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Eagles Expected More Running

In LeSean McCoy, the Eagles have the NFL’s leading rusher. So it would stand to reason that they’d want to actually use him in a big right? Of course not. McCoy got just 10 carries against the Patriots, a fact that surprised both McCoy and the offensive line.

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“I thought I’d touch the ball a little bit more,” McCoy said. “I don’t ever judge the calls. We made some plays downfield early so maybe that was the reason why. We just got down real early.”

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“I think everybody was expecting him to get more carries coming into the game." said center Jason Kelce, "You get down a little bit early, and then you have to start airing it out more just so you can save some of the time on the clock and make some big plays. I think that probably hindered him a little bit and hindered the carries that he was able to get.”