Stat Line of the Night – 12/8/2013 – LeSean McCoy
If you watched any NFL action yesterday, then you probably know all about the conditions in Philadelphia during the game between the Eagles and Lions. What was forecasted to be light snow turned into a whopping six inches in parts of the area, with the most intense part of the snow storm occurring right as the game began. For that reason, it was hardly surprising that the score was just 8-0 in favor of Detroit at the half, or that the score was just 14-6 heading into the fourth quarter, or that neither team had even attempted an extra point or a field goal, or that the Lions—a team that normally plays indoors—fumbled the ball seven times.
What was surprising? After running for 69 yards and zero touchdowns in the first three quarters, LeSean McCoy suddenly exploded for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 28-point fourth quarter, leading Philadelphia to a 34-20 victory.
McCoy’s impressive and unlikely total of 217 rushing yards surpassed the franchise record set by Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren all the way back in 1949, and for that he most definitely earns the “Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, December 7, 2013.