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McCoy, Eagles rout Bears

Philadelphia,  PA (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  Chicago Bears had  a chance  to 
clinch their division, but it all went downhill quickly in Philadelphia. 

The  Eagles stormed  out of the gate and  never looked back in a 54-11 rout on 
Sunday night. 

Nick  Foles  threw two  touchdown passes  during Philadelphia's 21-point first 
quarter  and LeSean McCoy  rushed for a pair of one-yard scores for the Eagles 
(9-6),  who knew  before the  game that  the Dallas  Cowboys won  to set  up a 
winner-take-all showdown next week for the NFC East title. 

Philadelphia  will  once again be  showcased on  primetime, as the contest has 
been flexed to Sunday Night Football. 

"I'm excited to go to Dallas and play another game," said Foles, who completed 
21-of-25 passes for 230 yards. "It's a huge game. Everyone knows what's on the 

The Eagles gashed the league's worst run defense. 

Not  only  did McCoy  rack up  133 yards on  18 carries,  but Bryce Brown also 
surpassed  the  century mark on  the ground, with 65  of his 115 yards rushing 
coming  on  a fourth-quarter touchdown  that put  the finishing touches on the 
lopsided win. 

The Bears (8-7) could  have secured the NFC North crown with a win after both 
Green  Bay and Detroit  lost. They will now host the Packers next week for the 
division title. 

Marc  Trestman succinctly  summed up his team's performance. "We were terrible 
in all three phases," the Bears coach said. 

Jay Cutler connected on 20-of-35 passes for 222 yards with a touchdown and one 
interception  that Brandon  Boykin returned for a 54-yard touchdown with eight 
minutes to go in the fourth quarter, extending the lead to 47-11. 

Josh McCown replaced Cutler following the pick-six. 

The  Eagles  scored touchdowns on each  of their first three possessions. They 
capitalized  on a  short punt and took  an early lead when Foles, on the move, 
hit Riley Cooper in the back of the end zone for a five-yard touchdown. 

After  Devin Hester fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, McCoy finished off a five- 
play drive with a short TD run. 

Once  again, the Bears couldn't get any traction on offense, going three-and- 
out a second time. 

On  the next Philadelphia drive, McCoy bounced to the outside and picked up 10 
yards on 4th-and-1 from the Chicago 37. Four plays later, Brent Celek caught a 
10-yard TD pass. 

The  Eagles  mustered only a  Alex Henery field goal  in a second quarter that 
ended with Robbie Gould drilling a 50-yarder for a 24-3 halftime margin. 

McCoy appeared to fumble on the opening drive of the second half, but the call 
was  overturned.  The Eagles eventually  punted and  pinned Chicago at its own 
2-yard line. 

Matt  Forte  took a handoff in  the end zone on  first down and was tripped by 
Cedric  Thornton,  resulting in  a safety.  At first, Forte  was ruled to have 
gotten  out of the end zone. Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly challenged the play 
and it was reversed. 

McCoy  capped  the subsequent Eagles drive  by spinning out of Julius Peppers' 
tackle attempt near the goal line to make it 33-3. 

The Bears finally reached the end zone when Cutler found Brandon Marshall for 
a six-yard TD pass to close out the third quarter. Cutler hit Earl Bennett for 
the two-point conversion. 

Chris Polk added a 10-yard TD run for the Eagles. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  Eagles  have won four straight  at home after snapping a franchise-record 
10-game  losing streak at Lincoln Financial Field ... With 1,476 yards rushing 
in  2013, McCoy  is 37 yards rushing shy of tying Wilbert Montgomery's single- 
season  franchise  record (1,513 in  1979) ... Philadelphia outgained Chicago, 
514-257 ... The Eagles became just the fourth team in NFL history to record 12 
games  of  400-plus yards  of offense  in a single  season ... Cutler (14,687) 
broke the Bears career passing yards record. He passed Sid Luckman by a single 
yard  for  the most  in club history  ... Forte  was held to  29 yards on nine 
carries.  He ran  for more than 100  yards in each of the previous three games 
... Trent Cole sacked Cutler three times. 

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