Despite a disappointing 8-8 season in 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles received a stellar performance from running back LeSean McCoy. In his second year as the team’s feature back, McCoy broke out for 1,309 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. He led the NFL with 20 total scores and earned both a Pro Bowl and AP All-Pro bid.
McCoy should only be better in 2012. He’s still just 23 years old and he played just two years in college, so he has little mileage on him. McCoy will be without his All-Pro left tackle in Jason Peters, but Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans have been given well-deserved contract extensions, and both Jason Kelce and Danny Watkins will be entering their second seasons in offensive line coach Howard Mudd’s system.
McCoy has little-to-no injury history in the National Football League, and he should be a top-five running back in the game once again. Here are game-by-game predictions for McCoy in 2012.