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Bills' LeSean McCoy Takes Another Shot at Chip Kelly

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy just can't seem to put his previous team behind him. The former rushing champion believes he was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles because Eagles head coach Chip Kelly doesn't like stars.

McCoy is time leading rusher in Eagles franchise history, and his trade to Buffalo sent shockwaves through the league and the fanbase.

"I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy told the Philadelphia Inquirer of his former coach. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the Eagles.'"

Despite two prolific seasons playing for Kelly, the team shipped McCoy to Buffalo and signed former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray to replace him for similar money. One reason suggested for the move was the Kelly may have felt that Murray was a better fit for his offense.

"There's nothing wrong with that," McCoy told the Inquirer. "Chip felt like I wasn't a fit for his offense. But why not say that?"

McCoy said in a previous interview that the Murray signing was a "panic move."

Since his rookie year in 2009, McCoy has the third-most rushing yards and fourth-most rushing touchdowns in the NFL.

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ESPN: RB Mathews Agrees to Deal with Eagles

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back Ryan Mathews has agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

According to Schefter, the 27-year-old Mathews will receive $5 million guaranteed.

Mathews helps take the place of running back LeSean McCoy, who the Eagles officially traded to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

Mathews, who the San Diego Chargers selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, has played a full 16 game regular season only once during his five years in the league.

During his five seasons with the Chargers, Mathews has rushed for 4,061 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and 23 touchdowns. He's also caught 146 balls, for 1,110 yards and a touchdown.

Knee and ankle injuries hampered Mathews last season. He played in eight games, rushing for 330 yards and three touchdowns.

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ESPN: LeSean McCoy Agrees to 5-Year Deal with Bills

Rob Carr via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Once running back LeSean McCoy is traded to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, the official start of the 2015 NFL season, he will have a new contract.

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Bills and McCoy have agreed to a new five-year contract that will add two years to McCoy's existing contract that he originally signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

McCoy was traded to the Bills last week in a deal that sent linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Eagles.

McCoy rushed for 1,319 yards last season, which was third best in the NFL. He also has the third-most rushing yards (6,792) since joining the league in 2009.

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Report: Eagles Set to Trade RB LeSean McCoy to Bills

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso, according to ESPN.

The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

The Eagles selected McCoy out of Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft. In six seasons with Philadelphia, the three-time Pro Bowler has rushed for 6,792 yards and 44 touchdowns on 1,461 carries. He also has 300 receptions for 2,282 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Bills drafted Alonso out of Oregon in the second round of the 2013 draft.  He missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his ACL last July.

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Eagles Rout the Cowboys, 33-10 

Rob Carr via Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- In a game between two of the top teams in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles proved to be better on Thanksgiving as they easily defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 33-10.

The Eagles struck first in the game as quarterback Mark Sanchez commanded the team to a 7-0 lead in their first possession in furious fashion, and never looked back.

Sanchez completed 20 of 29 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown through the air while adding another on the ground. It was his first game of the season without a turnover.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had arguably his best game of the season on Thursday, as he carried the ball 25 times for 159 yards and a touchdown.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and running back DeMarco Murray each failed to get into a rhythm during the game. Romo completed 18 of 29 yards for 199 yards and two interceptions. He snapped his streak of 38 straight games with at least one TD pass.

Murray was held to a season-low 73 yards.

With the win, the Eagles now sit at 9-3 on the season and hold sole possession of first place in the NFC East over the Cowboys, who fell to 8-4 with the loss.

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Eagles Roar Back, Clip Colts at the Wire

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) --  Trailing by seven with five minutes to play, Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles on two scoring drives, the second ending with Cody Parkey hitting a go-ahead field goal with time expiring, as the Eagles clip the Indianapolis Colts, 30-27, Monday night.

The Colts (0-2) never trailed until Parkey hit the game-winning kick. Indianapolis went into halftime up 17-6 after Andrew Luck found tight end Jack Doyle for a two-yard touchdown. The Colts furthered their lead in the second half when Adam Vinatieri's field goal made it 20-6 with 6:43 remaining in the third quarter.

Despite the deficit the Eagles (2-0) never panicked, scoring on two touchdowns in less than two minutes to finish off the third tied 20-20.  The Colts answered back on their first drive of the fourth quarter when Luck threw his third touchdown of the game, a seven-yard pass to Ahmad Bradshaw, to go back up by seven.

The game stayed that way until the the 3:25 mark when Foles found Jeremy Maclin for a six-yard touchdown to tie it up. The Eagles defense made Indianapolis go four and out before Parkey hit the game-winning field goal.

"We felt we had some plays (in the first half), we just couldn't make them," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. "But we're going to play 60 minutes and we played 60 minutes."

Darren Sproles made seven catches for 152 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Andrew Luck lost two consecutive games for the first time since joining the NFL, despite throwing three touchdowns. 

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LeSean McCoy Thinks Michael Vick Is "Way Better" than Geno Smith

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though no decision has been made as to whom will be the starting quarterback for the New York Jets next season, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy says Michael Vick should be the clear favorite over Geno Smith.

Vick will be reunited with former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg who is currently serving under the same title with the Jets. He'll also be entering his 12th NFL season.

The team signed Vick as insurance in case second-year quarterback Geno Smith does not develop as well as the team hopes.

"Vick is going to be the starting quarterback," McCoy told the New York Post. "He's way better than Geno Smith. Way better. There's no contest."

Even if Vick is named the starter for Week 1, health has always been an issue for the 33-year-old. He's appeared in 16 games just once during his career and that was all the way back in 2006. He played in just seven games for the Eagles this past season, and had 11 turnovers.

In his rookie season, Smith threw for 3,046 yards with 12 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.

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Eagles Hold On, Beat Dallas for NFC East Crown

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Following a season in which they finished dead last in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles won the division crown Sunday night with a 24-22 win over Dallas (8-8). The victory was sealed when Brandon Boykin intercepted Kyle Orton with 1:49 remaining.

The Eagles (10-6) jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the second quarter when Nick Foles connected with LeSean McCoy on a three-yard touchdown pass. The Cowboys answered with a scoring drive of their own capped off by Gavin Escobar's 17-yard reception in the endzone. Philadelphia would take a 17-10 lead into the halftime break before Dallas closed the gap to 17-16 on two Dan Bailey field goals heading into the fourth.

With just over six minutes left in regulation, Bryce Brown scored from six yards out to put the Eagles ahead by eight. Orton again led Dallas downfield and found Dez Bryant on a 32-yard scoring pass. The ensuing two-point conversion failed, leaving the Cowboys trailing 24-22 with under four minutes to play.

Dallas' defense would give them one last shot, but Orton threw behind Miles Austin trying to march his team into field goal range, resulting in his second interception. Orton, who was playing in place of Tony Romo -- out following back surgery -- finished the game with 358 passing yards and two touchdowns. Foles was 17-of-26 in his attempts for 263 yards and two scores while rushed for 131 yards.

It marks the third straight season in which the Cowboys have lost on the final day of the regular season with a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Philadelphia will now host New Orleans on Sat., Jan., 3 in the Wild Card Round.

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Eagles Spoil Bears' Chance to Clinch NFC North

Rob Carr Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- You might think an opportunity to lock up the NFC North title would motivate a team, but if the Chicago Bears felt some internal fire, it didn't show.

The Philadelphia Eagles scored on their first three offensive possessions, leading them to a 54-11 hammering of the Bears Sunday night.

LeSean McCoy rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns while quarterback Nick Foles completed 21 of 25 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

"Guys made plays, and we had a bunch of guys that were excited about playing in the game," said Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.

The Eagles (9-6) now will take on the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 with the winner earning the NFC East title.

Meanwhile, the Bears (8-7) had a chance to win the NFC North after Green Bay lost earlier in the day. Instead they will play the Packers next weekend for the NFC North championship.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler completed 20 of 35 passes for 222 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the loss. He was also sacked five times and pressured constantly throughout the game. But just because the game didn't go as planned, Cutler isn't panicking.

"Personally I'm not worried about it," Cutler said when talking about how bad the Bears lost. "This is a team--offensively--that didn't play as well as we wanted to. I've got to play better and in return the rest of the guys will as well."

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Eagles Rally Past the Lions, 34-20 In the Snow

Rob Carr Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Even with the snow pouring down in south Philadelphia, nothing could stop the Eagles as they defeated the Detroit Lions 34-20 for their fifth straight win.

The Eagles trailed 14-0 at halftime with near-blizzard conditions at Lincoln Financial Field. But the Eagles rallied back to score 28 fourth quarter points to take down the Lions.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was the story for the Eagles on Sunday. He finished the game with 217 rushing yards and two touchdowns. In doing so, he broke the Eagles single-game rushing record held by Steve Van Buren back in 1949.

"It was tough, to be honest," McCoy said after the game. "But the guys were giving me so much room. I actually like to run in between the tackles."

Also during the game, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw his first interception of the season, falling one short of tying Peyton Manning's record of throwing 20 touchdowns to start a season before throwing an interception.

With the win, the Eagles improved to 8-5 after winning just four games last season. The Lions fell to 7-6 and are curetly in first place in teh NFC North.

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