Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy produced a performance for the ages at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.
With approximately eight inches of snow on the field, it’s hard to believe that the 25-year-old managed to rush for over 200 yards against the Detroit Lions.
But that’s exactly what ‘Shady’ did, breaking the franchise record with 217 rushing yards – as well as two touchdowns in a 34-20 victory that lifted the hosts to the top of the NFC East.
"It was insane. When you would stop, you wouldn't be touching the grass. The fact that (McCoy) was doing that, it's insane," tight end Brent Celek told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
166 of McCoy’s yards on the ground came in the second-half, when the former Pittsburgh college star simply took over against the Eagles’ Conference rivals.
The Lions’ defence simply couldn’t cope with the conditions, and as McCoy kept running the ball down the middle, the first downs kept on coming for Chip Kelly's side as they chase a place in the playoffs.
Victory saw Philly (8-5) jump ahead of the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) at the top of the East, whilst the Lions (7-6) now have the Chicago Bears (6-6) and Green Bay Packers (6-6-1) for close company in the North.
Both teams will be keeping a close eye on the Monday Night Football clash between the Bears and Cowboys this evening.
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