One of the great shames of this disappointing Eagles season is that it likely is going to waste what could be a record-breaking year by running back LeSean McCoy.
While we've been rubbernecking at the wreck on the other side of the ball, and contemplating the number of losses it might take for Jeff Lurie to pink-slip Andy Reid, and debating the all-inness of DeSean Jackson, and wondering how high the Eagles' turnover total will climb, McCoy has quietly put together one of the finest performances by a running back in franchise history.
With 14 rushing touchdowns and 17 total TDs, he is on the verge of breaking Steven Van Buren's 66-year-old club records in both categories. Van Buren had 15 rushing touchdowns and 18 overall scores in 1945, when the NFL season was just 10 games.
McCoy is first in the league in rushing touchdowns and first in total touchdowns, and with 1,172 rushing yards, he trails league rushing leader Maurice Jones-Drew by just 50 yards. If he can beat out Jones-Drew, he will join Van Buren as the only Eagle to ever win the league rushing title. Van Buren did it four times.
He also has a realistic shot at breaking Wilbert Montgomery's 32-year-old club rushing record of 1,512 yards.