Eagles Go Up Big, Hold Off Redskins 9/10/13
- The Philadelphia Eagles have begun the Chip Kelly era by beating the defending NFC East champions on their home field.
LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick helped the Eagles score 33 straight points in a 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins. Vick threw for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and he also ran seven times for 55 yards and a score. McCoy led the Eagles ground attack with 184 yards, including a 34-yard scoring run that put the Eagles ahead 33-7 early in the second half.
The Redskins rallied as Alfred Morris scored on a five-yard run before Robert Griffin III tossed two TD passes to Leonard Hankerson, the last coming with 1:14 remaining. Griffin passed for 329 yards but had two interceptions and rushed only five times for 24 yards in his first game since undergoing major knee surgery last winter.
Unlike the Redskins, the Houston Texans were able to complete a huge comeback in a 31-28 win over the Chargers in San Diego. Randy Bullock hit a 41-yard field goal as time expired remaining to cap a Texans rally that began after the Chargers went ahead 28-7 in the third quarter.
Matt Schaub sparked the rally by throwing short touchdown passes to Garrett Graham and Owen Daniels. The Texans eventually knotted the score on Brian Cushing's 18-yard interception return for a TD.
Daniels caught two touchdown passes from Shaub, who was 34-of-45 for 346 yards.
Philip Rivers threw for four TDs but was just 14-of-29 for 195 yards and a costly interception.