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               === Eagles soar over Redskins in Kelly's debut ===
 
 Landover,  MD  (Sports Network)  - With people  questioning how his high-paced
 offense  would  translate to the  pro game, first-year Philadelphia head coach
 Chip Kelly took a big step toward silencing his critics.
 
 And  Michael Vick  and LeSean McCoy made  sure their new bench boss left FedEx
 Field a winner.
 
 McCoy rushed for 184 yards and a score on 31 carries, while Vick accounted for
 three  touchdowns,  as the Eagles  spoiled the return of Redskins  quarterback
 Robert  Griffin III  with  a 33-27  triumph over  reigning  NFC East  champion
 Washington in the season opener for both teams.
 
 Kelly had spent the last six seasons at Oregon before replacing current Kansas
 City  head coach Andy Reid, whose 14-year tenure in Philadelphia ended after a
 4-12 finish last season and a second straight year of not making the playoffs.
 
 The  Eagles  (1-0) embraced  the  fast-paced,  high-octane offense  of  Kelly,
 racking up 443 total yards and 26 first downs en route to the victory.
 
 "I  had  a lot of fun  tonight and I  think our guys  had a lot of fun," Kelly
 said of his debut. "But you're always going to say that when you win."
 
 Vick finished 15-of-25 passing for 203 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing
 nine times for 54 yards and a score. DeSean Jackson hauled in seven passes for
 a game-high 104 yards and a touchdown in the win.
 
 Griffin,  meanwhile, showed  plenty of  rust in  his first  game action  since
 sustaining  a torn LCL and ACL in his right knee during Washington's wild card
 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last January.
 
 "I'm  not going to  sit here and say I was rusty," Griffin said. "I have to be
 accountable and I'm going to be accountable for that...didn't play well in the
 first half. We came back, played better in the second half, we just have to do
 it for 60 minutes."
 
 The  reigning  NFL Offensive Rookie of  the Year completed 30-of-49 passes for
 329  yards,  two touchdowns and  two interceptions, while Alfred Morris rushed
 for 45 yards and a score on 12 carries for the Redskins (0-1).
 
 Vick  moved the  Eagles down  the field  quickly on  the game's  opening touch
 before McCoy converted a 4th-and-1 from the Washington 21 with a 4-yard run.
 
 After  McCoy's  13-yard carry two  plays later  gave the Eagles a 1st-and-goal
 from  the 4, Vick tried to flip a pass out to McCoy in the right flat that was
 batted down at the line by Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.
 
 With most of the Philadelphia offensive thinking the throw was a forward pass,
 DeAngelo Hall scooped up the ball and waltzed 75 yards into the end zone.
 
 After  video  review, the ruling  on the field  stood, giving Washington a 7-0
 lead just over three minutes into the game.
 
 Vick  again  led the Eagles into  Washington territory on their ensuing touch,
 but  the drive  stalled at the Redskins 29, forcing Philadelphia to settle for
 a 48-yard field goal from Alex Henery to make it 7-3.
 
 Washington gave the ball back to the Eagles on the first play of their ensuing
 possession,  as Morris took  a carry off the right side and was stripped, with
 Mychal Kendricks pouncing on the loose ball at the Washington 25.
 
 Vick  quickly capitalized, finding Jackson dragging across the back of the end
 zone for a 25-yard score and a 10-7 lead just over six minutes into the game.
 
 Griffin was picked off by Brandon Boykin early in Washington's next touch, but
 the Eagles failed to do anything with the turnover and were forced to punt.
 
 With  the Redskins pinned  at their own 5-yard line, Griffin tossed a pitch to
 Morris,  who had  the ball slip through  his hands. Morris was able to jump on
 the  loose ball, but was touched down in the end zone for a safety to give the
 Eagles a 12-7 lead with 4:50 left in the first.
 
 After  an  exchange of punts, Philadelphia  padded its lead midway through the
 second,  as Vick  capped a 5-play, 62-yard march with a 28-yard scoring strike
 to Brent Celek to make it 19-7 with 6:10 remaining in the half.
 
 Following  a  Washington three-and-out, McCoy  converted a pair third downs to
 move  the Eagles inside  the Washington 5 before Vick carried it in from three
 yards out to send the visitors into the break with a 26-7 cushion.
 
 Cary  Williams  made a  diving interception  on a Griffin  pass on the opening
 touch of the second half and two plays later, McCoy gashed his way through the
 Washington  defense, jumping  over a defender en  route to a 34-yard TD run to
 make it 33-7 just over 90 seconds into the second half.
 
 Griffin  appeared  to find his rhythm  on Washington's next touch, leading the
 Redskins  into Philadelphia  territory, but Kai Forbath missed a 40-yard field
 goal to keep the margin at 33-7.
 
 After  a Philadelphia  punt, Griffin guided the Redskins on an 8-play, 66-yard
 march  that Morris capped with a 5-yard TD surge to make it 33-14 with under a
 minute left in the third.
 
 Washington  got the  ball right back early in Philadelphia's ensuing touch, as
 Jason Avant fumbled the ball at the tail end of a 6-yard catch and Perry Riley
 pounced on the loose ball at the Philadelphia 29.
 
 Back-to-back catches by Pierre Garcon moved the Redskins into the red zone and
 after  an incompletion,  Griffin hit Leonard Hankerson for a 10-yard touchdown
 to bring the Redskins within 33-20 early in the fourth.
 
 Washington  forced a quick punt from the Eagles and Griffin went right back to
 work,  converting a  3rd-and-2 with a 5-yard  toss to Santana Moss down to the
 Philadelphia 37.
 
 Three  straight incompletions  followed by  a false  start penalty  forced the
 Redskins  into a  4th-and-15, and Griffin fired incomplete deep down the field
 to turn the ball over on downs.
 
 The  Eagles ate up  over three minutes of clock and forced the Redskins to use
 their final two timeouts on their next touch before punting the ball away with
 under four minutes left.
 
 On  the  ensuing march,  Griffin converted  a 4th-and-3 with  a 4-yard toss to
 Jordan Reed before hitting Hankerson for 27 more down to the Philadelphia 26.
 
 Two  plays later,  Griffin went back to  Hankerson, finding him in the back of
 the end zone for a 24-yard TD to make it a six-point game with 1:14 left.
 
 With  no  timeouts and  little time remaining,  Washington attempted an onside
 kick,  but Avant  was able to corral  the bouncing ball and the Eagles ran out
 the remainder of the clock to hang on for the victory.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Philadelphia  improved  to 11-6 at  FedEx Field  ... McCoy's 184 rushing yards
 were  the  most by an Eagle  in a road opener  since Duce Staley racked up 201
 yards  in 2000 against Dallas ... Jackson recorded his 16th 100-yard receiving
 game,  moving past Fred Barnett for fifth-most in Eagles history ... Hankerson
 finished  with  five catches  for 80  yards and  two touchdowns ... Washington
 finished 2-for-10 on third-down efficiency.
 
 
 
 09/10 00:13:05 ET