Eagles, Texans Winners in Monday Night Football
Published on September 10 2013 10:26 am
Last Updated on September 10 2013 10:26 am
Written by Millie Lange
Eagles Beat Skins in Kelly's Debut
(Landover, MD) -- The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia is off to a rousing start as the Eagles defeated the Redskins 33-27 at FedEx Field. Kelly says his team was loose and had fun which helped them play well.
Washington jumped out to a 7-0 lead after DeAngelo Hall returned a fumble 75 yards for a touchdown, but Philly went on to score 33 consecutive points after that. Michael Vick threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, while totaling 257 yards. LeSean McCoy had 184 yards on a career-high 31 carries. DeSean Jackson totaled seven receptions and 104 yards including a 25-yard TD catch. Washington made things interesting as Robert Griffin the Third awoke after a poor first half in his return from offseason knee surgery. RG3 finished with 329 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Skins turned the ball over three times.
Texans Shock Chargers
(San Diego, CA) -- Randy Bullock kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to finish off the Texans' 31-28 comeback win over the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Houston trailed 28-7 early in the third quarter before rattling off 24 unanswered points. Brian Cushing tied the game at 28 with an 18-yard interception return for a TD. Andre Johnson caught 12 balls for 146 yards, while Owen Daniels hauled in two touchdowns. Matt Schaub completed 34-of-45 passes for 346 yards, three TDs and one interception. San Diego jumped out to the lead behind four touchdown passes from Philip Rivers. Eddie Royal hauled in two of them. The Chargers only gained 263 total yards.
Monday, September 9 Scoreboard
Philadelphia Eagles 33, Washington Redskins 27
Houston Texans 31, San Diego Chargers 28