The Philadelphia Eagles stunned everyone when they came back from a 20-6 deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts last night.
The man of the hour was not one you would expect however, with veteran backup running back Darren Sproles coming up big to lead Philly on a huge late game surge to get the win.
Sproles finished the game with 152 receiving yards to go along with 26 yards on the ground and a touchdown, to spark life into a beleaguered Eagles offense.
And LeSean McCoy, an MVP hopeful, knows that without Sproles, Philly would be in big trouble and that he has to get his game together. McCoy is a star in the league, but he really has to step it up if he doesn’t want to be sharing his workload with Sproles in the future.
Carrying the Offense
To be honest, he’s helping me out,” McCoy told reporters after the game regarding whether he’s unhappy that Sproles’ output is reducing McCoy’s opportunities.
“Without Sproles, we’d be in some trouble. I need to get my thing together. I feel like I’m not playing to my level where I should be playing. Tonight it was an average, above average game where he carried us again. It’s good to have that because when you get that type of attention from the defense, other guys are making plays, and he’s doing it. I don’t mind at all, and the other thing is I don’t feel as tired or as beat up. I had about 20 carries, two passes, not too many carries, just enough to be effective.”
The New Orleans Saints must be kicking themselves at letting Sproles go so easily at the end of the season. Sean Payton and co must be regretting not giving the back the 3 million dollars a year he so clearly is worth.
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