Thursday Night Football: Projecting Stats for LeSean McCoy and Other Stars

Zach Kruse@@zachkruse2Senior Analyst IDecember 1, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 20, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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In anticipation of Thursday night's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks, let's run down some stat projections for tonight's biggest stars:

LeSean McCoy: McCoy is nursing a toe injury, but should be a go for tonight's game. And if he plays, McCoy's 2011 season tells us that he'll put up big numbers. Even in a tougher than usual matchup, expect another solid game statistically. 

Projection: 19 carries, 82 yards, TD, five catches, 67 yards

DeSean Jackson: The Eagles are going to need Jackson to have a big game, but the Seahawks have one of the better safety combinations in football with Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. D-Jax has to find a way to get behind those two. 

Projection: three catches, 57 yards

Vince Young: Young gets another start in place for the injured Michael Vick. He did throw for 400 yards last week as the Eagles went to a pass-heavy offense (surprise, surprise with Andy Reid!). He'll get his shots down field again this week.

Projection: 20/35 for 296 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs

Riley Cooper: Cooper has been the Eagles most consistent receiver since injuries have taken away Michael Vick and Jeremy Maclin. Expect that to continue again tonight.

Projection: seven catches, 83 yards, TD

Marshawn Lynch: If there's been a better running back than Lynch over the past month or so, I'd like to see him. Beast Mode has definitely been engaged. He should go over 100 yards for the fourth time in five games.

Projection: 22 carries, 122 yards, 2 TDs

Doug Baldwin: No Sidney Rice can mean one of two things: 1. Baldwin will see plenty of targets and be the Seahawks top receiver, or 2. He could see the coverage shift his way and do very little. I'm picking somewhere in the middle Thursday night. 

Projection: five catches, 43 yards 

Tarvaris Jackson: Jackson has looked like a completely different guy since losing Sidney Rice. Against an Eagles defense that is going to be fighting for their lives tonight, Jackson could struggle.

Projection: 17-of-37 for 201 yards, 2 INTs