ItÆs easy for rushing milestones to get lost in the offensive blitz that is the Philadelphia Eagles. After all, through 15 weeks theyÆre ranked 21st in the NFL in rushing and were, at one point not too long ago, as low as No. 30. But in the midst of their 116-yard performance Sunday against the 49ers, an important one was set. LeSean McCoyÆs 48 yards gave him 606 for the season and giving him the new franchise record for rushing yards in a season by a rookie. Oddly enough, of all the good to great running backs that the Eagles have had that they draftedùfrom Steve Van Buren and Wilbert Montgomery to Duce Staley and Brian Westbrookùthe record was held by the man McCoy ostensibly replaced: Correll Buckhalter. Now a Denver Bronco, Buckhalter had 586 yards in 2001 while splitting time wi ...
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