1 yard as he had very little room to run to open up the game. Things opened up a bit more for McCoy on the next drive as he took back to back runs for 4 and then 13 yards for a first down. On the third drive McCoy started things off with a great run to the right side picking up 9 yards and then followed that up with a first down 5 yard run. The next throws from Foles were rather safe as he had a screen pass to Sproles and then a quick pass to Celek over the middle for completions. McCoy had a 5 yard run where he was looking to break it for a much bigger gain. Even with very little room to run McCoy still kept going forward anytime he got the ball in his hands and did so on the last drive of the first half with a 10 yard gain on a pass from Foles. On the Eagles 2nd touchdown drive McCoy slipped his way for an 8 yard gain and then followed it up with a 2 yard run that he picked up the first down with. The very next play he got the ball in his hands again for a 6 yard reception. McCoy had another 5 yard reception and then had no where to run on the next play and was swallowed up for a 3 yard loss. He had another run for 8 yards as he danced around a Jaguars defender and raced to the left side of the field. McCoy did what he does best at the end of games when the Eagles have a lead he ran the first two times for no gain and then broke through on a third down for a 19 yard run and helped kill some of the time off the clock.
2014 Week 2 vs IND (20 / 79 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
McCoy had a 12 yard pass from Foles that he raced to the right side of the field with ease for the first down. Later in the same drive down in the redzone McCoy could find no room to run and had 2 back to back 2 yard losses as the Colts hit him immediately behind the line of scrimmage. On the Eagles third offensive possession McCoy started it out with 3 straight runs of 6, 2, and 2 yards and picked up the first down. The third down run was the best as he was stuffed at the line but was able to shift his way up field and pick up the necessary yards to collect the first down. McCoy had a great run of 12 yards where he started things out to the left side of the field and then had to shift his way through traffic and come back to the middle of the field and did what he does best in making defenders miss at the point of contact. McCoy juggled a screen pass from Foles to the right side and quickly secured the ball and picked up 8 yards. McCoy had a fantastic run for another first down on a 12 yard run where he shifted back and forth and just used his speed to collect the necessary first down yards. McCoy then saw a 2 yard run followed by a 4 yard loss and then a modest 3 yard reception from Foles inside the Colts 10 yard line. Being backed up on their own 13 yard line McCoy took a handoff for a 13 yard gain to the left side of the field. McCoy took off to the left for a strong 16 yard gain and ended up later punching the ball into the endzone for the Eagles first touchdown of the game as he slide his way right up the middle and made sure to get past the goal line. McCoy had another electric run on a 3rd and 15 that he took for 21 yards and a first down. That particular play was extremely big as it led to the Eagles tying the game at 20-20 on a following Darren Sproles touchdown.
2014 Week 3 vs WAS (20 / 22 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
McCoy started the game with back to back runs of 1 yard and then 9 yards and picked up the first down but ended up leaving the game with a possible concussion. He returned half way through the second quarter and on his next three runs went for 2 yards, 1 yard and then a negative 2 yards. Washington's defense was containing McCoy all day long and hitting him at the line of scrimmage every time he handled the ball. The Eagles continued to give the ball to McCoy but there was no room on the day for him to do any damage as he ran for 4 yards and then followed it up with a 3 yard loss and a fumble out of bounds. He tried to dance it out to the outside and just ended up in the end getting hit sideways and the ball came out and flew out of bounds. McCoy tried to take a lot of runs to the outside on the day and Washington hit them early and often as soon as they could and McCoy just couldn't seem to find a lane to run in. He did a lot of dancing in the backfield and showed several t
2014 Week 4 vs SF (10 / 17 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
McCoy started the game with a screen pass from Foles for no gain out to the right side, and then went right back to the same side of the field on a run and could only manage to gain 1 yard. He is seeming to force his runs to the outside and there is just no room for him to run. McCoy continued to struggle on the day and had a 4 yard gain up the middle. After the 49ers cut the lead to 21 - 20 the Eagles fed McCoy on back to back runs of 0 and 5 yards. On the next Eagles drive McCoy started it off with a loss of 4 yards and continued to show his frustration with any lack of finding open space. He was clearly frustrated on the day and couldn't find any room to run. He picked up a decent 5 yard gain on a run to the right side and finally found some space to the outside where he was struggling all game long. On the 49ers 6 yard line McCoy had his best run of the day for 5 yards and just missed getting into the endzone. It was a shame that they ran that play on 2nd down and didn't run it on first down and come back to McCoy on any of the next plays on the goal line.
2014 Week 5 vs STL (24 / 81 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 5 / 0 rec)
McCoy started the day the same way the past 2 games have went just struggling to find any holes up the middle and forcing the play to the outside. On his first three runs on the day he combined for only 2 yards. McCoy had a first down catch to help the Eagles continue their second drive down the field and get into field goal range. McCoy had a 4 yard run up the middle that he looked like he was starting to see some open field. McCoy made a poor decision on a pass from Foles as he danced back and forth with the ball dangling and eventually lost 9 yards and lost the ball on a fumble. He is pressing right now and you can see his frustration as he is trying to make the big play every time he touches the ball. McCoy continued his struggles on the next possession as he once again bounced the play to the outside dancing his way to no gain. McCoy got things going on the Eagles next drive as he started it with a bang on a 19 yard run that was very McCoy like of last season. The thing about the run was that he started it the right way straight up the middle finding the hole and then shifting the run outside making defenders miss. He followed that up with a 2 yard screen pass to the right side. McCoy had another strong run on a 2nd and 6 play where he ran the ball hard up the middle picking up the first down on a 7 yard gain. McCoy helped pick up another first down on a 6 yard grab from Foles that he made sure to get the yards necessary for the first down. McCoy continued to look better following the earlier fumble as McCoy had runs of 3, 4, -3, and 10 yards. He is starting to show some flashes of what he was able to accomplish last season and it is looking like that fumble might have been the turning point for him. McCoy saw 5 carries in the next Eagles drive to try to help the Eagles milk the clock with a big lead.
2014 Week 6 vs NYG (22 / 149 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
McCoy took his first carry straight forward for a 2 yard gain. He followed that up with back to back strong runs of 12 yards to the right side and then a 18 yard rush right up the middle showing the same explosiveness that he showed all of last year. He finished the drive with a 2 yard catch and then a 4 yard run making for a very strong opening drive to help set up the Eagles for their opening field goal. On the Eagles second drive McCoy continued his positive play with a 5 yard gain straight up the middle and then followed it up with a break away run out the the left side of the field where he raced up the middle for 18 yards and was up ended in midair and the ball ended coming out as his elbow hit the ground where he was holding the ball. There was no fumble on the play as the ground can't cause a fumble, but it still showed McCoy's looseness with the football in the open field. Later inside the Giants 20 yard line McCoy had back to back 2 yard runs where he couldn't quite find a hole to break away. McCoy had another explosive run with a big 15 yard run to the right side that he just beat his defenders with straight speed to the outside. McCoy kept on running hard and even on his short gains which he had a couple of more for 2 and 3 yard gains that he moved the pile on and kept going forward. Backed up on the Eagles 3 yard line McCoy took off to the left side of the field and raced away for a 9 yard gain. McCoy got stuffed behind the line of scrimmage for a 1 yard loss and then followed it up with a 28 yard gain to the right side of the field just using his speed and quickness to break away for the big gain. McCoy had another 18 yard run where he broke a couple of tackles and just took the ball upfield to the right side line after the missed tackles.
2014 Week 8 vs ARI (21 / 83 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
McCoy caught a short 2 yard screen pass from Foles for 2 yards to start out the game. On the very next drive McCoy started it with a big 13 yard gain that he raced out to the right side of the field. On the very next play he was stopped in the backfield for a 4 yard loss as he was hit immediately. McCoy followed his blockers out to the left side of the field and had a nice 6 yard gain on a hard run. McCoy had another 7 yard run to the right side and looked to be pulled down with a horse collar tackle but it never got called. McCoy moved the pile well on a 5 yard run right up the middle using his legs to power the line forward. McCoy had a strong run as he followed his offensive line to the left side picking up a first down on a 8 yard gain. McCoy continued to run hard and took a 5 yard gain with power up the middle. Although not the big explosive run on the day, McCoy continued to run well moving forward and taking what the defense gave to him picking up another 7 yard gain. McCoy had back to back runs of 9 yards shifting his way through defenders making defenders miss. McCoy seemed to come alive in the 4th quarter and quietly continued his hard running with runs of 4 and 6 yards. He was stopped on a 3rd and 1 on the Cardinals 2 yard line and the Eagles had to settle for the go ahead field goal.
2014 Week 9 vs HOU (23 / 117 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
McCoy's first carries came on the Eagles second possession when he started with no gain and then followed it up with a 1 yard gain. Later in the drive he had a 6 yard gain on a pass from Foles to help set the Eagles up in a short 2nd down play. McCoy had a nice 7 yard run as he shifted his way through Texan defenders and set up a short 2nd down play for the Eagles. McCoy had a 8 yard run to get the ball down inside the Texans 10 yard line on a nice run to the right sidelines. McCoy had some decent runs to help put the Eagles in field goal range to end the 1st half. On the first run he just found a hole and went straight up the middle for a 9 yard gain, and later followed that up with 5 and 4 yard runs that he kept his feet moving forward and made sure to gain positive yards. On the Eagles 2nd possession of the 2nd half it was McCoy who got them started with a 14 yard run on the first play and then following that up with a 26 yard run. On both runs he took the play to the left sidelines and was pushed out of bounds. He showed great vision and patience on both of those runs and took a breather and Polk came in the game and took the next two runs and found the endzone. McCoy got back to back carries of 5 and 2 yard gains on the next drive but then the Eagles and Sanchez turned the ball over on an interception. McCoy was impressive on the Eagles 15 play scoring drive in the 4th quarter as he ran really hard and totaled 22 yards on 6 carries and helping to milk the clock.
2014 Week 10 vs CAR (12 / 19 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)
On McCoy's first carry of the game he went forward for just a single yard as he was tackled immediately by Luke Kuechly. McCoy had a carry on first and goal from the Panthers 7 yard line that he rushed forward and moved the line to the Panthers 3 yard line for a 4 yard gain. McCoy found a nice hole to start the Eagles 3rd drive and bounced around for a 6 yard gain. On the Eagles next offensive series McCoy started it out with a run that he tried to bounce to the right but was tackled in the backfield for a 4 yard loss. McCoy later had short runs of 2 and 5 yards where he could just go forward with the ball on some quick gains. Although McCoy was stuffed at the line most of the night he got the carry on first and goal at the Panthers 1 yard line and almost could have walked the ball in the endzone as he just had to run straight up the middle for the touchdown. McCoy had a 3 yard gain to pick up a first down to start the 4th quarter.
2014 Week 11 vs GB (23 / 88 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
McCoy raced to the left side of the field on his first carry taking the ball for a 3 yard gain and followed that up with a 4 yard carry straight up the middle just two plays later. The Eagles second drive McCoy was handed back to back carries for 3 and 1 yards and was hit right away. McCoy had a shifty run of 5 yards up the middle on the start of the Eagles 3rd drive. McCoy looked dynamic on a 18 yard gain on a screen pass that he put a couple of nice moves on defenders but ended up slipping on his own and fell to the ground. It looked like he was going to break that run and taking it in for a score before he slipped on his own. The Eagles continued to look to the run game and even being down by 21 points they came back with back to back runs for McCoy for 3 and 8 yards. He had another 4 yard gain in the same drive but still could not find the big hole to break a long run. McCoy saw runs of 5, 4, and 2 yards all right in a row to help pick up a first down. McCoy kept seeing carries late in the game even when the game was out of hand and he kept running hard and picking up some decent gains on the ground.
2014 Week 12 vs TEN (21 / 130 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
One big run made all the difference for LeSean McCoy this week. Even though the Titans defense was consistently missing tackles and was coming off of a game when LeVeon Bell ran through them with ease, the front was able to largely contain McCoy. 53 of McCoy's 130 yards came on one run, when he broke outside left tackle by evading a defender at the line of scrimmage. On the second level, McCoy shook one defender before escaping to the sideline. Although he scored an easy touchdown at the goal line on a between-the-tackles run, most of McCoy's success in this game came when he could find space outside the tackles. He did have a couple of impressive runs, but for the most part he struggled to find space as the Eagles' running game as a whole continued to struggle.
2014 Week 13 vs DAL (25 / 159 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
On McCoy's first carry of the game he was stopped for a loss of a yard as he tried to take the carry to the outside but could find no room to run. He made the best of his second carry as he found a huge running lane out to the right side for a 36 yard gain putting the ball deep into Cowboys territory. McCoy had another big run to start the second Eagles drive as he took the ball to the right side of the field and exploded through Cowboys defenders for a big 19 yard run. On the third Eagles drive McCoy started it with 2 and 9 yard gains picking up an Eagles first down. McCoy later had a 7 yard run to move the ball to the Cowboys 13 yard line. On the next drive McCoy started it with a 6 yard loss as he got hit immediately and could not find any space to run. McCoy got slowed down a little at the end of the first half as he ran for 9, 4, 1, and another 1 yard gain but did enough to help get the ball deep into Cowboys territory and kick an easy field goal. McCoy had back to back chances inside the Cowboys 5 yard line but could only run for a single yard both times and once again showed some struggles at getting the ball over the goal line in goal line situations. McCoy started the second half off with a fumble as he was trying to go up the field and after hurdling over his own offensive tackle the ball hit his back and the ball came out of his arms for the fumble. He more than made up for the fumble on the Eagles next possession as he had a strong 7 yard run to the left side and then had the homerun type of run to end the drive with a 38 yard touchdown run. McCoy was dynamic on the touchdown run as he just flew through the initial tackles and made defenders miss and then outraced the last couple of defenders into the endzone. On the next drive McCoy came out with runs of 5,4, and 3 yards just pushing the pile on each of the three runs and then gave way to Chris Polk for some work. McCoy came back later in the drive and had a strong burst on a 9 yard run straight up the middle. He had another 6 yard run where it looked to be another fumble for McCoy but the play was challenged and the call was reversed as McCoy was down by contact before the ball came out.
2014 Week 14 vs SEA (17 / 50 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Following a fumbled punt from the Seahawks the Eagles were set up with some nice field positioning at the Seahawks 14 yard line. As a result McCoy was given the ball 4 or the 6 plays that the Eagles ran plays as he ran for 6, 1, 2, and another 2 yards to get the ball to the 1 yard line. In that mix of runs McCoy had a powerful 6 yard run to start things out breaking forward through the tackles while taking a punishment at the end. He also picked up a first down on a 4th and 1 and rushed for 2 yards on the play. McCoy had a nice misdirection run for a 10 yard run and a first down as he slipped his way through Seahawks defenders. The Eagles continued to try to run their up tempo offense and handed the ball off to McCoy for a 3 yard gain and then followed that up with a 2 yard lose as the Seahawks run defense collapsed on him and smothered him with very little room to move. On the next drive the Eagles went back to the ground game handing the ball off to McCoy 4 straight times for gains of 4, 4, 5 and another 4 yard gain. It was a series of runs where McCoy found his most open space on the day but still had little room after he made his first cut and was tackled before he could break a big play. Trailing 10-7 entering the second half, McCoy took the first play of scrimmage and fumbled the ball giving the ball back to the Seahawks and led to a 2 play touchdown drive for the them. McCoy continued to try to find room to run but was limited to 3 and 4 yard carries.
2014 Week 15 vs DAL (16 / 64 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
McCoy's first carry went for 3 yards as he moved the pile forward for only a few yards. On the second Eagles possession McCoy saw back to back carries for a loss of a yard and then went for 5 yards as he found a hole up the middle. McCoy had a nice 14 yard run up the middle and followed it up with another 7 yard gain on a hard run up the middle once again to give the Eagles some momentum going forward. McCoy had back to back carries of 7 and 5 yards as he shifted his way up the middle and then out to the right to pick up the first down. McCoy saw back to back runs after a Tony Romo fumble and ran for 6 yards and then again for 3 yards getting the ball down to the Cowboys 1 yard line. It was a bit of an unfortunate day for McCoy all around as he kept missing out on goal line carries and was sniped on three short touchdown runs by Chris Polk twice and then by Darren Sproles on a 1 yard touchdown run. On the Sproles touchdown run McCoy took one for the team and set a very nice block to allow Sproles to slip into the endzone. McCoy had a strong 7 yard run early in the 4th quarter.
2014 Week 16 vs WAS (22 / 88 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had a strong first half against a tough Washington rush defense, gaining 69 yards and scoring a TD from 11 yards out on a tough run to the outside. McCoy also received four targets in the passing game and even lined up as a receiver on the outside. McCoy caught a nice 18 yard pass from Sanchez out of the backfield in the first quarter, but still shared time with Sproles and was again entirely absent from the lineup in obvious passing downs. McCoy disappeared in the second half as the Eagles went into catch-up mode.
2014 Week 17 vs NYG (17 / 99 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy got off to a slow start against the Giants but eventually found his form. McCoy was used up the middle often against the Giants early but didn't find a lot of room as the Giants closed in on the running back quickly. McCoy was patient however and showed good vision to get as many yards as possible out of any bad situations. McCoy had two carries inside the five yard line but was very unfortunate not to score as he was taken down just inches shy on the second attempt. McCoy began to find big holes on the outside however and pick up many big gains to keep the Eagles on the field. McCoy had a lot of explosive plays late in the game as the Giants began to get tired defensively. McCoy had a big catch and run out of the backfield on the sideline, showing excellent speed and shifty ability. McCoy also found a big running lane on a handoff left side and exploded though the gap. McCoy wasn't a huge factor in the passing game and fantasy owners will be disappointed he wasn't able to score a touchdown as McCoy lost some carries to Polk. He still looked very fast and dangerous on the field.
2013 Week 1 vs WAS (31 / 184 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
McCoy was used often in the first half, totaling 20 rushing attempts at the half. He used his cut back ability several times to make defenders miss and always seemed to pick up an extra yard or two by simply lowering his head before the tackle would occur. He showed the ability to go side to side, straight forward, jumping over defenders, spinning, and just straight up out running the Redskins defense. He had a particular run on the first drive that that he took from the 17 yard line and made 3 defenders miss and nearly snuck in for the touchdown. McCoy's feet never stop moving as he uses that ability to make the defense miss. McCoy's 34 yard touchdown run in the third quarter was a highlight reel type as he hurdled a defender and then turned on the jets and got to the endzone in a hurry.
2013 Week 2 vs SD (11 / 53 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 114 / 0 rec)
McCoy did most of his damage on a screen pass he took for 70 yards inside the 10 yard line. He was more of a focus in the passing game this time around totaling 5 receptions for 114 yards and only rushed the ball 11 times for 53 yards. He continued to show his big play ability every time he touched the ball and seemed to be just one miss away from breaking a long run. On Michael Vick's touchdown run in the 4th quarter, McCoy could have easily been thrown the ball and walked it in for a touchdown as well - instead he put a perfect block on Eric Weddle and let Vick walk into the endzone.
2013 Week 3 vs KC (20 / 158 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
McCoy looks like he was built for this offense that gives him a ton of freedom. His great vision was on display as McCoy seemed to jump cut to just the right hole whenever he needed to. When he didn't need to cut, he hit the hole hard, wasting no time behind the line of scrimmage. McCoy did have a scare in the second quarter when he left the game with a lower leg injury. The injury came at the end of a beautiful 18 yard run. While it didn't look good at the time, he returned in the second half and continued to dominate. On his first carry back he burst through a small hole in the line and sped up field for a 30 yard gain. The Chiefs bottled McCoy up for 13 yards on his next 6 carries, but McCoy got loose again in the 4th quarter. McCoy's 41 yard touchdown run went through a huge hole and took nothing but speed as he was untouched and undeterred. It's difficult to imagine, but McCoy's day could have been even better, he was completely uninvolved in the passing game.
2013 Week 4 vs DEN (16 / 73 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
McCoy started the game with a few short runs not being able to find any holes but also managing to pick up a key first down to keep the Eagles second drive of the game going. He had a nice run late on the second drive where he set up his blocks and put the offense in a nice position on first down. In usually McCoy fashion he would get wrapped up early on the run and where it looked like he would be sure to lose yards he somehow would escape and get back to at least the yard of scrimmage. McCoy continued to hit the holes that were given to him using his elite vision and his elusiveness to make defenders miss on tackles. On the Eagles first touchdown drive McCoy wasn't on the field and gave way to both Brown and Polk. With not much of a hole on one of his runs in the third quarter he made the best of it and picked up positive yards while jumping over a tackle to do so. At no point in the game did it look like McCoy was going to give up as he continued to run hard despite the score.
2013 Week 5 vs NYG (20 / 46 / 1 rush, 8 / 6 / 46 / 0 rec)
McCoy kept trying to run strong up the middle and the Giants just weren't giving him much room to work with. He had a nice run where he hit the hole strong and took the ball for a 9 yard gain. Early in the 2nd quarter McCoy made the first reception of the game for the Eagles taking a screen pass 12 yards and hurdling over a Giants defender doing so. On McCoy's TD run he followed all his blocks and pushed his way into the endzone. Although not a big game as far as average goes per play, McCoy picked up some key 1st downs helping to keep some big drives alive. He was the man guy that helped Foles out at the end of the half and helped by taking a few screen passes and picking up big chunks of yards along the way. He made a great tip toe catch on a 3rd and 10 on a play that was reviewed but not overturned. McCoy broke a lot of tackles in the backfield where it looked like he would be stopped for a loss but ended up getting back to the line of scrimmage and even picking up a couple yards on some occasions.
2013 Week 6 vs TB (25 / 116 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 55 / 0 rec)
Took the first offensive play for 40 plus yards busting out of a screen pass from Nick Foles. He showed his best abilities as he was running down field dodging defenders and picking up additional yards as he quickly moved side to side. McCoy had a nice run to the outside picking up a 1st down and at the end got flipped in the air as the ball came out and McCoy was credited with a fumble. He continued to run hard and patiently set up his blocks and took the yards were they were. He never seems to get frustrated when he gets stuffed at the line and keeps coming back and running hard on each run, knowing that he can bust a long run at any moment. He picks up yards at ease and almost without notice rushing for 5 yards here and 5 yards there. What doesn't show up on the score sheet is McCoy's 4th quarter running game where he picked up positive yards each time he touched the ball and worked the clock and helped the Eagles get down in FG range and ice the game.
2013 Week 7 vs DAL (18 / 55 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 26 / 0 rec)
Picked up a 1st down on the first play of the game as he took a screen pass from Foles to the outside and used his speed to excel to the sidelines. He showed a nice burst on a 4 yard run to the outside after that but couldn't quite ever seem to find the big play today. McCoy had times where he looked to be stopped completely in the backfield and would still manage to find away to shake his way forward and pick up positive yards. McCoy took a screen pass in the backfield and ran side to side trying to find some positive yards but never could and eventually ended up taking a 7 yard loss on the play because of it. McCoy continued to run the ball hard looking for holes and positive yards but the holes just weren't there today as he took minimal gains on most of his carries. McCoy made a nice catch and run and picked up a big first down to end the half as the Eagles tried to get into field goal range. Despite all the struggles with the Eagles QBs, McCoy continued to run hard and pick up first downs when he could. It is clear that McCoy will get his positive yards on plays but for him to be even more dynamic he needs consistent QB play and for the passing offense to be more of a threat in order to open up the field for him even more.
2013 Week 8 vs NYG (15 / 48 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 18 / 0 rec)
McCoy started the game off with a 1 yard screen pass and followed that by a 1 yard run and that pretty much summed up how his day was going to go as he failed to find much space against the Giants defense all day long. On the next drive when the Eagles were backed up and in a 2nd and 22 position he was given the ball back to back again for minimal gains on the ground and through the air not being able to shake off defenders to the outside. He had a chance on a swing pass from Barkley inside the Giants 30 yard line but was held and resulted in a Giants penalty, giving the Eagles a first down. On the next play he caught a screen pass and tip toed his way to a first down and almost stayed in bounds for a much bigger play that would have put him close to the goal line. His best run of the day was only an 8 yard run that he took hard straight ahead using his quickness and speed. McCoy was giving 3 straight carries as the Eagles were backed up mid way through the third quarter but was held a yard short of the first down.
2013 Week 9 vs OAK (12 / 44 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 36 / 1 rec)
McCoy had one of those days where he didn't have the big offensive numbers but he certainly showed it on the field of play and always kept the ball moving and helped in keeping the defense honest and always having to account for him. He was one of the key players in Nick Foles having his career day as the Raiders looked to shut down McCoy that helped open the rest of the field up and that resulted in Foles having all day to throw and putting up 7 touchdown passes. McCoy took a screen pass from Foles early in the game and made sure to pick up a first down and keep the drive alive. McCoy's best rush on the day was a 17 yard run where he showed his explosiveness and raced down the left sideline. Two plays later Nick Foles threw him a screen pass where McCoy showed his blazing speed and took the pass 25 yards to the right sideline and got the touchdown.
2013 Week 10 vs GB (25 / 155 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
McCoy ran hard today using his blocks to find the open holes and then just using his quickness and speed to pick up positive yards. On the Eagles third possession McCoy had a strong run to the right side picking up a handful of yards and then on the very next play he bounced it out to the left sidelines and picked up a 20 yard gain. He was making it hard for the Packers to guess where he was going to run and really was the difference in the game even without a touchdown. He ran the ball 25 times today for an average of 6.2 a rush and helped take the pressure off of Nick Foles as the defense had to account for him on every possession. McCoy only had one pass thrown his way and it was for a minimum gain of 6 yards but on the catch and run he put some moves on the defense. On the Eagles second touchdown drive the Riley Cooper touchdown pass was really set up nicely on the play prior when LeSean McCoy took off for a 30 yard run down the right sideline. One the very next possession McCoy carried the ball on 3 of 4 of the offensive plays as he picked up a big first down on the first carry and then continued to run hard and help the Eagles control the clock and work the Packers defense. Something that you may not see unless you were watching the game is that all of McCoy's hard running really opened up the rest of the Eagles offense and helped buy Foles time to make plays down the field. This was evident on the Eagles third touchdown pass as Riley Cooper was left wide open downfield. McCoy's best work was at the end of the game as he kept the drive alive picking up positive yards and moving the chains along the way.
2013 Week 11 vs WAS (20 / 77 / 2 rush, 4 / 4 / 73 / 0 rec)
On McCoy's first couple of runs he was backed up and had no room to run as Washington shut him down in the backfield. McCoy got his big play on the Eagles second possession as he took the second play of that possession for a 49 yard gain on a screen pass from Nick Foles. He showed off his speed on the catch and run and had a nice burst down inside Washington's 5 yard line. He then played a key part in Nick Foles touchdown run as he was faked on a handoff and had the defense all over him as Foles sneaked the ball over the goal line. McCoy had back to back runs were he was dominant and just took the yards that were giving to him with a 9 yard gain and then a first down run on the very next touch. Two plays later he ran in a 1 yard touchdown on excellent blocking from the Eagles offensive line. McCoy had a quick run up the middle to get the Eagles off the goal line half way through the second quarter. After the play he got a flag for taunting the Washington defender as Meriweather was starting to get under his skin. McCoy had one of his best runs late in the 2nd quarter as he eluded defenders in the open field on a 2nd and 19 play and picked up 16 yards as he first shifted to the outside and then took it back to the middle of the field to pick up even more yards. McCoy did have a scare with his hamstring as it looked like he might be out of the game after the second half but came out of the locker room fresh and ready to go. McCoy had his second touchdown on the 1 yard line once again and McCoy found the hole and made sure to get the ball across the line. McCoy benefited from both Celek and Cooper falling just short of the endzone and picked up both of his 1 yard touchdowns because of it. McCoy did show why he is the leading rusher in the NFL as he would take off and gain yards when he should have been stopped and have no where to run. He continues to create space for himself shaking off defenders with spin moves, his signature cutback, head fakes and with his pure speed.
2013 Week 13 vs ARI (19 / 79 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 36 / 0 rec)
On his first carry of the game he was stuffed at the line of scrimmage for no gain. On his next three carries he was also stopped for minimal gains and picked up 8 yards total on 3 runs that were all back to back. Backed up at the Eagles 1 yard line, Foles looked for some breathing room by throwing a quick screen to McCoy to the right side as he picked up 6 yards. On the next play McCoy used his speed to get to the outside on the left side this time and picked up a first down. McCoy had a great catch and run on a screen pass from Foles and picked up 19 yards while showing off his elusiveness in doing so. On the very next play he took a hand off for an 8 yard gain and basically had a Cardinals defenders hand grabbing his jersey for the full 8 yards. McCoy was a key part in the Eagles 2nd touchdown in the game as he caught a couple of Foles passes in a row and picked up a first down in keeping the drive alive. He later was given the ball on a 4th and 2 situation and found the hole and picked up the first down with ease. To start out the 2nd half Foles ran back to back times picking up 9 yards and then picking up the first down the next play. McCoy had one of his better runs right up the middle and basically just found the hole and excellerated in speed and picked up a first down. McCoy had a 37 yard run taken away by a block in the back.
2013 Week 14 vs DET (29 / 217 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
McCoy ran hard on his first run finding a hole right up the middle and looked to have good footing in the snow early on. On his next carry he tried to bounce it outside and was hit immediately for a 5 yard lose, and then on 2nd down he gained the yards back going straight forward and hitting the open hole. McCoy had a nice run on a draw play and it went for 7 yards, and immediately followed that with a first down run right up the middle. As the game was going along it was noticeable that McCoy was feeling more comfortable and the holes were getting bigger and he was hitting them with more speed. He had his best run of the game so far with 6 minutes left in the first half as he hit a big hole and raced to a first down. The next play he had a nice stutter step and picked up 6 yards and came back with another run that he cut to the outside and picked up a big first down. Starting the 3rd quarter McCoy had a sweep run that he took for a quick first down out the left sidelines. Later backed up near their own goal line McCoy had three straight runs where on his initial run he lost 6 yards and then followed that up with a double digit yard run and then fell short on third down. On the next possession he caught his first pass and tried to dance his way to additional yards. McCoy had a big burst on his 40 yard touchdown run as hit the hole hard and then hurdled a defender and shook another off and raced to the endzone for the touchdown. On his next touchdown he sprinted once again through the hole and won a foot race rather easily on his way to a 57 yard touchdown. He had another long run that he looked to have a chance to break for a long touchdown down once again but he slipped and was tackled early. He was later given a couple more opportunities near the goal line but could only run the ball to the 1 yard line. McCoy continued to run hard at the end of the game and helped pick up first downs and kill the clock once the Eagles had the lead. This is something that he has been quietly doing all season long that doesn't go noticed when it comes to purely just looking at the box score.
2013 Week 15 vs MIN (8 / 38 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
McCoy's first touch was on a 2nd and 12 and he could only go forward to pick up 2 yards as there was not a lot there and was a foreshadow of how the day was going to go. On the very next drive the Eagles looked to get McCoy involved early in the running game as they got him the ball to the outside and let him race to the sidelines for a first down as he shook off defenders with a full head of steam. McCoy looked very sharp on a 24 yard catch and run from Foles that he raced down the right sidelines. He was given another carry in that drive but was immediately stuffed at the line of scrimmage. After a Vikings field goal the Eagles started the next drive with a run up the middle for McCoy that was once again stuffed and he only managed to fall forward to gain 2 yards. McCoy had one of his best plays of the game right before the half ended as he took a high screen pass right out of mid air and quickly secured the ball and raced for a 20 + yard gain that helped the Eagles secure a field goal before half time. On back to back plays the Eagles gave the ball to McCoy to try to pick up one yard on their own 24 yard line and he just couldn't find any space to pick up the 1st down. McCoy only saw 8 total rushes in the game and he did most of his work in the receiving game as he was an outlet for Foles when he was in trouble.
2013 Week 16 vs CHI (18 / 133 / 2 rush, 6 / 6 / 29 / 0 rec)
McCoy took the first offensive play for the eagles for a 19 yard rush to the right side of the field and did it with ease. The very next play he had a screen pass that was stopped at the line of scrimmage. On the same drive he had a couple of chances inside the Bears 20 and ran the ball hard down to the 5 yard line. On the second drive McCoy had back to back runs inside the 5 yard line and picked up a first down on his first run, putting the ball on the 1 yard line and the next play he ran hard up the middle and pounded the ball into the endzone for a touchdown. On a 4th and 1 McCoy picked up a big first down as he cut back to the left side and found some open space and picked up 10+ yards. On the same drive McCoy caught two passes that he bolted out of the backfield for some big positive yards helping to move the chains. After the Eagles were up 21-0 they looked to establish the run and McCoy saw back to back carries that he found big holes and went for 5 and 16 yards without any hesitation. He later caught another screen pass for a first down and then caught one for a loss of 8 yards that finally got sniffed out by the Bears defense. McCoy looked to lose a fumble but as the ball came out his knee touched the ground. On the next drive he started it with an electric 17 yard run through a big hole and later ended it with a 1 yard touchdown that he pounded into the endzone after doing an initial spin move at the 5 yard line.
2013 Week 17 vs DAL (27 / 131 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
On McCoy's first carry of the game he picked up 7 yards running hard up the middle following his blockers. He had another good run that he danced to the outside for a first down but the ball was brought back due to a holding penalty. McCoy was finding space in the first half and he picked up a big first down right up the middle on the Eagles touchdown drive and once the ball was in his hands he showed his excelleration to the next level. McCoy found the endzone while on the 3 yard line of the Cowboys he took a screen pass from Foles and nearly walked it in for the score. McCoy had another big run up the middle in the second quarter that he picked up 20 yards and showed his ability to do some damage in the open field. After Foles took a 9 yard sack on first down, McCoy came back on the very next play and ran for a 16 yard gain setting the Eagles up for a very manageable third down. McCoy was able to find the edge on back to back runs late in the third quarter picking up first downs on each run and setting up the Eagles with some great field position. The Eagles had a key opportunity on a 1st and goal at the 6 yard line and failed to give McCoy a single touch on the possession and the Eagles ended up running a quarterback sneak on 4th and goal. McCoy finished the game pounding out the yards running for 6 and then 5 yards to pick up the first down and allow the Eagles to kneel the ball and get the victory.
2013 Week 18 vs NO (21 / 77 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 15 / 0 rec)
McCoy's first run of the game he had little room to move and could only pick up 3 yards. He had another rush for 2 yards and still couldn't find room to run. On a third down play Foles checked down to him on a screen pass and he came up short on a catch and run to the right side of the field. He was giving another screen pass for a 3 yard gain and then followed that up with a 6 yard rush and then was stopped at the line on a 3rd and one. On the next play which was a 4th down, the Eagles got the ball back in the hands of McCoy and he powered through the Saints defenders for a first down. McCoy ran hard when he was giving his chances but the Saints defense clearly had a game plan centered around getting immediate contact on him whenever he touched the ball. At the end of the 1st half he picked up a first down to get the Eagles inside the Saints 20 yard line. One of McCoy's best runs of the game was on a play where he starting out looking to go to the right side of the field but nothing was open so he ended up bringing the play back to the left side and weaved his way through defenders to eventually pick up a first down as he gained 11 yards. McCoy saw three straight carries on 2nd, 3rd and 4th down at the Saints goal line. He finally punched the ball into the endzone on his third try as he found some space on the right side of the line. All year long McCoy has stepped up his game in the 4th quarter and did so once again making big runs and helping to pick up 1st downs along the way.
2012 Week 1 vs CLE (20 / 110 / 0 rush, 9 / 6 / 26 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy's speed is obvious for all to see, but in this game it was his intelligence and awareness that stood out. Playing behind an offensive line that struggled all day long, with a play caller reluctant to feed him the football, McCoy had to be smart on every successful play that he could manage. McCoy's day didn't start out so well, but his early missteps shouldn't condemn him. McCoy caught a screen pass for -6 yards on the first play of the game when Michael Vick threw him the ball after he had fallen to the ground. His first rush resulted in a fumble, but it was an excellent hit on the football from a blindside defender. McCoy could be criticized for trying to reverse the field, but it would be unfair not to give the defender the credit for a great play while there was no obvious avenue for McCoy to run through elsewhere. Andy Reid appeared determined to have Michael Vick carry his team to victory, in the first half McCoy was running off draws a lot but the Browns rarely fell for the strategy. Reid took McCoy off the field on third down on multiple occasions, while at least three big runs were brought back for holding calls. McCoy's best run of the day came late in the second quarter when the Browns were set up to stop the pass deep in Eagles territory. McCoy was given the ball on a slight delay and was able to break outside with ease as his blockers created a nice path for 22 yards before he was knocked out of bounds. His patience and acceleration allowed him to get the most out of his blocking on ever snap, but too often he had to create from nothing. An average running back wouldn't have had half the yards McCoy had because very few backs could take advantage of the tiny gaps he often did. Actually, the average back wouldn't have even found the gaps that McCoy found consistently. McCoy's receptions were all check downs were he was expected to beat defenders to gain notable yardage. He did on a few occasions, but was bottled up for the most part. When the Eagles focused on giving McCoy the ball with regular rushing attempts(ie not draws) he racked up the yardage in the fourth quarter.
2012 Week 2 vs BAL (25 / 81 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
The Eagles made much greater use of LeSean McCoy early on in the game this week opposed to last. McCoy wasn't overly impactful early on, as Haloti Ngata and company swallowed up his offensive line. However he showed good balance to stumble forward for a crucial first down, before running in untouched for a touchdown. The Eagles ran a misdirection play that trapped Ravens' defenders in the backfield. The touchdown said more about the Ravens' poor run defense and over aggressive approach opposed to McCoy's ability as a runner. All that said, McCoy showed off the talents that make him a special runner in this game. His patience and acceleration in particular were shown off as the Eagles repeatedly attacked the edges of the Ravens' front seven. McCoy consistently got the most out of his blocking and extended the production with his own ability to beat defenders. His longest run of the day came on an outside run when he should have been stopped in the backfield. McCoy turned the edge to find Jimmy Smith in good position to tackle him, but he shimmied to completely evade Smith's diving tackle attempt before accelerating past other defenders down the sideline. McCoy's acceleration made the play because he almost immediately hit top speed after shaking Smith in the backfield. Most runners would have been stopped at least ten yards before McCoy was. Most runners would have had to re-accelerate after the shimmy. McCoy simply transcended through his own gears. It wasn't all positive for McCoy however. The young running back already has his second fumble of the season, despite only having one all of last year. Last week's fumble was somewhat excusable because it was an excellent hit on the football from a defender McCoy didn't see. This was a similar situation as Lardarius Webb came from the outside to knock the ball free. While you could blame McCoy, and it would be easy to do considering he fumbled in his last outing also, the hit from Webb was perfect. Webb arrived at speed and torpedoed his helmet onto the football. Yes, McCoy could have been carrying it higher and tighter, but very few running backs would have held onto that football. McCoy wasn't a factor in the passing game. He was split wide right at one point, but he dropped the football over the middle. McCoy was under no pressure as the Ravens' defense dropped deep in zone coverage, but Vick's throw was slightly behind and he was unable to reel it in. He was also caught a few times trying to reverse the field or cut past defenders in the backfield, however those attempts were always the right decisions and didn't neglect any obvious running lanes.
2012 Week 3 vs ARI (13 / 70 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
The Eagles did not feature LeSean McCoy during the 1st half, as the talented running back touched the ball seven times for 23 relatively inconsequential yards. McCoy took on a marginally larger role in the offense during the 2nd half, accounting for 20 rushing yards on runs that could have been much shorter if not for his elusiveness during the Eagles opening drive toward a field goal. He opened the 4th quarter with 23 yards on two carries, but wasn't heard from again until the last play of the game, a four yard rush to kill the remaining 0:33. McCoy added three receptions in the passing game, all on screens that totaled eight yards.
2012 Week 4 vs NYG (23 / 123 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy struggled early in the game as the Giants took away the outside running plays but he exploded in the second half and visibly got stronger with each quarter. The Giants were able to penetrate into the backfield of Philadelphia early in the game for short gains and the run blocking was frequently blown up by Jason Pierre Paul but this did not last long. McCoy had a big catch and run early that was unfortunately negated by a holding call. However, he looked very dangerous every time he was able to get any space in the open field and the Giants were concerned about the running attack all game long. McCoy was ripping off big gains on outside running plays, as the outside DE for the Giants got hooked and there was big space for McCoy to work with. McCoy enjoyed excellent run blocking later in the game and ran all over the Giants to set them up in the redzone. Unfortunately despite getting the ball on three straight rushing plays, he was unable to score on the goal line due to an excellent goal line stand by the Giants. Regardless, McCoy looked lethal when he touched the ball and the Giants defense tired out as the game progressed. They became worn down and the Eagles finally caved to the outside pressure and ran the ball a lot. The Eagles had excellent balance on Sunday night and QB Vick forced the Giants to play honest as he was such a threat in the passing game.
2012 Week 5 vs PIT (16 / 53 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 27 / 1 rec)
LeSean McCoy may be the best player in the NFL right now, but nobody will give him the credit because the Philadelphia Eagles don't use him enough. It was the same old story for McCoy, he was a bit part player in the first half before getting more touches in the second. McCoy was continually beating defenders, showing good patience to let his blocking develop and getting every last bit of yardage out of his runs, even though the statistics didn't reflect his performance. McCoy was getting a lot of success to the right side of the defense as he repeatedly gained the edge for first downs. Only very athletic plays from Lawrence Timmons slowed him early on. McCoy eventually made Timmons miss in the backfield on a stretch to the right side, before running forward for four yards on what should have been a three yard loss. His ability in the open field was clear for all to see, but it was his ability to convert on short yardage that stood out in this game. On a pivotal fourth and short in the fourth quarter, deep in Eagles territory, McCoy evaded a tackler in the backfield before looking to bounce outside. In a split second he saw that there was no room outside before adjusting to gain forward momentum inside for the first down. McCoy powered through the arm tackle of Keenan Lewis after sidestepping Timmons in the backfield. It was a play that appeared dead twice before McCoy converted. McCoy twice more showed his ability to run physically with more conversions before leaving Ryan Mundy for dead with a hesitation in seemingly no space at all. McCoy was carrying the Eagles to victory as Michael Vick finished the drive off with a quick touchdown pass to Brent Celek. Celek's touchdown was added to McCoy's reception earlier in the game on another play that initially appeared dead. McCoy caught the football with Larry Foote in perfect position to tackle him for a loss. Yet, McCoy planted his foot to abruptly turn and completely take Foote out of the play before accelerating into the endzone before any defender could stop him.
2012 Week 6 vs DET (14 / 22 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 26 / 1 rec)
The Lions came into the game, determined to take out McCoy in this game and they did. McCoy had just four carries of five yards or more on the day, and seven of his 21 touches were for no gain or actually lost yards. His longest play was a 17 yard screen pass just before the half. He also had a nice 11 yard run to start the third quarter where Vick lined up in shotgun formation, then handed off to McCoy on the delay. McCoy hit the pile, bounced back, and gave a solid second effort resulting in an 11 yard run. It was his longest play from scrimmage in the second half. He TD reception came after he was stuffed on a one yard run, and it was a well-executed short screen. McCoy lined up to block and after holding up the defender for a second, he released and turned around. Vick zipped the ball into him as the defender blew by, and McCoy was able to turn and dive into the end zone for the easy score.
2012 Week 8 vs ATL (16 / 45 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 22 / 1 rec)
Arguably the NFL's most dynamic playmaker at the running back position, McCoy had the best day of any Eagle at home against the Falcons, which, unfortunately, is not saying too much. Receiving nineteen total touches, McCoy rushed for an unremarkable forty-five yards on sixteen carries, while catching three passes for twenty-two yards. Shady scored both of the Eagles' touchdowns, including a two-yard east-to-west run in which he found the right edge of Atlanta's defense, and a screen pass in which he slipped multiple defenders for a seven-yard score. McCoy did receive medical attention in the second quarter, but his absence from the game was brief. Several times, McCoy tripped or the Falcons met him behind the line of scrimmage, causing a loss of yardage on the play. He found little room to run against a run defense not held in high regard by any statistical measure. The Eagles could not get anything going through the air, which failed to open up running lanes for the Pitt product. McCoy still exhibited the skill set that makes him a formidable man with the ball in his hands - the ability to extend a run going horizontally, the wiggle to break any tackle, and the dexterity to get the extra yard while dodging defenders. While he rushed for under three yards per carry, McCoy looked like he could break off a huge run on any touch. There is no question that the Eagles backfield is McCoy's - Bryce Brown came in second in carries with one - but with Vick's penchant for turnovers, the Eagles' passing attack being toothless, and Andy Reid's predilection for passing first, McCoy has some tough sledding ahead of him. However, there is little doubt he will dazzle as long as he receives the opportunity.
2012 Week 9 vs NO (19 / 119 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
During the telecast, Jon Gruden compared LeSean McCoy to Barry Sanders. While some may call that blasphemy, McCoy showed Sanders-like explosiveness and elusiveness throughout the game. During his team's third drive, the Eagles ran an isolation play to the right side. McCoy accelerated through a massive hole and made the safety miss, picking up a huge 21-yard gain. This play alleviated some of the Saint pass rush and gave Michael Vick more time to operate in the pocket. During the next drive, McCoy took a stretch play to the right, made Jabari Greer miss and accelerated into the open field for a 40-yard gain. At the end of the play, McCoy jumped up over an oncoming safety for an additional two yards to finish the run. The Saint defenders brought McCoy down at the four-yard line. Two plays later, Vick threw a short shovel pass to McCoy, but he was unable to score. Outside of these two big plays, McCoy took what the defense gave him and consistently picked up four and five yard gains. McCoy ran for a season high 101, first half yards. With the Saints holding a double digit half time lead, the Eagles only gave McCoy six, second half carries, but tried working him into the passing game. During his team's tenth drive, Vick found McCoy on an angle route for a 14-yard gain. Outside of this play, the Eagles failed to get McCoy involved in play making situations during the second half.
2012 Week 10 vs DAL (16 / 82 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)
McCoy had a quietly efficient day against the Dallas Cowboys. He finished with only 16 carries but was instrumental in keeping the Dallas defense honest in the middle of the field. McCoy ran well between the tackles and showed excellent burst to the outside on sweeps and tosses. His best run came on a 23 yard scamper around the left end. On the play, McCoy let the play develop in front of him before cutting to the outside for a large gain once the defensive end had been sealed off. Unfortunately, McCoy had a number of runs stopped for little or no gain as the Eagles had trouble creating a push in the interior line. McCoy did leave the game with a hand or wrist injury early in the contest but returned quickly. McCoy had four receptions as well on five targets, all on screen passes and wheel routes out of the backfield. He continues to run with excellent balance and agility but did not have many opportunities to demonstrate his open-field speed against the Cowboys.
2012 Week 11 vs WAS (15 / 45 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 67 / 0 rec)
Before he left the game with concussion symptoms, McCoy was the only Eagles skill player who did much against the Redskins. Tallying forty-five yards on the ground and sixty-seven yards through the air, McCoy excelled on screen passes that allowed him to get the ball in space. Unable to do much against the Washington front seven, McCoy ripped off two twenty-plus yards after the catch on two screen passes, proving how he is one of the league's best in the short passing game. Given the Eagles' offensive line shortcomings and being behind the entire game, McCoy had few opportunities to chew up yardage for Philadelphia. The Eagles' star halfback left the game with a head injury- which turned out to be a concussion - late in the fourth quarter following a seven yard run. That Andy Reid left McCoy in the game during a blowout late in the fourth quarter will be a source of consternation amongst Eagles fans and fantasy players alike.
2012 Week 16 vs WAS (13 / 45 / 0 rush, 11 / 9 / 77 / 0 rec)
Playing in his first game since Week Eleven at Washington, McCoy looked like the lightning-quick, tackle-breaking runner he has been since he entered the NFL. The Pitt product had twenty-two touches on the ground and through the air, including eleven targets. He led all Eagles skill players with nine receptions. McCoy's ground performance was fairly pedestrian, as he only broke off a long run of eight yards. He was, however, a difficult man to catch, and the Redskins' front seven had trouble bringing him down once he had the ball - notably on a second-and-four scamper that figuratively broke Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson's ankles. McCoy excelled in the passing game, catching passes of twelve and twenty-one yards, respectively, and totaled seventy-seven yards through the air. The former reception resulted in McCoy being pushed out short of the stripe - which would have tied the game in the fourth quarter - while the latter set up a seventeen-yard touchdown run by Dion Lewis. McCoy's presence in the game as a dual threat out of the backfield gave the Eagles a much-needed offensive weapon. He helped Philadelphia move the ball down the field with an ease not seen since he left the Eagles' Week Eleven game with a concussion. While Philadelphia's season is lost, keeping McCoy healthy - which may mean limited action for Shady in Week Seventeen - should be one of the Eagles' priorities for the 2013 season.
2012 Week 17 vs NYG (10 / 45 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 61 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy ran well for the Eagles on Sunday but was even more productive as a receiver out of the backfield for his team. McCoy gained most of his yards on big runs up the middle, gashing the defense and a lot of his runs were boom/bust type plays. McCoy initially found little success running outside the tackles as NYG sealed the edges well and forced McCoy to the middle where more defenders were waiting. However, McCoy then began to rip off big gains with his elusive speed and making excellent cutback decisions. McCoy looked very dangerous on a carry up the middle as he gashed the defense inside before cutting back to the right and finding more open space for a big play. McCoy was also a big factor in the passing game, mostly on screens and check downs from Michael Vick. He found himself in open space a lot and weaved his way for multiple first downs to try and sustain drives. Ultimately however, McCoy was unable to score or produce a big game however. His teammates let him down in almost every other area. Drives were frequently cut short, the passing game became the priority once the score become lopsided and McCoy was not given enough redzone touches.
2011 Week 1 vs STL (15 / 122 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)
It's important to recognize that with Vick under centre, McCoy is really the second option in the running game, not the first. He showed good form in his limited first half opportunities, and really picked up steam after half-time. His TD reception was basically a run; a delayed screen play that he ran in from the 5 yard line. Being 2nd in line to Vick's rushing attack has it's benefits, namely the lack of focus from the defense. Even in garbage time, the Rams were so intent on containing Vick that McCoy was able to gain an easy 15-20 yards on a few plays.
2011 Week 2 vs ATL (18 / 95 / 2 rush, 4 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec)
McCoy was electric at times on Sunday night showing terrific vision in getting through small holes in the line on his way to over 100 yards from scrimmage and 2 TD's. He was equally dangerous out of the backfield through the air as well as the ground as he managed to snatch 4 balls on dump -offs. His impressive effort marks his 2nd straight 100 yard game on the young season and he continues to be one of the very best options for us in ppr leagues.
2011 Week 3 vs NYG (24 / 128 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
If you didn't know much about LeSean McCoy before this game, you will know a lot after watching it. McCoy has elite speed, acceleration and cut back ability that separates him afar from other RB's. McCoy caught a nice screen early in the game and ran circles around Giant defensive lineman all game as they found it very difficult to get a hand on it. McCoy ran through a lot of arm tackles as his elite speed enables him to just power through defenders that dont have the time or reaction speed to get a proper grasp on him. McCoy was able to find the hole on almost any running play for a big gain, even if the first and second hole was filled by NYG defenders. His cutback is on its own and enables him to get to the outside easily for big yards or enables him to be patient and wait for a tiny hole to turn into a big gain. McCoy had a great touchdown run as he simply made a great cutback as the initial hole was not open and sprinted upfield for the score. He almost broke another big gain up the middle aided by some good blocking but was ran down by a NYG safety. McCoy's only problem is he goes down easy when wrapped up as Boley found out as he stuffed the Eagles 4th and 1 attempt.
2011 Week 4 vs SF (9 / 18 / 0 rush, 9 / 6 / 34 / 1 rec)
McCoy only received 9 carries, as the coaching staff obviously felt that running on the 49ers would be a waste of time, which it probably would have been. McCoy never really made any plays of significance on the ground. But he caught that shovel pass TD, and had a couple really nice receptions for solid gains. Overall, McCoy wasn't as big of a factor as he usually is, but the lack of a running game really wasn't the issue in this game. Passing the ball was the most effective way to move the ball against San Fran, and it worked.
2011 Week 5 vs BUF (11 / 80 / 1 rush, 7 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
While his workload was once again relatively light, McCoy still managed to put up a solid fantasy outing against the Bills. He only ran the ball 11 times, but picked up 80 yards on the ground along with a touchdown, while also adding 4 catches for 27 yards. The touchdown came in the third quarter on a very well executed play where McCoy bounced outside and ran 10-yards to the corner of the end zone. On his next two offensive touches, McCoy broke free for a 32-yard run and a 16-yard catch as the Eagles tried to complete a big comeback. If the Eagles didn't have five different drives cut short by turnovers, McCoy would probably have been looking at a much bigger day. Given the lack of touches, however, he did about as much as you could reasonably expect.
2011 Week 6 vs WAS (28 / 126 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
In a game that started without much promise, LeSean McCoy may have settled the debate over who the most important Eagle is. McCoy was stuffed for 4 yards on his first 3 touches and it really looked like the 'Skins were keying on him. On the next drive the Eagles started working in a few more draws and tosses and McCoy found room. When Michael Vick found his rhythm and hit a few short passes, the 'Skins backed off a little and McCoy began to dominate. Twice on the Eagles two first half TD drives, McCoy made nifty spin moves to turn draws that could have gone for losses into big gains. To start the second quarter, McCoy actually got a goal line carry and took it off tackle left for the touchdown. This came after a failed QB sneak and was huge with the recent Eagles' short yardage struggles. The Eagles struggled to get McCoy involved in the passing game, but substituted the toss play for the screens they usually run. From the 4 minute mark in the 2nd quarter until the last play of the 3rd quarter, the Redskins completely shut down McCoy limiting him to 5 yards on 8 carries. There was just no room at all for the shifty RB to maneuver. However, when the Eagles went into clock killing mode, McCoy went into video game mode. McCoy unleashed his full arsenal of spin moves and jukes in compiling 54 yards on his final 7 touches. In the end it was easy to see the correlation between McCoy's success and the Eagles' as he dominated on their two touchdown drives and ran the clock out for the win.
2011 Week 8 vs DAL (30 / 185 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
McCoy was sensational against the Cowboys in accounting for 200 total yards and two touchdowns. He benefited from a number of massive holes opened between the tackles and wasted no time in getting to the second level of the defense. McCoy's production was amazingly consistent and not the result of a couple of long runs. McCoy was often able to get through the line as a result of blocking and through the linebackers as a result of his own quickness. The Cowboys defensive backs seemed resigned to playing off the line of scrimmage which limited McCoy's chances at long runs. Regardless, he had no trouble gaining large chunks of yardage on most every carry while absorbing very little punishment. His best run came on a two yard touchdown score. McCoy took the handoff in the backfield and quickly identified that his right tackle had quickly won his blocking assignment. McCoy shifted from what looked to be an off-guard run in to the gaping hole for an easy score. His second touchdown came on a similar run only the Dallas defense seemed completely demoralized. McCoy knifed through three Dallas defenders to score standing upright.
2011 Week 9 vs CHI (16 / 71 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)
The Bears came into this game clearly keying on McCoy and for the most part had great success shutting him down. McCoy's first 4 carries went for 8 yards before the Eagles used a little trickeration on a fake toss inside hand off to get him some room. Once McCoy got in the open field he was masterful, changing directions on a dime and showing the kind of speed that so few players have. For the most part McCoy spent the 1st half getting hit by multiple Bears before he even got back to the line of scrimmage. McCoy showed great concentration catching a screen pass off of a deflection and made an impressive fake pivot move on a reception in the red zone. His biggest play of the game came on a sprint draw in the third quarter. McCoy had a big hole, made one juke move at the second level and then simply outran everyone on the field for a 33 yard touchdown.
2011 Week 10 vs ARI (14 / 81 / 1 rush, 5 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)
McCoy played it slow and steady, turning it up a notch near the end of the first quarter with a couple of longer gains. Nice effort to bust through the goal line defense for a short touchdown. And later in the game, he looked great cutting outside and making two Cardinals miss en route to a 29 yard pickup. Considering the fact that the Eagles were missing their top two receiver, it`s odd that he wasn't leaned on a bit more than his fourteen carries.
2011 Week 11 vs NYG (23 / 113 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 2 / 0 rec)
The Giants did an excellent job of containing McCoy through the first 58 minutes of the game, stacking the box and using a healthy mix of run blitzes by linebackers and safeties, meeting him in the backfield on most plays before he had a chance to get moving. He had a signature run early in the 2nd quarter when he took the handoff to the left, found that there was no room to run, and then cut the ball all the way back across the field behind the line of scrimmage to pick up the first down, turning a loss into a 14-yard gain. McCoy had perhaps the most misleading stat line of anyone in this game, though, as his first 22 carries only managed 53 yards, before he iced the game with his final carry--a 60-yarder that nearly went the distance. The run was a thing of beauty, as McCoy took the ball sweeping to the right and then cut all the way across the field and sprinted to the left corner of the endzone, only to be knocked out at the 2.
2011 Week 12 vs NE (10 / 31 / 1 rush, 7 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
Things started off promising for McCoy as he scored on the very first drive however the Eagles fell behind and had to stop running the ball. In fact, McCoy only saw four more carries in the second half, although he did catch four passes altogether, three of which coming in the third and fourth quarter. McCoy continues to produce touchdowns though he has some potentially tough matchups coming up including Seattle on a short week, Miami and the Jets.
2011 Week 13 vs SEA (17 / 84 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
McCoy created a great pre game buzz with speculation that he may be severely limited in tonight's match up. For the owners who kept the faith in McCoy and his injured toe he rewarded them with a very workman like performance. If McCoy's toe was bothering him you really couldn't tell, his cuts where electric and actually showed some good torque powering for extra yardage after contact. Scoring his first touchdown early in the second quarter from the one-yard line. His second came early in the third quarter on a shovel pass for 2 yards. If the eagles as a team gave the same effort McCoy displayed this evening the outcome would've been drastically different, narrowly missing game breaking runs on numerous plays. Mike Mayock makes a great point stating he would like to see more screen passes to the elusive running back.
2011 Week 14 vs MIA (27 / 38 / 2 rush, 6 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
: It is eye opening when you look at his stat line and realize he racked up about 20 yards on his 1st two carries of the day. He managed to make a few receptions which helped and he also had two short TD plunges but overall he was stuffed for most of the day. Even when Philly was trying to run the clock out for much of the 2nd half McCoy was unable to find any space to move the sticks. Many of his touches were for losses. He really jump started the Eagles who were n the brink of going down 10-0 in the 1st but a missed Dan Carpenter field goal set up good field position and McCoy took a screen pass to exploit the defense and make a big gain to move Philly into Miami territory. That play really started to turn things around in the 2nd quarter when Philly exploded for 24 points.
2011 Week 15 vs NYJ (18 / 102 / 3 rush, 2 / 2 / -5 / 0 rec)
As it's been a horrific season for the Eagles this year, it's been easy for people to overlook just how good McCoy has been. On Sunday he absolutely annihilated the Jets run defense, which had been pretty solid, though not as good as in the past. The Jets didn't have an answer for him whether he was scoring up the middle for a 9 yard touchdown without being touched, bouncing a 1 yard touchdown run to the outside or cutting back against the grain behind the line of scrimmage, getting outside and showing his great speed for a 33 yard touchdown. McCoy had one ding on an otherwise great day and that was a fumble late in the second quarter. Otherwise though, this was business as usual for McCoy and business was good.
2011 Week 16 vs DAL (13 / 35 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy could do very little against a stingy run defense of the Cowboys. The Eagles were in pass happy mode in this game and sprinkled in the run to little effect during the game simply to try and remain balanced. McCoy 's production was a victim of great penetration by Dallas' front 7 and little help up front for McCoy by the Eagles offensive line. Dallas focused heavy on getting penetration and getting to McCoy quickly and he never had a chance to get going. McCoy and the Eagles did not have many goal line situations and a touchdown for McCoy looked like a long shot during the game. The Eagles offense relied on the arm and mobility of QB Vick to get things done as McCoy was met repeatedly at the line of scrimmage by a host of defenders.
2010 Week 1 vs GB (7 / 35 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
The Eagles were struggling with pass protection all game against Green Bay, which opened up some running lanes for McCoy. McCoy was able to rack up over 80 yards of offense on just 12 touches (five catches) as the Eagles got the ball in their speedy rusher's hands several times. Whenever McCoy touched the ball he looked quick and decisive, dashing up field for good gains. McCoy punched the ball over the goal line from 12 yards out in the third quarter to keep the Eagles' chances alive. With Kevin Kolb likely out next week, expect more designed plays for McCoy against Detroit.
2010 Week 2 vs DET (16 / 120 / 3 rush, 4 / 4 / 8 / 0 rec)
Brian Westbrook who? LeSean McCoy couldn't have looked much better against the Lions, running here, there and everywhere on the field en route to 120 yards on 16 attempts and three touchdowns. Only one of McCoy's three rushing touchdowns was a short-yardage one (a four-yard, two-cut, slippery effort), with the other two going for 14 and 46 yards. Yes, his impressive performance was against the Lions, but McCoy truly is a threat to break one on every touch using his agility, speed and elusiveness. His 46 yard run featured a one-cut broken tackle followed by another one which sprung him free thanks to him changing direction and hurdling away/slightly over the defender. He looked great and considering the offense has so many other weapons for defenses to worry about, it can only mean good things for him heading forward.
2010 Week 3 vs JAX (11 / 54 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
The Eagles attacked Jacksonville predominantly through the air in the first half as McCoy only had four carries and 13 yards at intermission. McCoy helped Philadelphia to consume the clock after halftime with 41 more yards on seven rushes. McCoy did not have to contribute much to the scoring totals or production as Michael Vick took care of most of the offense in Week 3. Look for McCoy to be a bigger part of the game plan next week against the Redskins.
2010 Week 4 vs WAS (16 / 64 / 0 rush, 16 / 12 / 110 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was the benefactor of Kevin Kolb's inclination to throw quickly and short to his running backs against Washington. McCoy finished with a game high 12 catches and 15 targets to compliment his 64 yards on 16 carries. The checkdown passes were due to both the Redskins' blanketing of deeper targets and Kolb's inability to find open receivers down the field when they did get some separation. McCoy should continue to be a big part of Philadelphia's offense going forward but expect his targets to decrease next week.
2010 Week 5 vs SF (18 / 92 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy ran the ball well, topping over 100 combined yards despite his rib injury. McCoy did have a mental lapse in the final minutes of the contest when he slid down to try and keep the clock running but did not have the first down yardage. McCoy ran hard and looked healthy as both a rusher and a receiver, attacking holes and picking up yards after first contact. He should remain a workhorse back for the Eagles going forward.
2010 Week 6 vs ATL (21 / 64 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had a modest game in Week 6 against Atlanta, but his limited statistics were partly due to Philadelphia's game plan to attack Atlanta with DeSean Jackson and throw deep early. McCoy had 12 touches in the first half (nine carries, three catches) for a combined 53 yards, and he added another 32 yards in the third quarter before leaving the game with the big lead for the final period. McCoy looked perfectly fine and healthy when he was in, running hard and finding open spaces when his number was called. The Eagles smartly rested their top rusher in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand, saving McCoy for a big game against Tennessee next week.
2010 Week 7 vs TEN (16 / 48 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy topped 100 total yards once again, catching several short passes on screens and running for good yardage after the quick tosses. McCoy had decent success up the middle but he never had a run for longer than eight yards. The Eagles could have used a better ground attack in the second half to try and hold on to a thin lead but it was just not there against a tough front four from Tennessee. McCoy will continue to put up solid numbers as the Eagles find several ways to get the ball in his hands in space and with blocking.
2010 Week 9 vs IND (16 / 95 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy finished Week 9 with nearly 100 yards on the ground, but most of the production came on his breakaway 62 yard run on his first carry of the game. The Colts were able to hold him to only 33 yards on 15 carries after that run and only eight more on three short catches the rest of the contest. McCoy's ability to break the long run and the Eagles' confidence to give him the ball 19 times make him a solid fantasy option going forward.
2010 Week 10 vs WAS (11 / 43 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 51 / 1 rec)
McCoy was a steady weapon for the Eagles in week 10. McCoy had a very Brian Westbrook like game on his way to just under 100 total yards and a TD. That TD came on a little shovel pass from Michael Vick inside the 15. Throughout the game McCoy made good quick decisions at the line of scrimmage and displayed some terrific footwork on his runs. As the game progressed and got out of hand, he gave way to Jerome Harrison. But even with limited action and touches his presence was felt.
2010 Week 11 vs NYG (14 / 111 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 29 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy is a dynamic runner for this Philadelphia team in the mould of Brian Westbrook. McCoy was shut down for most of the night by a Giants defense that came to play. McCoy had a couple of big runs in this game, including the 50 yard touchdown run on 4th down that iced it for the Eagles. McCoy may not have been consistently breaking off big runs in this one, but this was an NFC East battle of attrition. Yards are hard to come by. McCoy continues to be a very solid player for this Eagles offense.
2010 Week 12 vs CHI (10 / 53 / 0 rush, 9 / 8 / 67 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy played quite well against Chicago, racking up 120 combined yards on 18 touches (including eight catches) versus the Bears. McCoy helped the Eagles to take advantage of what the defense gave them by catching shorter passes and screens against good pressure up the middle. McCoy looked good as both a rusher and a receiver and he was the dominant running back for Philadelphia once again. Expect another solid game on Thursday against Houston at home.
2010 Week 13 vs HOU (12 / 44 / 1 rush, 8 / 8 / 86 / 1 rec)
LeSean McCoy was used sparingly as a rusher (12-44), with just one big run of 13 yards in Week 13 but he did plunge into the end zone at the beginning of the second quarter from four yards away on a run right up the middle. Most of his production came as a receiver, catching eight short passes from QB Michael Vick that he was able to parlay into 86 yards and a touchdown. McCoy broke off a short screen in the fourth quarter for 40 yards, the longest gain by any Eagle against Houston. McCoy continues to show good vision and speed with the ball, eluding the first tackler and quickly getting to the second level. His strong ball skills combined with Philadelphia's confidence in using him on all downs and in goal line situations continues to push McCoy near the top of the list for fantasy running backs for December.
2010 Week 14 vs DAL (16 / 149 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 4 / 0 rec)
About the only thing Lesean McCoy didn't do on Sunday against the Cowboys was score a touchdown. Otherwise, he played masterfully in helping Michael Vick and the rest of the Eagles put together drive after drive against a tough Dallas defense. McCoy's long run of the day was a 56 yard scamper, but he also had three runs of more then 10 yards running behind the left guard. McCoy's most impressive sequence came in the late fourth quarter as the Eagles were trying to run out the clock. On the drive he converted four first downs, effectively making Dallas burn through their timeouts in vain. McCoy's running style is more physical then his predecessor, Brian Westbrook. McCoy appears better suited to take contact at the line of scrimmage and power his way to big gains. McCoy did have three receptions as well with two going for losses and one, a 6 yard gain, helping to get the Eagles final drive off to a strong start as they ran out the clock. McCoy is playing like one of the better running backs in football right now.
2010 Week 15 vs NYG (10 / 64 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 13 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy ran the ball just 10 times in Week 15 against the New York Giants, highlighted by a 20-yard sprint up the middle after a broken tackle in the first quarter, but for the most part he did not see the ball as a rusher much after halftime with the Eagles trailing almost the entire second half. McCoy did add four short catches but not of them were over five yards. McCoy continues to look quick and shifty with the ball in his hands, so he remains a solid fantasy option the rest of the way in normal game situations. McCoy gets 15 or more touches every week for the Eagles with next to no workload going to his understudy, Jerome Harrison.
2010 Week 16 vs MIN (13 / 44 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had modest production in Week 16 (13-44 rushing, 4-41 receiving) as the Eagles were upset by the Vikings at home. McCoy broke off two 10 yard plays in the first half but he also lost big yardage on a botched play by Michael Vick where the falling QB gave McCoy the ball for a negative gain. McCoy did have an impressive 27-yard highlight reel catch and run where he broke several tackles for the gain in the fourth quarter. Given that Philadelphia has nothing to play for next week, McCoy could be resting in Week 17.
2010 Week 18 vs GB (12 / 46 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
McCoy wasn't used as much as he probably should have been, but then the Eagles spent a lot of the first half on the sidelines as the Packers controlled the clock. McCoy failed on a few short yardage situations, that forced Philly to rely on the kicker as well. But otherwise, McCoy showed his speed and impressive agility on a number of big plays in the 2nd half, including a very nice 16 yard reception that led to a score. You have to wonder why an offensive line that struggles to pass block is put in passing situations so often, when a run heavy offense would seem to be a smarter decision. But then, this is Andy Reid, and so it should really come as no surprise.
2009 Week 1 vs CAR (9 / 46 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
The bulk of McCoy's work came in the final twenty minutes of the game as the Eagles were up by 28 points and had the game well in hand. McCoy showed flashes of his skills as a tailback - both as a receiver and as a rusher - giving many observers a glimpse of why the Eagles made him their choice in Round 2 of the NFL Draft to be Brian Westbrook's backup. McCoy showed excellent hands on his one short catch, reaching low to snare a tough catch. He also ran hard and with good elusiveness behind a makeshift but effective offensive line, racking up over five yards per carry. McCoy will likely not see much more work than he did against Carolina (10 touches) but if Westbrook should begin to get banged up then McCoy is an excellent and capable insurance policy.
2009 Week 2 vs NO (5 / 18 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
McCoy got most of his work in Week 2 near the end of the game as he again came in as a reliever for Brian Westbrook. Westbrook was shown with his shoe off and on the table with apparent ankle issues, so McCoy could see more work in Week 3 because the Eagles have Week 4 off, so pay close attention to Westbrook's health this week. McCoy looked solid as Westbrook's stand in, catching a few balls out of the backfield and while he was not Brian Westbrook 2.0, he was more than adequate and can certainly take a spot start.
2009 Week 3 vs KC (20 / 84 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
McCoy got his first ever NFL start and looked very quick out of the backfield, showing cuts between the tackles and exploding to the corner when he got his touches. McCoy also had several direct snaps, running a modified Wildcat offensive formation that allowed him to read the offensive line and dart where the hole appeared. McCoy scored his first career touchdown off of a direct snap, diving in from five yards out in the first quarter. Westbrook is likely back as the starter in Week 5 after the bye week, but McCoy could steal some touches and is a great handcuff in case of a Westbrook injury.
2009 Week 5 vs TB (6 / 14 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was expected to see both split time with Brian Westbrook and extra touches with the Philadelphia Eagles heavily favored against Tampa Bay and most of that came to be in Week 5. McCoy had the same number of touches (eight) as Westbrook but neither back was really needed to produce against the Buccaneers as the Eagles rode the back of their defense and the passing offense. McCoy had one modest run of nine yards and a good catch and run of 10 more as his best two plays of Week 5. Both he and Brian Westbrook will see more work next week against the Raiders who have a weak run defense.
2009 Week 6 vs OAK (5 / 13 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was in the backfield often for the Eagles in Week 6, but he contributed very little to the Philadelphia offense. McCoy had zero catches out of the backfield (compared to Westbrook's nine receptions) and only a handful of carries that often went up the middle for little or no gain. McCoy is still in the offensive mix for the Eagles but with Westbrook back and healthy his upside is marginalized.
2009 Week 7 vs WAS (14 / 37 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)
McCoy got all of the tailback work after Brian Westbrook left with a concussion, but he was stacked up at the line on most of his carries. He also got three direct snaps in the wildcat formation, but the offensive line got little push vs. the Redskins front seven. McCoy looked the best on screen passes, when he could use his suddenness to set up blocks and weave through traffic.
2009 Week 8 vs NYG (11 / 82 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Rookie LeSean McCoy stepped in for Brian Westbrook as the starting tailback for Week 8 against the New York Giants, but he was not alone. McCoy actually split work with fullback Leonard Weaver, with each of them getting at least 75 yards rushing and averaging over seven yards per carry. McCoy burst through the front seven on his highlight run, a deceptive fake end around with draw action that had McCoy breaking free for a 66-yard run to daylight for a touchdown. McCoy has big play ability and fits well with the West Coast Offense used by Andy Reid, so expect him to get plenty of work even after Brian Westbrook returns to action.
2009 Week 9 vs DAL (13 / 54 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 61 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy drew the start for the Eagles in Week 9 with Brian Westbrook out due to his concussion issues. McCoy did not look anything close to Westbrook's level, but then again few rookies can look like a Pro Bowl running back in their first season. He did perform well on an early screen pass where he ran for most of the 45 yards after the catch, but on other plays he looked either tentative as a rusher (with "happy feet") or unable to get to the correct spot in time. McCoy's future is bright but his current production level is uneven, much like his play in his first season. With Westbrook expected back next week, McCoy should see reduced touches but will likely still get 10-12 chances per week going forward.
2009 Week 10 vs SD (3 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
McCoy's role was already planning on being reduced with the return of Brian Westbrook to action. And when Westbrook was knocked from the contest with another concussion, it looked as if McCoy might see a significant number of touches. Unfortunately for him, that never materialized as the team instead opted to throw the ball on almost every play. McCoy tallied just 23 yards on his six total touches, though he did look shifty and elusive on at least two of those touches. He should get a much greater share of the workload moving forward assuming that Westbrook is going to miss some time with his latest concussion.
2009 Week 11 vs CHI (20 / 99 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
McCoy was put to heavy use in week 11, getting 20 carries for just the 2nd time in his rookie season. He often looked explosive out of the backfield with sharp cutbacks and good field vision. This was a consistent effort from the beginning and he ripped off medium sized chunks of yards multiple times. His hard work paid off late as used a quick jump cut to the outside for the game winning TD from 9 yards out. McCoy had some fumbling issues in college, and they resurfaced in week 11 as he put one on the grass early in the 4th quarter in his own territory.
2009 Week 12 vs WAS (17 / 76 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy filled in once again for Brian Westbrook and started for the Eagles against Washington. McCoy did very well against an underrated Redskin defense, averaging over four yards a carry and combining for over 100 yards on his 21 touches. McCoy broke off a long 19-yard run on his first carry of the game but after that all the yards were hard fought for throughout the contest. McCoy was replaced on a goal line series but did return after Eldra Buckley's one-yard touchdown with McCoy catching a shovel pass for a two-point conversion to tie up the game. McCoy appears to be getting better each week and his touches are increasing accordingly.
2009 Week 13 vs ATL (6 / 2 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy struggled against Atlanta, gaining only two yards on the ground despite six attempts. He was used more as a receiver, catching a few screen passes, a favorite play call from Philadelphia. McCoy still was unable to hit the open field running and did not put up very good statistics despite being the so-called starting tailback for the Eagles. Much like the rest of Philadelphia's starters, McCoy had the fourth quarter off due to the blowout of Atlanta. Expect McCoy to see more touches next week against the Giants.
2009 Week 14 vs NYG (10 / 28 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)
Rookie LeSean McCoy split time with fullback Leonard Weaver for Philadelphia in Week 14, touching the ball just 14 times while collecting a scant 40 yards despite a huge offensive night for the Eagles. McCoy is not effective unless he gets out into open spaces, something he does do well when on a screen pass but not so much when his number gets called on many tougher run calls. McCoy runs too much side to side and does not attack the line well, nor does he look to secure the ball tightly. With the Eagles splitting carries between McCoy, Weaver and even Michael Vick, it is hard to see a ton of near term upside for McCoy.
2009 Week 15 vs SF (9 / 48 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy touched the ball 12 times against San Francisco in Week 15, collecting 57 yards but most importantly a rushing touchdown. McCoy displayed excellent commitment to pounding the ball inside when he was given a carry from the two-yard line, bursting into the end zone as he slammed into the defense. McCoy did not have as many touches as Leonard Weaver (19 touches), but with Brian Westbrook still out it remains up to both of them to establish a respectable ground game for the Eagles.
2009 Week 16 vs DEN (6 / 27 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 39 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy was used sparingly in Week 16 by the Eagles, getting just six carries as Brian Westbrook returned to action. McCoy did show his great speed on a 39-yard screen pass in the first quarter but McCoy contributed minimally after that big play. McCoy and Westbrook will likely continue to share touches along with Leonard Weaver as the Eagles will try and keep Dallas guessing in Week 17.
2009 Week 17 vs DAL (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
LeSean McCoy had just one carry and two catches against Dallas in Week 17. The combination of a healthy Brian Westbrook along with a large deficit on the scoreboard limited McCoy's action against Dallas.
2009 Week 18 vs DAL (5 / 24 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
McCoy was corraled early and didn't have a good gain until the second half. Unlike the Jets and Cardinals, the Eagles didn't try to harness their rookie back's fresh legs with a lot of touches.