The Press of Atlantic City reports on an injury to one of the Eagles' most important players: Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 210-yard performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. He might have a tough time winning again this week. Jackson did not practice Wednesday because of a sprained left foot and was seen limping noticeably in the locker room. He may have a tough time recovering in time for Sunday's key NFC East game against the New York Giants, though he hopes to play.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, cornerback Asante Samuel went through a full workout Wednesday though he had little to say afterward: Samuel went through his first full session since suffering a sprained knee ligament against the Giants on Nov. 21. He wasn't willing to share much with reporters, though. "Expect 22 to do everything in his power to be out there to make my fans and our fans happy, because I want to take it to the top," the cornerback said, referring to himself by his uniform number.
USA TODAY takes a look at the emergence of a ground game in Philadelphia, led by running back LeSean McCoy: The Eagles currently rank fifth in rushing (146.1 yards per game), which is fueling their No. 1 overall offense (402.8 ypg). QB Michael Vick (483 rushing yards) is a major component, but second-year tailback LeSean McCoy is becoming the team's closer. The league's 12th-ranked rusher (972 yards), McCoy is at his best in the fourth quarter. He's run for 321 yards while averaging 6.3 yards per carry in the period.