Redskins score early in loss to Eagles on dubious call


The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia got off to a fascinating start in Monday night's 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins.

The new Eagles coach sent a message about his frenetic pace with four plays in the first minute of the game. He doubled down one minute later, aggressively converting a fourth-and-1 opportunity from the Redskins' 21-yard line.

It was what happened three plays later that shifted the momentum in the Redskins' favor. Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan batted down a Michael Vick pass, which cornerback DeAngelo Hall proceeded to scoop up and return 75 yards for a fumble-return touchdown.

The play was reviewed, with several cameras seemingly showing a forward pass. There was one angle, however, which showed the ball traveling backward even though Kerrigan was standing closer to the end zone than Vick.

Since the referees were unable to ascertain a definitive view, the original call was upheld.

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