Eagles-Redskins first half: Chip Kelly's offense puts up big numbers

Chip Kelly and Michael Vick had a pretty solid first half in Washington. (USATSI)
Chip Kelly and Michael Vick had a pretty solid first half in Washington. (USATSI)

Chip Kelly's offense doesn't just work against the Washington State's, the Tennessee Tech's and the Arkansas State's of the world, it also seems to work to well in the NFL. At least that's what it looks like through the first two quarters in Washington. 

The Eagles led 26-7 at the half and ran all over the Redskins. Philadelphia totaled 322 yards in the first half. Here's a brief look at the numbers. 

115: Your new NFL rushing leader is Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy ran for 115 yards in the first half, which makes him the league's leading rusher. McCoy passed Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who ran for 112 yards in Oakland's loss to Indianapolis. 

53: The Eagles ran 53 plays in the first half, if that seems like a high number it is. That's the most plays any NFL teams has run in a first half since the Vikings ran 58 in the first half of a game. Fifty-three was also Robert Griffin's passing total in the first half. Yup, the Eagles ran as many plays as RG3 had passing yards. 

26: The Eagles scored 26 points in the first half, a number they only topped once in an entire game all of last season. 

21: Philadelphia tallied 21 first downs in the opening half. That's an impressive number, especially when you consider the most first downs the Eagles had in an entire game last season was 26.  

1: Safeties have been everywhere in Week 1 and we had one in the first half when Redskins running back Alfred Morris was tackled by the Eagles in the end zone after botching a toss from Robert Griffin III. The four safeties in Week 1 are an opening weekend record.

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