Eagles get off to fast start to launch Chip Kelly era
The Philadelphia Eagles unveiled their fast-break offense in the NFL debut of coach Chip Kelly, defeating the NFC East champion Washington Redskins in the first game back of quarterback Robert Griffin III from a knee injury.
The Eagles ran 53 plays alone in the first half during their 33-27 win.
Michael Vick completed 15 of 25 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns, rushing for one touchdown and 56 yards. And LeSean McCoy rushed for 184 yards on 31 carries while DeSean Jackson caught seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown.
"I've never been a part of anything like it," Vick told reporters. "When the first quarter was over, I thought we was about to go to go into halftime. It was unreal. The only thing I could tell myself was, 'It's going to be a long season.' "
Added Eagles center Jason Kelce: "The Redskins were like, 'Next time we play you guys, you need to slow it down a bit."
There's little chance of that, though.
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Aaron WIlson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.