Eagles Hang On Against Redskins In Chip Kelly’s Debut

CBS Philly

By Joseph Santoliquito

Landover, Md. (CBS) — Other than the cascade of boos at halftime and a sporadic, piercing E-A-G-L-E-S cheer, FedEx Field was a crowded tomb. The Eagles made it that way in the third quarter Monday night against the defending NFC East champion Washington Redskins in the much-anticipated debut of new Birds’ coach Chip Kelly.

Throughout the first half, Kelly, the visionary, was on display. Anything, it seemed, the Eagles wanted to do on offense they did. Washington’s defense seemed stymied. The Eagles moved light-speed fast, creating a frenetic pace the huffing-puffing Redskins, their coaches, even those watching couldn’t stay with.

In the first two quarters, the Eagles’ defense, a looming question before the season, was stellar. Washington didn’t cross midfield for the first time until there was just over 11 minutes left in the third quarter, and didn’t score their first offensive touchdown until there was :06…

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