Chip Kelly, Eagles offense help Philadelphia take 26-7 halftime lead over Redskins

Rob Carr

How about that up-tempo offense?

Chip Kelly's offense might translate to the NFL after all.

The Philadelphia Eagles ran 53 plays in the first half against the Washington Redskins, which is more plays than four NFL teams ran in their entire games on Sunday afternoon.

DeSean Jackson was over 100 receiving in the first half. LeSean McCoy rushed for 115 yards first-half yards, making him the NFL's leading rusher. And to top it all off, the Eagles had 322 yards to the Redskins' 75 yards.

Throughout the half, Kelly's offense was moving at a frantic pace. All that could slow it down were a few injuries to Redskins players.

Based on the lopsided offensive outputs, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the Eagles were on top, 26-7, at halftime and had 21 first downs to three for the Redskins.

For the Eagles, it was all about the pace in the first half. The Redskins simply couldn't keep up.

UPDATE: Before we could finish writing this post, the Eagles scored AGAIN to open the second half. They are now winning, 33-7, and have over 350 yards of offense.

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