“We got a bag? I don’t think it’s a bag of tricks. It’s just football.” – Chip Kelly
Just football, that produced some wacky stats. From ESPN.com:
After a hiccup on the opening drive led to a Redskins score, the Eagles’ turbo-speed offense caused the Redskins problem after problem in the game’s first 30 minutes.
The Eagles had 21 first downs at halftime, matching the number of plays run by the Redskins in the first two quarters.
The Eagles had 53 plays by halftime. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that is the most plays in a first half of an NFL game since the Vikings had 56 on December 13, 1998 against the Ravens.
The Eagles 26 first-half points matched their high for points in a game from 2012.
Much of that came in the first six minutes– when they gained 121 yards.