If tonight was supposed to be a celebratory evening for Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins after a 5-year, 78 million dollar contract extension, someone forgot to give the memo to Michael Vick. The Eagles quarterback opened the game with an 88-yard touchdown bomb to DeSean Jackson on the first play from scrimmage and didn’t look back. After one quarter, the Eagles lead the Redskins 28-0 and Vick is 8-of-8 for 181 yards and two touchdowns through the air, with three rushes for 26 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The 28 first quarter points were a franchise record for the Eagles.
Vick’s touchdown toss to Jackson, which traveled 62 yards in the air, was the longest first play from scrimmage in Eagles history. It was also the longest passing play in Vick’s career and the longest reception in Jackson’s. On the following drive, the Redskins went three-and-out with three straight running plays. The Eagles again wasted very little time, as Michael Vick scrambled for a 7-yard touchdown at the end of a five-play drive.
McNabb completed his first two passes before having one tipped and intercepted by Kurt Coleman, in his first NFL start. Coleman returned it to the 37 yardline and six plays later, the Eagles struck paydirt again on an 11-yard shovel pass from Vick to LeSean McCoy to make it 21-0.
After another three-and-out, the Eagles quickly scored again on a 50-yard touchdown run by Jerome Harrison, his first touchdown as an Eagle. The Redskins went three-and-out again, sending the ball back to the Eagles, who have the ball at the Redskins’ 48-yardline with a first down going into the second quarter.
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