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.