Announcement FanSided Is Hiring! Check Out Our Openings Page. ×

Washington Redskins strike first after backwards pass from Michael Vick

Dec 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (26) is congratulated by teammates DeAngelo Hall (23) and Jordan Pugh (32) after intercepting a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA Today Sports

The first drive of the Chip Kelly era has delivered just like promised.

The Philadelphia Eagles won the opening coin toss and immediately went into their full sprint. The Eagles were always right back at the line pushing the pace as the Washington Redskins defense looked confused and exhausted. The Eagles were moving the ball quickly, but it all came to a disastrous end once they found their way to the redzone.

Michael Vick dropped back and went to toss a pass to LeSean McCoy, but it was batted down at the line.

Referees ruled the play a backwards pass before DeAngelo Hall picked up the loose ball and jogged 75-yards for the opening score.

The play was reviewed, as are all scoring plays, but the Eagles didn’t get the results that they wanted. The touchdown stood and Washington had an early 7-0 lead.

The good news for the Eagles is that they got the ball right back and once again were storming down the field at a rapid pace. It’s going to be a long night for the Redskins defense.

Topics: Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • Dr Muon Funk

    BS call

4 minutes ago

Video: Brutal up-kick KO at Cage Warriors 67

6 minutes ago

Ultimate Warrior’s wife issues a statement

6 minutes ago

NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers had interest in signing Josh Freeman