Eagles Notes: McCoy not worried about decline in yardage

Eagles LeSean McCoy scores a TD in third. Philadelphia Eagles vs Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California ( RON CORTES / Staff Photographer ).
Eagles LeSean McCoy scores a TD in third. Philadelphia Eagles vs Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California ( RON CORTES / Staff Photographer ).
Posted: November 08, 2013

Even though the offense excelled in Sunday's 49-20 win over the Oakland Raiders, LeSean McCoy rushed only 12 times for 44 yards. It was his third consecutive game with fewer than 60 yards and fewer than 4 yards per carry.

That's merely a dry spell in an otherwise impressive season. McCoy leads the NFL with 777 rushing yards. He scored a touchdown against the Raiders on a swing pass.

"I'm not frustrated," McCoy said. "We won the game, we didn't run the ball much, we were scoring and striking every time we got the ball. I wasn't frustrated with the carries or the yardage. I thought if I had the ball 20-something times, I'd probably have over 100 [yards.]"

McCoy pointed out that the success of quarterback Nick Foles and the passing game will only help the rushing game. Defenses have stacked the box against the Eagles. McCoy said "teams have to play us honest" after the passing game exploded on Sunday.

"We look at it overall," coach Chip Kelly said. "Thank goodness we're not in a fantasy league as coaches."

McCoy said he is not worried about his individual yardage. "Plus, I still lead the NFL in rushing," he said. "So I can't be that [ticked]."

Honored again

Foles was named NFC offensive player of the week for the second time this season. He's the third quarterback in team history to win the award two times in the same year. Donovan McNabb won it twice in 2000, and Michael Vick won it three times in 2010.

Kelly still would not name Foles the starting quarterback for Sunday's game. When asked before Wednesday's practice, he said Foles would take the first-team snaps during the workout.

"We'll be consistent for the whole year," Kelly said about answering questions solely on that specific practice. "I want consistency out of my team, so you've got to have consistency out of me."

Vick continues to be limited at practice with a hamstring injury.

Injury report

Defensive lineman Cedric Thornton missed practice because of a knee injury that has been bothering him in recent weeks. Linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring) and cornerback Bradley Fletcher (pectoral) were limited at practice. Wide receiver Riley Cooper returned to practice after missing Tuesday's workout with an illness.

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