9.10.13

NFL Watch // New Eagles Offense Spoils RG3’s Return

NFL Watch // New Eagles Offense Spoils RG3's Return

words // Brandon Richard

Capping off an action packed opening week of the 2013 NFL season, the Washington Redskins hosted the Philadelphia Eagles in a highly anticipated matchup that featured Robert Griffin III’s return to the field and Chip Kelly’s innovative offense. While it took a half for RG3 to get back into the swing of things, Kelly’s Eagle O was electric from the opening kickoff, running a fast paced 53 plays in the first half. That number is the highest since the Minnesota Vikings ran 56 in a half in 1998.

The Eagles didn’t just run plays — they scored points. Michael Vick connected with Desean Jackson and Brent Celek on touchdown passes and added a TD run of his own to help give Philly a 26-7 advantage at the half.

“Shady” McCoy started off the second half with more of the same, finding paydirt after a 34-yard trot to push the score to 33-7. With the Eagles perhaps a little winded, the Redskins would find a little groove. Running back Alfred Morris scored Washington’s first offensive touchdown of the game in the third quarter and RG3 found Leonard Hankerson for two touchdown passes in the fourth to make the score 33-27. However, time ran out after an unsuccessful onside kick attempt and the Eagles held on for the win.

The Eagles will next try their new offense against the visiting San Diego Chargers on Sunday, while the ‘Skins will try to lock up their first victory in Green Bay.

Elsewhere in Week 1, Peyton Manning’s record 7 touchdown passes led the Denver Broncos to a revenge win over the Baltimore Ravens; the New Orleans Saints topped the Atlanta Falcons at home in Sean Payton’s return to the sideline; Colin Kaepernick outgunned Aaron Rodgers in a high-scoring showdown between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers; Andrew Luck picked up another comeback win as the Indianapolis Colts rallied to beat the Oakland Raiders; the Dallas Cowboys took advantage of six New York Giants turnovers to win their season opener; and the Houston Texans came back from 21 points down to shock the Chargers in San Diego.

Have a look at some of the football cleats that hit the field in Week 1 of the 2013 season in this week’s NFL Watch.

NFL Watch // New Eagles Offense Spoils RG3's Return

LeSean McCoy wearing Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD

LeSean McCoy – Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD “Eagles”

Michael Vick wearing Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro D

Michael Vick – Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro D

Robert Griffin III wearing adidas Crazyquick

Robert Griffin III – adidas Crazyquick Mid

Peyton Manning wearing Reebok Zig Blaze Mid

Peyton Manning – Reebok Zig Blaze Mid

Tom Brady wearing Under Armour Renegade

Tom Brady – Under Armour Renegade

Wes Welker wearing Nike Alpha Pro Low TD Broncos

Wes Welker – Nike Alpha Pro Low TD “Broncos”

Marshawn Lynch wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 PE

Marshawn Lynch – Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 PE

Jay Cutler wearing Nike Alpha Pro Low TD

Jay Cutler – Nike Alpha Pro Low TD

Ryan Tannehill wearing adidas Crazyquick Mid

Ryan Tannehill – adidas Crazyquick Mid

Reggie Bush wearing Nike CJ81 Elite TD

Reggie Bush – Nike CJ81 Elite TD

Adrian Peterson wearing Nike Alpha Pro 3/4 TD

Adrian Peterson – Nike Alpha Pro 3/4 TD

Andrew Luck wearing Nike Alpha Pro Low TD

Andrew Luck – Nike Alpha Pro Low TD “Colts”

Terrelle Pryor wearing Under Armour Nitro Diablo Low MC

Terrelle Pryor – Under Armour Nitro Diablo Low MC

Alex Smith wearing Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD

Alex Smith – Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD

Jamaal Charles wearing Reebok Zig Blaze Cleats

Jamaal Charles – Reebok Zig Blaze Mid PE

Marques Colston wearing Nike LT Super Bad TD

Marques Colston – Nike LT Super Bad TD

Geno Smith wearing Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD

Geno Smith – Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD

Chris Johnson wearing Nike Alpha Pro 3/4

Chris Johnson – Nike Alpha Pro 3/4 TD

LaMarr Woodley wearing Air Jordan IX 9 Retro Cleats PE

LaMarr Woodley – Air Jordan 9 Retro PE

Colin Kaepernick wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4

Colin Kaepernick – Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4

Eddie Lacy wearing Under Armour Highlight MC Packers

Eddie Lacy – Under Armour Highlight MC “Packers”

Jared Cook wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4

Jared Cook – Nike Alpha Talon Elite 3/4

Tony Romo wearing Nike Air Zoom Super Bad 3

Tony Romo – Nike Air Zoom Super Bad 3

Andre Johnson wearing Jordan Dominate Pro Cleats

Andre Johnson – Jordan Dominate Pro PE

Ryan Mathews wearing Under Armour Highlight MC

Ryan Mathews – Under Armour Highlight MC “Chargers”

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2 Comments

  • csjumpman3:

    Can we get a picture of Darrelle Revis’s cleats? I want to see if he wore a cleated version of the Zoom Revis!!!

  • micah:

    great shot of honey badger knocking that ball away! Some great stuff in here, CJ’s Alpha Pros are sick. And Ryan Matthews switched from Nike to UA

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