2014 Strength of Schedule - PHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:30pm
Coach Chip Kelly said the Eagles will continue to run the ball even with defenses focused on stopping LeSean McCoy.
"I think it's different how they're playing us this year," Kelly told reporters. "We've seen different looks in terms of the three games we've played this year compared to last year. I think LeSean's doing everything possible. Again, if that's how you're going to do it, and we're going to end up with 30-whatever points a game and continue to be productive on the offensive side of the ball, it's ultimately that. But also you're down four linemen that you had that were running in front of him last year, too. So I think sometimes when we're running the play, there is a lot better push at the point of attack, and that doesn't have anything to do with the running back from that standpoint. It's kind of what it is right now."
The offensive line will be without Evan Mathis and Jason Kelce for the next month and a half, but Lane Johnson will soon return from suspension. He faces the 49ers this week and the Cardinals in Week 8, but otherwise his upcoming schedule looks pretty soft. He also faces the Cowboys twice (Week 13 and Week 15) down the stretch.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:39pm
Week 4 - McCoy vs. San Francisco
Just when you thought LeSean McCoy's rushing totals couldn't get any worse, he carried 19 times for 22 yards and didn't catch a ball.
It's not often you find LeSean McCoy ranked below Donald Brown and Lamar Miller in our rankings, but that's the case this week. (It's more a tribute to Brown and Miller's matchups and workload than anything else, as McCoy is still sixth on our list.)
McCoy's struggles could very well be due to a banged up O-line, but last week Washington seemed to make it a point to take out McCoy. They are also ranked second in allowing fantasy points to RBs. McCoy's also pressing, and dancing a lot more to try to find open space.
This week isn't a great matchup either, as the 49ers rank third in allowing fantasy points to RBs, but McCoy is still a guy who should still be in your lineup. Things get a little easier in the immediate future for McCoy and the rushing game matchup-wise, and the return of RT Lane Johnson next week.