Exciting starts for both games but depending on which team you were rooting for, this was either a really good thing or a really bad thing. Fortunately for the Eagles, they were able to play well enough in the second half and hold off whatever rally the Redskins had going. It wasn’t the case in San Diego where the Chargers took a very surprising lead only to have a classic Chargers-like meltdown and it enabled the Texans to win on a field goal as time expired. We’ll get to the second game in the next paragraph. First, of course, there has to be talk about this Eagles team and how head coach Chip Kelly is all the rave this morning because of how his offense performed last night. The Eagles’ offense impressive, especially in the first half when the Redskins defense looked like they had concrete shoes on. With the types of athletes that Philly has (Vick, McCoy etc.) this might be the style of offense that will have opponents taking at least a half to learn to adjust to. Obviously Washington did a much better job in the second half but that was crazy to watch how well the Eagles moved the ball. Personally I was impressed by LeSean McCoy, who had a great night (31 car, 184yds and 1 TD) that was highlighted by this great run. As far as the Redskins go, their offense got off to an abysmal start and RG3 looked very rusty. They’re going to get better but there’s certainly a bit of concern in Washington right now.
Can we just assume that the Chargers are going to have some sort of meltdown whenever they’re on national television during prime time? Well, 10pm (ET) isn’t exactly prime time for most of the country but it’s still a feature game that most people were watching. And if you were only able to stay up for the first half, you would wonder how the Texans were able to win the game after what happened in the first half. Things got started off kind of weird, the Texans turning the ball over on basically the first play of the game that resulted in a Chargers touchdown on the very next play. So 15 seconds in and the Chargers are up 7-0. All of a sudden they’re up two scores at halftime and with just over 10 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, the Chargers are up 28-7. I don’t think anyone could have predicted what was coming but when it comes to the Chargers, no lead is ever safe. The Texans stuck to their game plan, took advantage of a couple of mistakes by San Diego (inevitable Rivers pick) and with a couple minutes to go, they’re in position win the game. Texans execute a game-winning field goal and thus the Chargers meltdown is complete. The one against Denver last season was a larger margin but i’m sure Chargers’ fans can say that this one hurt just as much.View All Photos ›