The Eagles' fifth year running back had rushed the ball 62 times for 395 yards and two touchdowns through the team's first three games of the season. At that pace, McCoy would rush for 2,106 yards over the course of the 16-game season - which would break the NFL record of 2,105 rushing yards set by Eric Dickerson in 1984. Dickerson only managed 289 yards through his first three games in 1984.
The former Pitt standout leads the NFL in rushing and the next closest player, Tampa Bay's Doug Martin, is 98 yards behind McCoy but has 11 more rushes. His 6.4 yards-per-carry is third in the NFL behind Oakland's Terrelle Pryor's 7.6 yards-per-carry on 26 attempts and Houston's Ben Tate's 6.8 yards-per-carry on 27 rushes.
McCoy's 395 rushing yards are the most in franchise history through the first three games of the season beating out Wilbert Montgomery's 346 in 1981. The 395 yards through through Week 3 ties McCoy with NFL Hall of Famer Curtis Martin for 14th-most in NFL history. Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson leads the way with a ridiculous 538 rushing yards through three games in 1975.
It doesn't hurt to mention that McCoy also has six receptions for 119 yards on the year. The 119 receiving yards are the 19th most in franchise history by a running back through the first three weeks of the season - no one in the top 30 on the list has fewer than seven receptions except McCoy.
The best, most-effective way to win games in pretty much every sport is getting the ball into the hands of the team's best player, in the Eagles' case, LeSean McCoy. McCoy rushed 31 times for 184 yards in Week 1 but over the last two weeks McCoy has rushed 31 times for 211 yards total. A heavy dose of McCoy might not be a bad thing for the Eagles, especially at a record-setting pace.
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