We have seen the future of the NFL and it is the Philadelphia Eagles. Their 33-27 victory over the Washington Redskins was the debut of Chip Kelly’s fast-passed offense that he perfected while the head coach at University of Oregon.
If tonight’s performance is any indication the new scheme will keep defensive coordinators across the league awake at night. A rejuvenated QB Michael Vick threw two TD passes and ran for another, while RB LeSean McCoy had 184 yards rushing and a TD.
Not all the Eagles success can be attributed to their improved play; the Redskins helped by committing 3 turnovers and generally playing a sloppy first half. After falling behind 33-7, Robert Griffin III sparked the team’s comeback attempt. They were able to close to within 6 points, but it was not enough as the Eagles took home the win.