The opening week of the 2013 NFL season is now officially over after the final two games were played on Monday Night Football, and they certainly didn't disappoint. In the first game, the Philadelphia Eagles debuted their new high-powered offense against the Washington Redskins. The second game on Sept. 9, 2013, saw the Houston Texans stage a monster come back against the San Diego Chargers.
As always on the first Monday night of the season, there are two games for fans to enjoy. Let it be known that both of them ended up being big-time contests and made for a great end to the first week.
Philadelphia Eagles 33 - Washington Redskins 27
In the first game, the Eagles debuted their new high-powered offense under coach Chip Kelly, and it proved incredibly effective. Michael Vick and the Eagles pulled off an upset of the defending NFC East champs, and ruined Robert Griffin III's return from a knee injury.
Things almost got out of hand early on though and LeSean McCoy's brilliant touchdown run in the third quarter put the Eagles up 33-7. It wasn't over though as the Redskins scored 20 straight points to end the game and were just an onside kick away from possibly tying it up or taking the lead.
Houston Texans 31 - San Diego Chargers 28
The Houston Texans fell behind by three touchdowns on the road in the season opener, and it appeared as if the San Diego Chargers were going to pull off a big upset. Then, Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, and Brian Cushing help stage the monster comeback and the upset was held off.
Houston was able to come back with two Schaub touchdown passes, but it was the defense that helped bring the team back to tie it up. Brian Cushing made a diving interception and returned it 18 yards for the score. From there, Randy Bullock came out for the Texans and nailed a 41-yard field as time expired to down the Chargers.