Eagles' McCoy ready to carry the load

From The News Journal:

PHILADELPHIA -- Brian Westbrook has rushed for more than 100 yards 20 times in his career, and four of those games have come against the New York Giants.

Westbrook has scored 68 career touchdowns. Fourteen have been against the Giants: eight rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns.

You might recall there was also that late-game, 84-yard punt return in 2004, which ripped a game from the Giants' grasp.

So, LeSean McCoy could have a massive pair of spikes to fill when the Eagles meet the Giants at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles haven't said Westbrook won't play, but he hasn't done anything on the field since sustaining a concussion in the first quarter Monday night against Washington.

"He did better today," coach Andy Reid said of Westbrook in a statement Thursday. "He's feeling a little bit better [Thursday] than [Wednesday] ... We'll add a little bit [today] and see how he does. It's still going to be a game-time decision."

If Westbrook must sit, McCoy and first-year pickup Eldra Buckley must carry the rushing load.

If that's the case, the two say bring it on.

"I've been in this situation before," said McCoy, who started against New Orleans and Kansas City in place of Westbrook. "The preparation is a little different, and you have to work on things like pass protection, but I'm kind of in the flow with the offense, so I don't think anything will surprise me."


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