Philadelphia Eagles Sending LeSean McCoy and Jason Peters To The Pro-Bowl


The Philadelphia Eagles have not only turned around their win/loss record in 2013, but also their pro-bowl count. Last season after a miserable 4-12 campaign, the Eagles didn’t have a single representative voted into the NFL Pro-Bowl. When this year’s pro-bowl roster was announced tonight, two Birds were selected.

 

McCoy will be playing in his second pro-bowl in three years, and becomes just the third back in team history to make two appearances in the game before turning 26. McCoy was the only Eagle who was considered a lock, as he enters week 17  having rushed for 1,476 yards this season, while posting nine touchdowns. He enters week 17 with a 198 yard lead over Jamaal Charles for the NFL’s rushing title, and having swayed public opinion that he may be the best runner in the league.

I guess Shady’s prayers were answered.

 

 

Jason Peters was also selected to his second pro-bowl nod in three seasons, but his story couldn’t be more different than McCoy’s. Peters is heading to the pro-bowl, just one season after having missed the entire year due to rupturing his Achilles twice.

Peters returned to the Eagles this season, and despite many doubters, has returned to his elite form at the left-tackle position. Peters spoke to CSN Philly’s Rueben Frank about overcoming tremendous odds, to make it back to the pro-bowl.

 

For the second straight year, Evan Mathis has played at an All-Pro level, but won’t be starting in the pro-bowl.

We aren’t just noticing that in Philadelphia, because even Pete Prisco of CBS Sports, couldn’t believe that Mathis didn’t make the roster.

Still, Mathis wasn’t far off.

It is very possible based on players getting injured and not being eligible to play because they will be in the Superbowl, that Foles, Mathis, and Jackson all end up competing in the Pro-Bowl. I guess this year, it’s even possible that no Eagles play because they made a surprise run to the Superbowl. Who knows?

Punter Donnie Jones wasn’t selected either, which is mind-blowing considering that he has been NFC special teams player of the week twice.

But, as LeSean McCoy pointed out after the fact, winning this week is more important.
 

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