NFC Divisional: Eagles Beat Panthers, Suffer Big Loss

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    This game was highly contested in the beginning, but got away from Carolina in the second half. Led by all-pro running back, Lesean McCoy, the Eagles would time and time again march down the field and pick up key third downs on the way. The Eagles converted 7 of 11 third down opportunities for a 64% covnersion rating. A stat that would play huge dividends for them. They also managed to force 2 turnovers in the ball game while not turning it over themselves. In their week 2 matchup neither of these teams were able to find any room on the ground. Neither team had over 50 yards rushing on that day. However it was a totally different story in this one for the Eagles. They pounded out 235 yards on the ground, 146 coming by way of McCoy. Late in the game however; the Eagles would suffer a huge blow. On a simple pitch McCoy got hit awkwardly and suffered a torn quadricep. Diagnosis on the injury came back and it was not good. McCoy is out for the remainder of the season and will be a no go this weekend when the Eagles, surprisingly, will host the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship. It will be interesting to see how this affects this Philadelphia offense. Ryan Tannehill has been pretty quiet these last few weeks, so he may have to step up and make some noise if he wants a shot at hoisting the Lombardi. Running back Dion Lewis is next in line for the Eagles so their run game and its effectiveness will likely run through him. It should be a good one, Eagles, Bears, for a spot in the Superbowl!!

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