The Philadelphia Eagles have the Dallas Cowboys breathing down their neck atop the NFC East, with just two weeks to go. If Philadelphia doesn’t take care of business on the field and Dallas wins out, the Eagles will be watching the postseason from the sidelines while Dallas claims the NFC East title.
With such an important game ahead for Philadelphia, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is ready to be the focal point of the team’s offense and he hopes to carry them on his back.
“This is a big game for us, very big,” McCoy said, via the Philadelphia Daily News.
“The Cowboys, they’ll do what they gotta do, but for us, Philadelphia, we’ve got to win this game … I feel like this game, I want to put the offense on my back. I want to roll. I want to get goin’. I think me and the guys up front, we’ve got to set the tone. Once we do that, we can worry about the other teams. Right now, the big guys up front and myself, we need to put this game on our back, and take care of business.”
Last week, McCoy received just eight carries in the team’s blowout loss to the Minnesota Vikings. That will obviously need to change this week if Philadelphia is to get past the Chicago Bears.
The good news for Philly is that the Bears defense leaves a lot to be desired, so they should be able to take advantage of McCoy’s skills on the ground.
Next week, the Eagles have a crucial match up against the Dallas Cowboys.