The Eagles talked about LeSean McCoy winning the rushing title during the week, but it was all talk.
McCoy is inactive on Sunday. With Arian Foster also out in Houston, Maurice Jones-Drew has an insurmountable lead in the rushing title race. MJD was very likely to win the title anyhow with a big lead and a matchup against the Colts.
Frank Gore would have to make up more than 200 rushing yards to catch Jones-Drew on Sunday.
“Shady” finishes the season with a career high 273 carries and 1,309 rushing yards. His reception total decreased this year, so he actually gained more yards from scrimmage in 2010. The big difference was that McCoy scored 20 total times, which leads the NFL.
Sending him back on the field at less than 100% in the final game didn’t make a lot of sense.