LANDOVER, Md. -- Chip Kelly's NFL coaching debut trumped Robert Griffin III's return from knee surgery, and the Philadelphia Eagles earned a 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.
Kelly's speedy offense ran 54 plays for 22 first downs in building a 33-7 margin just 1:26 into the third quarter. Michael Vick completed 15 of 25 passes for 203 yards with two touchdown passes and no interceptions. Vick also ran nine times for 54 yards and a score, augmenting a ground attack that got 31 carries, 184 yards and a touchdown from LeSean McCoy.
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson caught seven passes for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Meanwhile, as Washington fell behind by 26 points, Griffin began 6-for-14 for 62 yards with two interceptions while running twice for just 2 yards.
The second-year quarterback led a rally that made the score and his statistics deceivingly respectable. Griffin finished 30-for-49 for a career-high 329 yards with two TD passes and the two picks. He ended the night with five carries for 24 yards.
After Alfred Morris' 5-yard touchdown run on the penultimate play of the third quarter ended Philadelphia's 33-0 run, Josh Wilson forced a fumble that Perry Riley recovered at the Philadelphia 35. Griffin hooked up with receiver Leonard Hankerson on a 10-yard touchdown pass 1:36 into the fourth quarter, pulling the Redskins within 33-20. The two-point conversion pass was no good.
Griffin and Hankerson connected for a 24-yard touchdown with just 74 seconds left to cut the deficit to seven, but the Eagles recovered the ensuing onside kick.
The Redskins were on their heels from the start against Kelly's up-tempo offense. Philadelphia drove 76 yards in nine plays in less than three minutes, but linebacker Ryan Kerrigan deflected Vick's backward throw from the Washington 4-yard line. Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall scooped up the fumble and ran 75 for a touchdown as the Eagles watched, believing it was an incomplete pass.
Philadelphia stormed right back, racing 51 yards in nine plays to the Washington 29 before settling for a 48-yard Alex Henery field goal.
When running back Alfred Morris fumbled on Washington's next play, Vick responded with a 25-yard scoring strike to Jackson with Hall trailing. At that point, 6:01 into the game, the Eagles had run 19 plays for 146 yards while the Redskins had one snap for 3 yards.
When Griffin's first downfield throw -- into triple coverage for receiver Santana Moss -- was intercepted by Brandon Boykin, Washington had two turnovers, a penalty and a 3-yard loss among its first five plays.
The Redskins' next series was even worse, as Griffin fumbled as he tried to hand the ball to Morris in the end zone. Morris recovered for a safety that made it 12-7 with 4:50 left in the quarter.
The Eagles expanded their lead with two second-quarter touchdowns, a 28-yard pass from Vick to tight end Brent Celek and a 3-yard Vick run.
The second half began in similar fashion, as Philadelphia cornerback Cary Williams picked off a pass, giving Griffin his first career two-interception game. Two plays later, running back LeSean McCoy scooted 34 yards to make it 33-7.
Morrison ran 12 times for 45 yards. Hankerson made five receptions for 80 yards and the two touchdowns.
NOTES: Kerrigan was evaluated for symptoms of a concussion late in the fourth quarter. ... S Brandon Meriweather (groin) was inactive for the 16th time in his 17-game Redskins tenure. ... Washington's London Fletcher started his 200th consecutive game, joining the retired Derrick Brooks (208) as the only NFL linebackers to do so. ... Philadelphia only topped its 26 first half points in one full game in 2012 under former coach Andy Reid.