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Why has LeSean McCoy struggled lately?

Now in his fourth NFL season, LeSean McCoy has averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his career.

Joe Sargent

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has had two bad games in a row, and Reuben Frank at wants to know why. In his last two games McCoy has a combined 75 rushing yards, averaging a meager 2.5 yards per carry. The Eagles have, incidentally, lost both of those games.

As Frank points out, McCoy had a good start to his season.

It's not that he suddenly just [became] an average running back. There's just nothing there for him.

He suggests that the banged up offensive line has made life difficult for McCoy. Frank also devotes a good portion of the article to explain just how unprecedented this is for the Eagles:

The Eagles have never run the ball a ton, but when they have, they've been good at it. From 1999 through last year, the Eagles averaged 4.9 yards per carry - by far the highest in the league. That does include quarterback rushes, which skew the numbers a bit.

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