Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said that on the team's final series, it was running-backs coach Duce Staley's call that McCoy sit in favor of Darren Sproles.
"They called me out. Duce pulled me out," McCoy said. "For the most part, if I'm tired, I come out. Then Sproles has his different packages, he has his plays to come in, but the majority of the time, it's just how I'm feeling.
"That was kind of the first time - well, every once in a while, Duce might pull me out and let Sproles get in. One thing about Duce, I trust his judgment. If he feels like I'm tired . . . He pulled me out for a reason. I didn't argue it, because I trust him. He's been with me here since Day 1. It worked out."
McCoy originally said he took himself out of the game but then changed his story. As McCoy noted, Sproles popped a 25-yarder his first play after replacing McCoy, the Eagles' longest offensive gain of the day, helping boost his total to 51 yards on just seven carries, 7.3 yards per carry. McCoy gained 81 yards on 24 carries, 3.4 yards per carry, which wasn't great but certainly was better than the 39 yards on 29 carries he'd managed over the 2 previous weeks.