McCoy, Kuechly headline NFC’s best for Week 16

Updated: December 24, 2013

New York, NY ( – Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean
McCoy, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly and New York Giants kicker
Josh Brown were named the NFC’s top players on offense, defense and special
teams for Week 16 of the NFL season.

McCoy shredded the Chicago defense for 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns as
the Eagles took a dominating 54-11 win over the Bears Sunday night. McCoy
leads the league in rushing 1,476 yards and will likely become the first
Eagles’ running back to win the rushing crown since Hall of Famer Steve Van
Buren in 1949.

Kuechly racked up an astounding 24 tackles and also had an interception to
help lead the Panthers to a crucial 17-13 win over NFC South rival New
Orleans, vaulting Carolina into first place in the division. Kuechly’s 24
tackles are tied for the most in an NFL game.

Former Jets linebacker David Harris also had 24 tackles on Nov. 4, 2007
against Washington.

Brown was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals from 41, 52 and 45 yards,
respectively, including the game-winner in overtime. His 11 points tied for
the most by any NFC kicker last week.