Foles is thriving in Chip Kelly’s offense, having tossed 16 touchdown passes without an interception this season. He’s an impeccable decision-maker, he doesn’t force throws and he can even run with the football.
Lost in the success of the team though is always-reliable running back LeSean McCoy, who may be the best back in the NFL not named Adrian Peterson. McCoy is a former All-Pro who has bounced back from a disappointing 2012 campaign that saw him miss the stretch run with a concussion.
McCoy is leading the National Football League in rushing yards (1,009). He’s averaging 4.7 yards per carry. He’s fourth in missed tackles (40), and that number would be much higher but McCoy jukes his way out of so many would-be tackle attempts. And McCoy is on pace to become the 13th player in history with 2,000 yards from scrimmage, 10 total touchdowns, 50 receptions and 4.7 yards per carry.
He’s a legitimate MVP candidate, should the Eagles qualify for the postseason. In December, Philadelphia plays a slew of NFC teams fighting for playoff spots, which gives McCoy tremendous opportunities to solidify his case as one of the game’s elite offensive weapons.
Given the way Foles and the Eagles offensive line have been playing, there’s a good chance McCoy finishes as strong as he’s started. Here’s a prediction of McCoy’s stats over the Eagles’ final five games.