LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles Combine for 280 Yards 2 TDs in Monday Night Win

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By David Lee | Beckett Football Editor

Last year’s collecting attention for the Philadelphia Eagles was on quarterback Nick Foles, who threw 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions. But last night in a Monday Night Football match-up against Andrew Luck and the Colts, it was the Philadelphia running back combination of LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles who commanded the spotlight in a come-from-behind win to give the Eagles a 2-0 record. In fact, the two accounted for more than 60 percent of the team’s yardage.

McCoy rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown, and added 23 yards receiving. Sproles, a nine-year vet who has spent the last three seasons in New Orleans, led all Eagles in receiving with 152 yards and also rushed for 26 yards and a touchdown. Sproles also had a key first down late in the fourth quarter to set up the game-winning field goal.

“He’s just a special player,” coach Chip Kelly said after the game. “The first day we had him it was, `How many different ways can we find ways to get him the football?’ He’s just a dynamic football player.”

Last week against the Jaguars, the two backs combined for 200 total yards and a touchdown. McCoy is one of the best backs in the league, and Sproles has showed the ability to make a significant impact and is a great change of pace whether running or receiving. Philadelphia’s schedule gets tougher later in the season but in the next month the Eagles face teams with serious injury issues. If McCoy and Sproles can continue this level of impact, they certainly can be the best one-two backfield combo in the NFL. If the Eagles keep winning, they, along with Foles, could get hot in the hobby very quickly.

Here are some cards to consider grabbing:

LeSean McCoy
2009 Exquisite Collection #181 JSY AU RC ($200)
2009 Playoff National Treasures #119 JSY AU RC ($150)
2009 Playoff Contenders #120 AU RC ($50)
2009 Topps Triple Threads #120 JSY AU/70 RC ($50)

Darren Sproles
2005 Exquisite Collection #44 AU RC ($100)
2005 Topps Pristine #156 AU R RC ($40)
2005 Playoff Contenders #129 AU/454* RC ($30)
2005 Finest #178 Darren Sproles AU RC ($15)

David Lee
footballeditor@beckett.com
Twitter: @FreeEnergyDude

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