The opener for Monday Night Football got off to an absolute crazy start on Monday. We knew that there would be a lot of excitement with the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles taking the field against one another to open their seasons.
You have the debut of Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offensive attack in the NFL as well as the return of Redskins’ QB Robert Griffin III. The stage was indeed set for excitement.
With the Eagles receiving the ball first, we’d get to see some of that excitement early–and they certainly delivered. The Eagles drove the ball down the field with some ease, getting themselves into the Skins’ red zone.
While in the red zone, Michael Vick decided to try and connect on a pass and, well, let’s just say things didn’t exactly end in their favor after Washington defensive end Ryan Kerrigan batted the ball down:
Following this, Washington DB DeAngelo Hall ran it back for the score. After review, the play was confirmed as a returned fumble.
Did the referees get the call right?
(h/t Bleacher Report for the image)