Landover, MD (WOIO) - There has been plenty of debate about whether or not Chip Kelly's offensive system would work in the NFL. Well, in Kelly's NFL coaching debut Monday night, it worked well enough to give the Philadelphia Eagles a 33-27 victory over Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins.
The Eagles rattled off 33 straight points using Kelly's up-tempo pace, similar to the system he ran at The University of Oregon, before the Redskins rallied late.
The Redskins defense actually opened the scoring, during the first drive of the game, as Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick had a backward pass batted down and ruled a fumble, and DeAngelo Hall returned it 75 yards for a touchdown.
But the Eagles offense took it from there, as Vick hooked up with Desean Jackson and Brent Celek for touchdowns, and both Vick and LeSean McCoy ran for scores. Vick finished 15 of 25 for 203 yards and two touchdowns.
Griffin finished the game 30 of 49 for 329 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The 1-0 Eagles take on the San Diego Chargers at home next week as the 0-1 Redskins will travel to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the 0-1 Green Bay Packers.