RG3 came back to loud cheers from Redskins Fans at the FedEx field, but the return party was short lived as the Redskins found themselves down 33-7 at the end of the third quarter. Not only did the Redskins start a QB that was not well tested during preseason, but the Redskins defense was not ready for the fast-tempo style offense that new Eagles coach Chip Kelly brought their way.
Redskins defense started well with Ryan Kerrigan intercepting a Mike Vick Pass, which was picked up and converted into a 75 yards touchdown run by De’Angelo Hall. RG3 and the Redskins offense did not get to take the field until the 9th minute, and within 10 seconds, the Redskins turned over the ball as Eagles Line Backer Trent Cole snatched the ball off Alfred Morris. Mike Vick and the Eagles offense were quick to respond to the Redskin and tied up the game within seconds. Vick connected with DeSean Jackson for a 30 yards touchdown in the 9th minute, and the Eagles took a 10-7 lead.
Take-2 for the Redskins offense did not go so well as they had another turnover once again. RG3 tried to connect with Santana Moss, but instead his pass over the middle was intercepted and picked up near midfield for another Redskins turnover. The Redskins offense did not pose a threat until the 4th quarter as RG3 was bale to connect with Leanard Hankerson for two touchdowns and brought the Redskins to within 6 points, but there wasn’t enough time for the Redskins to catch up. Robert Griffin ended the night with 30 of 49 passes completed for 329 yards, connecting two touchdowns and throwing two interceptions.
The star of the night was RB, LeSean McCoy who along with the Eagles team rushed for 265 yards, and by himself ran through the Redskins defense all night for 184 yards on 31 carries and a touchdown pass. The new Eagles offensive style of play seems to favor McCoy, at least against the Redskins. McCoy’s quickness was too much for the Redskins defense, and he took advantage of spaces left open by the Redskins defense, as they had 9 missed tackles.
Although it is the first game of the season against a tired Redskins defense, the Eagles fast break style of play seems promising so far, and it will be great if the team can keep up this performance all season. The Redskins on the other hand needs to work on their defense, and getting RG3 ready for their next game, and the rest of the season.