So much for the theory that LeSean McCoy won’t see open running lanes when Nick Foles is the quarterback.
The lanes were wide and ample at times Sunday for the NFL’s leading rusher. And when they weren’t he still made the most of his carries and catches at Raymond James Stadium.
McCoy rushed for 116 yards on 25 carries against the Bucs who entered Sunday’s game with the NFL’s ninth-best rushing defense. He also caught two screens for 55 yards.
In total his 171 yards in the Eagles’ 31-20 win were the most since his 189-yard breakout in the season opener.
Quite the bounce back after his 20-carry 46-yard effort against the Giants last Sunday.
“We watched tape and we corrected the errors” McCoy said “and I feel like everybody wants us just to run the ball for so many yards like the first game. The thing is the defense gets paid too. They’ve got a heck of [a lot of good] players on the other side. And when you lead the league guys want to stop you. So we’re fine with that. We’ve got to