Broncos see a little Barry Sanders in LeSean McCoy

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Denver Broncos head coach John Fox says Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy reminds him of a certain NFL legend.

“It’s going to take more than one guy to tackle him,” Fox said, via “He’ll play snap to whistle all the way to the ball because he can show up anywhere. He’s kind of Barry Sanders as far as his running style.”

McCoy has 395 rushing yards in three games, averaging 6.4 yards per carry in 2013.

McCoy will be up against a tough challenge Sunday in Denver as the Broncos are allowing just 43.3 rushing yards per game.  The most the Denver defense has allowed is 58 yards by Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens.

“Definitely as a team defense, we have to be very disciplined this week,” Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. “We’ve got to stop McCoy. If we don’t stop No. 25, it’s going to be a long day for us.”

McCoy leads the NFL in rushing by more than 100 yards and has not fumbled the ball this year.

“This is a great offense,” Broncos safety Rahim Moore said of the Eagles. “You have the new era of Barry Sanders at running back. You have a Hall of Fame quarterback, great receivers.

“Those guys can make plays. It’s exciting to watch those guys on film because you respect them, but at the end of the day we have to try to contain them.”

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