It turns out Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t ready for prime time, but the Philadelphia Eagles might be poised to take the NFL by storm thanks to head coach Chip Kelly and his up-tempo offense.
The Eagles quite literally raced out to a 33-7 lead in the contest’s first 32 minutes, which proved to be enough to coast to be just enough to hand on to 33-27 victory in our nation’s capital.
Washington’s defense had no answers for the Birds’ early on, leading to big performance from all of Philly’s stars. Michael Vick had three touchdowns—two passing, one rushing—LeSean McCoy came one yard shy of a career high with 184 yards rushing, and DeSean Jackson was a major part of the game plan, finishing with seven receptions for 104 yards and a score.
The Redskins eventually did find ways to slow Chip’s attack, but by then the hole RG3 had dug was too great. Griffin completed five of 11 passes for 53 yards with an interception in the first half, and threw a second pick on his first series out of the locker room. He improved as the game wore on, to the point the Skins actually had an onside attempt in the end, but Washington’s franchise player was clearly rusty.
Be sure to check out some of the live highlights and analysis from the game below. Again, that’s Philadelphia 33, Washington 27, as the Eagles shock the world in Chip Kelly’s debut.