Former Pitt running back LeSean McCoy hit a career milestone with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, as he eclipsed 11,000 career rushing yards. The milestone came in the 11th season of McCoy’s NFL career, during an AFC West matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football that McCoy and the Chiefs would win by a score of 24-17.
McCoy entered the Week 11 matchup with 10,977 career rushing yards under his belt, and he added 29 yards on seven carries on Monday to bring his career total up to 11,006. Although he didn’t accumulate a ton of yardage in the game, he did put on an impressive display of athleticism, especially in the third-quarter drive in which he reached the 11,000-yard mark.
During that drive, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes connected with McCoy on a seamless 16-yard pass that set up the Pitt alum’s historic run on the subsequent play. On that run, McCoy veered left and shifted quickly past Chargers defensive backs Michael Davis and Roderic Teamer. However, he then fumbled as he was brought down by Denzel Perryman, with the ball ricocheting off Rayshawn Jenkins and back into McCoy’s arms for a gain of six.
The two plays by McCoy accounted for 22 of the 57 yards from scrimmage he would amass on the night, and they left Kansas City on the San Diego 6-yard line. Chiefs running back Darrel Williams would cap off the nine-play, 75-yard drive with a touchdown run to put the team up 17-9 early in the second half.
In addition to reaching 11,000 yards, McCoy also tallied the 72nd rushing touchdown of his career during the Monday night matchup with the Chargers, as he ran in a six-yard score in the first quarter to furnish the Chiefs with a lead they would never concede.
Unfortunately, the game ended on a sour note for McCoy, as he was last seen on the field with about eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter. ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters noted during the Monday Night Football broadcast that he was being evaluated for a concussion.